camden markets >> electric ballroom
The Electric Ballroom market is situated
in the celebrated music venue of the same name. It is the
first market you come to after leaving the tube station -
it is part of the Camden station building. It is only open
on the weekends when it hosts music fairs and a thriving indoor
The Electric Ballroom is fighting for its
survival against plans to bulldoze it to make way for a new
tube station and shopping complex. There is a very active
campaign amongst locals - traders and residents alike - to
save the historic music venue from the developers
It Camden' website
cd / record fairs
The Electric Ballroom hosts film or
cd and record fairs on alternate saturdays.
The film collectors' fairs boast
up to sixty stands specialising in film posters, stills, soundtracks,
books, magazines, scrapbooks, film star postcards & autographs,
8mm films, video films, theatre books & programmes, vintage
cinema items, sci-fi, fantasy and horror.
OAPs & Children up to 12: £1.00
The Music Fairs bring enthusiasts,
collectors, bands and artists together to buy and sell rare
and popular music.
Sundays offer a complete change - the place
turns into an indoor fashion market and is awash with clothes
stalls - retro and vintage, gothic styles, some classic punk
(fitting for the venue famed for hosting Sid Vicious' last
British gig) and many new designers.
electric ballroom history
Electric Spiky Rubber Jewellery
Spiky rubber gothic jewellery constructed
from shards of rubber decorated coloured beads, sometimes
with metal, twisted and knotted, giving a feeling of delicacy
yet threatening. Pictured: Spiky rubber bangle with nails
£14 From stall at market
Sundays or tel: 0777 321 8541.
of The Electric Ballroom
The Electric Ballroom is at the heart of
Camden Town's bustling community and has been a key part of
it since it's early days over 40 years ago. It began as a
busy Irish club playing host to a wide variety of performers
including the likes of Jim Reeves. In the past decades Sid
Vicious, Madness, The Clash, Oasis, U2, Public Enemy and the
Smiths have drawn huge crowds to the venue. The most recent
performers have included Kings of Leon, The Coral, Snow Patrol,
The Bees, The Vines, The Hives, Outkast (Big Boy).