Festival

Our flagship community outreach event and a celebration of contemporary music and art.

The Africa Centre Summer Festival brings together the best of African and diaspora culture onto the streets of London. It is the largest African festival in the UK, fusing music, dance, food and fashion from across the UK and Africa.

 

We build on the great artistic success of previous editions our festival and anticipate reaching an even larger audience this year! We bring together African and Caribbean communities and everyone with an interest in African and diaspora music, dance, culture. #AfricaSummerFestival IS YOURS to enjoy with friends and family. 

Africa Centre Summer Festival 2018

 

2 music stages, one youth dance stage, 9 streets, 150 stalls.

 

We are bringing together the best of African and diaspora culture onto the streets of London. It is the largest African festival in the UK, fusing music, dance, food and fashion from across UK and the African continent. Join us on Saturday 18th August 2018. Check back for more info.

Line-up announcement coming soon!

Food vendors and traders call-out

 

Application deadline for all food vendors and traders who wish to have a stall at our annual Summer Festival is FRIDAY 29 JUNE AT 5PM. To apply, simply click on Google Doc link here.

For additional information and traders pack, email theafricanmarket@openthegate.org.uk.

Africa Centre Summer Festival 2017

 

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.

Africa Centre Summer Festival 2015

 

The Story Within is a celebration of portrait photography in Africa since the 1960s. 

Africa is home to some of the world’s most talented photographers whose style has developed from documenting the streets and popular culture into a diverse contemporary practice.