The Henna Cafe is a space in Marrakech to enjoy food, henna, art and classes. All income from these cultural experiences is used to give free education and assistance to Moroccan people.

 The Henna Cafe Marrakech is a registered cultural foundation in Morocco.

Education...

Education is soaring at Henna Cafe Marrakech.

Education is soaring at Henna Cafe Marrakech.

What a great week for our education team. We have expanded our classroom area, and have been able to offer more spaces to students this week. We gave free lessons to 635 pupils this week! A huge thank you to the team for making such good progress.  

This week 489 pupils attended classes at Henna cafe

This week 489 pupils attended classes at Henna cafe

We are so happy to see our education attendance soaring. We are arranging extra teaching areas to enable us to continue to fit everyone into our lesson timetable. We are proud of our team of teachers who make this all possible in Marrakech. A huge thank you to all of you.  

New timetable

Art and culture...

The art of Henna

The art of Henna

We had a great afternoon demonstrating the art of henna at the Cafe yesterday, beautiful traditional designs, created by true artists. Three Nquashas (master craftswomen) with a combined 50 years of henna experience sharing their skills by giving an interactive demonstration for a group of lovely customers, who all enjoyed the chance to try using…

Where better to get adorned with natural henna in Marrakech

Where better to get adorned with natural henna in Marrakech

Such a beautiful place to hang out for henna! Our terrace has a beautiful new cover and heating , keeping you warm and dry in the winter. We had lots of henna guests today, and Fatima was showing her creative skills….. Fatima is a master of the art of henna, with many years of experience…

Sequins cabaret to benefit Henna Cafe

Sequins cabaret to benefit Henna Cafe

We are hugely grateful to breast cancer survivor and Londoner Yvette Cowles who is set to bring her one woman show Sequins on my Balcony to Marrakech for a one-off charity performance on Friday 16 January 2015 for the benefit of Henna Cafe. A soloist with Johara Dance Company and founder of Dance Yourself Happy classes which combine dance and…

Projects...

Fun at kids club

Fun at kids club

A huge thank you to I Chen for her continued hard work at kids club… I Chen is our  Kids activities co ordinator…….. from singing to yoga, and arts and crafts… the fun never ends at our Sunday Kids club…….

Assistance for flood victims

Assistance for flood victims

Henna cafe’s small contribution to a truck full of blankets, shoes, clothes and food which will be on the way to Goulmim tomorrow….Louis delivered the boxes to Kathryn ready to be loaded…….Henna cafe wishes all of the families who suffered loss during this terrible storm our condolences .

A weekend in Casablanca with Simply Paella

A weekend in Casablanca with Simply Paella

We recently visited a centre for homeless people in Casablanca, where in conjunction with Mohammed Essakhi of www.simply-paella.com we prepared and funded a meal for 800 homeless people. Khalid and Louis travelled to Casablanca to meet Mohammed and the shopping started before sun up, and the day was very busy with preparation and cooking. A…

Henna Cafe News...

Welcome to Henna Cafe Marrakech

Welcome to Henna Cafe Marrakech

Warmest welcome to the Henna Café Mission of The Henna Café Project Offering free education to local residents of Marrarkech alongside a unique traditional Moroccan experience for those visiting the city, the Henna Café is a cultural center in the native heart of the Marrakech Medina providing professional clean Henna tattoos and wonderfully traditional food…

Great results from our event at Riad Star.

Great results from our event at Riad Star.

We are very grateful to the wonderfully talented Yvette Cowles, who gave a dazzling performance to raise funds for Henna cafe. The evening raised an amazing £480. We will use this fund to develop further educational programs. Thanks a million to all who attended and to Riad Star for hosting.

Education is soaring at Henna Cafe Marrakech.

Education is soaring at Henna Cafe Marrakech.

What a great week for our education team. We have expanded our classroom area, and have been able to offer more spaces to students this week. We gave free lessons to 635 pupils this week! A huge thank you to the team for making such good progress.  

This week 489 pupils attended classes at Henna cafe

This week 489 pupils attended classes at Henna cafe

We are so happy to see our education attendance soaring. We are arranging extra teaching areas to enable us to continue to fit everyone into our lesson timetable. We are proud of our team of teachers who make this all possible in Marrakech. A huge thank you to all of you.  

A wonderful review of a trip to Henna cafe

A wonderful review of a trip to Henna cafe

if you want to be sure of a guaranteed price, and know where your money is going then I suggest taking the short walk from the Jemaa to the Henna Café. Henna Café is a social enterprise, where all profit from the café on the roof (which serves food just as beautiful as the patterns…

New timetable
Lessons in creativity for younger pupils this week

Lessons in creativity for younger pupils this week

Every Sunday sees our Kids club gather to enjoy creative learning at our outdoor classroom…Art, Craft, Drama, Singing, Drumming and yoga have been on the timetable over the past few weeks, and the children love their club.. Henna Cafe Marrakech would like to thank their friends at Hassan’s centre for hosting our Kids club sessions.

Fun at kids club

Fun at kids club

A huge thank you to I Chen for her continued hard work at kids club… I Chen is our  Kids activities co ordinator…….. from singing to yoga, and arts and crafts… the fun never ends at our Sunday Kids club…….

The art of Henna

The art of Henna

We had a great afternoon demonstrating the art of henna at the Cafe yesterday, beautiful traditional designs, created by true artists. Three Nquashas (master craftswomen) with a combined 50 years of henna experience sharing their skills by giving an interactive demonstration for a group of lovely customers, who all enjoyed the chance to try using…

Where better to get adorned with natural henna in Marrakech

Where better to get adorned with natural henna in Marrakech

Such a beautiful place to hang out for henna! Our terrace has a beautiful new cover and heating , keeping you warm and dry in the winter. We had lots of henna guests today, and Fatima was showing her creative skills….. Fatima is a master of the art of henna, with many years of experience…

Assistance for flood victims

Assistance for flood victims

Henna cafe’s small contribution to a truck full of blankets, shoes, clothes and food which will be on the way to Goulmim tomorrow….Louis delivered the boxes to Kathryn ready to be loaded…….Henna cafe wishes all of the families who suffered loss during this terrible storm our condolences .

Henna production

Henna production

Ladies grinding henna leaf to powder in the old spice market of Marrakech..

Redesign brings a touch of luxury to our new Henna salon

Redesign brings a touch of luxury to our new Henna salon

Welcome to our luxurious new Henna salon, the ultimate Marrakech destination for your Henna experience. Our wonderful team of high class artists with years of experience of bridal henna in Morocco are waiting to adorn you while you sip one of our mint teas , and relax in style.

A huge thank you to Louis and Esther….

A huge thank you to Louis and Esther….

A huge thank you to Louis and Esther…. You have made the most wonderful changes to Henna Cafe Marrakech , and we are so happy that you were able to volunteer with us. This photo was taken during a film shoot for an Indonesian TV company…. just one of the superb initiatives which this dynamic…

New Henna styles book by Nic CArtier

New Henna styles book by Nic CArtier

Master artist in Henna and many other medium Nic Tharpa Cartier has done it again, world leader in innovative henna teaching books, and a creative genius…. At last a guide to hone my henna skills in this most difficult of regional styles… thank you Nic x

We taught 356 students this week…..

We taught 356 students this week…..

We are so happy to see the increase in students again this week .. well done to our education team and thank you to our volunteer teachers too. With 357 pupils taught this week, The students at Henna Cafe Marrakech really have lots to celebrate!! Thank you to each and every one of you who…

Follow the signs to Henna cafe

Follow the signs to Henna cafe

Follow these signs in the Medina to find your way to the Henna cafe Marrakesh charity …..turning beautiful adornment into free education….a win win situation, and the way to give something back to the people of Marrakech. See you soon at henna cafe x

A weekend in Casablanca with Simply Paella

A weekend in Casablanca with Simply Paella

We recently visited a centre for homeless people in Casablanca, where in conjunction with Mohammed Essakhi of www.simply-paella.com we prepared and funded a meal for 800 homeless people. Khalid and Louis travelled to Casablanca to meet Mohammed and the shopping started before sun up, and the day was very busy with preparation and cooking. A…

Become a teacher at Henna cafe’s Education centre
Thank you to our supporters in Marrakech

Thank you to our supporters in Marrakech

We would like to thank The Hajj and his family for their support of Henna cafe. They have provided spices oils and henna for the cafe, and have also kindly assisted us with accommodation for volunteers. We appreciate their kindness and generosity. Their amazing spice shop is an education in itself, with professional advice for…

We taught 307 students this week…

We taught 307 students this week…

this week 307 pupils attended free classes at Henna Cafe

Things to do...

Redesign brings a touch of luxury to our new Henna salon

Redesign brings a touch of luxury to our new Henna salon

Welcome to our luxurious new Henna salon, the ultimate Marrakech destination for your Henna experience. Our wonderful team of high class artists with years of experience of bridal henna in Morocco are waiting to adorn you while you sip one of our mint teas , and relax in style.

Sequins cabaret to benefit Henna Cafe

Sequins cabaret to benefit Henna Cafe

We are hugely grateful to breast cancer survivor and Londoner Yvette Cowles who is set to bring her one woman show Sequins on my Balcony to Marrakech for a one-off charity performance on Friday 16 January 2015 for the benefit of Henna Cafe. A soloist with Johara Dance Company and founder of Dance Yourself Happy classes which combine dance and…

Darija Lessons at Henna cafe

Henna...

Henna production

Henna production

Ladies grinding henna leaf to powder in the old spice market of Marrakech..

Bridal henna

Bridal henna

The henna ceremony the bride to Tangier In Morocco, the wedding traditions differ from one region to another, and each region or city customs that are specific to it. In Tangier , on the morning of henna , the bride goes to the hammam with her ​​friends and family to wash and be beautiful ….

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Henna Cafe Marrakech is proudly sponsored by marrakech-riad.co.uk and berbersilver.com