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Spitalfields Music has a new exciting series of feature posts coming up. We are finding out where our staff like to wander in Spitalfields when they are not busy working. In this staff pick post, Cathy Birch, our Learning & Participation Programme Manager explains to us what a bread bowl is, and points us in the right direction to find hot and hearty food in Spitalfields Market!
With so much to grab your attention in the bustle of Spitalfields Market it could be easy to miss one of this area’s real food treats! Nestled in a corner of the Old Spitalfields Market, there’s a row of food stalls and right in the middle, often masked by the queues for its wares, is Micha. Here you’ll find an assortment of delicious goodies, from beautiful fresh salads and soups to falafel and sandwiches. But for me the reward of the queue is their hot & hearty baked potatoes and, discovered to my joy a few weeks ago, bread bowls (for the uninitiated these are pasta and sauces but served in a freshly baked bowl of bread – Obviously). The fillings are always brilliantly put together and there’s a good range to choose from; plus the portions are so huge there’s often enough to save for later! It’s definitely also worth mentioning that despite the generous servings and beautiful ingredients you’ll never spend more than a few pounds in Micha – though you might have to allow a few more for a mid afternoon coffee after such a hearty lunch…
Micha is located in Old Spitalfields Market.
It’s time for more weird and wonderful local gems from members of the Spitalfields Music team. Sharing their favourite place this week is Marketing & Communications Intern, Michael.
Micha is a small food-counter in Old Spitalfields Market, on the Lamb Street side. It offers a variety of fresh Mediterranean style sandwiches, salads, pastas and hot dishes; wholesome, filling portions; friendly staff and (mostly) all for under a fiver! Need I say more?!
Old Spitalfields Market
Underground and mainline:
Liverpool Street, Aldgate East, Shoreditch High Street.
Bus: Bishopsgate 8, 26, 35, 42, 47, 48, 78, 149, 242, 344, 388
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Our new regular spot, featuring choice places around Spitalfields from the team. This week, Rebecca Steel, Marketing & Box Office Assistant, shares hers:
I absolutely love Thursday lunchtimes if only for the chance to browse the fascinating Antiques Market in Old Spitalfields Market. I love looking through all the random bits and bobs that are displayed on the little market stalls and rummaging through the treasure trove of gems. If only I lived close enough to bag myself some retro furniture. Unfortunately, I don’t think the other commuters would be happy with me taking a dressing table on the train home!
Old Spitalfields Market
Tube & mainline: Liverpool Street
Buses: Bishopsgate 8, 26, 35, 42, 47, 48, 78, 149, 242, 344, 388
Our Summer Festival ran from 11-26 June with over 65% of audience members making their first visit to the Festival and over 10,000 people attending!! That’s a record!
We had a fantastic time, and we hope those who attended did also. Here are a few photos of our favourite festival moments and events:
If you attended any of our events, and took photographs yourself let us know via facebook or twitter!
[Photo Credits: Katya Evdokimova, Jez C Self, Marc Fox]
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Tagged Community Choirs, james weeks, london, London Contemporary Orchestra, Old Spitalfields Market, Opera in Pieces, performance, photos, singers, spitalfields, spitalfields music, Summer Festival, Summer Festival 2010, The Sixteen, voice, xenakis, Xenakis Pavilion