Moroccan market returns to Fargate

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A MOROCCAN market is returning this month to set up stalls in Fargate in Sheffield city centre.

Up to 40 stalls will be selling handicrafts including carpets, fabrics, lights, furniture, leather bags, pottery, jewellery, spices, mirrors and other goods produced by artisans from April 17 to 21.

The market, backed by the Moroccan government, is coming back after proving successful on the precinct last autumn.

“People didn’t want it to close but we had to go because we had promised to go to another city,” said director Aziz Afkir.

“We are staying a bit longer this time, an extra two days.”

There will also be a chance to hear traditional Moroccan music and to sample Moroccan food.

The market is part of a programme of specialist events brought to the city by the council’s markets team.

The next farmers’ market in Fargate is on Thursday, April 26.