Cultural events

Cultural events

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  • Sun
    08
    Jan
    2017
    3.30 - 7.30 pmFairfield House, 2 Kelston Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 3QJ

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  • Sun
    15
    Jan
    2017
    2.00 pm - 5.00 pm@Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

    London's original African family adventure! With live music, cinema, dance, games, workshops and the best of vibes... Each month Mwalimu Express features a different live act with African connections, DJ Sets from Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt, African cinema with introduction and Q&A’s led by Andy Jones of Screen Station. Lucy Angell John’s dance session for kids lasts all afternoon along with the Oware Society’s non stop playing of the oldest board game in the world, Oware as played in Ghana. Stalls from Open the Gate The African Market Corner.
    People talk, dance, clap, cheer, drink, eat, and share a celebration of African culture.

  • Sat
    21
    Jan
    2017
    12.00 - 10.30pm@SOAS University, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG London

    Afrikult.’s three-part event series Words that Travel aims to showcase the wonderful and rich diversity within the African literary genre. Each event focused on particular mediums and traditions of African literature. Back again with our final instalment to the Words that Travel series, think you can guess what’s brewing in our creative pot? Didn’t think so. Word that Travel: Rhythms of Literature captures the synergy between literature and music - the sounds behind words, the words in sounds.

    The all-day event will include an African Food Court, Publishers' Market, Performances, Open Lit Space and a LIVE music concert.

    FB event: www.facebook.com/events/726126474219459/

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    7.00 pm - 9.30 pm@Society Club, 3 Cheshire street, Shoreditch London E2 6ED

    A celebratory evening of discussion, poetry, and lectures by three esteemed, original thinkers. Miguel Cullen, whose poetry has been described as "arresting, streetsmart ventriloquism" (TLS), will lead the evening. Speakers will include both journalist Ian Thomson, author of the controversial The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica (praised by both Benjamin Zephaniah and Zadie Smith), and Colin Grant, author of books about Marcus Garvey (Negro With A Hat), Bob Marley and The Wailers (I and I The Natural Mystics), and a highly acclaimed autobiographical work exploring Black British identity in the 1970s (Bageye at the Wheel). Discussion will be rich and free flowing.

    Followed by music. Float downstream on a mix of poetry, travelogue, history to beat back those January shivers.

    This event is free, but please RSVP: Babette@thesocietyclub.com

    More: www.thesocietyclub.com

     

  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2017
    7:30 pm@The Nevart Gulbenkian Hall, Iverna Gardens, London W8

    "The Armenians of Ethiopia and an introduction to the work of B.A. Sevadjian", lecture by Rubina Sevadjian Kingwell. Event hosted by the Armenian Institute

    Admission: £5 (£3 students)

  • Fri
    24
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    26
    Feb
    2017
    @Mayibuye Multipurpose Centre, Kimberley - Galeshewe, South Africa

    R.U.F. International Summit 3rd anniversary

    Elders in RAstafari Awards, Rastafari research colloquium & reggae nite

    Theme: Mobilising the International RAstafari Community for Unity Actions

     

     

  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017
    11.00 am - 5.00 pm@Old Spitalfields, Horner Square, London E1 6EW

    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

    Info: http://openthegate.org.uk/market/

  • Wed
    01
    Mar
    2017
    9:00 amKeizergracht parking lot, Cape Town, South Africa

    More info: http://rastaites.com/2nd-annual-rasta-nation-march-commemorating-121st-anniversary-adwa-victory/

  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017
    Tue
    20
    Jun
    2017
    10 am - 5 pm Mon Wed Fri / 1st Sat of every month from 3 pm Fairfield House, 2 Kelston Road, BA1 3QJ Bath

    "This exciting exhibition at Fairfield House is produced by Dr Peter Kellett, an architect and social anthropologist, and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Newcastle University. In 2013 he was based at Addis Ababa University Ethiopia for 8 months, and whilst there brought together this body of work. The exhibition consists of large numbers of everyday objects collected with the help of Ethiopian colleagues. They will be displayed as multiples and in creative, colourful juxtaposition with each other.

    Each group focuses on a particular theme including: cultures of sustenance (food/religion/water), communication and education (languages/signs), renewal and birth (urban change/birth rates/maternal mortality/ health), resources (money/recycling). The objects include: traditional woven mats, recycled oil containers, religious pictures and candles, children’s shoes, football shirts, bank notes, processional umbrellas, and other materials.

    This opening event including talks, performances and contributions by the Ethiopian community, and refreshments."

    FB event: www.facebook.com/events/1849366975314570/

     

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017
    Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017
    @Ark-T Centre, Crowell Road, East Oxford

    The Dub alongside The Ark-T Centre presents: The Dub Exhibition

    Ras Haile Mecael, Helen Baillie, Moses Bikshoni, Christian de Faoite, Danny Smith, Grey Burdick, Dee Sessegnon and Debbie Scrivener

  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
  • Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017
    7.00pm-9.30pmBlack Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, London, Brixton SW2 1EF

    "Black Cultural Archives will host an outdoor tribute screening on Sunday 9th April 2017, in honour of campaigner for Black rights and leading anti-racist activist, Darcus Howe (1943-2017). We invite the community to come together to honour the work and life of the formidable Darcus Howe."

    Info: https://bcaheritage.org.uk/tribute-to-darcus-howe/

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    12.30 - 4.30 pmUnite, 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, WC1X 8TN, London

    Discourse on African Identity through discussions, quiz, musi and drama

    Book at: www.AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com

  • Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm@The British Museum

    Program & info here

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017
    11.00 am - 5.00 pm@Old Spitalfields, Horner Square, London E1 6EW

    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

    Info: http://openthegate.org.uk/market/

  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 - 8:30 pmHarrow Mencap 1st Floor, 3 Jardine House Harrow Business Village, Bessborough Road London HA1 3EX