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Highgate Market and Food Fair kicks off with Highgate-made gin

11:00 10 May 2014

The newly created Highgate Market and Fair featured a number of food, drink and art & craft stalls. Picture: Tony Gay

The newly created Highgate Market and Fair featured a number of food, drink and art & craft stalls. Picture: Tony Gay

TONY GAY at tonephote@aol.com

Residents and families enjoyed a food spectacular on Bank Holiday Monday as Highgate’s Lauderdale House hosted its first market and food fair.

Sue Lowe shows off her chutneys and jams at the Highgate Market and Fair. Picture: Tony GaySue Lowe shows off her chutneys and jams at the Highgate Market and Fair. Picture: Tony Gay

The Grade II-listed building and its grounds were transformed into a bustling market offering artisan food and drink, with independent vendors also selling art and craft items.

Children enjoyed a special one-hour art workshop complete with face painting and collage making, while adults could sample Highgate-made gin and cakes.

Overjoyed with the response, organisers say it could become a seasonal event in the calendar.

Katherine Ives, director of Lauderdale House, said: “The stalls were selling items you wouldn’t usually find in the high street shops and it’s great to be able to offer something like this to the community.”

Liv Afek, 12,  with her portrait drawn by artist Lee Kokvui. Picture: Tony GayLiv Afek, 12, with her portrait drawn by artist Lee Kokvui. Picture: Tony Gay

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