Here’s what organisers say they have in store for visitors:
“Mingle with the residents of this historic area for a truly cultural experience. View Aunty Galija’s photo collection of Bo-Kaap then and now. Tasty traditional foods, biscuits, cakes, samoosas, crafts, gifts, pickles, smoked snoek, dried fruit, jewelery and lots more on sale. Sit down and enjoy coffee and koesisters or curry and roti. Place orders with the stall holders for dinner parties or Ramadaan. Have a look at some of the interesting products on exhibition at our Market Days, See you there!”
I think it sounds quite fun, and I think the focus on traditional foods might just give it a unique character that other markets might not have.
The Bo-Kaap Food & Craft Market will take place every first Saturday of the month at the Schotschekloof Civic Centre, Upper Wale Street. Entrance is free. Contact Mymoena on 072 6430054.
Market dates for 2011: 8 January, 5 February, 5 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August , 3 September, 1 October, 29 October, 3 December, 8 December.
**UPDATE: 2 December 2011**
Additional dates & alternate locations for 2011:
Dates: 3 Dec. and 24 December 2011 from 10:00 to 14:00
Where: Bo-Kaap Civic Centre, Upper Wale St.
31 Dec: from 09:00 to 15:00
Where: Haas Coffee Shop Gallery, 67 Rose Street, Bo-Kaap.
Additional dates & alternate locations for 2012:
7 Jan 2012: Bo-Kaap Civic Centre
28 Jan: Haas Gallery