PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONDAY 12th MARCH, 2012
THE AFRICAN MARKET

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DESIGN & ARTS FAIR
@ RICHMIX, LONDON E1


SUNDAY 8th APRIL - 12noon to 7pm
Open The Gate returns with its unique alternative fair,
showcasing the talents from Africa & the Diaspora.
“It’s really energetic, the music and the liveliness. You can’t walk by and not come in...”
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• NAME : The African Market
• DATE : Sunday 8th April 2012
• TIME : 12 noon to 7pm
• VENUE : RICHMIX, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
• TICKETS : FREE ENTRY / all welcome
• TICKETS URL : http://theafricanmarket.eventbrite.com/
• FACEBOOK EVENT : http://www.facebook.com/events/354276697946313/
• URL : http://www.openthegate.org.uk
 

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION


DESIGN & ARTS FAIR


ARTS & CRAFTS * FASHIOn


BEAUTY * MUSIC * culture


For further information, press passes or images, please contact SANDRINE contact@openthegate.org.uk / 07530 616329


It includes designer’s and charitie’s stalls where you can find original fashion pieces, accessories, jewellery, shoes as well as Arts & Crafts, homewear, beauty natural products, books, music, arts amongst more.


Local & international charities are also represented, promoting their actions, raising awareness but also funds by selling goods.


More than an exhibition and trade space, The African Market is a place of curiosity attracting an eclectic mix of people including families, young people, students & adults, and a networking platform both for traders and interested visitors, connecting amateurs, professionals and passionates.


You’ll be welcomed by the distinctive sounds of the open Drumming Circle by ghanaian collective One Drum. So, expert musicians and beginners, don’t be shy and join the Jam!


And to complete the joyful atmosphere homemade African food will be served.


Headwrapping demonstration by Sista E of The Calabash Hub.


Face painting for the kids and grown-up, other workshops and taster sessions on stage TBC.
 

It’s open til 7pm, it’s all FREE ENTRY and everyone is welcome!


EXHIBITORS ON SUNDAY 8th APRIL

UGO
Seriously delicious arm candy is
what UGO offers! Using traditional
African fabrics we are a design-led
fashion accessories label, presenting
you with gorgeous olicloth bags.
New collection on the day!
www.ugosboutique.com

 

AMEYO STYLEZ
Jewelry & accessories Designer of
German & Westafrican descent,
taking Joy and Pride in making
women even more beautiful than
they already are by designing
funky, trendy and exclusive
pieces for them.
www.ameyo-stylez.com


KIMOON
Inspired by the creativity
conveyed by the street,
Kimoon® revisits timeless
classics by adding a little
something from somewhere
else... Each piece is 100 %
made with love in Paris in a
limited series.
www.kimoon.co.uk


FÉE UHSSI ethical &

multicultural fashion
is a label offering limited
edition clothing-accessories
and jewellery created
by mixing fabrics ethically
sourced in Africa & Europe,
inspired by the Art of Wrapping
and produced ethically
in collaboration with Bolo’no
Mali Charity.


SOUL APPAREL
Creative, eclectic, funky,
vibrant, colourful, bold, daring,
positive, challenging & much
more!
www.soul-apparel.com


ANNA AGYEKUM
Influenced by the beautiful
fabrics of Ghana, Anna began
designing and making clothes
in 2008.
Her collection offers an eccletic
range of Afrovintage hats,
accessories and clothing.
www.annaagyekum.com


THE CALABASH HUB
The Hub is a com-unity organisation
for the upliftment and empowerment
Reaching Across The Divide, Sharing
Heritage, Changing Futures. They will
be showcasing Ghanaian arts & crafts
as part of the project.
Sista E will be doing a Headwrapping
demo!
www.thecalabashhub.com


AZAWALA
Azawala-Loosely translated
means ‘’IT’S YOUR CHOICE’’
derived from the
Fante dialect of Ghana.
We discover talents of African
artists & craftsmen and aid
their exposure
to a wider audience.


AND MORE...


-FORWARD UK : African womens charity working on female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage,

-MUFFIN INK : an eclectic range of greeting cards and accessories exuding vintage, afrochic and retro,
-EGYPTIAN CHAMBERS : wide range of authentic Egyptian products from Egypt, including pure Egyptian Oils for Aromatherapy
(www.egyptianchambersoils.com)
-MA’FINDI CLOTHING inspired by Southern African designs, REVISION with a range of handmade clothes, accessories and homewear,
-AFROCENTRIC 805 : range of homewear, the artist Morris Thompson,
Photo auction to raise funds for the MAAMBENA FESTIVAL, arts & culture festival in Sierra Leone
and OPEN THE GATE, cultural organization promoting African and Diaspora cultures.

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