Dublin’s world culture market, Fusion Sundays, is relocating from Newmarket Square. The market celebrates diversity and hosts over 40 international stalls.
“The Fusion Sundays Market has been running in Newmarket for over six years, we are currently relocating due to [the] redevelopment of the area,” said Nadia Cassidy, creator and director of the market.
The Fusion Sundays market was one of five thriving Dublin markets to lose their home in Newmarket Square: Dublin Flea Market, The Brocante, Fusion Sundays World Culture Market, Newmarket Collective and The Pure Vintage Fair. All of these markets have joined together in the search for a new city centre location.
The last Fusion Sundays Market was held in June. The markets were told to leave their operating space on June 12th.
There have been attempts to find suitable locations for the market over the last four months, but it has proven very difficult. The Dublin Flea Market team have approached Dublin City Council, the Office of Public Works, estate agents, landlords and community centres, all of which have turned them away. However, Nadia assures that the market will be back up and running as soon as possible.
“We have stalls from across the globe offering a great selection of ethnic food, craft and design, as well as souvenirs. More than just a market, we also offer cultural experiences with dance and music performances throughout the day and workshops for adults and kids.”
The market’s objective is to provide a display of international cultures in Ireland. Its aim is to create a way for people to integrate and become part of a wider community, while also giving support and opportunities to small businesses and start-ups.
“You can meet people from every continent at the market. We have food stalls from India, Mexico and Japan. Kenyan craft, Polish designers, as well as representatives from various organisations, such as Amnesty International and people from Direct Provision offering information,” adds Nadia.