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…

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

Henna cafe are delighted to announce a masterclass with Nic Cartier and Rebecca Freedner.

We could not be more excited to welcome Henna experts Nic and Rebecca to Marrakech. Following a wonderful session with Nic and Riffat  last year , we are again offering master classes in Henna application free of charge to local Ladies. If you want to get some worldclass henna by two of the finest exponants…

Henna Café Welcomes International Henna Artist Michelle Koopmans

Henna Café Welcomes International Henna Artist Michelle Koopmans

The Henna Café Marrakech last week welcomed renowned international henna artist Michelle Koopmans as it’s guest for a day of inspiration, skill sharing and innovative henna art. Michelle is the founder of HennaVibes.co.uk, based in Dartford, UK and gained her unique skills from local women around the cities and villages of India while living there….

Supporting Good Henna and Education at the Henna Cafe – Kristy McCurry from Hennatrails.com

  With humble and bohemian beginnings but a passion for natural and beautiful art from various different scenes, the eclectic henna artist Kristy McCurry, founder of Henna Trails, has been providing purely natural henna for the Chico, California area since 2009. Promoting quality henna within the community and beyond, Kristy McCurry has donated the Henna Cafe…

Our manager Mohamed

showing his henna tatto by Nic Henna for men looks so cool!  

Henna event in the Uk

Some fab pics taken at a fundraiser earlier in the year in the Uk. Thanks to all who attended, and to Nic Tharpa Cartier for helping us to support Henna Cafe Marrakech

Henna classes at henna cafe Marrakech!

We were delighted to offer Henna classes to Fatiya. Fatiya is a wedding cake artist in Morocco who works with Emma to make beautiful wedding cakes. Emma and Fatiya joined our Henna classes to add a new henna design  to their cake icing range!   Here Fatiya shows off her Henna which was done by…

Welcome to the team

This is Fatima, a local Nquasha who has joined our team full time. come along and have some of her beautiful henna as a unique and traditional souvenir of your visit to Morocco. Welcome tot he team Fatima!    

some thank you’s!

  Huge gratitude to Nic Tharpa Cartier ( www.nomadhearthenna.com) and Riffat Bahar (www.riffat.co.uk). for their boundless energy and support during our educational trip to Marrakech. We were able to give intensive henna lessons to six Moroccan ladies, who we hope in time to support to start Businesses as Nquasha. As you can see I was…

So much to tell you!!

Wow! our last few weeks in Morocco have been a whirlwind of events! So here are a few posts and pics to share our latest adventures with you.                   Photo courtesy of Riffat thank you

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…

Hot News for Henna Artists In Europe! Henna masterclasses from Nic Tharpa Cartier….

  We are thrilled to Announce two days of Henna workshops with Nic Tharpa Cartier at our cafe in Marrakech. Nic has very generously offered his time to support the Henna Cafe Cultural Association. We are thrilled to be hosting this wonderful event. Running on the 24th and the 25th of April 2012. We will…

New Henna Designs

Here are a few of the new designs that we’ve added to our menu.    

A wonderful afternoon with Olga

Olga Engelhardt dropped in to visit me at the Henna Cafe last week. We mixed some henna to a new recipie, and Olga made beautiful designs on my hand for me. A big thank you from us all! You can see Olga’s Henna site here: http://www.henna-und-mehr.de/

Timelapse henna

Henna by Riffat. Natural Henna, application, drying, flaking, darkening, decorating.

Kathak dancer with beautiful henna

Kathak Dancer (Amina Khayyam) with Henna by Riffat

Indian style Henna by a leading UK artist

Riffat Bahar demonstrates the art of henna with a simple example.  

Wonderful Henna video’s

Riffat Bahar takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the world of Henna, its history, its culture and its application. Written by Riffat Bahar, directed by Lucy Lee, and produced on behalf of Cultural Fusion.

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