Exciting news. Africa at Spitalfields is back for another year.
Following the popularity of it’s inaugural launch last year, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better. The aim of Africa at Spitalfields is to promote all things African and African-inspired, by creating a platform for fashion designers, artists, interior designers, music, film, street food vendors and charity organizations ‘to sell their goods, interact with existing customers in a new environment, build up new customers and network with others that sell similar things’.
This year, the event organizers have teamed up with LPM Africa- an African based retail consortium that promotes African brands on the continent.
Official Press Release
120 Stalls, 54 Countries, 1 African Market POP UP AFRICA PRESENTS:
Africa @ Spitalfields -A free interactive, one day market event at the famous Spitalfields Market inspired by the beautiful, vibrant and alluring continent of Africa and its creative talents.
Following the successful launch of Africa at Spitalfields in 2013, Pop Up Africa are pleased to announce that Africa at Spitalfields is back for 2014 on Bank Holiday Monday 26th May – bringing together the best of African inspired produce from all corners of the continent. This year promises to be even more dynamic with added features allowing guests to explore the depths of African culture without leaving the capital.
The 2013 events saw Africa at Spitalfields incorporate an array of stalls displaying items including (but not limited to): clothes, music, film, jewellery, interior design, African art and craft – and this year plans to be even bigger.
Prepare to be transported to an African euphoria with Adowa and Kpanlogo drums of Ghana exciting the feet of passers-by, while cuisine from all parts of the continent including South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya and Ghana tantalise the palate of visitors – and this is just at the entrance.
Within the market, talented artisans will display their wares; with African crockery, inspired art and wax print infused lifestyle items for men, women and kids as well as original sculptures. With a new year brings new ideas – visitors can expect fresh features for 2014.
The entertainment has been revamped and will be bolstered by an array of talents and artists displaying the creativity and diversity of Africa. To truly reflect the authenticity of what we are trying to achieve, this year we have teamed up with LPM Africa – an African based retail consortium who have been prolific on promoting African brands such as Jewel by Lisa, Maki Oh and The Orange Nerd (both were nominated for the LVMH prize in 2014) in the continent.
The team look forward to continuing its relationships with designers, sponsors and press as well as its commitment to engaging traders with a wider audience. Africa at Spitalfields is committed to bringing you not only more of Africa, but the best of it also.