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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...

We are happy to announce the launch of our new website! Along with a fresh new look, we have also improved our layout and functions to make navigation and interaction on the site easier for you. “Being proud of our past, and passionate about our future.” This is our moto and our website has been built around it. Whilst scrolling through our homepage, you are able...

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...

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...