15 Dec The Black Brits Christmas Fayre 2021
Hosted by the gorgeous Ms Terri Martin, the Black Brits Christmas Fayre which took place at the Ghousia Hall in Walthamstow, London unfolded to be another fun filled family event. Santa and his wife were more generous than ever giving free presents to all the good children who filled across the stage and had their picture taken. There were no bad children this year so he didn’t have to hand out any lumps of coal so no tears this year and smiles all round.
Santa and his wife were bitten by the spirit of the occasion so much so that for the first time ever, Santa himself felt compelled to for go his mystical wall of silence and break out into song treating us all to a rendition of John Holt reggae classic ‘Help Me Make it Through the Night” in his own unique style.
Mrs Claus was obviously bitten by the same bug as when she heard the beat drop on the track, memories of her days before being married to the famous fat man must have come flooding back as she started to drop a few moves of her own which ending in her scrubbing down with one of the vendors (Fire) right there on stage in front of her husband. No doubt it must have been a cold journey home in the sleigh that night as Santa was taken by surprise with her moves and actions.
The raffle prizes seem to get bigger and better each year with a noticeable level of frequency as smaller prizes were drawn every half hour and the larger prizes drawn later during the day. The dinner for two at Cottons Rhum Shack and the spa day for two were prizes both one by people who had already left after a day of shopping but were then contacted by phone live on stage to get their reaction to the win. The mountain bike and Smart HD TV were also big prizes which were picked up by audience members who had to arrange for delivery as the items were far too big to get on public transport but the Saturday winners were able to return on Sunday Morning with ubers waiting in the carpark to make off with their wins.
Dj Shae Boogie kept the vibes just right over this two day event with Christmas tunes and ad libs bouncing off Terri engaging everyone in attendance. Many of the vendors were given a few minutes on stage to promote their goods or services not only to boost sales but also to let the public know that their are many black business doing great things within our community with professionalism and consistency.
With entertainment from singer Everything Ezee, Gabrielle the poet, Steel pan phenomenon Stephen the Pan Man, a beautiful dance recital by Afca Movements https://youtu.be/AIIHZ9wZVUs and a show stopping performance by the dance troop Steppaz, https://youtu.be/3qj23Fg3VG4 the stage was fully utilised as with every inch of floor space of the venue to accommodate the 160 vendors exhibiting across the duration of the event.
This event has grown year on year and looks set to better itself next year with an even wider variety of vendors and entrepreneurs. While offering a platform to more up and coming artists as well as establish performers, the aim of the fayre is to shine a light on the talent in our community which may often be overlooked due to lack of presence in the mainstream.
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