Past Events

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...

For 50 years, the Centre has played a unique role in supporting African art, culture, enterprise and education in the UK. Join us on Thursday 6th October 2016 at the Roundhouse for an evening of live music performances accompanied by a delightful cocktail reception. Enjoy acoustic jazz-folk-soul by London's very own Bumi Thomas, liven yourself up with Fela Kuti-inspired afrobeats by 'The Fontanelles', and finish your...

BIG60 is an annual Art, Culture and Lifestyle 'pop up' created by A Whitespace Creative Agency (AWCA), in partnership with the British Council, which provides artistic and culinary experiences to its visitors. For the first time since inception, the 2016 edition of BIG60, themed “Crossing Borders” will be hosted in London. The Africa Centre is proud to welcome new talents from the visual and performing art scenes, with the...