Celebrating the best in culture, arts & crafts, fashion & live music

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Goose Green Park, Dulwich, Saturday 17th August,

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Celebrating the best in culture, arts & crafts, fashion & live music

The Africa Live Festival 2013

The Africa Live Festival 2013 is one of the best family friendly free events that brings together the best selection of African themed arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery, handmade bespoke goods, holistic therapies and food, storytelling, live music and much more.

The day will be supported by entertainment including live music, workshops, performances and
a variety of children’s and much much more!

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The Africa Live Festival 2013 will take place in the heart of Dulwich in Goose Green Park London SE22 9AT from 12:00pm-7:00pm.

Dulwich is a busy yet beautiful area renowned for its village yet cosmopolitan feel; it boasts a range of local independent restaurants, cafes and bars and is popular with young professionals and families alike.

Goose Green Park is located within the centre of Dulwich and is only a short distance away from The Dulwich Picture house, Forest Hillhome to the Horniman Museum and Brixton Village.

Goose Green Park is served by good transport links:

Buses: 176, 185, 40, P13

Trains: The nearest train station is East Dulwich train station. The nearest Overground station is Peckham Rye which is 5 minute bus ride away or 15 minute walk.

Parking: There is limited parking in the roads surrounding Goose Green however the nearest car park is Copeland Road Carpark SE15 3SL which is free on Saturday’s and is 10 minute walk or Choumert Grove car park SE15 4RB which is further away


Map – Goose Green Park

The African Market Day events

The African Market Day events began in 2008 and were established to provide a positive platform for cultural exchange.

The event showcases the best in African culture and provides an opportunity for communities to learn about African culture including the unique cultures of the African Diaspora, the Caribbean and Latin America.

The African Market Day Festivals are free community led events, which celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of the Africa and the Diaspora including the cultures of the Caribbean and Latin America.

We have held a variety of events all over London in the Boroughs of Greenwich, Lambeth, Camden and Southwark and hosted the first ever African Street Market festival Lower Marsh Waterloo. The African Street Market Festival was featured in advertisement for the Waterloo Bid and the events held in Camden were featured in the programme Afrika Rising.

Over the years we have been supported by many organisations including but not limited to, Grace Foods, Jamaica National, OHTV, The Voice Newspaper, BBC London, Lyca Mobile, Afriqiyah airways , Ninety Nine Magazine.

The African Market Day events would not be where it is today if it didn’t have the support of dedicated volunteers who are passionate
about the success of this vibrant celebration
of culture.

Trader and catering information

Would you like to get involved in The Africa Live Festival 2013
as a trader or caterer please?

Apply here

Traders & Caterers Information and Application Form

Application deadline 30th June 2013 – Trading Hours 12:00pm-7:00pm

Category A
Clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, arts and crafts or similar items

Category B
Refreshments and food items such as cold drinks, ice cream, smoothies, crepes, cakes or similar

Category C
Haircuts, hair styling, massage, or alternative therapies

Category D
Food items such as hot meals and barbeques
Price upon application

Category E
Vegan, vegetarian & raw caterering (price upon application)

Additional Fee Information:
For children’s games, sports activities and funfair rides( price upon application)

Corporate, information stalls or stalls not trading please contact us at trader@theafricanmarketday.com to discuss rates.

If your business or provided services are not listed in the categories above please contact us trader@theafricanmarketday.com to find out the appropriate category under which you should apply.

All businesses in category A, B, D& E will automatically be provided with a stall which is fitted with a table area of 7ftx 3ft and a roof area of 7ft x 7ft. There will also be a heavy duty cover fitted. (see picture below)

Traders in category C who require a stall should inform us when applying to trade.

Traders in category D should inform us when applying to trade if they do not require a stall. No cooking will be allowed within the stall unit but within your allocated pitch.

Traders will be allocated a stall or a pitch

Chairs or cloths are not be provided with stalls

All traders are responsible for clearing up their own waste

There is no parking on site

Please refer to the picture below for an example of the stall you will be given.


Please note this picture is of a double stall, a standard single stall is 7 foot.

With the exception of category D double stalls will only be allocated if requested in advance and charged accordingly.

Please note traders are required to have public liability insurance cover of a minimum 5 million pounds toparticipate in the event to protect their liability.

Please note traders are required to email a copy of their public liability insurance by 30th July 2013 failure to do so could result in the forfeiting of your stall.

Traders are required to bring a copy of their insurance with them to the event.

Businesses in categories A, B & C are allowed to share stalls but will require insurance for each business trading and it must be made clear in the application form.

Category B,D&E traders are required to email a copy of their public liability insurance, food & hygiene certificates, and gas safe registered certificates for any gas powered appliance they wish to use.

Category D traders who wish to use gas powered appliances will be required need to submit a risk assessment for the appliances they wish to use.

The Africa Live Festival 2013 takes no responsibility for the liability of individual businesses.

Traders & caterers can purchase insurance from several organisations including:

The Combined Market Traders Insurance Association., average annual cost for insurance £48.00 for the year. Please call 0208 554 52 73 to arrange payment or visit http://www.cmtia.co.uk

National Market Traders Federation, average annual cost for insurance £102.00 for the year. Please call 01226 749 021 to arrange payment or visit: http://www.nmtf.co.uk

(N.B it is advisable to phone before purchasing insurance)

All traders will be given vehicular access to Goose Green Park from 9.30am on Saturday 17th August 2013

Any trader who arrives before 9.30am without prior written permission from the event organiser will not be allowed to set up.

Caterers can arrive before 9.30am with prior agreement with event organisers

Any trader that arrives after 10.45am will not be allowed to set up and will forfeit their stall and will not receive a refund.

All cars have to be off site by 11.00am

Trading begins at 12:00pm

All trading stops at 7.00pm

Vehicle access will be granted from 7.30pm (if safe to do so)

All stalls will be dismantled from 8.15pm

As part of our commitment to our traders and caterers we require businesses to complete an application form to ensure that there is variety of goods and services available to the public therefore limiting the amount of similar trade products, services or catering in the same category.

If your application to trade or to provide catering is successful you will receive a secure link with instructions on how to make payment.

If payment is not received within two hours of receiving your payment instruction your stall allocation may expire and your stall may no longer be available. If that occurs please email: trader@theafricanmarketday.com

For alternative payment options please contact us.

Businesses are confirmed as traders or caterers upon receipt of a confirmation email.

Please note that the sub­letting of stalls is not permitted. Any trader or caterer who is found not to have gone through the official application process will be removed from the event immediately and no refunds will be offered.

Any business that wishes to change the goods or services being offered at the Africa Live Festival 2013 must notify the event organisers immediately, there will be no guarantees that trading will be permitted however we will try our best to support you.

Any trader that displays behaviour that is deemed inappropriate by the event organisers will be asked to leave and will not be eligible for a refund .


In the event that The African Market Day cancels the Africa Festival 2013 due to situations outside our control we will endeavour to allocate traders spaces at future events.

Traders will not receive refunds if they cancel or do not attend the event.

All stalls or pitches fees are non-refundable.

If you would like to showcase your business or charity at The Africa Live Festival 2013 then please get in touch.

General enquiries

I’m a performer

Would you like to get involved in The Africa Live festival 2013 as a performer, dancer, musician or would you like the opportunity to promote your charity or business?

If you would like the opportunity to promote your skills through dance, music, spoken word, storytelling or any of the arts at The Africa live Festival 2013 then please get in touch

General enquiries


Corporate sponsorship

The Africa Live Festival 2013 is one of the best free events celebrating African culture in London. Over the years we have held several events and have been supported by many organisations including but not limited to, Grace foods, Jamaica National, OHTV, The Voice Newspaper, BBC London, LycaMobile, and Afriqyah airways.

Our Appeal

The events appeal to both young and old and attract a diverse range of visitors from all walks of life. The event attracts families, young professionals and people with an interest in culture and the arts. There is an equal gender split and visitors come from all over the country and Europe with the vast majority within a 1­2 hour’s drive of Dulwich.

Our Marketing

Our marketing campaign spans over five months from March to July with coverage across, print, press, outdoor, online, digital and social media. The Africa Live Festival does not end when the event is completed but lives on throughout the year through its network of dedicated supporters, volunteers and the community hub element of the website in which the people are constantly kept aware of news and events.

We have a wide range of opportunities available including:

  • online via our website
  • on our flyers via a logo or an advertisement
  • radio
  • main area sponsorship
  • stage sponsorship

There are trade and sampling opportunities available for your business.

Each event we distribute over 20,000 flyers
and the event will feature in prominent
local magazines.

If you would like to find out how to how
to target our diverse audience via a
bespoke tailored made package to benefit
your business contact us.

I want to help?

Volunteer as a steward for The Africa Live Festival Saturday 17th August 2013. This is your chance to help make The Africa Live festival the best event of its kind!

By volunteering you will increase your knowledge of event management (Health and Safety, crowd control and risk management), extend your work experience which will help future job prospects, and improve your team working skills and ability to communicate with the public. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

To participate as a volunteer steward you must agree to:

  • be available to attend the event on Saturday 17th August 2013 from 9.00am-7.30pm
  • be available to attend a briefing before the event date to be confirmed
  • be over 18 years old and fit enough to handle working on an outdoor event for up to 8 hours


Volunteering at The Africa Live Festival guarantees you a thrilling experience from conception to completion.

So whatever role you play in helping at the event, you can be assured it means being part of a first class team.

A professional, dedicated and goal-achieving approach are just a few of the qualities we look for in our “star” volunteers, and in return you get to experience first-hand the passion which drives the Africa Live Festival Team

Think you’re up to the challenge? 

We look forward to hearing from you...

The Africa Live Festival Team

How to apply: All you have to do is fill out the application form by 22nd July 2013

Apply here to volunteer!

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For more information on trading, corporate and advertising opportunties please contact us:
(t) 0203 397 1583
(e) enquiries@theafricanmarketday.com