pen The Gate is proudly hosting their unique alternative fair, The African Market
Open The Gate is proudly hosting their unique alternative fair, The African Market

Zimbabwean superstar Anna Mudeka will be performing live, alongside DJ Koichi Sakai playing a authentic African, Funk, Latin and Afrobeat music.

One Drum’s drumming circle performance and workshop will teach you how to drum and dance in true Ghana style.

For a taste of the latest African trends, visit the two exclusive catwalks that will be showcasing the leading fashion, homeware designs, jewellery & accessories and kids fashion by the talented designers of the African Market.

The catwalks will also feature looks by award-winning body artist Christelle Kedi, hair styling by Joy Phido (World of Braiding), makeup by Bibish Mbemba (Lady B.) and a head wrapping demonstration by Sista E. of the Calabash Hub.

Plus, explore your creative flair with a number of workshops taking place throughout the day – try making your very own African-inspired mosaic with artist Dionne Ible, immerse yourself in a storytelling workshop with performer Cowfoot Prince Usifu Jalloh, or take part in a face painting and glitter tattoo workshop with the talented artist Kemi.

For full details on activities taking place at The African Market click here or to explore the latest programme of exciting events at Old Spitalfields Market click here.

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