We’ve had an amazing response to our call for applications to run one of our three Christmas Pop Up Shops, and we’re pleased to announce the first two recruits to join our high streets in December. We will be welcoming The Butchery Ltd to Forest Hill, and a collaboration from Pen & Gravy and Modernish to Kirkdale.
The Butchery Ltd will be opening their Pop Up at 49 London Road, Forest Hill on December 1st.
Local residents and business owners Nathan Mills and Ruth Siwinski bring their quality sourced, tasty free-range and native-breed meat from smaller farms to Forest Hill, dry ageing it themselves and always selecting the best available. Previously managing shops for the likes of Jamie Oliver, Wholefoods and The Ginger Pig, Nathan and Ruth set up The Butchery in 2011.
Nathan and Ruth say:
“It’s been our dream for years to have a neighbourhood butcher shop. Traditionally, most high streets had them – and we’re so excited to have this opportunity from SEE3 to bring one back to Forest Hill. We can’t wait to talk to locals about good meat, and hope this Pop Up might help bring independent retailers – especially butcher’s like us– back to UK high streets.”
Pen & Gravy and Modernish will be opening the Pop Up at 161 Kirkdale on December 1st. Local self-taught artist Jamie Palmer of Pen & Gravy brings his amazing highly intricate patterned designs on lampshades and ceramics to Kirkdale. Joining Jamie will be UK based company Modernish who will be bringing a special selection of sourced mid-century British and Scandinavian designs in posters, ceramics, paper goods, books and furniture.
Plans for the Pop Up include running art workshops where people can customise their own lampshade, plate and to create original Christmas decorations. They will also be inviting community input in the creation of an art wall within the space, and plan to run a series of evening events.
“We are massively excited to have this opportunity to run a Pop Up in Kirkdale and can’t wait to create a unique and colourful shopping/exhibition space.”
The Shop Revolution team will be meeting applicants for the Sydenham shop this week with an announcement of the successful organisation being made towards the end of the week.