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Marrakech Magic Market

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North Africa meets Melbourne
This Sunday, come see Melbourne's Somerset Place laneway transform into a Moroccan marketplace.
Presented by Gallery ONE Three, the Marrakech Magic Market will run from 12noon to 10pm giving guests of all ages the chance to experience the sights, tastes, & sounds of the magical Moroccan culture.

A Moroccan BBQ of freshly cooked meats laced with exotic herbs, couscous & tagine - a North African stew of slow-cooked
Moroccan Festival,Henna Tattoos,Tabla music,Coffee Cup Reading,Laneway Festivals,
vegetables- will be served throughout the day to munch on while you explore the market and pick and choose from a selection of Moroccan delights, art & artefacts from various stalls to take home. The folks from Ale Cocktails will be on hand mixing non-alcoholic cocktails inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix & David Bowie (all of whom spent some inspiring artistic time in Morocco).

You can have your future told with a coffee cup reading or relax amongst the aromas of musk jasmine and orange blossom whilst you receive an old-world henna tattoo by Mazreh Makeup Artistry & Henna.

Some of the sights to see on the day will include live vocal and Tabla performances; mixed in with a fusion of Moroccan electro and jazz music, there's no way you'll feel like you're anywhere else but a real Marrakech market!

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When: Jan 25, 12pm - 10pm
Where: Gallery One Three, 13 Somerset Place (off Lt Bourke St), Melbourne,VIC, 3000
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Today we visited the Marrakech market and were utterly disappointed. What was advertised on this page was not at all presented and on offer. The first line in your advertisement States to see Sommerset Place lane transformed into a market, not that only a simple room with 5 beaded necklaces (no guarantee of origin), a handful of artwork, a dozen glass bottles and Moroccan music being played was what was the so called market. The bbq meat was no where in sight. Having travelled especially into the city for this event made the whole lack lustre experience harder to accept. Please ensure that proper research into events that are being advertised are genuine and true to their advertising word.
by crock (score: 0|4) 1513 days ago
Went to the CBD to experience this magical event. What a disappointment. No evidence of a Marrakech market atmosphere. The building was practically empty. Promotion artIcle very misleading
by llogi (score: 0|4) 1513 days ago
I'm at the so-called magic market. It's 530pm. I waited this long because someone else said the laneway was empty at midday. Nothing advertised here is happening. There is one guy serving drinks behind milk crakes and a couple of girls sitting on the floor painting their friends' hands. There seems to be only a handful of friends hanging out, myself and a confused older couple. You may want to vet events more carefully. This is incredibly disappointing and I only came here thinking I could trust your site.
by zzevallos (score: 0|6) 1513 days ago
Agree with everything that has already been said. Arrived right on 12, with numerous other people, and was told that 'they weren't ready yet'. Came back at 12.30 - still nothing. Came back (thinking 3rd time lucky!) after 3pm and the only thing in the lane was a small table set up selling extremely expensive food. Thankfully I had come into the city for something else also, otherwise I would have been very angry to have spent time & money on an absolute dud.
by poppy (score: 1|16) 1510 days ago
Totally agree with the other comments. There was no market.
by haman (score: 0|4) 1512 days ago
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