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We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at our unique African Christmas Market. The African Christmas Market will feature an incredible seasonal offering of African and Caribbean food, craft, fashion and jewellery stalls; gospel choirs; a special Santa’s Grotto and kids’ activities; Christmas lights; warming drinks and seasonal surprises. The market will take place on Friday 8th (4pm-9pm), Saturday 9th (midday - 9pm) and Sunday 10th...

Add some African sparkle to your Christmas shopping this year! We invite you to our unique AFRICAN CHRISTMAS MARKET taking over Great Suffolk Street and our railway arches in Southwark, London, from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of December 2017. The African Christmas Market will feature an incredible seasonal offering of African and Caribbean food, craft, fashion and jewellery stalls; gospel choirs; a special Santa’s Grotto and...

In this first episode of the H73 podcast series, Agnes interviews Dorcas Magbadelo, illustrator – artist – product designer, and owner of the brand DorcasCreates. Agnes’ encounter with Dorcas was kind of ‘fate’, in the sense that she’d just seen her work on Instagram, really loved it and decided to get in touch. The next day they met to record this podcast @theafricacentre and that was that! I hope you...

A play on the traditional 'hackathon', the YACATHON hosted by the Young Africa Centre (YAC) aims to involve those who have never participated in a hackathon before. Through a 3 day sprint, young people - aged 18 to 25, interested in tech, enterprise and design, will create tech solutions to tackle problems facing the African-Caribbean community in a creative and collaborative space.                 Expert or novice, by...

Another Monday, another playlist to help you through the week. Welcome back to 12Track! This week's selection is chosen by one of our #FutureTrends exhibition artists, Odette Steele. So who is this young creative? "Zambian born, Odette Steele is a Textile Designer and graduate of London College of Fashion, specialising in Embroidery / Embellishment and Print Design. Her influences derive from her African heritage through the dynamic composition...

The Africa Centre presents 12Track!  a series that will feature on The Africa Centre Blog. Featuring curated playlists by some of us, our closest friends, partners and collaborators. These playlists will vary from themed playlists relating to Africa Centre events, to simple individual preference, so join us as we delve into the minds of music lovers worldwide and share with you their life changing and intimate...

YACATHON We would like to invite you to our Hackathon event happening this Global entrepreneurship on the 17th-19th November. We want to help address the lack of Black people in tech in general. There is currently a lack of data focused on the inclusion of Black and minority ethnic groups in the tech ecosystem. Tech is a great enabler of this demographic to be at the...

The Story of Mandela Diaspora New Generation Afrika, a series of 4 workshops over 4 days facilitated by RE:ZONE8 in partnership with HAIR THE BEAT during October half term. Through dance, drama, fashion design, head wrapping and more, students will creatively learn about the life of Nelson Mandela. Half Term 24th-27th October 11am-3pm The Africa Centre, SE1 0BL This event is suitable for 18 and under. Places are limited, to RSVP or...

THE FORUM A new seasonal discussion forum providing a safe space for the young Black community in the UK to discuss politics,  economics and other issues affecting our community. Think Question time but woke! This session we will be dissecting Jay-Zs story of OJ to ask 'Can entrepreneurship solve the ills of the Black community'. Come ready to STRATEGISE, ORGANISE and DECOLONISE! Wednesday 18th October 6:30pm-9:00pm The Africa Centre, SE1 0BL Places are limited, for more information and to RSVP click here:...

TWI CLUB Twi Club is designed to bring together beginner and intermediate Twi speakers (both Ghanaian and non-Ghanaians) and provide them with a fun, relaxed and unique environment where they can practice and improve their knowledge of conversational Twi, without the fear of ridicule. We will have designated specialist speakers who will listen in on conversations, and guide where necessary, which will assist attendees in building confidence...