Africa Utopia Marketplace

Part of Africa Utopia

Come and browse our specially designed Africa Utopia Market which hosts a variety of stalls offering the latest in African-inspired fashion, children’s wear, accessories, books, art, homeware and workshops.

This year Africa Utopia Market also welcomes Africa Nouveau Festival Pop Up! The festival manifesto is Creativity, Connections, Innovation, Sustainability and New Pan-Africanism. Africa Nouveau ascribes to the ‘Afrobubblegum’ philosophy that states that African art can be fun, fierce and frivolous, with no other intended aim but to increase joy.

Africa Nouveau Pop Up will re-create the Live Fashion Shoot where festival attendees will be invited to participate, as well as host a Silent Disco. With support from British Council’s East Africa Arts programme.


Kilubukila Pop Up: A modern african living-room experience around Kilubukila’s furniture
(chairs and table) for people to interact, seat, try, take picture and ultimately

Soboye: The designer of SOBOYE, a London based African Fashion & Lifestyle brand who will also be part of the fashion show.

Afrocks: Interactive hair styling station where people can watch or experience the creative and diverse Afro Hair styles.

Sapelle: Pop up boutique with a range with textiles not seen among other African fashion brands, including Adire & Aso Oke. They will create an interactive area for adults showcasing the ADIRE textile.

The Conversation Booth: A mobile recording facility. It invites topics for conversation, captures participants voices and archives responses. The Mayor of London will take The Conversation Booth on tour throughout 2018 and it's next stop is at Africa Utopia on 21st & 22nd July at the Royal Festival Hall.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Green Side Foyer, Level 2



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Access information
There are roving BSL interpreters available on the day. Please ask at the Welcome Desk, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall for more information.