Greenford Quay launches its annual summer series with a weekend of food, music and good vibes

A long summer of family fun kicked off with Eats & Beats, Greenford Quay’s first-ever sunset market. The event was a chance for our special West London community to welcome the warmer evenings with delicious street food, live music, mini golf and garden games.

Our partners at Trash & Treasure brought together local vendors to provide a tasty selection of bites from around the world including; Sarv’s Slice sourdough pizza, gourmet burgers from Smash ‘n’ Slide, The Spice Shack’s Indian street food and fluffy doughnuts from Hamilton Dessert Co. Not to mention a menu of signature summer cocktails and locally brewed craft beer.

What’s your jam?

This was all set to a soundtrack of the ultimate summer jams, courtesy of Mothers of Music. International DJ David Cardoso got the party started with his special selection of dance hall beats, before vocalist Alicia Tyra took to the stage. Closing the evening, David got back on the decks for a truly special sunset performance with sax player Alex Chadwick.

The event was the first from Greenford Quay’s special summer series 2023. The London rental apartments, nestled on the banks of Ealing’s Grand Union Canal, offer premium studios, one, two and three bedroom flats to rent, fantastic amenities and a year-round calendar of community events.

Garden party brings Greenford Quay to life

The fun continued the next day as Greenford Quay played host to a special garden party – complete with creative workshops, food demonstrations and more live music. Visitors to the Greenford flats could challenge their friends and family to a game of mini golf or giant Jenga, get their face painted or hop on a boat for a trip down the canal.

There was also plenty to get those creative juices flowing, with a series of artistic workshops held throughout the afternoon for children and adults. People could have a go at making their own instruments from everyday objects, learn how to make cyanotype prints using historical printmaking processes or create colourful flags in a community bunting workshop. An Islamic geometry session also taught people the special art of painting mandalas and patterns.

It was a chance to be inspired to try something new.

Later in the evening, the crowd enjoyed live performances from singer and pianist Lora, as well as Greenford Quay favourite Khaya Fhaya who returned to hype the crowd with his high-energy show.

Dine out with Street Food Saturdays

Greenford Quay’s first Street Food Saturday provided refreshments throughout the day. There was also a chance to learn how to make the best gyoza, thanks to a food demonstration from the brilliant Rainbo.

We would like to thank all our vendors who helped to make our summer kick off such a success. They were:

Rainbo – gyoza and boa buns

Smash ‘n’ Slide – brisket sandwiches and gourmet burgers

The Spice Shack – Indian Street food

Sarv’s Slice – Neapolitan sourdough pizza

9000bc – bubble tea, waffles and dumplings

The Last Piece Bakery – miniature bakes

Hamilton Dessert Co. – doughnuts and crème brûlée

London Craft – mobile bar

Pad Thai Box – Thai food and snacks

Greenford Quay is more than your average London rental apartment. The beautifully landscaped community in Greenford, Ealing, offers the flexibility of renting, just 30 minutes from central London. Work out in the fully-equipped gym, meet friends on the rooftop terrace and take advantage of the 24/7 concierge. The annual summer series is the icing on the cake – bringing together Greenford Quay residents with the surrounding community.

To find out more about Greenford Quay’s unique West London community and explore one of our newest rental apartments, book a viewing today.

Apply for a Greenford Quay Community Grant with Spacehive

Spacehive is the home of community fundraising. Their mission is to make it easy for people to improve their local area. Through their intuitive crowdfunding platform and successful funding programmes they have helped crowdfund over 2,000 ideas and raised nearly £30 million to support local projects.

This year Greenford Quay partnered with Spacehive, in an exciting new initiative to fund locally led projects in the Greenford area that create a vibrant and engaged neighbourhood for its residents and the wider community. 

Aligning with the Spring funding round of Ealing Council's Ealing Together crowd funding programme which began in March, this partnership will feature a bespoke programme of activity delivered by Spacehive. 

Spacehive will reach into the community to find a range of important locally-led projects for crowdfunding that can secure funding from the the £14,500 Greenford Quay Fund, alongside other local funders including the Council (who have a £50k fund on Spacehive) as well as individuals. 

So far we have had a fantastic response from the community and shall award funds by the end of the year. This funding round closes at the end of November, to check your eligibility and submit your application please visit the Spacehive website. 

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