#BoroughMarket1000 – Footsteps in time


Happy Birthday Borough Market – you look pretty good considering you’re 1000 years old! As Jack & I work in the London Bridge/Borough area, we wanted to join in with the celebrations:

Footsteps in time is an interactive experience that visitors to the market could take part in and create a living artwork in 9 hours of trading on Saturday 20th September 2014. Visitors could make their mark in history by walking through the eco-friendly wash-away paint and printing their footsteps around the market.

I’ve only been to the market in the morning (whilst the traders are setting up) or at lunchtime (in a dash), but the market was buzzing with people browsing and buying from the stalls. I took the opportunity to do some nice typography spotting:

It was a bit too busy for photography really, but I was still quite successful in my typography search – I love all of the handwritten chalkboard signs! I hope that in the future markets will survive and remain traditional because it’s just a brilliant experience: the smells, the colours and the sounds. Coming from a small agricultural town, markets are in my heritage and I’m glad that even in a fast paced city like London, markets are standing the test of time.

So I admit, I didn’t dip my boots in the paint – they stayed nice and clean, but there were plenty of other enthusiastic volunteers and it did look like squelchy fun!

Also, look at this amazing massive bread tribute – Happy Birthday Borough Market 🙂


  • unsubscriber

    23/09/2014 at 2:11 pm

    The picture of your feet on the floor is amazing! Looks like a giant abstract canvas or something.

    • Natasha Nuttall

      30/09/2014 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks – yes it really was like a giant abstract canvas & a lovely event 🙂

    • Natasha Nuttall

      09/10/2014 at 7:02 pm

      It was a really fun idea, although I can’t comment on the taste of the bread but it did smell good!

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