Freeworld Design Centre's artisan Christmas market

Market mania strikes again. From 14-16 December, the Freeworld Design Centre together with the historic Evangelical Lutheran Church (the oldest functioning church in Cape Town, circa 1780) will jointly host the third installation of the Designer-Maker Market. This collective event will take place in the Freeworld Design Centre’s courtyard, just along Cape Town’s fan walk. It's part of the WalkCapeTown initiative which aims at reviving the Cape Town Fanwalk, post World Cup 2010 through a string of community-centred events. The market is set to coincide with the church’s popular Carols by Candlelight, a lovely non-denominational event that starts at 8pm and runs for approximately 90 minutes on the evening of the 14th.  Set amidst gurgling fountains, trees and potted plants, designer exhibitors such as Heath Nash, Heartworks and Clementina van der Walt will be parading their wares. Up for grabs too will be a buffet of delectable delights with Jacques Erasmus’ Hemelhuijs café open for business for the duration of the market. The Freeworld Design Centre is situated at 71 Waterkant Street.It lies behind the Dutch embassy, the ELC, the Gold Museum on Strand Street. Between Freeworld and the church is a wonderful courtyard which can accommodate about 50 tables. This is an open-air venue, but is relatively sheltered from the wind. This artisan markets starts Wednesday 14 December 15h30 to late, to coincide with Carols by Candelight at the ELC ,Thursday 15 December 10h30 to late and Friday 16 December 10h30 to late  (public holiday)