The shocking death of George Floyd has plunged the world into a moment of racial reckoning and soul searching. There have been worldwide protests and previously taboo conversations about race and equality are now openly taking place. One can even be forgiven for thinking that maybe, just maybe, the world is now ready to openly discuss the insidious nature of systemic racism. However, a fundamental question remains, what’s going to happen when other things take over and #blacklivesmatter ceases to be the hot topic? How do we keep the momentum and make sure that we achieve meaningful change?
We are a UK registered charity and our mission is to create and promote authentic African cultural experiences. We achieve this through spaces and platforms that encourage creative expression, social interaction, cultural exchange, learning and entrepreneurship, and innovation. We work with individuals, communities and organisations in different parts of Africa and its global diaspora. We serve African and Caribbean communities in the UK and welcome anyone with an interest in Africa. The Africa Centre has a long and rich history that we are immensely proud of, we are also excited about the plans we have for the future.
One of our unique offerings as a cultural organisation are spaces for events and co-working. Not only does this help with generating a bit of much-needed income, it also means that we bring people together for rich cultural experiences. We also enable other organisations and individuals to host their own events at competitive rates. Our co-working Hub offers entrepreneurs and creatives a conducive environment to develop their ideas, launch, and run successful projects. We have had a number of success stories over the years. Our aim is to build a community of innovative thinkers and facilitate cross-fertilisation of ideas between London Afro-Caribbean creative communities. **Please note that our spaces are currently unavailable due to the ongoing global health situation**.
We believe there is power in working together and sharing ideas. So we are always looking for opportunities to create new partnerships and build lasting relationships that are mutually beneficial. If you want to find out more about The Africa Centre or you have a proposal or suggestion for us, please do get in touch. To stay up to date on all the developments, you can subscribe to our Newsletter and follow us on social media (bottom of this page). You are also welcome to pay us a visit at our Southwark HQ once it is safe for us move around again.
These 5 pillars are our building blocks and the reason we exist. With an open and inclusive approach, the ‘new’ Africa Centre needs Londoner’s involvement to develop and hone these five pillars.
Please contact us for any queries or to join our mailing list for news as it happens. These are exciting times for the Africa Centre, so be sure to watch this space!
Phone: 0208 004 6436
Address: Arch 28, Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street,London, SE1 0LR
In view of the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure the safety of the public and staff at The Africa Centre, our offices will be closed until further notice.
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