If you’re visiting Marrakech in April 2013, you might be interested in these events:
Awaln’art : International Encounters with Art in Public Places, 11-14 April
Marrakech is hosting the 7th edition of the Festival Awaln’art: International Encounters with Art in Public Places. If you’re in the city at this time, you’ll definitely not want to miss this dynamic display of Moroccan art and culture.
The festival is a celebration of street art and invites local artists and members of the public to join Awaln’art in its creation of prominently displayed public artworks, sculptures as well as giant puppets roaming the streets and performance art , all free of charge!
The Marrakech Atlas Etape, 28 April
The Marrakech Atlas Etape is a charity bike ride that starts and ends in Marrakech.
A one day affair, it offers two routes from Marrakech, a merely ‘demanding ’ one (a 60km ride to Ourika and back) and a ‘really challenging’ one (140km to Oukaïmeden, in the High Atlas, and back).
Participating in this event is a great way to turn your trip into a more in-depth experience than is usually to be expected from the average short break; not only will you be taking in the exotic sights and sounds of buzzing Marrakech but you’ll discover a quite different world while cycling through the picturesque mountain villages and terraced fields of the Berber communities of the High Atlas.
Let’s be frank – this is not an event for the faint hearted! But if you’re an experienced cyclist and are up for supporting a good cause while on holiday in Marrakech then this sponsored event might be the thing for you – proceeds go to ‘Education for All’, a charity that promotes secondary/college education for girls from rural areas.
If you’re keen to find out more, visit Marrakech-atlas-etape.com.