Past Events

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,...

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...