Cultural events

Cultural events

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  • Sat
    23
    Jan
    2016
    @Old Spitalfields, Horner Square, London

    African Market with stalls selling fashion, jewellery, natural health & beauty products, baby & kids clothing, dolls & instruments, books + Local & international charities promoting their actions and  selling goods + Homemade African Food

    @Old Spitalfields, Horner Square, London E1 6EW UK.

    Info: 11am - 5pm / http://openthegate.org.uk/market/

     

     

     

  • Fri
    15
    Apr
    2016
    Thu
    30
    Jun
    2016
    Montego Bay - Jamaica

    Opening ceremony April 15 with H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie

  • Tue
    14
    Jun
    2016
    Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    Black Cultural Archives - 1 Windrush Square, Brixton London SW2 1EF

    Co-curated by Rastafari Regal Livity (RRL) & the Black Cultural Archives (Brixton) - from Ethiopia to Jamaica and now to London UK

    More infos: http://bcaheritage.org.uk/rastafari-in-motion/

  • Sat
    02
    Jul
    2016
    Sat
    06
    Aug
    2016
    @North Yard - Camden Stables, Camden Lock, London

    African Market with Lots of stalls, Drumming and Dancing Circle, Arts & Crafts Workshop, Face painting & African Food

    @North Yard - Camden Stables, Camden Lock, London NW1 8AH, UK.

    Info: 12pm - 6pm / facebook /

    Camden or Chalk Farm

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  • Sat
    06
    Aug
    2016
    12:00 pmKennington Park and Pop Brixton

    RasTafari Movement UK presents an Afrika International Day of Action to celebrate the 100th year of HIM elevation from Regent to Negus + 50 year visit to Caribbean + Jamaica Independence Day

    Part 1: Family Day with sports, arts and crafts, speakers, food and refreshments + music by Vincent Napp, Empress Imane, Asha Heights, Binghi Noah + more + sound by Jah Revelation Muzic and Sugar Dread@ Kennington Park, St Agnes Place SE11 4BE. Info: 12noon - 6pm , free admission.  See flyer below for details

    Part 2: A night called  'Ras Tafari' A New Name with live appearance by Principle + Joy Mack + Ras Keith & his band + Rasta Drummers @ Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, SW9 8PQ, free / £10 donation. Info: 7pm - 12am / see flyer below

     

  • Mon
    08
    Aug
    2016
    @Kingston Breeze Hotel, Elpaso Ngong RT111, Kajiado, Kenya

    Kingston Breeze Hotel welcome One & All to the

    Eartdhday Celebrations of H.I.M. Menelik II, Hon. Marcus Garvey & H.I.H. Zara Yacob

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  • Fri
    12
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    14
    Aug
    2016
    @ Camp Greynolds, 18601 NE 22nd Avenue, Miami, Florida USA

    R.A.L.A.K. - Rastafari Ancient Living Arts & Kulture

    in collaboration with members of the Rastafari Community in Florida

    commemorating the Anniversary of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey & Emperor Menelik II

    Infos: http://www.ralak.com/

     

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  • Fri
    12
    Aug
    2016
    3:30 pmStockwell Park Community Centre

    Children’s Programme:  3:30pm 

    3 short films from UK and Africa:

    • A Lesson in History by Maybelle Peters (UK) -An animation film about black history
    • Concrete Garden by Alrick Riley (UK) - A young girl arriving in 1950s London writes home to her Granny in Jamaica
    • Mwansa the Great by Rungano Nyoni (Zambia), A young boy in Zambia takes his friends along with him on his superhero journey

    Evening Progamme: 6:30pm
    2 films from Portugese-speaking Africa: Mozambique and Angola:

    • Gaze of the Stars/O Olhar Das Estrelas by Joao Ribero (Mozambique), A Short tender fiction film set in Maputo with a
      surprising moral tale
    • Rostov Luanda by Abderrahman Sissako (Mauritania/Angola), A captivating documentary of a filmmaker who goes in search of the long lost Angolan friend he studied with in 1980s Russia. On his journey he discovers Angola and its past through a range of
      fascinating characters in the capital Luanda. But will he find his friend?

    Free Films - Drinks - Popcorn!!
    All are welcome to attend – Todos sâo bem-vindas para particapar!!
    More Information at: junegivannifilmarchive.com

  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    21
    Aug
    2016

    In Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Visit of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I to the Caribbean

    The University of the West Indies'  - Rastafari Studies Centre - Special Project, Office of the Principal  announces the third

    RASTAFARI STUDIES CONFERENCE AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY : "The African Millennium in Perspective: Rastafari Business Enterprise Development"

    August 13 - 17 @ 22 West Road, UWI Mona Campus, Kingston

    FEATURING:
    August 13, 2016
    Rastafari Business Seminars and Apiculture Clinic, 22 West Road

    August 14, 2016
    Elder's Care Clinic and Wellness Day , Old Dramatic Theatre, UWI Mona feat.  Country Farmhouse and the RBPA, Professor Fred Hickling

    August 15, 2016
    Research and Innovation in Ganja: Ganja Industry Development in Jamaica, Ganja Workshops and Testing

    August 16, 2016
    Nutraceuticals and Ital Nutrition: Rastafari Herbal Livity, Open House, Films and Panels

    August 17, 2016
    RASTAFARI UNITED FRONT (SOUTH AFRICA) SUMMIT
    MARCUS GARVEY EARTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

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    August 18 - 21, 2016
    @UWI Western Jamaica Campus, Montego Bay

    August 18, 2016
    Travel to Montego Bay, Rasafari Community Engagement

    August 19, 2016
    The Way Forward: Towards Rastafari Sustainable Development

    August 20, 2016
    Elder's Care Clinic and Wellness Day Phase 2

    August 21, 2016
    IRIE FM Marcus Garvey Celebrations
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    ALSO FEATURING
    Vendor's Village (Craft, Cuisine and Clothing)
    Nightly Cultural Events
    Special Edition Ganja Talk
    Opening and Closing Ceremonies
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    SPONSORS AND COLLABORATORS

    Office of the Principal, UWI Mona
    Rastafari Millennium Council
    The University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus
    Rastafari United Front
    Rastafari Business and Professional Association/Country Farmhouse
    Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society
    The University Bookshop
    IRIE FM
    The University School of Dentistry
    The Institute of Caribbean Studies
    The University Archives

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    Rastafari Studies Centre - Special Project, West Road
    The University of the West Indies, Mona  Kingston 7, Jamaica
    Tel: 1 (876) 970 - 6674  Ext: 3674 or 3675

    Website: http://ocs.mona.uwi.edu/index.php/rsc/2013
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rastafaristudiesconference
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/RastaConference

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  • Wed
    17
    Aug
    2016
    6 - 7.30 pm@Brent Museum, Willesden Library Centre, 95 High Rd, London NW10 2SF

    Book to express your interest in attending the first of what's expected to be an annual event.

    Produced in association with Friends Of Marcus Garvey Bust Collective @ WGLC.

    For enquiries: btwsc@hotmail.com

    To book: www.bit.ly/MGBust

    Events can be accessed from www.AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com
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  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    @Drum Beat, 639 High Road, Leyton, London E10 6RF

    Collectors, originals, represses, auctions, new roots

    Stalls by: Direct Impact, Sta Kulcha music distribution, Roots Hitek muzik

    Refreshments on sale - Arts, crafts and fashion in the store

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  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    11.00am- 5.00 pm@Old Spitalfields, Horner Square, London E1 6EW

    :: MANY STALLS :: fashion, jewellery, natural health & beauty products, baby & kids clothing, dolls & instruments, books

    Local & international charities are also represented, promoting their actions and raising awareness but also funds by selling goods

    Homemade African Food

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2084738461751378/

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  • Sat
    03
    Sep
    2016
    Mon
    12
    Sep
    2016
    London's West End

    Ryszard Kapuściński's Book full of lies "The Emperor" is presently being relaunched as a theatre production from the start of September at the Young Vic in the West End of London

    Ryszard Kapuściński was a Polish writer who became well known for fiction books regarding Africa and Latin America presented as historical fact, thought to be most likely allegoric references to his own communist Poland of the time. His reporting has since be labelled "literary colonialism".

    More infos here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1688016074855038/?active_tab=highlights

  • Tue
    06
    Sep
    2016
    4:00 - 6:30 pmBlack Cultural Archives - 1 Windrush Square, Brixton London SW2 1EF

    As Rastafari in Motion comes to the end of its acclaimed residence at the Black Cultural Archives, Dr Michael Barnett from the University of the West Indies joins conversation with Cecil Gutzmore of the Pan African Society Community Forum to discuss new opportunities and challenges for the Rastafari movement in the 21st century. Dr Barnett will be selling and signing two new books: Rastafari in the New Millennium(Syracuse University Press), and Leonard Percival Howell and the Genesis of Rastafari(University of West Indies Press).

    Entry is FREE.

    Booking is a must: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rastafari-in-the-new-millennium-tickets-27403502614

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016
    11:00 am - 5:00 pmFairfield House, 2 Kelston Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 3QJ

    An opportunity to see inside the former Home of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, who gifted Fairfield House to the City of Bath in 1958. Lovely preserved Italianate Villa with a small exhibition about the Emperor.

    Addtionally, there will be a Rastafari thanksgiving event to celebrate the Ethiopian New Year from 4pm onwards on Sunday 11th September. Everyone welcome.

    More infos: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/fairfield-house-open-day1

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pmBlack Cultural Archives (BCA) - 1 Windrush Square, Brixton London SW2 1EF

    2.00pm: Browsing the exhibition, coffee ceremony, Nyahbinghi drums

    3.00pm: BCA reflections and looking forward

    3.15pm: RRL reflections and looking forward

    3.30pm: Short speeches from dignitaries and representatives from Rastafari Houses and Mansions

    4.00-5.30pm: Mingle and close with drums

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  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016
    3:00 pm@Liberty Hall, 76 King Street, Kingston, Jamaica

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  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London,W1B 2UW

    See website for prices
    All ages

    UPTOWN ROCKERS FILM FESTIVAL
    A feast of reggae film comes to the West End in association with Abetta Couriers and Dub Vendor, tickets available now!

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1764501567136068/
    SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
    5.00 pm: I Am The Gorgon: Bunny 'Striker' Lee And The Roots Of Reggae (Documentary/85 mins) + Q&A with Bunny "Striker" Lee
    7.00 pm: Rockers (Feature/100 mins)
    9.00 pm: The Harder They Come (Feature/103 mins)

    SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
    3.30 pm: tbc - Reggae In A Babylon (Documentary/48 mins) + Reggae (Documentary/60 mins) + Q&A with director Wolfgang Buld
    5.30 pm: Pressure (Feature/120 mins) + Wilf Walker and Herbert Norville Q&A
    8.30 pm: Babylon (Feature/94 mins) + Trevor Laird Q&A

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    5:00 am@Unite the Union, 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN

    After the recent Living Histories session with former Black Panther Movement member and doctor Altheia Jones-Lecointe, history consultant Kwaku will be in conversation with activists, teasing out the little-known experiences of those who've been part of the African British radical history narrative.

    Please note: there is a £5 non-refundable charge (£7 at the door, subject to availability).
    This event will be video-ed and and photographs taken - attending implies giving permission to be recorded or photographed

    More infos: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/living-histories-conversations-about-radical-african-british-histories-tickets-27367151888

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016
    11.00 am - 5.00 pm@Old Spitalfields, Horner Square, London E1 6EW

    :: MANY STALLS :: fashion, jewellery, natural health & beauty products, baby & kids clothing, dolls & instruments, books

    Local & international charities are also represented, promoting their actions and raising awareness but also funds by selling goods

    Homemade African Food

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/535590269979214/

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  • Thu
    29
    Sep
    2016
    6.00 pm - 9.00 pmUAL: University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7 London

    Diversity Matters is proud to announce its first Black History Festival special guest lecture with acclaimed author Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate - great-nephew of the late Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I!

    FREE event! Booking essential via Eventbrit > https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-era-of-emperor-haile-selassie-i-his-role-as-founder-of-the-organisation-of-african-unity-oau-tickets-26433190384

    More information on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1235252889848047/

  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2016
    4:30 - 6:30 pmGhana Institute Of Journalism, 32 Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue, Accra, Ghana

    Organised by BTWSC/African Histories Revisited

    The UN Resolution 68/237 declared 2014-2025 as the International Decade For People Of African Descent (IDPAD) under the theme Recognition, Justice and Development.

    But how aware are we in Ghana of this initiative by the UN? And how can we use it for our upliftment and development?

    The resolution calls on member states, civil society and all other relevant actors to join together with people of African heritage and take effective measures for the implementation of the programme of activities. The Decade is an opportunity to push for the elimination of racism, racial and structural discrimination against Africans.

    History consultant, community activist and former University of Westminster lecturer Kwaku is visiting Accra and will deliver a presentation on how to use IDPAD to empower ourselves, followed by a Question & Answer session. Introduction by Elder Statesman Dr KB Asante.

    Admission: Free

    To register, please visit www.AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    12:30 pmFairfield House, 2 Kelston Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 3QJ

    In association with Black History month, Fairfield House celebrates Ethiopian history.

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  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    12noon to 6pmTrafalgar Square, London

    Africa on the Square is organised by the Mayor of London for Black History Month.

    The event is sponsored by Lebara and Air France, with media partner support from The Voice.
    It is programmed by Open the Gate.

    FREE - ALL AFTERNOON

    FULL PROGRAMME & INFO:
    www.london.gov.uk/africa

  • Sun
    16
    Oct
    2016
    3.00 pm - 6.00 pm@ Ark T Centre, Crowell Rd, Oxford OX4 3LN

    Ark T and African School present: WORD and the WARRIOR | Interactive workshop by Natty Mark Samuels | Celebrating Early Black Journalism | Plus workshop by Young Women Music Project and Food  for Black Lives Matter | Free and integenerational [for 11+]

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  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016
    Fri
    04
    Nov
    2016
    @ Fusion Art, East Oxford Community Centre, Princes St, Oxford OX4 1DD

    Featuring artwork by: Helen Baille, Ras Haile Mecael, Christine de Faoite, Grey Burdick, Moses Bikshoni, Leo Bowder, Debbie Scrivener, Dee Sessegnon

    Launch evening: 22nd October 8-10pm | Music by Jah Paul Promotions & guests | Food & Bar | Donations to support the cost of exhibition space will be much appreciated

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    Launch evening: 22nd October 8-10pm | Music by Jah Paul Promotions & guests | Food & Bar | Donations to support the cost of exhibition space will be much appreciated

     

  • Sun
    23
    Oct
    2016
    2.00pm to 4.00 pm & 6.00pm to 8.00pmBrady Arts & Community Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, Whitechapel, London E1 5HU

    Organised by BTWSC/African Histories Revisited

    A play exploring Identity during African History Month 2016 & IDPAD 2015-24

    Taking its starting point from Peter Tosh's 'African' song,  'As Long As You're Of African Heritage...' posits that anyone of African heritage is African,  irrespective of where they are born or based.

    Using the format of a play with 5 actors set within the course of a management committee meeting of an African-led voluntary organisation, we witness the dynamics of the meeting change from congratulatory back-patting on account of a successful fundraising exercise, to putting plans for a Black History Month (BHM) event on hold, as tensions rise around the issues of identity within the African British community,  where there is often a disconnect from Africa, especially by those born in Britain or the Caribbean.

    The play also questions what BHM should be about and whether it should be renamed, 30 years on from its introduction in the UK, the Race Relations Act @ 50,  and the start the UN's International Decade For People Of African Descent 2015-24 initiative.

    The afternoon performance is targeted as an outing for youths, school children,  teachers and parents, whilst the evening performance is targeted at the wider community. A facilitated Q&A follows each performance, which provides the audience with an opportunity to engage with the issues raised in the play

    Admission: Free

    To register, please visit www.AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com

  • Mon
    31
    Oct
    2016
    6.30 pm - 8.30 pm@Brent Civic Centre (Meeting Rooms 4/5) Engineers Way, Wembley Middx HA9 0FJ

    A recent permanent display at Brent Museum is a bust of Jamaican-born pan-Africanist icon Marcus Garvey. If you would like to find out more about him, there's the Marcus Garvey: An Overview Of His Life, Influence & Legacy presentation on Monday 31 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, at Brent Civic Centre (Meeting Rooms 4/5) Engineers Way, Wembley Middx HA9 0FJ.

    It's organised by BTWSC/African Histories Revisited in association with Friends Of Marcus Garvey Bust and hosted by Cllr James Allie. For more details or to book: www.AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com
    PRESENTATION
    Marcus Garvey: An Overview Of His Life, Influence & Legacy

    This is an updated version of the audio-visual presentation given by history consultant and FOMGB (Friends Of Marcus Garvey Bust) co-ordinator Kwaku at the unveilling of the Marcus Garvey bust at Brent Museum on August 17 2016.

    Free

     

  • Tue
    01
    Nov
    2016
  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2016
    2:00 pm - 7:30 pmCLF Art Cafè, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, LondonSE15 4ST

    An afternoon of traditional Caribbean food, film, performance and panel discussion with special guest Mutabaruka

    plus panelists:

    - Dr Kehinde Andrews (ORGANISATION OF BLACK UNITY),
    - Rameri Moukam (AFRICAN CENTRED PYSCHOTHERAPIST),
    - and Ayo Wallace (AFRICAN DIASPORA YOUTH NETWORK).

    Hosted by Charmaine Simpson (BLACK HISTORY STUDIES).

    Exclusive London screening of Sankofa

    Q&A with Mutabaruka

    Panel discussion exploring the roles of the Black male and the Black female

    Performances by Bongo Kanny + Special guest artist

    Music by Fenomeno Show (OPEN THE GATE SOUND)

    Food on sale by LOVEGIFT VEGAN + COZMIC COOKIEZ & CAKEZ.
    Tickets: £6 (child, seniors) / £8.50 (early birds) / £10 (standard)
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  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016
    1:00pm-4:00pm@Unite The Union Building, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

    Meeting looking at a) how the Decade can enhance work African people and African-led organisations are doing, b) what we would like to come out of the UN's IDPAD 2015-24 Resolution by highlighting specific outcomes, and c) networking, and learning from what individual Africans and African-led organisations are doing.

    Free

    To register, please visit www.AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com