NEWS AND LINKS

  • NEW CO-WORKING SPACE UNDER £100 - Sign up for a 1-Week FREE TRIAL membership

     

     

     

    THE HUB welcomes all creatives and entrepreneurs with an African interest, project, connection or heritage.

     

    THE HUB is located in a modern railway arch in the newly re-developed Union Yard Arches in Southwark, an increasingly bustling place where art, culture, eatery, new techs and well-being cohabit.

     

    Central to the mission of THE HUB, is a flexible and affordable membership to support emerging and newly established professionals and small businesses. We believe great things happen when people work together and we want to build a community of members who share Ideas and create synergies.

     

    THE HUB takes pride in supporting creatives and entrepreneurs by providing them a great space to work and network at a very affordable price.

     

    Making THE HUB commercially accessible aligns with the Africa Centre’s commitment to contribute to unlocking the potential of young entrepreneurs by providing them the support they need to thrive.

     

    Members have access to 2216 sq. ft of space split across ground and mezzanine floors, boasting work stations, creative studios, lounge and meeting areas.

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    Features

    •  Dedicated meeting and lounge space
    •  High-speed internet connection
    •  Scanners and printers (at cost)
    •  Modern desks and furniture
    •  Fully-fitted kitchen space
    •  Fair trade tea & coffee (at cost)

    Benefits

    Members receive access to professional workshops and gatherings, and priority bookings for Africa Centre cultural events including curated activities from talks and forums to performances and exhibitions.

    Membership

     

    Individual membership

    £225/month
    For the freelancer eager to grow stronger.
    Hot-desk facilities and meeting space accessible Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm.

     

     

    Business membership

     £295/month
    Top choice for start-ups.
    Get a permanent desk & lockable storage, your post delivered at THE HUB and feel free to brand-up your own space.

     

     

    Associate membership

     £95/month
    For the ones in need of a part-time creative cocoon. Come enjoy hot desk facilities for 8 days each month.

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    The Hub, Arch 28 Union Yard, Union Street, London SE1 0LR, UK

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  • * EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION TO 12PM – NOON – 13 MARCH 2017 *

    BECOME A NEW TRUSTEE OF THE AFRICA CENTRE!

     

    We are looking for new trustees!

     

    The new Africa Centre has an ambitious vision for future.

    It is built around five pillars of activity and three buildings in Southwark where the rejuvenated centre will host cultural, social, intellectual, entrepreneurial & innovation and education activities.

    We are looking for four new trustees to join the Board at this pivotal time with at least one of the following skills, experiences and/or backgrounds:

     

    Culture, education, business, communications (including branding, PR and journalism),
    fundraising and HR.

     

    We are actively encouraging applicants with East, South and North African or Caribbean heritage as well as women, young people and people with disabilities.

     

    If you are interested please send a CV or biography to Kojo Akuffo at kojo.Akuffo@africacentre.org.uk by 12pm – noon - Monday 13th March 2017.

     

    Best regards

    The Africa Centre team

     

  • Fashion Africa Conference

  • Zaïre through Popular Painting

  • Media Representation and Africa

    The Africa Centre is pleased to announce its partnership with the Centre of African Studies (‘CAS’), located in the heart of London.

     

    It was founded in 1965 at the School of Oriental and African Studies (‘SOAS’), the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Since 1999, it has been at the vanguard of interdisciplinary study, research and discussion regarding Africa, as well as promoting a wider awareness of African issues.

     

    We are supporting their conference on the 20th February 2015, which will be discussing Africa’s media representation and narrative and how to encourage more institutional funding of the media. Our Vice-Chair, Bimpe Nkontchou, will also be speaking at this event.

  • TedxEuston and the Africa Centre

    This year’s TedxEuston “Facing Forward” on the 6th of December 2014 will be supported by the Africa Centre.

     

    We will be live tweeting and, at lunch time holding a stall with some goodies. Come talk to us to find out more about our exciting new programming.

     

    We will also be presenting the “Young Africa Centre”: a series of interactive evenings happening in 2015 for young people passionate about Africa who want to help shape our future.

  • The Africa Centre supports the African Creative Industries Investment Summit

    The Africa Centre is supporting ACIIS, the premier event for Investment Opportunities in Africa's booming Creative Industries including advertising, arts, broadcasting, fashion, film, music, publishing and technology.

     

    On April 10th, 2013, the African Creative Industries Investment Summit (ACIIS) was launched with a focused industry experts attendance of over 100 delegates and several hundred more streaming live online. Inspirational speakers from the creative industries included business leaders, policy makers, and entrepreneurs.

     

    Salimata Diop, Programming and Projects Manager at the Africa Centre, will introduce the audience to the booming market for African contemporary art. She will explore the work and career of rising young artists from places such as Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal, and analyse the relationship between the development of a local art market on the one hand and economic development in general on the other hand.

     

    For more information, visit: http://aciis.place4brics.com/

     

  • African Creative Business Programme: Developing Business Skills for the Art market

    25th -26th April  9am to 5:30pm

     

    A two day intensive and interactive course for emerging creative practitioners in any visual art discipline. Special guest speakers will be featured.

     

    We welcome everyone from curators, writers, critics, gallerists, bloggers, critics, collectors, students, researchers, enthusiasts.

  • The Africa Centre at Africa on the Square

    2014 marks 50 years of the Africa Centre, five decades of a remarkable history.

     

    The Africa Centre will be exhibiting at Africa on the Square in Trafalgar Square on the 11th October 2014, offering a window into our rich heritage through iconic images from the Centre’s archives.

     

    These images not only speak of the causes that were championed in the past but crucially also serve as an opportunity to engage with those themes in the present in an interactive and participatory way.

     

    These limited edition images will be available to purchase on the day as posters and postcards.

    Poster (A2): £10

    Postcard: £1

    Pack of 5 postcards for £3.50

     

    Follow the link below for more information.

     

  • Hundreds flock to London for Africa Summer Festival

  • Millennium Visits - The Africa Centre Summer Festival 2014, Covent Garden

    Join the Millennium TV team as they cover the Africa Centre Summer Festival 2014 at Covent Garden, London. This film is the sequel to the inaugural Africa Centre Summer Festival which was covered by Millennium TV last year.

     

    Some days on our community calender of events are guaranteed to live in the memory. Peter Cartwright (Millennium TV Cameraman) and Antoinette Alexis (Millennium TV Presenter) are still buzzing from their visit to the first ever Africa Centre Summer Festival 2013 at Covent Garden, London (http://www.mymillennium.tv/node/308). So when the Millennium TV team arrived to document ACSF 2014, the sense of anticipation and expectation in the performers, organisers and members of the public was there for all to see.

    Our aim at Millennium TV was once to promote talented musicians and artists from all over the world. Thanks to the rich diet of performances and event which pass through the doors of our media partners such as the Africa Centre, our simple objective is fast becoming something that we just do.

     

    This years festival was curated by Maggie Ralph of the African Fabric Shop. Maggie was ably advised by the Chris Spring, the Curator of the African Collection at the British Museum. The focus of this years festival was for the public to experience the rich tapestry of African textiles in their beauty and diversity. Members of the public were taken on an exciting journey which explained the origins of different fabrics from various regions of Africa.

     

    Again, the audience in the West Piazza were expertly orchestrated by presenter, Henry Bonsu had no care for age,colour, religion or occupation. They were thirsty for drumming, , acrobatics and Folk Music from all over Africa. Their thirst was quenched admist sweltering conditions by the hypnotic drumming of Mamadou Sarr, the mesmeric acrobatics of the Black Eagles and stunning performances by The Venus Bushfires. Whereas last year culminated in an hour long set by headline act, Nneka - all the acts were headline in their own right this year. These performances were interspersed with African fashion shows, well choreagraphed flash mobs in the East Piazza and speeches of gratitude by the Trustees and organisers.

     

    The East Piazza was a fiesta of flash mobs, acrobats against the back drop of Open Market stals selling their rich tapestry of African textiles. Look out for Millennium TV's presenter, Jacqueline Baker having her African head wrap expertly tied by a member of the extremely popular Kiyana Wraps team!

     

    Even though the focus of ACSF 2014 was on textiles in contrast to the somewhat more euphoric focus on music and art in the Yinka Shonibare- curated ACSF 2013, there was a palpable sense of intimacy and a genuine feeling that the African narrative is indeed rising in the conciousness of those members of the global public who pass through globally recognised spaces such as Covent Garden, Somerset House, the Tate Gallery and the British Museum.

     

    One key tradition that seems to have continued from last year was the way that members of all ethnic communities, not just the Afro-Carribbean community or the London community were very much at one, cheering, dancing and having the time of their lives.

     

    Special mention is due to the Trustees of the Africa Centre, Brand Communications and EMC3 Ltd who produced this important event.