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Street food market with cocktails and craft beer launching in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 18:24 10 August 2020 | UPDATED: 19:02 10 August 2020

Junkyard Market will run for seven weekends in the car park at St Mary's Works in Norwich Picture: AfterDark Promotions/Getty Images

Junkyard Market will run for seven weekends in the car park at St Mary's Works in Norwich Picture: AfterDark Promotions/Getty Images

AfterDark Promotions/Getty Images

A Norwich car park is set to be transformed into a new street food market, also offering cocktails and craft beer, which will run for seven weekends this summer.

The event in the car park at St Mary's Works will feature food and drink vendors Supplied by AfterDark PromotionsThe event in the car park at St Mary's Works will feature food and drink vendors Supplied by AfterDark Promotions

Junkyard Market launches outside St Mary’s Works, off Duke Street, this Friday, August 14, running from 5pm until 10pm, and it is free to attend.

It will then continue all weekend, from 12pm until 10pm, and it will return every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for a further six weeks.

From pizzas to chicken wings, there will be a range of food vendors at each event and alongside cocktails, local company The Norfolk Beer Engine will be serving pints from its truck.

Street vendor selling tacos outdoors (stock image) Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Prostock-StudioStreet vendor selling tacos outdoors (stock image) Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Prostock-Studio

The site will feature spaced out tables, with ordering done online by scanning a QR code, and booking a slot in advance is advised to secure a space.

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The event has been organised by AfterDark Promotions, who run events across East Anglia, The Shoe Factory Social Club, who offer free warehouse space to local creatives at St Mary’s Works, and developers Our Place, behind the multi-million pound regeneration project planned for the venue.

The Norfolk Beer Engine will be serving pints from its truck Picture: Supplied by AfterDark PromotionsThe Norfolk Beer Engine will be serving pints from its truck Picture: Supplied by AfterDark Promotions

A spokesman for AfterDark Promotions said: “A high-end street food market in Norwich has been our ambition for a number of years, so it is great to now be able to bring that to fruition.

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It has been devastating to see the impact of Covid-19 on the businesses of friends and suppliers so it is good to be able to offer them support, while also bringing something new and exciting to Norwich.”

Serving up a burger at a street food festival (stock image) Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Prostock-StudioServing up a burger at a street food festival (stock image) Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Prostock-Studio

Junkyard Market will also raise money for charity partner the Norwich Soup Movement and a £1 discretionary charge will be added on to the end of each bill.

Rebecca Chipperfield, founder of the Norwich Soup Movement, said: “We are a DIY, non-profit organisation, who feed the homeless and hungry multiple times a week.

“We serve hot meals, desserts, takeaway snacks and drinks, as well as supplying sleeping bags and other essentials.”

The event is free to attend with a small deposit, which comes off the bill, and you can book at junkyardmarketnorwich.eventbrite.com


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