Taste Moroccan Magic

October 25, 2011

Shoppers in Leicester will have the chance to experience the sights and sounds of the Kasbah, as the Moroccan Market of Handicraft arrives in Humberstone Gate as part of a UK tour of 15 cities.

The Moroccan market will stand in Humberstone Gate from Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October, and gives shoppers the chance to wander among 40 traditional Berber tents whilst enjoying the sounds of live music from the resident Gnawa band. Shoppers will also be able to sample the flavours of Morocco at a range of stalls selling freshly prepared food.

Among the wide variety of traditional Moroccan handicrafts for sale will be rugs, leather goods, jewellery, ceramics and glasswork including tagines and tea glasses, decorative brass and metalwork and a mouth-watering selection of herbs and spices.

The Moroccan Market of Handicraft will be open from 9:00am until 5:00pm, for five days only.

Councillor Ted Cassidy, Assistant City Mayor responsible for economic development, culture and tourism, said:

“This is a wonderful event for the city centre and shows the draw that Leicester has a market venue. I’m delighted that the Moroccan market is visiting the city as part of its first tour of the UK.”