Table Talk – a NeighbourGood Market, May 7

The Reverend Mark StephensonThe very successful, and very sociable, neighbourhood car boot sale started by the Reverend Mark Stephenson and Richard Walker has been renamed Table Talk and taken on a more ambitious community-building role. Mark and Richard write:

Diarise Saturday 7 May 2011. Come to TABLE TALK – a NeighbourGood Market – which meets at Mossop Hall (Mowbray Methodist Church) on the corner of Roseberry and Cheltenham Roads from 9 -12 noon. Formerly known as the Mowbray Car Boot Sale, the project has mushroomed into an event that brings people together.

Table Talk opens the door to conversation: People who have lived next door for years but don’t know each other find themselves in a position to collaborate and expand on the creativity that is already prevalent in the neighbourhood.  Rev Stephenson, the Superintendent Minister says: “As residents plough through the tough ground of the recession, we need to develop crucial networks of socially concerned people who can initiate positive change.”

The way it works is simple. Participants book a table (there are only twelve), place and price their unwanted goods and wait for the wave of curious shoppers, neighbours, family and friends who simply love to wander around. 20% of the sales are donated to the church; the balance is pocketed by the stall holders.

So come along and allow “the tables to do the talking”. Enjoy the company. Relax and listen to the stories told in the music of various local and visiting musicians. If you have an idea, Mark and Richard will help you contact people with similar concerns.  Table Talk is a place for conversation, bargains and serendipitous excitement.

As someone has rightly said: “There’s nothing to talk about until something’s on the table”. The sooner we start the more we can accomplish. Interested? We look forward to meeting with you Face2Face.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Saturday 7 May 2011 from 9 – 12
FACILITIES: Limited capacity so book your table now
CONTACT: Richard (0827329507) or Mark (082 900 777 9)


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