London’s biggest African inspired shopping experience returns to the Capital on Monday bank holiday 25th May. Africa at Spitalfields has fast become a popular feature on the calendar of the globally famous Spitalfields, the success of this free event has brought it into its third year. Africa at Spitalfields 2015 visitors can expect to be thrilled by this vibrant celebration of African culture as the Spitalfields traders market is transformed to provide a taste of the exotic without leaving London.
Visitors will enjoy being transported to one of the most colourful nations on earth through stalls of incredible interior design, fashion, music, art, crafts and literature. The aroma of sweet smelling African street food, traditional African dancers and the sounds of the Adowa and Kpanlogo drums will all welcome guests. The best of African talent and the diaspora will be showcased on the day, providing a veritable feast of things to see, taste, buy and do for both young and old.
Showcasing Creative African Artists at Spitalfields
Africa at Spitalfields is a great chance to enjoy some captivating entertainment from a range of creative artists set around 100 stalls from 54 African countries.
Pop Up Africa is the brain child of Jessica Laditan and Victoria Akagwu. Their aim of making the African retail industry more available to a broader audience resulted in the amazing one-day event, 'Africa at Spitalfield's.'
Jessica and Victoria are keen to offer support to creative entrepreneurs from the continent of their birth, in the form of highly sought-after space at affordable prices. This includes the best in both food and retail, presented to the masses in the most exciting fashion. Pop Up Africa is not just about providing trading areas, but is also used to create events aimed at celebrating and inspiring enterprise. Several visits were made to a number of African countries where creative industries are emerging but where important investment is also needed to make African brands more accessible to a wider market.
Pop Up Africa brings one of the planet’s most colourful continents to London, where both Jessica and Victoria love and grew up.