‘AFRICA POP-UP SHOP’ 15-17 December
This holiday season, the Africa Centre celebrates its new location in Southwark, with the ‘Africa Pop-Up Shop’.
For 3 days from December 15-17, emerging and established talents from Africa and the UK-African Diaspora will be showcased – featuring incredible artisanship from Ghana and Kenya, to South-Africa and the UK in one unique space.
Fashion, jewellery, homewear, accessories, prints and African
food will be on sale to the public. ‘The Africa Pop-Up Shop’ is the first in a series of events planned at Arch 29, Union Street, SE1 OLR, one of two Arch spaces linked to the new Africa Centre site.
The Africa Centre is committed to supporting entrepreneurs from Africa and its Diaspora. The Africa Pop-Up Shop promotes the culture and communities of Africa bringing together a range of brands including:
• MaXhosa by Laduma
• Fondation Jean-Felicien Gacha
• Rokus London
• Debut collection of prints by French-Cameroonian illustrator @iamannelise
10am – 6pm
Consultation meeting @TheAfrica Centre: ‘Entrepreneurship & Innovation’
The Africa Centre is opening a Creative Hub this December with desk space for creatives and entrepreneurs and we would like to hear your feedback during our Consultation event next Thursday 10th
Come to have a tour of the new space and give us feedback!
The event will explore one of the Africa Centre’s five pillars of activity: ‘Entrepreneurship & Innovation’ and how that will be implemented through the Centre’s programme activities and the development of the Creative Hub.
Join us at the Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk street - SE1 0BL,
on Thursday 10th November, from 6 to 8pm.
If you can’t make this date or are interested in feeding back on
other pillars, here are the dates of the remaining Africa Centre Consultation events:
• Culture and Social: Thursday 17th November 2016
• Education: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
• Intellectual: Thursday 8th December 2016
Consultation meetings @TheAfricaCentre: LAUNCH EVENT
The Africa Centre is now located in Southwark and its ‘new home’ will soon boast resolutely innovative spaces!
We are launching a series of consultation events at the Centre ( 27th October to 8th December 2016) and call out to ALL who are interested in contemporary
African arts, African culture and creative industries, to drop in, meet with inspiring people and share ideas that will help us build the NEW Africa Centre.
During this first session, we look at welcoming industry experts from the Art & Culture, Education, Advocacy and Creative Business sectors, as well as community leaders and long-time supporters of London’s cultural diversity.
Over the course of two hours, we will share with you our emerging thinking and the promising architectural schemes for our 4-storey building in Southwark.
If you're lucky, we may give you a tour of our newly acquired Railway Arches too.
The Africa Centre proudly celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
For 50 years, the Centre has played a unique role in supporting African art, culture, enterprise and education in the UK.
Join us on Thursday 6th October at the Roundhouse for an evening of live music performances accompanied by a delightful cocktail reception.
Enjoy acoustic jazz-folk-soul by London's very own Bumi Thomas, liven yourself up with Fela Kuti-inspired afrobeats by 'The Fontanelles', and finish your evening in style with Anna Mudeka band playing a fusion of music driven from the Mbira music of Zimbabwe.
BIG60 ART, CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE ‘POP UP’
BIG60 is an annual Art, Culture and Lifestyle 'pop up' created by A Whitespace Creative Agency (AWCA), in partnership with the British Council, which provides artistic and culinary experiences to its visitors.
For the first time since inception, the 2016 edition of BIG60, themed “Crossing Borders” will be hosted in London.
The Africa Centre is proud to welcome new talents from the visual and
performing art scenes, with the aim to celebrate creative expression #MadeInNigeria.
Through BIG60, the Centre is committed to stimulate intercultural dialogue between Africa and its diaspora in the UK and promote African creatives on the rise.
Join us for a next week of celebrations and discover new trends from poetry, film and music, to urban art, photography, fashion, cuisine and much more.