* Left: Russel Vigeland is a Marina da Gama resident selling bonsai trees.

For the first time, all the talents of Marina da Gama residents were on show at the Marina da Gama Recreational Club, during the launch of what will become a regular monthly market. On Saturday, April 1, there was a new sort of game on the club’s tennis courts, as residents hunted down bargains and other residents showed off their talents, from painting to jewellery making. There were hand-made bags, food stalls, crocheted goods, remarkable mushrooms and wooden toys. Cat lovers had a stall to themselves and everyone had a good time chatting.