Thank you to everyone that joined us for our launch weekend! It was great to see kids enjoying activities from our pop-ups during the day, and we had a fantastic evening for the adults on Saturday.
Over the weekend we were lucky enough to have some of our pop-ups selling their fantastic products and giving a taster of what’s to come at Fount London. The kids got stuck into badge-making with Dandy Star and glitter tattoos from Molly Meg. We also had a Great British Sandwich Off, courtesy of the lovely Karen from The Happy Bread Company, offering gluten-free deliciousness and brilliant fun for the kids! We chose our winner of #GBSO but unfortunately she disappeared before we were able to give her the prize, so if anyone knows the creator of the ‘Waiting For Sandwich Filling!’ sandwich (featuring crunch peanut butter, raspberry jam and cheese) please let us know.
On Saturday evening we cleaned ourselves up, had a quick pep talk and were ready to start the party! Il Cudega and Kerryann’s canapés were AMAZING. We couldn’t make enough for all our guests! Feel free to drop by the office if you need a taste tester guys. P.S. We’re quite partial to the stracciatella gelato… This was all complimented by some beautiful Italian wines and beer. The Birrificio Spluga kegs were driven all the way from Gordona for us in the back of a car – now that’s commitment!
Alf from Eastern Biological raised £135 for the WWF through his dinosaur raffle, and there were some incredible prizes from the only Natural History Gift Shop outside the museum! We can’t wait to have him back with us at the SHOP in December.
We also want to thank our current pop-ups East End Prints and MAIDEN; Sindiso Khumalo joining us with some of her beautiful designs; Tatty Bumpkin for the children’s yoga taster sessions and Frame and the Outdoor People for giving us plenty of good reasons to get off the sofa!
Great shot of our very own co-founders Rachel Munro-Peebles and Elena Mackey, alongside Giovanni Brighi, co-founder of our great onsite restaurant and deli Il Cudega. They worked super hard to deliver this to London Fields!
Again, a huge thank you to everyone who made it along – we hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did! We’re looking forward to Fount Nursery opening soon, once we’ve had the go ahead from Ofsted – you can email Elena at firstname.lastname@example.org for enrollment enquiries (and job opportunities)! And don’t forget to email Rachel at email@example.com – she’s always on the lookout for new businesses for the pop-up.