Street markets are a living, breathing part of London's history. They are part of the fabric of the city and each market reflects the character of its neighbourhood. For hundreds of years markets have provided livelihoods for people living in London and a source of affordable (and sometimes luxury) produce and items.
Young people from five schools have made documentaries about their local street markets. They have undertaken historical research at their local archives and, working alongside arts and education charity, digital:works, learnt filming and interview techniques. They have visited their markets to interview traders and shoppers with an emphasis on exploring the history of the markets.
The final films provide a fascinating history of four of London's street markets and Tooting's indoor markets as told by traders and shoppers. The films also provide a vivid snapshot of the markets as they are today.
Each of the films have been shown locally and are available on this website.
The films were shown at the Renoir Cinema in central London on 16th July 2012 and Tooting Market in 2016. You can see some links to press and radio coverage.