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

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

Company Yaya - Lost Africa Voices of WW2

Join us for an insightful evening as we unveil the untold stories of Nigerian soldiers in World War II, featuring powerful narratives and personal accounts. This captivating screening will shed light on their contributions and sacrifices. Read more

Courtney Conrad - I Am Evidence II

Following a sold-out first event to celebrate the launch of Courtney's new book, this is a follow-up due to popular demand. I Am Evidence was the winner of the 2022 Mslexia Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Competition judged by Imtiaz Dharker, and includes some work that won her an Eric Gregory Award in 2022. Read more

Uppity: An Intellectual Playground For The Refined & The Boujee

Part townhall, part variety show, yet ruggedly intellectual, Uppity is a monthly interactive convening of writers, artists, thinkers, politicians, comedians, professionals, and, most importantly: you - for an irreverent exploration of arts, culture, and politics. All deep fried in unapologetic Blackness. Read more

Kasai Masai - Congolese Rumba Live Performance

Live Performance. A mix of Congolese Rumba and Soukous meld with Congolese folkloric tradition to create an infectious form of dance music. “Kasai Masai successfully marries a respect for vintage grooves with an overwhelming urge to move the dance floor this is the sound of the old and new, of the countryside and the city, from deep in the heart of Africa…” Nige Tassell—Womad Festival Read more

Kaía Laurielle: 'Without Hearts, There Is No Home'

A conceptual live music project illustrating how our relationship with ourselves and others is where we find love and home. Kaía will take the audience on a story-telling journey through the themes of home, love and belonging. The night will incorporate a live performance, storytelling, and conversations. Read more

The Ancestors: Film Screening and Q&A

A film based on 1807 play written by French POWs held at Portchester Castle about the Haitian Revolution in 1793. The Ancestors draws on the real stories of the Black revolutionaries, the 2000 Black Caribbean Prisoners of War who were held at Portchester during the Napoleonic and Revolutionary Wars, and the experience of women who accompanied their husbands to Portchester after their capture. The screening will be followed by a Q&A. Read more