(Un)Chreographed by Sungi Mlengeya

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

Developed in partnership between Ugandan-based gallery Afriart and The Africa Centre, Tanzanian artist Sungi Mlengeya’s debut London solo show ‘(Un)choreographed’ pays homage to the vivid history of dance and the myriad of ways that dance creates liberation for women across Africa and its Diaspora. Curated by Tammi Bello and Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi, Mlengeya’s exhibition unveils 8 striking large-scale paintings that radiate energy and celebrate the agency...

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Alternative life drawing class with Shannon Bono

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

Following the launch of Sungi Mlengeya’s exhibition (Un)Choreographed and the subsequent panel A New Dawn: Reflections on Body and Movement, the curators have developed two stimulating workshops that will expand on the theme of female empowerment in the exhibition. The workshops will highlight female artists using unique, non-traditional art forms or concepts by two London-based artists from the African diaspora. Siphiwe Mnguni’s workshop will explore...

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Abstract figure drawing with Siphiwe Mnguni

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

Following the launch of Sungi Mlengeya’s exhibition (Un)Choreographed and the subsequent panel A New Dawn: Reflections on Body and Movement, the curators have developed two stimulating workshops that will expand on the theme of female empowerment in the exhibition. These workshops will feature an insight into the practice of two London-based African female artists. Siphiwe Mnguni’s workshop will explore the use of shape, movement, and...

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AKO Caine Prize Shortlist 2022

Arch 28 Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street, London

The Candid Book Club will facilitate a discussion of the AKO Caine Prize shortlisted stories with the writers., Nana-Ama Danquah, Idza Luhmyo,  Joshua Chizoma, Hannah Giorgis, and Billie McTernan. More information about the 2022 shortlisted stories. When you register you will receive a link to the shortlisted stories where you can read and enjoy the shortlisted stories. The book club takes place in a circle...

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Book Launch and In-Conversation: Tunji Adeniyi-Jones and Dr Jareh Das

Arch 28 Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street, London

White Cube in collaboration with The Africa Centre is pleased to announce the launch of the new book Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, published by Charleston Press and White Cube. To mark the occasion the artist will be in-conversation with writer and curator, Dr Jareh Das. London-born, Brooklyn-based Adeniyi-Jones has developed a distinctive style of figurative painting, whereby his brightly hued and fluid figures are set within a flat shallow...

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African Tropical Modernism

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

A conversation with Tosin Oshinowo   Nigerian architect and designer Tosin Oshinowo will discuss her practice, which embraces, reflects, and celebrates the often-overlooked traditions of modernist architecture in West Africa. Grounded in a deep respect and markedly African context, Oshinowo’s designs embody a contemporary perspective on the next generation of African design and afro-minimalism: a responsive reflection of the past, present, and future of architecture...

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Clothing Customisation

Clothing Customisation with Emmanuel Unaji   This introduction to sustainable fashion customisation is hosted by artist Emmanuel Unaji. The hour-long workshop will examine clothing customisation techniques Emmanuel uses for his own custom garments. Attendees will learn how to reuse and repurpose old clothing items into unique statement pieces.

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COVID-19 - A Message from The Africa Centre

In view of the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure the safety of the public and staff at The Africa Centre, our offices will be closed until further notice. 

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