Just when you thought Pretoria couldn’t get any cooler, along comes the Market @ The Sheds, Pretoria’s inner city social market showcasing local art, design, food and the best music. Let’s go!
What makes this market so special is that it shows off the true colours of the Capital by highlighting local culture – art, music, food, fashion and design. With over 50 unique shopping stands, a pop up art exhibition, deliciously gourmet street food, all kinds of fabulous drinks (craft beer, fine wine and cocktails) and a stellar music line-up of blues, folk, rock, jazz, reggae and Afro-soul, this is one market you don’t want to miss.
Here are all the details you need:
When: The last Saturday of the month, with occasional date changes if there are holidays and long weekends, from 11am to 6pm (sometimes a little later).
Where: 012 Central, 381 Helen Joseph Street, Pretoria – safe parking at 216 Sisulu Street and the State Theatre
Entrance fee: R30 from 11am to 1pm, R50 after 1pm, free for kids, cyclists and Vespa riders!
Hashtags (for all those Instagrams and tweets you know you want to take!) #GreatFood #GreatArtAndDesign #GreatPeople
The market is a project of Capital Collective, which is a non-profit organization that drives inner-city rejuvenation in the Pretoria CBD. They describe the market as an African urban experience, with all the best parts of city markets combined with the unique and wonderful elements of Pretoria – the country’s capital.
In their own words: “Inspired by the beauty and realness of the city and its people, the market aims to provide a platform for local economic and cultural development in the city. The atmospheric ambiance draws a diverse group of people from all walks of life: fashionistas, art lovers, foodies, musicians, shopaholics, tourists, explorers, trendsetters and socialites of all ages.”
Words: Bridget McNulty