Past Events

Date:  Friday 27 April 2018 – 6pm – 10pm Location: Arch 29 @TheAfricaCentre    Decolonising The Archive and Black History Studies In partnership with Brand South Africa, invite you to the screening of Winnie. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was variously viewed as the wife of South Africa’s most revered leader, the mother of her nation and a revolutionary force in her own right. Join us for an exclusive night of film + panel Q&A with anti-Apartheid activist...

April-May | Every Mon – Tue – Fri except bank holidays 11am – 3pm Location: Africa Centre’s main building, 66 Great Suffolk St., SE1 0BL   This is a new and exciting street food business bringing to London the heart and taste of Madagascar! Make the Africa Centre house on 66 Great Suffolk Street, SE1, and your new lunchtime hotspot. Come enjoy some of the specialities from Lemur...

Date: Wednesday 9 May 2018, 7pm – 10pm Location: Arch 29 @TheAfricaCentre   A fascinating presentation by Black History Studies, in collaboration with Decolonising the Archive that will highlight the history of economic empowerment, focussing on past economic successes made by people of African and Caribbean descent in the areas of business development and entrepreneurship and how this can inspire us today. It will focus on the lives,...

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...

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...

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...

Coming soon… #FutureTrends Exhibition Launch at the Africa Centre, London 6pm Tuesday 3rd October Union, ARCH 29 Yard, Union Street, London SE1 0BL #FutureTrends is a look into a utopian future where fashion and architecture from East Africa combine to create new desires. The exhibition showcases work from emerging urban cultures using fashion and styling to express new identities. Playing with gender, sexuality and new forms of social exchange,...