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We're taking part in London Design Festival. As a partner of the 2017 Festival, The Africa Centre will host a series of creative workshops, film screenings and Afrobeat DJ nights at its new home in Southwark. This inaugural collaboration will honour new talents as well as the longstanding heritage of the Centre in promoting the creative work of the African Diaspora. DESIGN.INSTALLATION The Africa Centre is delighted to be working...

A full-day, free festival, packed with a line-up of performances, displays & activities. We are bringing the heat to London with three Music Stages. Join us on at The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk St, SE1 0BL on Saturday 19 August 2017. See more information about upcoming activities and programme. Visit our festival website: Africa Centre Festival...

Future Trends is a collaboration between the award winning creative consultants Pidgin Perfect (Glasgow), fashion curators 2ManySiblings (Nairobi), Zoma Contemporary Arts (Addis) and The Africa Centre (London). The project is a new Arts new Audiences (nAnA) grantee through the ‘British Council’s East Africa Arts’ programme. Future Trends is a look into a utopian future where reimagined fashions, design, and architecture combine with emerging forms of technology...

Yinka Ilori creates immersive experience at The Africa Centre British-Nigerian designer Yinka Ilori will launch a specially commissioned installation for the Africa Centre during London Design Festival, September 16 – 23, 2017. The project called ‘A large Chair doesn’t make a King’ is an immersive installation that invites the audience to take a seat at one of four chairs mounted on stairs. On sitting, the participant will...

This one-day event will be hosted at The Africa Centre in collaboration with Africa Oracle. The Africa & Diaspora (ADF) is created to provide a valuable platform for exchanging ideas and discussing common issues every 6 months. The first edition will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of Trade, Investment, Entrepreneurship and UK-Africa Cooperation in the private sector. It will facilitate and promote...

Afrimari, an international maritime network connecting leaders, in partnership with global maritime group CMR and the Africa Centre cordially invite you to the screening of thought-provoking film 'Big Men' on Thursday 29th of June 2017. 'Big Men' brings awareness to the oil finds in Ghana through the Kosmos story and highlights both the larger commercial and political spectrum of doing business in Africa. The screening will start...

Talk: Building partners and networks to support international artistic exchange International Networking and Discussion Series Visiting Arts invites you to join their global network of cultural managers, creative producers and artists in a series of discussions that address equally the bureaucracy inherent in international work as well as the need for cultural sensitivity and dialogue. Real life experiences and first-hand knowledge will be shared by our speakers...

We are delighted to be partnering with Hogan Lovells to host a cocktail reception honouring African arts and culture on Wednesday 14th February 2017 from 6.30pm to 9pm. We invite you to join us at the Africa Centre brand new space, THE HUB, located at Union Yard Arches in Southwark as we welcome special guests Johnnetta Cole and Christine Crammer from the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington DC, for a one-night only special event. This event...

This holiday season, the Africa Centre celebrates its new location in Southwark, with the ‘Africa Pop-Up Shop’. For 3 days from December 15 until 17, emerging and established talents from Africa and the UK-African Diaspora will be showcased – featuring incredible artisanship from Ghana and Kenya, to South-Africa and the UK in one unique space. Fashion, jewellery, homewear, accessories, prints and African food will be on sale to the...