London, UK – June 19, 2024 – Professor Wole Soyinka, the first African Nobel laureate in Literature, is honored at The Africa Centre in a vibrant 9-day programme from July 19-27, celebrating his contributions to literature and human rights. Events include exhibitions, film screenings, live music, poetry recitals, and discussions on publishing, AI's cultural impact, and decolonization. Highlights include the London premiere of "THE MAN DIED," and the "WS: A Life in Full" exhibit. Celebrations coi Read more

The Africa Centre Announces Partnership with London School of Samba (LSS)

The Africa Centre has announced the renewal of its partnership with the London School of Samba (LSS) as part of its 60th-anniversary celebrations. The Africa Centre, known for promoting African heritage and education, is excited to team up again with LSS, a key player in London's cultural scene, as LSS celebrates its 40th anniversary as the UK's first samba school. This collaboration, which traces its roots back to their shared history in Covent Garden, will feature a series of workshops at T Read more

Request for Proposal - Restaurant & Bar

We are seeking proposals from qualified and experienced operators specialising in African cuisine and beverages to run our restaurant and bar. We welcome applications for the operation of both or the individual spaces. Read more

The Africa Centre announces programme for its 60th anniversary

November 2024 marks 60 years since The Africa Centre first opened the doors to its original headquarters in Covent Garden, London. To celebrate this milestone year, CEO Olu Alake has announced an exciting programme of events happening throughout the year, culminating in a major event in November. Read more

New food and beverage residencies: Cally Munchy and Abura

Cally Munchy is The Africa Centre's new restaurateur while Abura operates the bar Read more

Olu Alake to join The Africa Centre as its new CEO

The Board of Trustees and staff of The Centre are pleased to announce the appointment of Olu Alake as the charity’s new Chief Executive Officer. Read more

The Africa Centre is supporting inaugural Climate Photo Essay Prize

The Prize is aimed at young people aged 18-30 based in Africa or from the global African diaspora community. Leading figures from the art world have been appointed to judge the contest, with finalists going on to have their work exhibited at leading galleries across New York, London, and Lagos. Read more

Malangatana Exhibition: part of the world

The Richard Saltoun Gallery, in association with The Africa Centre, presents a solo-selling exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Mozambican poet, activist, and visual artist, Malangatana Ngwenya (1936-2011). Read more

The Africa Centre secures support through the Propel Initiative

The Africa Centre has secured a game-changing grant through the Propel initiative, a long-term funding collaboration that will give the capital’s civil society and communities the flexibility, trust, and capacity to make long-term, systemic change in London. Read more

Home Away From Home

"A home to all who are Africans, and all those who have a care for the interests of the continent and its people" - Archbishop Desmond Tutu Read more

New Trustees

The Africa Centre in London bolsters its Board by recruiting six new Trustees ahead of the launch of its new headquarters later in June 2022. Read more

Tatale appointed as The Africa Centre's Food and Beverage operater

The Africa Centre announces the launch of a new Pan-African restaurant within its new headquarters in Southwark, London. Tatale, led by Akwasi Brenya-Mensa, has been appointed as the Centre’s Food and Beverage (F&B) operator. Read more

Aurélia Durand designs Afropop murals for The Africa Centre

Aurélia Durand, whose artwork represents Afro-descendants as joyful, proud, and an empowered and united community whose destinies are intertwined, was commissioned for an outdoor mural at The Africa Centre, London. Read more