Since 2010, Afridiziak Gifts and Occasions shopping events have attracted quality exhibitors showcasing the finest selection of merchandise including children’s toys; books; hair/beauty products; jewellery/accessories; art, greeting cards; clothing for men, children and women; and seasonal food and drink. Many of the items on sale have been naturally/organically produced and handmade.
Celebrities spotted at previous events include singer Shingai Shoniwa [Noisettes], and Jimmy Akingbola [Holby City].
This unique shopping event brings together independent retailers and entrepreneurs selling culturally inspired gifts you won’t find on the shelves of local high street shops or department stores and gives shoppers the opportunity to pick up inspiring gifts which ooze creativity.
Charity: This year we have chosen the Sickle Cell Society as our official charity and we will be donating a third of proceeds taken on the door from both events to the charity.
Kalpna Patel, Sickle Cell Society: “The Sickle Cell Society is delighted to receive support from Afridiziak Gifts and Occasions through their Winter Fair event 2012. This fantastic event will help raise awareness about sickle cell disease amongst the local community. The funds raised will help us continue to provide
information, advice, advocacy; raising awareness, welfare and education fund, respite care, annual children’s holiday, day trips, assist into research, hold talks, patient education seminars and training”.
The Afridiziak Gifts and Occasions annual Winter Fairs are a chance to treat yourself and pick up something special for your loved ones too.
We have created a day that will leave you in the mood for giving – shopping experience includes:
➢ Retailers selling culturally inspired gifts for men, women, and children including hair and beauty products, books, toys, educational gifts, paintings, jewellery, accessories, bags, clothing, gifts for the home, cultural cuisine, and greeting cards too
➢ The first 50 shoppers will receive a complimentary goodie bag
➢ Sample some Afridiziak rum cake as you browse the stalls and take in the vibes
➢ Blaze It Up Entertainment spinning an eclectic mix of tunes to keep you feeling festive
➢ [Birmingham] A special solo performance from Abigail Kelly – Soprano
➢ [Birmingham] A workshop on The art of Head Wrapping by Sister E
➢ [London] Gospel Essence Choir are back again this year
➢ Raffle prizes galore – we are raising funds for the Sickle Cell Society
➢ Images captured by Mellz Photography
➢ Food will be on sale at both venues
BIRMINGHAM: FIRST ANNUAL AFRIDIZIAK GIFTS & OCCASIONS WINTER FAIR 2012
• DATE: Saturday 1 December 2012
• TIME: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
• TICKETS: £3 includes £1 charitable donation to the Sickle Cell Society ‘ Payable on the door ‘ Under 16s are free
• VENUE: The Drum, 44 Potters Lane, Birmingham, B6 4UU ‘ www.the-drum.org.uk
LONDON: THIRD ANNUAL AFRIDIZIAK GIFTS & OCCASIONS WINTER FAIR 2012
• DATE: Saturday 8 December 2012
• TIME: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
• ENTRY: £3 includes £1 charitable donation to the Sickle Cell Society ‘ Payable on the door ‘ Under 16s are free
• VENUE: Electric Social, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, London SW2 5SP ‘ www.electricsocial.com
Sponsors and partners
We are pleased to be working with the following organisations: Afridiziak Theatre News; the Sickle Cell Society; Blaze Up Entertainments, Calabash Hub and Gospel Essence Choir.