On Saturday 12th April 2014, Black History Studies held our fourth Black Market and Film Festival event at Platanos College, Stockwell.
The Black Market is an event to showcase, expose and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the community and to provide a platform to sell their products, promote their skills and engage with the local and surrounding community.
The aim of the event is to:
- Showcase and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the community
- Increase the exposure of Black cultural and creative sector’s participation in the wider community
- To provide a platform to sell their products, promote their skills and engage with the local and surrounding community.
- To raise the awareness of the importance and relevance of increasing your personal financial literacy and the benefits of developing and adopting an enterprising lifestyle.
The event was successful with over 300 people attending on the day to support the 41 Black Businesses who showcased their products and services at the event.
We would like to thank the following exhibitors for supporting our event All Knightz Ltd, Amedee, Artisan Impression Publishing, Calabash Hub, CESSA, CHOSAN, Craft2ability, Dre’s Designs, From the Smiley Coast- The Gambia, Inifinit Therapi, J2Step Designs, Jaan’s Jewellery, Jackie Morrison Photography, Jerpurity, KALIARTZ, Kittylocks Hair Care, Marcia Makeba, Moremi Books, Moyo wa Taifa, N8ture Juice, Nafasi Cultured Cards by Nature, Natalie Coopers Books, Nefertiti’s Naturals, Ni-Ka Deluxe, Ninety3Ninety4, Only One of a Kind, Oya’s Adornments, Pebbles Wearable, Pieces By Keke, PositiveImageProject, Promoting Our Heritage, Pure Aroma, PureGoodness, Serenity Wholistic Living, Shanika’s Creations, Synergy, Talk Moneywise, The Maroon Boutique, Tree of Knowledge Bookshop and Yours Naturally.
We would like to say a special thanks to Deniece from Platanos College, Trinity Starr who delivered the Beautiful Black Queens session, Eli Anderson for this spoken word performance and Stephen Graham for taking part in the question and answer session after the screening of his film ‘I’m a Gun’.
We would like to thank Bro Icha and son of JetBlakInc for filming and photographing the event. We would like to thank all who volunteered to help on the day whose invaluable help made the day a success such as Sonia Scully, Lorna Campbell, Empress Jai, Camille, Denise, Vanika, Robert, Michelle, Debrose, Legett and Mariah.
Watch the videos below of interviews with stallholders and delegates who attended the event.