- Sunday, 18 June 2017
- The Cheese and Grain Market Yard, Justice Lane, BA11 1BE Frome, Somerset
The 2016 Celebrate South Africa market was such a huge success with over 2,000 people coming to Frome from around the country. We had visitors from the Midlands, Birmingham, Dublin.
The 2017 market will be bigger and even more exciting - food, drink, music, craft, art, literture, toys and so much more.
Share the event with all your friends and family and let's come together to celebrate what makes Southern Africa so very special.
Your hosts, Dawn, Lizette and Brendon warmly invite you to join us in Frome, Somerset, UK on the 17th and 18th June 2017 at what is fast becoming the biggest celebration of all things Southern African.
Come along and run a stall showcasing your business or, simply, come to enjoy the music, food, atmosphere and culture. Introduce your friends and family to your Southern African heritage and make new friends while being immersed in the African spirit.
It all started as a small get-together comedy show and braai in Gloucester. It was such a success that many enthusiastic Southern Africa supporters asked for a larger event where Southern Africans can gather to reminisce. It is natural for us to want to share our collective African culture, great cuisine, familiar African rhythms and the hospitable friendliness that epitomises the African nation. This inspired opportunities to network our businesses, and so the "Celebrate Southern Africa" Festival was born.
In June 2016, Celebrate South Africa took the South West of England by storm! The market was held on Sunday 12th June at the Cheese & Grain in Frome, Somerset. Forty stalls celebrated all aspects of Southern African culture. Between 2,000 and 2,500 people joined us from around the UK to enjoy food, music, crafts, art, Southern African services, jewellery, Southern African charities, clothing, photography, dog grooming, health and beauty products, braai equipment, South African books – and the privilege of meeting the authors – toys, furniture….and so much more. Families arrived in Somerset from as far as the Midlands for the day, and some even flew in from Ireland for the weekend. Many families camped at one of the fabulous local sites, taking the opportunity to explore the county of Somerset, Bath, Longleat and the safari park, a couple of miles from Frome and National Trust and English Heritage sites in Somerset.
After the hugely successful South African weekend, we had to do it again! This time it will be even bigger and better (is that possible?)
Join us in Frome, Somerset, for the weekend of the 17th and 18th June 2017 for more fun, laughter, catching up with friends, making new friends and celebrating Southern Africa for making us who we are.
for more info pls do contact the organisers - Dawn Denton and Brendan Berg at