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The Trustees of the Africa Centre are pleased to announce that Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE has been appointed Director of the Africa Centre. As one of the UK’s most respected cultural leaders, Kenneth will lead the Africa Centre into an exciting new phase, including a major capital project and redefining us as the international centre for contemporary African culture, business and innovation. Under Kenneth’s direction the...

Sundays, 2pm – 3.30pm Location: Arch 29 @TheAfricaCentre Visit their website for tickets & schedule info Six week once in a lifetime course - learn how to hula hoop! Want to learn how to isolate, spin multiple hoops and up your hoop game? In these sessions, you will learn how to hoop like Marawa’s Majorettes a World Record Holding Hoop Troupe! Level up with The Hoop Awards program where...

Every Wednesday from 9 – 30 May, 5.30pm - 8.30pm Location: The Hub co-working space, Arch 28 @TheAfricaCentre  People Like Me Academy (PLM) is an educational medium designed to equip young people with the essential skills and experiences that they need to meet their career aspirations and/or start up ambitions. It was founded out of the frustration of an all too familiar quandary. An inability to secure a...

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,...

Date: ALL YEAR ‘ROUND | Every 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6 pm – 9pm Location: The Hub co-working space, Arch 28 @TheAfricaCentre Grab tickets for the next Twi club on Tuesday 8th May!Project 1957's Twi Club in partnership with the Young Africa Centre. Twi Club is designed to bring together beginner and intermediate Twi speakers (both Ghanaian and non-Ghanaians) and provide them with a fun, relaxed...

Seeking an actor to play a Black Santa for "Dear Santa."Location : Africa Centre - 66 Great Suffolk street SE1 0BLDate : December 8 - 10As Santa, you will be working alongside the elves and welcoming visitors to Elf School, who will partake in craft activities. Must be child friendly, have a bubbly personality, and love Christmas. Must be DBS checked.Ethnicity: African or African or...

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at our unique African Christmas Market.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 kids’ activities; Christmas lights; warming drinks and seasonal surprises.The market will take place on Friday 8th (4pm-9pm), Saturday 9th (midday - 9pm) and Sunday 10th...

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...