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Open The Gate presents
Sunday 27 November
In a nutshell
The Exchange Festival is where cultures and communities mix and merge... expect live music, free workshops, design, food.
East-London based cultural organisation Open The Gate presents the 2nd edition of the Exchange Festival: a 1-day, free festival showcase of World music, family workshops, and the vibrant African Market, a selection of quality designers from Africa and beyond.
What to expect
This 12-hours Festival will kick off at 12pm with family workshops on stage (African Drumming, Dance class) followed by a unique line-up of musicians and bands from all around the World: Africa, South America, Europe, Asia.
Drumming workshop with Drum Song
The African Market all along from 12pm to 12am
Face-painting by Kemi Paint Up!
Massage Therapy by Mariama Ndaye
Hosted by Samurai outta Open The Gate Sound
THE AFRICAN MARKET
A unique Design & Crafts Market showcasing the talents from Africa and inspired by African cultures.
Many stalls: Fashion, Arts & Crafts, Design, Jewellery, Books, Music, Culture and more!
More than an exhibition and trade space, The African Market is a place of curiosity attracting an eclectic mix of people including families, young people, students & adults, and a networking platform both for traders and interested visitors, connecting amateurs, professionals and passionates.
Plus home made African food!
What are people saying
'We had a really nice time and didn't want the day to finish' - Esther, trader
'I enjoyed the day and look forward to the next one. I'm glad we came with the children, they had a good time too' - Sharon, visitor
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix is a unique like-minded venue that showcases our communities and people. It does make so much sense for us to host our events here.'
Find out more
FB Page: Open The Gate
Things you should know
This event is open to all ages
This event is wheelchair accessible.