BIRMINGHAM: The smells, colours and sounds hit your senses as soon as you walk into the Muslim Instashop Expo.
Brightly decorated sweets line the counters, curries and noodles are served from big pots and handmade dolls and sparkling jewellery dazzles from the stalls.
This is a market where you can shop for handmade gifts and toiletries, sample global cuisine, keep the kids entertained and help raise money for charity at the same time.
And now, the Sandwell mum behind the popular Muslim market is launching Birmingham’s first Halal Gastronomy evening market with a free outdoor cinema for kids showing Disney films.
“Muslim Instashop Expo was conceived from the idea that if weekly or monthly crafts, pre-loved baby, farmers markets and car boot sales can be popular then, there is no reason why a monthly Muslim Market cannot be popular?” said organiser and mum-of-two Yasmin Choudhury, from Smethwick.
“We are dedicated to home-based and Instagram-focused businesses but open to all. At our regular monthly market you can expect up to 60 stalls from across the UK with real artisan talent and startups to established businesses plus a free arts and crafts table for children, toy stall, henna artists and face painting.
“And now we have our Artisans food-only market once a month in the evenings which is still family orientated with lots of run around space for kids and includes an outdoor cinema showing Disney films.”
The next daytime market is on February 27, and the first food-only evening market launches on February 12. It’s free entry to celebrate the first evening event.
There are nine markets planned throughout the year at the Broadway Academy in Perry Barr with free entry and a welcome to all. Find out more here and on the Instagram page here. You can register for tickets here
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