Bank Holiday Monday 26th May 2014, 10am-4pm
"Enjoy 120 Stalls representing 54 countries in 1 African inspired market at Spitalfields on Bank Holiday Monday 26th May.
Africa at Spitalfields returns to Spitalfields for a second successful year bringing together the best of African inspired produce from all corners of the continent in an interactive, one day market event inspired by the beautiful, vibrant and alluring continent of Africa.
Africa at Spitalfields will have stalls selling a myriad of items such as one-off clothing, handmade crafts, interiors, carvings, books and delicious rustic African street food to whet the appetite of all visitors.
More than just a conventional market day, Africa at Spitalfields is a unique interactive shopping experience; bringing together the communities in London to celebrate Africa. Catering to all, visitors will be entertained by traditional hot-stepping African dancers, the beats of Djembe drummers, live acoustic music, crafts and traditional story-telling. There will be interactive African inspired games and face painting for the kids –and the ‘big kids’ in us too.
Feed your curiosity, your eyes and your taste buds… Get Inspired; Get Involved.
Free entry for all and everyone is welcome!"
Join us on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May for a full day of African Fashion, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Edu-tainment, networking and food!
The African Market Stalls
The African Market showcases original & ethical fashion, accessories, jewellery, shoes as well as Arts & Crafts, homeware, natural beauty products, books, music, arts and more. Local & international charities are also represented, promoting their actions and raising awareness but also funds by selling goods.
Live on stage
- Drumming circle by OneDrum London
- Fashion show directed by Christelle KediStylist
- Headwrapping demo by Sista E. The Calabash Hub
- Storytelling by the Cowfoot Prince Usifu Jalloh
- Anna MudekaBand Live Music - Zimbabwean Mbira Afrorock Afrofunk
- DJ Koichi Sakai (Ghetto Lounge)
- Hosted by Usifu Jalloh & Zena Edwards
- Mosaic making with Dionne Ible (Qemamu Mosaics )
- Facepainting and glitter tattoos by KEMI
- Massage therapy by Mariama Ndiaye
And to complete the atmosphere, delicious African and Caribbean food!