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Free space at BID event

You will have seen Southend BID's upcoming event 'Our City, Around the World' due to take place on Southend High Street on Sunday 21st July 2024 between 12pm-6pm.

This event is aimed at celebrating the rich cultural diversity we have in our City, through performance, music, food, workshops, classic cars from Around the World and a World Market!

As a Friend of the BID or levy payer, we would like to offer you the opportunity to take part in this exciting event and are happy to offer you a FREE space in our market (Please find attached forms for trading!)


You will need your own Gazebo and 5m Public Liability Insurance for trading on the High Street. You will also need a food Hygiene rating if including food or drinks.  If your PLI is not substantial - please let us know as we may be able to find a few alternative spots inside!


If this isn’t for you, but you would like to showcase any food and (alcohol free) drinks we are happy for you to bring out tasters- all we ask if that you let us know and provide your PLI and food hygiene for us to keep in our file.


We are happy for you to share the form and details with any friends that may also like to be involved in the event, though they would have to pay - rates below.

General Traders: £25 plus VAT

Food &Beverage Traders: £35 plus VAT. The market and all activities will stretch the length of the High Street! You will be able to set up from 9.00am and can pack up from 6pm


Artists: We understand that some of you may also be artists... We are hosting an art exhibition for the event- (FREE to exhibit!)  if you would like to include some work here (or workshops) please see the exhibiting application form attached too! Please also see the ‘creatives’ form if you are a performer or would like to host a workshop!

We would be THRILLED if you would be able to dress your venue for the event, host special cocktails- activities- spill out onto the High Street (by your venue)-anything you wish.  We aim to make this as colourful and engaging as possible.


Additionally, if you have any other ideas you would like to bring to the event- please just let us know!


This is to be a really wonderful celebration of Southend and all the people within the City - we can't wait to see you all there.

We are wanting to embrace even more of our rich cultural offering that we have in Southend - so if you have any links to groups that would like to be involved - do let us know! 

If you have any questions at all please do get in touch!


Ami Solomons (on Behalf of Southend BID)

07780 550161

Our city around the world Art exhibition
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CREATIVES for Around the World
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Our City Around the World Trading application form
Download DOCX • 151KB


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