The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to visit Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market to celebrate the 20th anniversary of London Farmers’ Market.

On arrival at the Farmers’ Market, Their Royal Highnesses will watch a performance by a band from Camden-based Young Music Makers, before visiting stalls and meeting stallholders, including several who have sold at the market since its first year in 1999. During the visit, a ‘flash mob’ performance of Oliver! by the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama will take place around Their Royal Highnesses. Before departing, Their Royal Highnesses will present a tree to mark the occasion.

Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market opened in 1999, becoming the third location of London Farmers’ Markets. Swiss Cottage is the organization’s only mid-week produce market with a wide variety of local produce from farmers’ and artisan food producers, including greens and leaves from Wild Country Organics, heritage apples from Perry Court Farm, and cuts of free-range pork and rare breed meat from March House Farm.

To mark the 20th anniversary, over 30 farmers and producers have been invited from across the 22 weekly markets run by London Farmers’ Markets, made up of around 250 farmers and local producers, to attend Swiss Cottage Farmers Market for this visit.

The Prince of Wales visited the Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market in 2000. The market has since moved locations and is now situated next to the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, of which HRH Princess Alexandra is Patron.

Young Music Makers

Established in 1967, Young Music Makers is a Saturday music centre for all ages. The flagship YMM Big Band, led by Simon Da Silva, has been performing challenging classic Big Band repertoire for more than 25 years.

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama was established in 1906 and joined the University of London in 2005. The School offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, an extensive range of specialist expertise and the broadest portfolio of drama, theatre and performance-related degree programmes available anywhere in Europe.