Some very interesting events have taken place in the Market throughout the year. Easter Saturday saw Ella and Naz perform their exciting modern music in the Market. They are a very talented pair who have become sought after to perform at parties and in pubs. Ella lives very close to the market site. They were followed by some charming Wednesday performances by students from the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School situated in the Bull Theatre, High Street, High Barnet. They performed songs and dances from the World War 1 era. The ever-popular Punch and Judy came to the Market in mid May bringing with them Geoff Barrett from Byng Road. It was delightful to hear the response from the young (and not so young) audience. The main event was the Barnet Market Classic Car Show that took place on Saturday, 31st May, along with a performance by an excellent local group called Horizon. The sun shone, the cars gleamed, the band played on and everyone had a fine time. The site was very crowded both with some excellent new stalls and with shoppers. There were 19 classic vehicles split between the market site and bandstand area outside Waitrose, most of which came from within one mile of the Market. Horizon was formed in 2011 by their lead singer, Katie Oldham, another local person to High Barnet. They play pop and folk songs from the 60s onwards and have become very popular locally.
Other events have been two performances by the Barnet Hill Lifeboat Crew (yes, really!) singing sea shanties, the excellent local group ‘Hokum’ playing and singing a wide selection of rhythm and blues songs, Gus the talented busker and the Christ Church Community Choir singing carols and other festive songs. There has also been a bouncy castle on site throughout the summer holidays (courtesy of the Sebright Arms pub), a visit from the Jungle Bus and also from a white-bearded gentleman who normally lives in a very cold climate.
Further music and other events are planned. Keep up to date by following the Friends of Barnet Market on Twitter:https://twitter.com/fobmkt/