Pop Up Africa at Spitalfields, the unique one-day event is once again taking over East London’s iconic Spitalfields Market this Bank Holiday Monday (27 May) and it’s your chance to once again immerse yourself in all things Africa.
The popular event has fast become a favourite among visitors eager for the chance to experience (and purchase) a bit of Africa without leaving the capital.
Every year, since 2013, people from all walks of life converge at Pop Up Africa at Spitalfields to sample produce and cuisine from all corners of the continent. This event celebrates and showcases the best of Africa and the diaspora. Visitors will find everything from contemporary African art, literature, clothing, fabrics, woven baskets, beauty products, teas and jams and interior décor. Africa at Spitalfields is not just about the shopping, it’s about the experience.
Alongside the retail, this event includes a stimulating programme of free live entertainment such as different genres of African dance, Afro Yoga, live music, poetry, storytelling and crafts workshops, bringing together people from all areas of London and further. Official partners, Colourful Radio, will be hosting the entertainment square, playing popular tunes throughout the day and broadcasting live from the event.
No celebration of Africa and its cultures is complete without food! This year’s Africa at Spitalfields forms part of the London Africa Food Week and 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, Nigerian Tapas by Chuku’s and Moroccan falafel from Baba Ganoush to name a few. Through their selection of hot food stalls, visitors will have the chance to sample the different flavours and tastes of food from across Africa.
We’re going to be there, are you?
Pop Up Africa at Spitalfields E1 takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2019.
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