Awesome – there’s going to be another designer/artisan market on at the Freeworld Design Centre on Waterkant Street.  I stopped in there for the first one, last December, and it had a wonderful vibe, and loads of awesome hand-crafted gifts (loved the bunting!).  Was hoping they would hold another one, and my wish has been granted:

“Following the runaway success of its Christmas market in December 2010, the historic Evangelical Lutheran Church circa 1780, the oldest operating church in Cape Town, and Freeworld Coatings, South Africa’s leading coatings company, will jointly host another designer artisan market on the Saturday before Easter. This event will take place on 16 April at the Freeworld Design Centre premises along Cape Town’s Fan Walk, with the market in the courtyard that lies between Freeworld Coatings and the church. There is no cost to attend the market.

For a taste of what the market offers, view footage from the previous event at:

Designer exhibitors, which include Heartworks, Helon Melon, Lorenzo Nassimbeni, Design Africa and Clementina van der Walt were all hand-picked by Lauren Shantall, Head of the Freeworld Design Centre, and formerly curator and manager of the Design Indaba Expo.

The market will also boast live music and a range of delicious handmade food and drink options. For the kiddies, there will be fun activities such as Easter egg painting. In addition to the exquisite handmade goodies on offer, Jacques Erasmus’ Hemelhuijs café will stay open for the day. The Freeworld Design Centre will also be open and the centre currently features an interior design exhibition by leading local designers such as Source IBA, Mila, Yelda Bayraktar and Tracy Lynch.

Kicking off at 09h30 the market will run until 15h00. 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.”

Event details:

What: A Cape Town artisan market jointly hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Freeworld Design Centre, and in celebration of Easter.
When: 16 April 2011- Market from 09h30 to 15h00
Where: The courtyard at the Freeworld Design Centre, 71 Waterkant Street
Cost of entry: free

For more info contact Freeworld Design Centre on :
021 427 8918  /

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