Autumn Craft Bazaar 21 October 2017

21 October 2017

Alton Barnes, Wiltshire,  for your early Christmas shopping.

11am – 4pm
Coronation Hall, Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, SN8 4LB

What makes the Afrikaya Bazaar different?

  • Afrikaya has many loyal supporters thereby not just relying on local people. This increases the footfall.
  • Live music and refreshments throughout the day.
  • Warm Gambian lunch available at very reasonable cost.
  • Unusual gifts to make your gift buying fun – made by local craftspeople or sourced from craftspeople in The Gambia.
  • Drum circle at 4 p.m..

The following artists and craftspeople are already signed up to take part. If there is a link, click on it to find out more. You will find a gallery of photos near the bottom of the page.

Julia Jenkins            Handcrafted gemstone jewellery

Barbara Hopkins     Handknitted boleros and semi-precious jewellery

Sharon Searley         Sharon is a regular at our craft events with her range of Handmade Silver and Copper Jewellery

Annette Hobbs           Lino cut prints and knitty things – everyone will remember Annette’s lovely knitted teddies and rabbits!!

Tamsin Rosie              Hand-carved wooden spoons and bowls, hand carved wooden jewellry and wooden trinket boxes with pyrography art.

Afrikaya African Artifacts  Selling drums, percussion, artefacts, jewellery, and so on, from Africa, in particular, The Gambia, and elsewhere.

Suzanne Dawkins        First-timer at Afrikaya Craft Bazaar, talented artist and crafts person. You’ll love her work!

Jane Smith                     Fellow Gambiaphile, who runs a charity called Just Act Gambia, is joining us to sell her range of Jagshiki Designs.

Sarah Snelling               Simply Sarah Crafts is offering handmade chocolate, jams, chutneys, hand-painted glass, greetings cards and much much more.

Kim Bowskill                  Another Gambiaphile and a great friend. First time with us at the Craft Bazaar. Beautiful hand painted stones.

Paula Brown                    For those of you with a sweet tooth, Paula, from Upavon, is joining us with her sweet stall.

Florist Jacqueline Borgust is also joining us, selling candle sticks, vases, and artificial flowers.

For your entertainment throughout the day we have 2 musical duos of vocals and guitar:

1)  Click on the link and hear the stunning vocals and acoustic bass guitar combined to create new, and original, jazzfolksiness songs. – After Lark Duo 

2) Steve Anderson and Val Evans from Simply Acoustic have a diverse repertoire of lesser known contemporary songs with original arrangements and harmonies.

Also singer songwriter Tamsin Quin.

Warm lunch available des cuisine de la Payne-Kumar’s – delicious African and Indian curries for lunch – at a very reasonable cost. Also refreshments and cakes throughout the day.

Here is a gallery of some of the beautiful things you will find for sale at the Bazaar!

If you would like to donate, go to BTMyDonate.