Due to “circumstances outside of its control,” the much anticipated Moroccan Souk in Lincoln BIG’s pre-Christmas programme has had to be cancelled.
The Business Improvement Group’s Events and Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong revealed that, despite ongoing negotiations with his contacts in Morocco, the city’s Moroccan Souk (also referred to as a Moroccan Exhibition) will no longer take place.
Many people had been looking forward to visiting the colourful “indoor market” which was due to go into Ruddock’s former shop in the city’s High Street, later this month.
However, a message from a Government official, who Lincoln BIG has worked with many times in the past, said the problem was down to a lack of time for the person responsible for organising all the traders who were due to come to the UK to showcase and sell their products in the Souk.
“It is with sadness that I have to inform you that the Director of La Maison d’Artisan Mr Aadnani informed me today that they cannot do the Exhibition in Lincoln, as he has run out of time to do so,” said the official.
“I am extremely disappointed and can only pass on my thanks to you and the rest of the team for the great help and effort you continually provided to try and get this Exhibition up and running.”
Mr Armstrong said: “We always take great pride in organising the liveliest festive programme of events possible, taking care to include as wide a range of attractions as we can to delight local families and also to bring people from miles around into the city.
“We are devastated to have to cancel the Moroccan Market, as we know how many people had been talking about this attraction, but we have been forced to accept that it cannot go ahead.
“We are now concentrating on putting the finishing touches to other aspects of our festive programme of events, which still promises plenty of fun and enjoyment for local families and visitors.”