The Catford food market is returning to the Broadway this weekend after a 19-month absence due to the pandemic.

Since 2017, the market has showcased local food traders and artisans, clocking up over 150 hours of trading, connecting people from Catford and beyond with international street food and live music.

This Sunday's traders, half of whom live in Catford, include street food stalwarts Raastawala, Zongo Foods and Red Tent Ethiopian Food.

Local bakers Slate & Crumb, who will be making their market debut, said: “We’re really excited to be joining that market.

"What we like most, apart from living just around the corner from it, is its diversity - it represents Catford and that’s important.

"It's also good that the market equipment is set up for traders so you just turn up and trade which saves a lot of time, hassle and money.

"It’s also very well promoted and the branding is great.”

The Refugee Cafe, which launched during the pandemic, will also be selling preserves and baked goods to fund the launch of the cafe to support refugees in the borough.

The market coincides with the completion of the Inside Out project - the capital’s cultural celebration of football and its ability to bring people together.

Portraits of locals will adorn the Old Town Hall on Catford Broadway in the project created by award-winning artist JR.

Over the past decade, more than 400,000 people across 138 countries have taken part in Inside Out which has inspired collaborations and conversations about a range of topics including diversity, feminism, racism, climate change and art.

House of Catford will also be at the market, Catford’s very own gift shop which donates all profits to charities – The Sickle Cell Society and The 999 Club, a homeless charity that supports all people across the borough and the Catford Community Fridge.

The market is open from 10am to 4pm this Sunday (June 27). Admission is free.