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Eastern Cape's Anti Social Market to take place in August

The second annual Eastern Cape's Anti-Social Market is growing bigger and better.

The Anti-Social Market is a space where creatives meet up, sell their crafts and share business related ideas in their creative space. The invitation is extended to local fashion designers, musicians, visual artists, chefs and photographers to come and showcase their talent and flair in the Eastern Cape region annually.

Soso Qinela, who is the master-mind behind this great showcase, told GoXtra News that local fashion designers and brand owners are encouraged to book clothing stalls to sell their brands/clothes in time.

"Marketing takes place alongside performances by local artists and photography going on. It is basically a celebration of fashion, food, music and photography. There is a lot of creativity in the Eastern Cape but such creatives do not get a platform to feel limitless and do their thing so Anti Social Market is home for them. It is a space of relaxing and socialising," said Qinela.

Founded in October in 2017 the event has experienced a great turn-out from the locals and this year it will see visitors coming from as far as South Africa's Capital City, Pretoria.

The 23-year-old Qinela said that this year's installment aims to be bigger and better, looking at the response they are getting from people during their weekly photo-shoots.

"The ticket sales are also selling fast. My aim through the Anti Social Market is to empower young black people and to encourage Pan-Africanism among them as we know that fashion is the new black, fashion is the new woke. Nowadays we express ourselves through art and fashion so Anti Social Market is a space for young people to express themselves," expressed Qinela.

In terms of sponsorship the young entrepreneur told GoXtra News that no one is sponsoring the Anti-Social Market and that he's paying everything from his own pocket to run the event.
Qinela is pleading with interested sponsors and media accreditation to please contact him on 084 639 4353.

"My wish is to see black youth succeed, to see us working together to push Eastern Cape forward. Most people always ask me why don't I go to Joburg and my response is always that I wanna bring Joburg down to Eastern Cape," said Qinela.

This year's Anti-Social Market on August 4, 2018 will welcome visitors from Pretoria and other parts of the Eastern Cape Province.

"I have a lot media houses that are coming through to cover the event. It is big already," concluded the excited Qinela.

Event details:
Venue: The Mustard, Vincent in East London
Time: 13:00 till late
Entry R30 and stall bookings will cost you as little as R100 per stall.
For booking contact Qinela on 084 639 4353.

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