AWAN Festival: Tale Tonic Artist Talk

Join us for a talk featuring the artists behind the AWAN Festival Tale Tonic exhibition. Artists Marianne Fahmy and Nada Elkalaawy will be in conversation with curator Hanya Elghamry. Read more

How Black People Won World War 2 - Part 2

A detailed, extensive look at the African/Caribbean war effort with interviews of veterans, rare videos, first-hand testimony, and documentation. Read more

TALE TONIC EXHIBITION: Celebrating the 10TH Edition of AWAN Festival

AWAN (Arab Women's Artists Now) Festival in collaboration with The Africa Centre, is proud to present the “Tale Tonic” exhibition, showcasing the paradoxical works of contemporary Egyptian artists Marianne Fahmy, based in Alexandria, Egypt, and Nada Elkalaawy, based in London, UK. The exhibition is curated by Hanya Elghamry, an Egyptian artist and curator. Read more

In conversation with DeLovie Kwagala

Part of The Africa Centre's Chakula programme, this event includes the screening of a short film, "That Flaming Homosexual" by Ugandan queer and non-binary filmmaker, activist, and photographer DeLovie Kwagala aka Papa De. Read more

How Black People Won World War 2 - Part 1

A detailed, extensive look at the African/Caribbean war effort with interviews of veterans, rare videos, first-hand testimony, and documentation. Read more

Meet The Author - Kenny Imafidon

A one-on-one with Kenny Imafidon, multi-talented author of the groundbreaking book, 'That Peckham Boy: Growing Up, Getting Out, and Giving Back’, a poignant exploration of resilience and redemption, shedding light on the challenges faced by young Black men navigating urban life. From wrongful imprisonment to a transformative journey of self-discovery, Kenny's story is riveting. Read more

The Palm Wine Guitar Sessions

A gathering to honuor the sounds of early West African Palmwine Guitar Highlife, a genre birthed in the coastal speakeasy bars and clubs of West Africa, that gave birth to several forms to follow - including Afrobeat, Hiplife, and Afrobeats. Read more

Echoes Of The Mind: Art Exhibition by Chike Azuonye

An art exhibition showcasing works inspired by echoes of Chike Azuonye's creative mind, from early childhood to the present. Chike's works are remarkable for their depth of expression and thought. In the artist’s own words “Art has been to me about celebration and immediacy: something to be enjoyed and appreciated.” Read more

Live Congolese Music - KASAI MASAI

Congolese Rumba and Soukous band Kasai Masai returns for another live performance at The Africa Centre. Based in London and led by the 'Hip Doctor' Nickens Nkoso, Kasai Masai mix Congolese Rumba and Soukous meld with Congolese folkloric tradition to create an infectious form of dance music. Come and soak yourself in their galloping rhythms, strong melodies, passionate beats, swinging guitars, and moving saxophones. Read more

Africa Cup of Nations 2024

Africa Cup of Nations football tournament, Ivory Coast. 13 January to 11 February 2024. Watch select games live at The Africa Centre. Read more

Christmas Market 2023

An end-of-year Afrocentric marketplace showcasing a range of exciting products and accessories by various Black-owned brands and platforms. There will also be abundant African entertainment, food, and culture. A fun-filled weekend that is perfect for the whole family. Not to be missed! Read more

Lagos Afro Funk Collective -The Lagos Jump Sessions

A live performance celebrating the Nigerian Highlife, Afrobeat, Afrofunk, and Afro-Jazz revolution of 1950-1995. Prepare to be blown away by the energetic performances and captivating stage presence of this talented collective. Read more

Alkebulan Retro Games Night

A night of some friendly competition delivered in collaboration with SKWKS and Ancestral Futures. Part of a monthly programme at The Africa Centre, designed to bring creatives from the African diaspora together for networking and collaboration. Read more

Good News Music" Rebels Tazro & Trance

A live performance by the gospel rap group Rebel! featuring two versatile artists, Tazro and Trance, popularly known as the face of the "Euangelion Rebellion". The summer of 2022 saw the release of their debut single 'Eternal Cypher' which was followed up by a bold and energetic music video. Read more

CRÉME FRAÎCHE X THE AFRICA CENTRE

CRÉME FRAÎCHE is a new non-profit incubator programme for the best of London's emerging artists. The first cohort of 17 artists, comprises BA and MA graduates from the 2023 classes at all London's art schools. This collaboration showcases the work of artists from the African diaspora. Bintou Badjie, Lola Collins, and Reinhard Agyekum. Read more

Sickle Cell Anaemia in the Black Community

The Young Africa Centre invites you to a compelling evening dedicated to raising awareness about Sickle Cell Disease. Join us on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 6:30 pm for an insightful exploration into the background and impact of sickle cell disease within the Black community. Read more

Skill Up, Scale Up

Are you a photographer, illustrator, poet, musician, singer-songwriter, journalist, or multi-talented creative enthusiast? Whether you're just starting, navigating the early stages of your creative journey, or looking to upskill, this event is tailor-made for you! Read more

Open Mic Night

This Open Mic Night event is part of the 12-month National Heritage-funded Malangatana Heritage Programme curated by Haja Fanta. Open to all, whether seasoned performers, amateurs, or first-timers. Come join the fun! Read more

I Am More Dangerous Dead - Screening

I Am More Dangerous Dead is the story of Ken Saro-Wiwa, a name largely unknown in contemporary households, but deserving of global recognition as the Twentieth century’s greatest climate action hero. Read more

Alkebulan Games Night - 2

Ancestral Futures x SXWKS x The Africa Centre proudly present an evening of friendly competition through some of the games that defined childhood both in different parts of the Motherland and in the general black British context. Fun. Games. Music. Culture. Read more