The redevelopment of Gunpowder House will bring a number of new and exciting programmes and events to our diverse communities. For example, we plan to host and facilitate networking and business events, run African language classes, panel discussions, cultural exchange programmes, intellectual debates, club nights, live performances and exhibitions for both new and established artists. The new Africa Centre will provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all ages and backgrounds. With the Africa-inspired café bar and restaurant, we look forward to offering an authentic culinary experience, showcasing food and drink from across the continent.
We will celebrate and showcase the richness and diversity of Africa and its UK diaspora, bringing communities together through art and culture. We will deliver our Five Pillars of activity through various forms, telling the many stories of Africa – past, present and future – strengthening our reach and impact both locally, nationally and internationally, and provoking curiosity by challenging stereotypes.
We have an ambitious vision to build a broad and diverse community that is drawn together by a common interest in Africa and its extensive diaspora. We will also seek to build meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with individuals, groups and communities on the continent.
This will be a long but exciting journey and we want all our constituents and stakehokders to be involved in the process all the way until we open the doors to the new building. We therefore plan to hold a number of consultative sessions along the way to make sure that our plans are aligned with what the people expect. So we welcome any suggestions and contributions from the public and/or any of our stakeholders to help us create a home that all of us will be proud of.
We will be happy to hear your thoughts, questions and suggestions, feel free to get in touch via phone, email or social media. We will provide regular updates regarding the building work through our corporate communication channels.