We Are Exhibition

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

An impressive art exhibition featuring a collection of work by children from Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya and children from a number of London schools. My Start believes that creative learning is integral to every young person’s social and emotional development, but in particular to those who have been isolated from mainstream education and affected by conflict and trauma. My Start is an arts project...

Free

The African Concert Series

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

Event Series November to December 2019. The African Concert Series, featuring monthly events of music by African classical composers, was launched by award-winning Nigerian-Romanian pianist Rebeca Omordia in 2019.   1 November, 7.30pm  Arabæsque: Piano Music from the Arab World” with Moroccan-Hungarian pianist Marouan Benabdallah Renowned Moroccan-Hungarian pianist Marouan Benabdallah has toured as a soloist worldwide. He has received rave reviews for his “Arabæsque: Piano...

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Changing The Narrative

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

Changing the Narrative is a two-day event exploring heritage, culture and change in Africa and the UK. Through a series of panel discussions and interactive exhibits, the event will confront what it means to decolonise heritage in a contemporary context and how British-African collaborations can stimulate and support this process. This event is presented by Informer East Africa and Museum of British Colonialism

Free

Aspyre Africa

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

A Live Session Charity Fundraiser Featuring performances by: * Kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyate, whose music has mesmerised audiences around the world from grand venues such as the Royal Albert Hall. *Abdoulaye Samb, whose original music, inspired by Fula and Mandinka cultures, expresses the richness of Senegalese culture, and a mind open to the world. There will be a charity raffle with all proceeds going to...

Free

Bright Star Awards

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

The Bright Star Awards is an urban music award and brainchild of DJ Sly of Colourful Radio. The aim of the awards is to improve engagement and recognition of UK and international music. The 3rd edition of the awards ceremony is being held at The Africa Centre.  

Free

Sub-Saharan Arts Sector Briefing

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

A unique opportunity to meet with and hear from three practicing African artists and programmers whose work spans multiple art-forms. There will also be a presentation from the British Council’s Sub Saharan Africa programming staff to share information on opportunities for building connections between the UK and African creatives through the British Council, as well as a short presentation from the Director of The Africa...

Free

Start Up 54

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

Startup54 provides young and budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet and engage with like-minded peers in an inclusive and supported environment. It is a chance to team up with new co-founders, create exciting business ideas and test them out.  Foundervine and OneTech, will present throughout the weekend to support.   ***Please note: This event is only open to residents of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth.**

Free

International Afro Dance Festival

Online

The International Afro Dance Fest 2020 is an exciting online event celebrating contemporary African Dance through the youthful global leaders of the ever-growing Afrobeats dance scene. Hosted by The Africa Centre, from our base in Southwark, London, this ambitious project will connect young, energetic, and flamboyant dancers of African heritage that are based in three different continents and provide a platform for them to showcase...

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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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