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.
The Africa Centre Summer Festival 2016
The Africa Centre team regrets to inform you that the Summer Festival 2016, due to take place on the 6th of August on Great Suffolk Street, to celebrate the move to the Centre’s “new home”, has been cancelled.
A great amount of work was invested in putting the event together and the team was really looking forward to sharing, yet again, the best of African culture.
ART EXHIBITION: Le Trait by Soly Cisse
The Africa Centre and Sulger-Buel Lovell present Le Trait by renowned Senegalese artist Soly Cisse. Following the success of Cisse’s first exhibition of collage paintings at Sulger-Buel Lovell, the show has been extended with new works showcased at The Africa Centre.
Friday 11 March – 1 April
Film Screening – New African subcultures : Death Metal Angola
The Africa Centre is delighted to partner with Calvert 22 to present a special film event that aims to explore counter-narratives and subculture movements taking place in Angola.
We hope you can join us to see the premiere screening of a film exploring the ‘’other’’ African identity, with documentary by Jeremy Xido (Death Metal Angola).
Friday 18th March
7:00 pm – 8:30pm at Calvert 22
Death Metal Angola
Sonia Ferreira and Wilker Flores live and breathe hardcore rock and roll. They run the Okutiuka orphanage in the war-ravaged city of Huambo, Angola and dream of mounting the first-ever national rock concert. Raucous and righteous, Death Metal Angola follows their story, giving the audiences a look at a rock show off the grid that is fulfilling, haunting and real.
Meet the artist – Sara Shamsavari
Screening, Talk and Q&A with photographic artist Sara Shamsavari who will speak about her works following along previous series The Dandy Lion project, London, Paris and NYC Veil, In Nero: Black Girls in Rome set across Europe and North America. Her photographic series explore and reinterpret identity and displacement while addressing current social and cultural concerns.
Wednesday 23 March
6:30 – 7:30 pm at The Africa Centre
Red Africa night featuring
Kalakuta and DJ Edu
The Africa Centre is pleased to join forces with Calvert 22 to present a night featuring some of the most innovative Afrobeat acts around as part of its new seasonal programme, Red Africa.
Thursday 25th Febuary
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA