AFRORETRO™

MADE IN LONDON • INSPIRED BY UGANDA • DESIGNED BY US • MADE FOR YOU


We Make London Christmas Market- Camden
Dec
24
10:00 am10:00

We Make London Christmas Market- Camden

  • We Make London

Though South Londonders now, Camden is where we did a lot of our growing up and as you probably know it's a special place bursting with creativity and individuality. So come and find us mulled wine in hand at this festive treat of a market.

Crafty Fox Market
Dec
14
12:00 pm12:00

Crafty Fox Market

  • Crafty Fox Market @ The Bussey Building

We'll be doing what we love best showcasing our handmade designs and helping you create your own unique gifts and Christmas decorations in our all day drop-in workshops! Join us for this always eclectic electric mix of designer makers!

East End W.I
Dec
13
11:00 am11:00

East End W.I

  • St Margaret House

We're heading back to our favourite fabulous East Side Ladies for their annual Christmas Market, but this time you're all invited, dudes and all!!

The Barbican Design Market
Dec
12
Dec 21

The Barbican Design Market

  • Barbican Centre

You know us, we love drama so what better place to set up shop than The Barbican Centre. Curated by the Barbican and Louise Kamara, we'll be joining a selection of handpicked UK designer makers. There's lots going on all over The Barbican so perhaps catch a film, watch a play and do some Christmas shopping at the same time - it's win-win situation!

Made In Camberwell Arts Market
Dec
6
10:00 am10:00

Made In Camberwell Arts Market

  • Made In Camberwell

Makers, Designers, Artists and more join together for this bustling Christmas Market. Come and have a look at our new stock and freshly UpCycled creations just in time for Christmas!

Women of The Cloth at Sprout Arts
Dec
2
Dec 10

Women of The Cloth at Sprout Arts

  • Sprout Arts

Women of The Cloth are holding their 3rd annual Christmas show and we are lucky enough to have been invited to join them. We're creating a wonderful display of colourful textile artworks, wearables and all manner of unique handmade gifts. We're also running a festive upcycling workshop on the 8th December, click here for more details.

Rock Paper Scissors- Pop-up Shop
Nov
1
Dec 21

Rock Paper Scissors- Pop-up Shop

  • L'Arche

We have a temporary family! We have joined collective Rock Paper Scissors to try our hand at working as a collective in a Pop-up box shop. Not sure what a box shop is...google it- they're pretty cool. We are nestled amongst 25 other local designer-makers. We are all running the shop together with the support of L'Arche, Makerhood and Open Works. So pop in and find out more. Click image to see opening hours.

The School of Uganglish part of Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects Africa
Oct
9
Nov 1

The School of Uganglish part of Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects Africa

  • The School of Uganglish

The AFRORETRO SCHOOL OF UGANGLISH will be a month long residency at Yinka Shonibare's London Fields Studio as part of Guest Projects Africa. We will be curating a series of events and workshops that explore what it is to be cultural fusion artists. Taking both our homes of Uganda and England we and invited artists will embark on a diasporic journey exploring design, textiles, music and food. Come and join us on with a series of workshops and events: print the fabric of your life journey, drum the beat that you walk to, taste the flavours of home and weave the tapestry of your daily grind…wherever that maybe. 

Making Uncovered
Sep
13
11:00 am11:00

Making Uncovered

  • Making Uncovered

AFRORETRO are super proud to be part of Making Uncovered 2014.

Making Uncovered is a free festival of making, art and craft. We'll be doing demos, workshops, they'll be discussions, an amazing array of artisan items on sale plus a party with live music at end of the day!

Book in for one of our workshops or drop by for a drop to take part in a Mini Make.

Africa Utopia - Southbank Centre
Sep
12
Sep 13

Africa Utopia - Southbank Centre

  • Africa Utopia

Africa Utopia is back to look at what can be learnt and celebrated from Africa and the African diaspora. Looking at how African art and ideas can change the world for the better: how Africa can lead the way in thinking about culture, community, technology, fashion, sustainability and ethical wealth creation. We'll be selling our unique hand crafted, UpCyled goods and sharing our love and skills through drop-in workshops throughout the day.

Uganglish Kickstarter Launch
Aug
31
1:00 pm13:00

Uganglish Kickstarter Launch

  • The Water Poet

Come and help us launch our Kickstarter Campaign.

Find out more about The School of Uganglish, learn how to make a pair of AFRORETRO style earrings and jump on the Uganglish band wagon.

The lovely guys at The Water Poet, Liverpool Street, have given us a space to create, we're gonna bring all the materials and skills, you just bring your positivity and creativeness.
 

Portobello Rocks Summertime
Jul
26
10:00 am10:00

Portobello Rocks Summertime

  • Portobello Rocks Summertime

We're heading West! climb aboard the arts train and grab a unique AFRORETRO item for your wardrobe. We're setting up camp at this amazing Summer Market. The Stock will be so fresh it won't have even made it onto the website!

Lambeth Country Show
Jul
19
Jul 20

Lambeth Country Show

  • Lambeth Coutry show

We’re heading to a proper Country Show; come and make your very own AFRORETRO greeting Card. Use African wax print fabrics, Ugandan Bark Cloth to weave yourself a unique hand made card. We'll also have our eclectic mix of fashion, jewellery, accessories and takeaway crafting kits set within the free amazing festival that is The Lambeth Country Show!

Bloomin' June
Jun
21
10:00 am10:00

Bloomin' June

  • Bloomin' June

Lets get all Flower Power as we at AFRORETRO take our eclectic wares and head to Hoxton Street Flower Festival for a floral east end knees up celebrate the Summer.