Adelante Advances Market

Funded on Spacehive 10 August 2015

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Adelante Advances Market

Adelante Advances Market

Carnaval del Pueblo By Carnaval del Pueblo

Springboard the vibrant Latin American cultural offer into East Street market, take Adelante Market/Plaza Latina up a level, positioning a weekly market, share training and entrepreneurial activity.

Southwark Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 10 Aug 2015!

In 2007, our large scale Latin American carnival, had an economic impact of £4 million on the creative and retail industries in Southwark (City University). 'Adelante Advances' Market, will occupy Peabody disused East Street shop(s), currently being refurbished for creative activity and the surrounding area, building on our Nursery Row Park Christmas 'Plaza Latina'. Specialist workshops in arts, crafts, dance, food preparation, entrepreneurship, language will happen there, our Unit 23 in The Arts Works, Walworth Road and disused shop in the Aylesbury Estate. The workshops will teach making niche market goods, encouraging footfall of people with disposable incomes. 'Latin Quarter' Elephant and Castle's Latinos may move down the Walworth Road. East Street will complement its usual activity and ultimately become the new iconic Latin inspired merchandise shopping destination for London, with a19 country representation potential.

What we'll deliver:

  • * Feasability study on developing project into evening economy/activity will take place
  • * create exciting, new vibrant creative workshops (dance, mask making, costumes, crafts, business), increase footfall
  • * create mini festival ambiance
  • * increase market to Adelante Advances with 12 more decorated stalls, creating 14+ jobs and upgrade to weekly
  • * remove barriers through business Englsih classes, to enable aspirations of entrepreneurship to become a reality
  • * transform a public market space into a distinctive, inclusive, friendly mini Latin Quarter
  • * launch a Latino market participation Traders Association to develop to full potential and take wider
  • * smarten and decorate 3 shop fronts, clean surrounding areas for Colombian coffee at cafe tables

Why it's a great idea:

The Latin American vibrant, flexible, multiuse-building entrepreneur activity model already takes place succesfully in Elephant and Castle. The Adelante Advances project will complement the Christmas Plaza Latina in East Street's Nursery Row Park and the Adelante bi-weekly market (funded by The Southwark High Street Challenge Round 1 and 2 respectively) and enable a more sustained presence of this community to take place and inspire a move away from the present market decline.
The learning from Elepahnt and Castle will be applied in Walworth Road/East Street. All will be well managed and outward looking into the wider community and inclusive, achieved by welcoming, open access and signage, encouraging diverse communities to participate too. Potential for growth is involving all 19 Latin countries, where the population is the highest in London, Southwark and include "Adelante Advances" in Carnaval del Pueblo in Burgess Park, August 2015, to develop raining, experience and sales.

Steps to get it done:

  • Decorate newly re-vamped Peabody shop(s) and advertise agreed training courses, recruit participants proactively
  • Ongoing evaluation, stop and reflect sessions to enable adjustments to ensure milestones hit and proeject on course
  • Outreach - Select traders and begin training to become market ready
  • Recruit team, workshop leaders and planning, with agreed achievable goals set, in February
  • set up Traders Associationa and also carry out evening economy research and adjust timings if permission given
  • Agree the workshop/course schedule and set up Englsih classes in The Art Works
  • Display regularly the art developed in the courses - dance, masks, costumes

The Adelante Advances project will complement the physical regeneration of the area undertaken by the Master Plan holders Lendlease, from Elephant and Castle northern roundabout right down to Burgess Park.

The very fact that Lendlease, Delancey and Southwark Council support Carnaval del Pueblo with this work is because they 'get it' - carnival, which encompases music, dance, food, entrepreneurship, community groups and the creative cultural industries, complement transition. This has been proven in the past when Carnaval del Pueblo was the focal point of a £1.5 million, 15 partner ESF funded 'Celebrating Enterprise' project and the economic impact of festivals researched.

Regeneration will trundle along and it is wise for the Latin American start ups to find a new home. The succesful Latino businessses will find their place reserved within new builds, as rent will be affordable. The newer, struggling, less developed businesses need guidance and opportunities and to feel welcome.


Location Southwark

About the space

2 soon to be revamped disused Peabody shops


London Borough of Southwark

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How will the money be spent?Total £73,678

Shops, East Street - £27,000 (37%)
Adelante Market - £25,000 (34%)
cafe,catering,food preparation equipment/management - £13,200 (18%)
Workshop materials, equipment eg sewing machines, books - £3,435 (5%)
equipment to decorate shop fonrt, sandwich boards - £1,500 (2%)
Stall holder start ups and their equipment eg bakery machines - £1,400 (2%)
Marketing, feasibility study, market traders association - £1,000 (1%)
Volunteer expenses - £750 (1%)
Signage - banners, notices, - £400 (1%)
Other - £-7 (0%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Shops, East Street
Adelante Market
cafe,catering,food preparation equipment/management
Workshop materials, equipment eg sewing machines, books
equipment to decorate shop fonrt, sandwich boards
Stall holder start ups and their equipment eg bakery machines
Marketing, feasibility study, market traders association
Volunteer expenses
Signage - banners, notices,
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees

Total £73,678

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