Big Up Southend! A Monthly Market and Creative Event in Victoria Shopping Centre

Organised by: Big Up Southend

Date From: 30/09/2023

From: 11:00 am

To: 4:00 pm

Price: 0

Location: 1st Floor, Victoria Shopping Centre, 362 Chartwell Square, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 5SP

If you’re looking for a fun and exciting day out for the whole family, mark your calendars for Saturday 30th September! A monthly market and creative event called Big Up Southend! is coming to the Victoria Shopping Centre in Southend, and it’s bound to be an unforgettable day of celebration, creativity, and community.

Big Up Southend! is a collaborative effort between Partners Indirock, Show Up! Southend, and The Design Cabin Community, who have come together to shine a spotlight on the amazing small businesses and creatives that Southend has to offer. The event aims to provide a platform for local artisans, entrepreneurs, and performers to showcase their talents and connect with the community in a vibrant and inclusive environment.

The market will be open from 11am to 4pm, and visitors can expect a wide array of stalls featuring unique and locally-made products. From handmade crafts and artwork to artisanal food and drink, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. This is a perfect opportunity to support local businesses and discover one-of-a-kind treasures while strolling through the Victoria Shopping Centre.

But it’s not just about shopping at Big Up Southend! There will also be plenty of creative activities for kids to get involved in. From face painting to arts and crafts, little ones will have a blast expressing their creativity and imagination.

Would you like to attend as a trader, performer, or simply to soak it up? All info is here

The event is designed to be family-friendly, making it a perfect outing for the whole clan.

One of the highlights of Big Up Southend! will be the open mic performances taking place inside the Indirock Coffee Shop from 2pm to 4pm. This is a chance for local musicians, poets, and performers to take the stage and share their talents with the audience. It’s sure to be a lively and entertaining showcase of the vibrant arts scene that Southend has to offer.

With its diverse range of activities and attractions, Big Up Southend! promises to be a day full of fun, creativity, and community spirit. It’s a fantastic opportunity to support local businesses and creatives, while also enjoying a day out with the family. So mark the date in your calendar and be sure to come along and Big Up Southend!

Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the area, this event is not to be missed. It’s a chance to explore the unique offerings of Southend’s small businesses, engage in creative activities, and enjoy live performances in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Don’t forget to bring your family and friends and join in the celebration of all the amazing things that Southend has to offer.

See you at Big Up Southend! on Saturday 30th September, from 11am to 4pm at the Victoria Shopping Centre. Let’s come together to support our local community and make this a day to remember!

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