HAWKERS PICK OVER FRUIT HERE
In 2015, the site of the Circus Street Fruit and Veg Market in Brighton was cleared to make way for a new development. Since 1936, Circus Street had been the mainstay for many families who worked in the wholesale market trade. Grandfathers, fathers and sons worked alongside each other in a space which was noisy, smoky, vibrant, full of laughs and banter - a place that had a real buzz.
As the world changed, and the big supermarkets reduced the numbers of independent traders in the city, the market dwindled from a thriving place of trade to just a few remaining businesses, and in 2004 the Circus Street Market brought down the shutters for a final time.
Now all the memories are buried beneath the rubble. Hawkers Pick Over Fruit Here is a study of family, change and loss.
Commissioned by South East Dance
Made with funding from Arts Council England.
Produced by Becky Edmunds and ArtsAdmin.
Camera: Lucy Cash
Edit: Becky Edmunds
Sound Design and Music: Scott Smith
A film by straybird