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...

Classes during Ramadan

Classes during Ramadan

We will continue to offer classes during Ramadan. This is a very special festival for Muslims, and many of our teachers and pupils travel to visit family in other regions. We continue to offer classes during Ramadan, and we are happy to have educated 311 pupils this week.   We would like to wish a…

Awards for our pupils

Awards for our pupils

On the 26 th April, we held an award ceremony for students of Henna Cafe Marrakech. Certificates of achievement were given to over 100 pupils, and we celebrated their successes with music and dance after the ceremony. Huge thanks to our education team and also to Hassan, for use of the terrace of his home…

Numbers just keep growing…..  757 pupils this week!

Numbers just keep growing….. 757 pupils this week!

Thanks to the ongoing support of our wonderful visitors we are delighted to report a rise in the number of people attending classes at Henna Cafe this week.

Art and culture...

Singapore event is a big hit…Thank you Kadambari Jewels!

Singapore event is a big hit…Thank you Kadambari Jewels!

One of the Trustees of Henna cafe travelled to Singapore to attend a charity event held by Rashantha Devanesan of Kadambari Jewels. At this beautiful event Rashantha offered an astounding array of her one off jewel designs to raise funds to purchase a tuktuk to assist those with mobility issues in Marrakech. Following the great…

Famous festival artist helps Henna cafe with A Khamsa exhibition

Famous festival artist helps Henna cafe with A Khamsa exhibition

Henna cafe are delighted to announce an exhibition of Khamsa art by Famous festival decor artist Tree Gilroy. Tree is well known for her vibrant neon decor, and her energy and style are well known in the Uk and worldwide festival scene. A selection of specially painted pieces will go on display at Henna cafe…

Working with Lmanar Association to help those in need.

Working with Lmanar Association to help those in need.

One of the Henna cafe team had a busy shopping trip …lots of trolleys were filled by Mohamed with food to gift to those in need during Ramadan. Henna Cafe Marrakech are delighted to support LMANAR ASSOCIATION with their great work in the city. Thanks to Mohamed for his help in arranging and facilitation of…

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...

Singapore event is a big hit…Thank you Kadambari Jewels!

Singapore event is a big hit…Thank you Kadambari Jewels!

One of the Trustees of Henna cafe travelled to Singapore to attend a charity event held by Rashantha Devanesan of Kadambari Jewels. At this beautiful event Rashantha offered an astounding array of her one off jewel designs to raise funds to purchase a tuktuk to assist those with mobility issues in Marrakech. Following the great…

Famous festival artist helps Henna cafe with A Khamsa exhibition

Famous festival artist helps Henna cafe with A Khamsa exhibition

Henna cafe are delighted to announce an exhibition of Khamsa art by Famous festival decor artist Tree Gilroy. Tree is well known for her vibrant neon decor, and her energy and style are well known in the Uk and worldwide festival scene. A selection of specially painted pieces will go on display at Henna cafe…

Working with Lmanar Association to help those in need.

Working with Lmanar Association to help those in need.

One of the Henna cafe team had a busy shopping trip …lots of trolleys were filled by Mohamed with food to gift to those in need during Ramadan. Henna Cafe Marrakech are delighted to support LMANAR ASSOCIATION with their great work in the city. Thanks to Mohamed for his help in arranging and facilitation of…

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…

Henna during Eid-el-Fitr

Henna during Eid-el-Fitr

Originating from Yemen, Libya, Sudan, India and, of course, Morocco, the art of Henna spread to Europe in the 19th century and is now seen as a desirable fashion all over the world as well as a tradition. In the Arab-Muslim world it is often used at times of celebration such as holidays, weddings and Eid….

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 ….

A Henna Tradition in Marrakech

I was delighted to find this wonderful image of tradtional henna being applied in Marrakech circa 1920 The picture was displayed at Maison de la photographie In Marrakech HCM ………………..traditional Henna art in the red city!!!  

Souikat Market – A traditional Moroccan Experience

Souikat Market – A traditional Moroccan Experience

Unchanged for years and still filled with traditional butchers of creatures great and small, fruit and vegetable stalls and humble street sellers lining the pavements, Souikat Market is a wonderful non touristic experience and the location of the inspirational Henna Cafe. Located in the north west of the Marrakech medina is this traditional Moroccan market…

Secret Spiced Coffee – a Culinary Education @ the Henna Cafe

Secret Spiced Coffee – a Culinary Education @ the Henna Cafe

In keeping with the local cultural experience offered at the Henna Café, seasonal food and drinks are sought and served from all around the Medina to our visitors. Given to the café by an eccentric local grocery shop owner in a plastic carrier bag (pictured), on offer currently is traditional Moroccan spiced coffee, which consists…

A wedding in Marrakech

Henna parties are a huge part of a Moroccan wedding. Henna Cafe recently supplied the night of the henna party for Gretchen and Josh at their beautiful event. The party was held in a traditional local riad Click here to see riad Papillon with a banquet and henna for all of the guests a wonderful…

Fantastic opportunity to be hennaed by the finest artists here in the UK

An evening of wondrous adornment with the incredibly talented Nic Tharpa Cartier. ( www.nomadhearthenna.com ) And also celebrated Asian wedding henna expert Riffat ( www.riffat.co.uk ) This is an amazing gathering of creative talent…. Nick is one of the worlds very finest Henna artists. He specialises in traditional North African designs. Riffat is the top…

Thank you to those of you who have reviewed their visits to us on trip advisor…we appreciate your feedback

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Bab Doukkala

Henna Cafe Cultural Association is in an awesome location on the edge of the local souks of Bab Doukkala. In arabic, bab means gate and Doukkala is the an area of Morocco to which the road out of this part of the medina leads.  It’s a little different from the more touristic parts of the…

Tajine in Morocco

While the streets of Marrakech are busy filled with art lovers for the Bienalle festival Henna Cafe is busy full of delicious treats of traditional moroccan cuisine with our special Tastes of Morocco event. All week we have a menu filled with ancient dishes from different regions of morocco and no moroccan menu would be…

Tastes of Morocco and Henna

We’ve been very busy getting ready for our special event ‘Tastes of Morocco’ next week where we will be showcasing traditional foods from different regions of Morocco. To go along with this event I have a whole host of traditional Moroccan henna designs and we will have special deals on these all week. This event…

Couscous on a friday

It’s tradition in Muslim communities to take food, particularly couscous, to the mosque on a friday as a donation to those in need. So today we sent this big bowl of vegetable and chicken couscous…  

Tastes of Morocco

From February 29th – March 5th we will be hosting an exhibition of traditional foods from different regions of morocco displayed over the week for you to sample with full evening meals available on request. Each day we will be showcasing a range of foods from a different region, all freshly prepared from traditional, ancient recipes to give…

Henna Cafe Marrakech Cultural Association

We are very happy to announce that we will be re-opening tomorrow and are now officially the Henna Cafe Marrakech Cultural Association. We will have special offers on henna all day tomorrow and free mint tea to celebrate. Come say hi!

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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