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Wayne Hemingway launches temporary shop outside City Hall

Designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway are calling for creative entrepreneurs to come forward to sell their products from 'KiosKiosK' - an innovative 'pop-up shop' to be installed outside City Hall.

KiosKiosK
KiosKiosK

The first KiosKiosK designed by the Hemingways will be open for business for two months this summer from mid-July to mid-September.

It will offer rent-free space for people with creative products to sell such as ceramics, artworks, creative gifts and fashion, helping new businesses with great ideas to get a step-up on the ladder to success.

It is hoped that low cost 'pop-up' shops of this kind will provide a template for London and towns and cities across the UK by offering a helping hand for businesses that may be priced out of high cost, high street and prime retail locations. This will also help to support smaller, independent shops increasing consumer choices.

'It was our formative experience and the opportunities provided by places such as Kensington Market that led us to the KiosKiosK idea," says Wayne Hemingway.

"In addition, from an urban design perspective many of our towns' and cities' streetscapes would benefit from well-designed kiosks that provide beacons of creativity.

"I am calling on people with creative products to wow the world to come forward to take advantage of KiosKiosK this summer."

The project is supported by the London Sustainable Development Commission which has appointed Wayne as one of its 16 'London Leaders'.

KiosKiosK is also part of the Design Museum's Super Contemporary exhibition which focuses on the capital's status at the forefront of design and creativity.

People with creative products to sell who want to be part of KiosKiosK can find out more on how to get involved at www.kioskiosk.co.uk or through the project partners, at NOISEfestival: www.noisefestival.com/kioskiosk

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