The Africa Centre does London Design Festival 16 – 23 September

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 with London-based designer Yinka Ilori to launch a specially commissioned installation during London Design Festival. The project called “A large Chair doesn’t make a King” is an immersive installation which will allow visitors to engage with the art and will invite them to move through the space.

Arch 29 – Union Yard, SE1 0LR

16 – 23 September 2017

Opening Hours

Mon – Sat : 10 am  – 6 pm

IG: yinka_Ilori


Saturday 16 September


WORKSHOP : SHAPES & MOTIFS

Make something beautiful with Chrissa Amuah, Founder & Creative Director of AMWA Designs, an Adinkra inspired luxury homeware and interiors brand. Creating shapes, patterns, motifs and textures along with considerations for how to use colour.

Arch 29 – Union Yard, SE1 0LR

11.00 – 13.00

Saturday 16 September 2017

IG: amwa_designs


Monday 18 September


FILM SCREENING : AFRICA. BOLD VOICES

WHITE COLOUR BLACK |86 min. N/C 18+

Q&A with Director Joseph Adesunloye. 30 min.

Synopsis: Successful young photographer, Leke, lives a privileged and hedonistic lifestyle in London, full of late night parties and clandestine encounters. Yet, despite his large circle of friends, he feels alone and at odds with the world. When he receives a phone call, Leke must return to Senegal after an absence of many years, triggering a journey to rediscover a family, and culture, long suppressed.

Arch 29 – Union Yard, SE1 0LR

18.00 – 20.00

Monday 18 September 2017

IG: @jadesunloye1 @whitecolourblack

 


Thursday 21 September


WORKSHOP: INTERIOR DESIGN

Confident Colour by Julie Kouamo. We love talking colour at Kouamo. During her talk at The Africa Centre, Julie will be sharing innovative ways to use the colours that captivate you and her top tips to create your dream interior with confidence.

Arch 29 – Union Yard, SE1 0LR

18.00 – 19.30

Thursday 21 September 2017

IG: @juliekouamo


GREAT FOOD. GREAT MUSIC.

Come dance to DJ Pete Mello tunes (Colourful Radio) and enjoy delicious small chops by Chef guest Suya Spot.

Arch 29 – Union Yard, SE1 0LR

19.00 – 23.00

Thursday 21 September 2017

IG: @suyaspotuk

Twitter: @djpetemello


 

EAT. SUPPER CLUB.

Come and join our guest Chef from Suya Spot offering delightful West African food at our design space.

Arch 29 – Union Yard, SE1 0LR

19.00 – 22.00

Thursday 21 September 2017

IG: @suyaspotuk

 


Saturday 23 September


WORKSHOP: DESIGN. CERAMICS

Turn your textile inspiration into tiles! Ranti Bam will show you a variety of techniques in which you can transfer colors, textures and words onto tiles. You can bring a fabric with you or be inspired by the surrounding textiles in our design showcase.

Arch 29 – Union Yard, SE1 0LR

11.00 – 13.00

Saturday 23 September 2017

IG: le.bam


WORKSHOP: UPCYCLE WITH YINKA

A lover of stories and a hater of waste, Yinka Ilori hosts a vibrant upcycling workshop special for the The Africa Centre. Transform a mundane chair into a bold centrepiece as you take in the backdrop of Yinka’s inspirational installation ‘A Large Chair Does Not Make A King’ in the space.

Arch 29 – Union Yard, SE1 0LR

17.30-19.30

Saturday 23 September 2017

IG: yinka_Ilori


DANCE. AFROBEAT. NETWORK

Come and dance the night away as as we close out London Design Festival In collaboration with Colourful radio feat. DJ Steve Hill + DJ Smooth C

Arch 29 – Union Yard, SE1 0LR

19.00 – until late

Saturday 23 September 2017

EAT. SUPPER CLUB.

Come and join our guest Chef from Suya Spot offering delightful West African food at our design space.

IG: @suyaspotuk