ABOUT THE MARKET
Following on the success of two previous Designer-Maker Markets, the historic Evangelical Lutheran Church (circa 1780), the oldest operating church in Cape Town, and The Freeworld Design Centre will jointly host the third festive exhibition and market.
This combined event will take place from 14-16 December at the Freeworld Design Centre courtyard, along Cape Town’s Fan Walk. The church’s popular annual Carols by Candlelight is a non-denominational event that takes place within the church itself on the evening of 14 December. Visitors to the market will be able to enter the church from the courtyard and all faiths are welcome to attend the carols. There is no cost to attend either the market or the carols. The market will run for a further two days after the opening carols event, and is in aid of the church’s children’s home.
Designer exhibitors are all hand-picked by Lauren Shantall (Head of Freeworld Design Centre). In addition to the exquisite handmade goodies on offer for festive season gifts, there will be live music, tours of the ELC Clock Tower, and a host of yummy food offerings. This event forms part of WalkCapeTown, a post-World Cup initiative, which aims to re-energise the Fan Walk through public events and ultimately enhance the cultural life of the city.
Wednesday 14 December 15h30 – 21h00, to coincide with the Carols by Candlelight at the ELC
Thursday 15 December 10h30 – 21h00
Friday 16 December 10h30 – 21h00 (public holiday)
The Freeworld Design Centre is situated at 71 Waterkant Street, on the fanwalk.
THE DESIGNERS WHO WILL PARTICIPATE:
There are over 80 designers on show, and here’s a sneak preview of some of them.
Jacques Erasmus’ Hemelhuijs will be open for the duration of the market. A sit-down dinner menu will be available in the cafe and drinks and food-on-the-move options will be on sale in the courtyard.
Participation is by invitation only, and the process is managed by Lauren Shantall. For more information contact:
Curator: Lauren Shantall 072 615 1560
Event Management: Zurita Moore 083 573 9943 or Kim Govender 082 950 8282