This Bank Holiday Monday (29 May 2017) everyone is invited to East London’s iconic Spitalfields E1 Market for Pop Up Africa’s flagship one-day market takeover, with stalls selling produce and cuisine from all corners of the African continent.
The theme for this much-loved event, which is celebrating its 5th birthday, is; Shop Africa, Taste Africa, Experience Africa like never before. Visitors will be able to do just that with stallholders selling everything from art, literature, clothing, handcrafted dolls, instruments and interior décor to name a few.
However, it’s not just about shopping, it’s about experiencing Africa too. The Africa at Spitalfields programme includes live entertainment including different genres of African dance, live music, storytelling and much more, bringing together people from all walks of the community.
No celebration of Africa and its various cultures is complete without delicious African food! London is on the brink of an African food revolution with scores of African food traders coming up the ranks. At Africa at Spitalfields, visitors can sample some of the best that the African food scene in London has to offer from Ghanaian Street food by chef and writer Zoe Adjonyoh of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, vegetarian vegan Ethiopian food by Ethiopiques, Malagasy food by Lemur House, Nigerian Tapas by Chuku’s, Afro-Brit fusion burgers by Gambian and former chef at London’s infamous Ivy restaurant, Papa L to name a few. Through 12 hot food stalls, visitors will enjoy the different flavours and tastes of food from across Africa.
The founder of Pop Up Africa, Jessica Laditan, said: “Our aim is to make African brands more available on the international market. Since we launched in 2013, Pop Up Africa has seen stallholders take their brands from pop up stalls to the shelves of well-known stores, including Tesco and Selfridges. Platforms like Africa at Spitalfields are all about increasing the visibility of these brands further.”
Come one, come all to this free event taking place on Bank Holiday Monday 29 May 2017.
Where: Spitalfeilds Market E1, Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6AA.
Image credits: Spitalfields E1