I have to tell you, there was definitely something different about this bank holiday Monday, the Sun was out for a first and it wasn’t raining! I don’t think I can ever recall that happening in all my many years in London, so give thanks to God(on my behalf please lol) for a beautiful day out in the sun.
So, I set out to the venue, driving down the A13 blasting some old school 90s slow jams with my trusted bestie Abi (cue track—>’Where my girls at’ by 702—> Bust out Hairbrush microphones). We had to take full advantage of the little sun we were given!lol). My other friend calls asking ‘How do I get there from Liverpool Street station?’ I said ‘Follow the noise of talking drums and the smell of spicy chicken’. That was the best way to describe the essence of the entrance to this Afrofusion Narnia. Live performers, storytellers, dancers (you could brush up on your skills too), networking, with loads to buy too! Name it, it was there! I was in awe of the ankara teddy bears by Shola Yissau and the House of Loulee ankara baby grows (no, I am not broody lol), and don’t even get me started on Bespoke Binney’s gorgeous homeware. Africa at Spitalfields took me back to the motherland and exposed non-Africans to the colourful, rich and vibrant culture Africa has to offer.
Anyway, enough from me, see it for yourself 😀
And the founders had to showcase their Shoki ‘skills’ lol
Word is, the girls have already started planning the next event, so don’t hear how it went from me next time, see it for yourself live!
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Till next week sweets
Miss Mimi x