Market@theSheds is the capital’s monthly, inner-city market-event, celebrating local Art, Food, Design, Fashion and Music, aimed at showcasing the talent and initiative of people residing in Tshwane. Described as an African urban experience, it merges the best of city markets with the flavours of South Africa’s Capital, with local entrepreneurs, designers, artists and musicians forming the bulk of the participants.
The next iteration will take place on Saturday, March 19 – just before Jozi locals go on a well-deserved Easter break.
The vibey market draws a diverse group of people from all walks of life: fashionistas, art lovers, foodies, musicians, shopaholics, tourists, explorers, trendsetters and socialites of all ages. Visitors traditionally like to hang out with friends and family and enjoy the creative ambiance and quirky shopping experience with craft beer, fine wines, cocktails and gourmet food.
This month the organisers have joined the #OperationUbuntu initiative. Take along your SA flag, or dress in one of its colours – to “paint” our rainbow nation with pictures and show where our hearts lie.
Market@theSheds is an initiative of the Capital Collective, a non-profit organisation promoting rejuvenation efforts in the inner-city. It usually takes place every last Saturday of the month at 012central, the trendy, multi-space precinct development by City Property.
Musicians to look out for on the 19th include Silver Creek Mountain Band, Simba-ci, TN Sounds and Lynol Brown. Expect a variety of blues, folk, jazz and Afro-soul.
There is free and safe parking at 216 Sisulu Street, with direct access to the market. Visitors can also park at the State Theatre, 140m away from the street entrance at 381 Helen Joseph Street.
Market@theSheds is the place to start the rediscovery of the Pretoria you thought you knew.
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