Friday, April 30, 2010
To market, to market
I have lots of affection for festivals and markets; something about the convivial community atmosphere just appeals to lost child within. Not to mention on offer fun and frivolity, goodies to take home or eat, or just outdoors and sunshine. Sounds to me like the ideal way to spend a weekend.
Every Surry Hills cool cat and their obligatory cute small dog tend to turn up at the Surry Hills Markets on the first Saturday of every month (tomorrow!) at Shannon Reserve (the park you overlook when downing beers on the Clock Hotel upstairs balcony), on the corner of Foveaux and Crown Streets. It’s a colourful affair of vintage and indie designer goods that are sure to surprise, excite and inspire creative threads of the mind and body and empty mantel piece.
Shoes are aplenty (circa 1960s or 1970s most commonly); booze available from the nearby Crown Street watering holes; and limited food in the form of gozleme, okonomiyaki or ‘Japanese pizza’, and did I mention gozleme? The entire park smells like the flat grilled dough – filled with spinach and cheese, or minced meat – but if that’s not your thing, fret not. With a plethora of cafés and eateries nearby (it is Surry Hills after all), a post market visit is merely a step this way or that.
The next Surry Hills Markets is on tomorrow, 1 May and then Saturday, 5 June.