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.
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