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/

  • Sun
    11
    Jun
    2017
    12pm to 12amRICHMIX, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    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

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    FREE ENTRY - ALL WELCOME!

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    12:00 - 3:30pm@The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BL

    The House on Coco Road is an intimate portrait of an activist and teacher who moves her children from Oakland, California to participate in the Grenada Revolution only to find her family caught up in a U.S. military invasion.

    Director Damani Baker (Still Bill, 2009) draws poignant connections between the civil rights struggles in the US, socialist revolutions in the Caribbean and liberation struggles on the African continent.  Seamlessly weaving between the grand narratives of pan-Africanism and anti-imperialism and touching personal insights, THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD successfully captures a pivotal moment in African-diaspora history; encouraging us all to apply history's lessons to the situations we face today.

    The screening includes a Q&A with DAMANI BAKER plus a panel discussion including invited guests LUKE DANIELS (Caribbean Labour Solidarity) and RAMERI MOUKAM (African Centred Psychotherapist) exploring activism, neocolonialism and African-centred psychology.

    Info & tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/decolonising-the-archive-presents-forward-ever-emotional-emancipation-workshop-tickets-34822768839?mc_cid=a725ac256b&mc_eid=[UNIQID]

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 - 8:30 pmHarrow Mencap 1st Floor, 3 Jardine House Harrow Business Village, Bessborough Road London HA1 3EX
  • Mon
    10
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 - 8:30 pmHarrow Mencap 1st Floor, 3 Jardine House Harrow Business Village, Bessborough Road London HA1 3EX

    BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress presents as part of BBMM2017: Reggae History Quiz (Kwaku)

    You don't have to be a reggae anorak, a geek, or an aficionado to attend, though it might help during the Name That Tune section, and there'll be a few prizes.

    This is meant to be a fun evening of learning about and enjoying our reggae heritage. Part of marking JA@55

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reggae-history-quiz-kwaku-tickets-33745486659

  • Sun
    23
    Jul
    2017
    1:00 - 6:00 pmHarrow Mencap 1st Floor, 3 Jardine House Harrow Business Village, Bessborough Road London HA1 3EX
  • Sun
    23
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 - 8:30 pmHarrow Mencap 1st Floor, 3 Jardine House Harrow Business Village, Bessborough Road London HA1 3EX
  • Mon
    24
    Jul
    2017
    Fri
    11
    Aug
    2017
  • Fri
    28
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pmBrent Civic Centre Engineers Way Wembley HA9 0FJ
  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    12:00 - 6:00 pmNewham Leisure Centre, 281 Prince Regent Ln, London E13 8SD

    The Kitenge Festival UK aim to promote African Fashion, culture and business in the UK.
    The one-day event showcases Africa's valuable, distinctive and unique heritage in a carnival/celebration atmosphere. The event will feature live performances, dance, competitions, award programme, networking, product sampling, fashion stalls, poetry, fashion catwalks and African street food.

  • Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017
    Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 OBL

    "The Africa Centre is back with its vibrant SUMMER FESTIVAL at its new home on Great Suffolk Street in Southwark. The AFRICA CENTRE SUMMER FESTIVAL will take over the street bringing together some great talent from across the African & Caribbean diaspora and amasing artists from all parts of Africa. 3 live music stages. Kids & family activities. The African Market. African Street Food. So come down to South London where the heat is on!"

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    12-6pmTrafalgar Square, London
    Africa on the Square is organised by the Mayor of London for Black History Month.
    The event is sponsored by Lebara and The Voice.
    It is programmed by Open the Gate.
    - LIVE MUSIC -
     
    NOGABE RANDRIAHARIMALALA
    (Madagascar)
    AMIRA KHEIR
    (Sudan)
    JAY JOHNSON
    (Winner of the Youth Talent Show
    Africa on the Square 2016)
    MOBO CHOIR
    MUNTU VALDO

    (Camreoon)

    GNAWA BLUES ALLSTARS
    (Morocco)
    DJEMBE THUNDER
    (Mali)
    YAABA FUNK
    (Ghana / UK)
    - HOSTS -
    Rosemary Laryea &
    Usifu Jalloh, the Cowfoot Prince
    - DJ EDU -
    - FASHION CATWALK BY AFWL -
    4.30pm
    TALENT SHOW
    2.15pm
     

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    - AFRICAN MARKET -  
     
    Lots of African Market stalls
    all around the square:
    Fashion Village, Arts & Crafts, Homeware and deco, art, books, charities
     
    - African Street Food Village -
    - Traditional Drumming and Dancing Groups Procession -
    - Acrobats -
    - Family & Children Workshops -
    Drumming and Dancing
    Football kick
    Mosaics making
    Beads & Jewellery Making
    Screen printing
    Animal Mask Making
    Hair Braiding
    Massage therapy
    Face painting & Henna Tattoo
    FREE - ALL AFTERNOON
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  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    2pm – 9pmGillett Square, Dalston, London N16 8AZ

    Sound system culture in the UK has played a vital part in UK music history. Since 1954 when Duke Vincent Forbes set up his home made system and started playing Ska and Calypso numbers at chest shaking volume, British sound system music has remained at the forefront of mainstream music culture.

    This one-day celebration in the heart of Hackney will showcase the evolution of Caribbean sound systems culture into mainstream culture, showcasing music, film, photography and discussion.

    ·      Panel discussion and Q&A: Exploring the journey of sound system culture and its impact.

    ·      Sound System set up: A visual interactive experience of a sound system being set up.

    ·      Music: DJ sets taking you though a journey of sound system music and the sub genres it has influenced – Dub through to Grime.

    ·      Film – Guerrilla film screening of the Black British cult classic movie, Babylon.

    Line Up:

    Jah Youth Roots Ambassador

    Jamie Rodigan & Daniel Shotz

    Jah Wanda (Conscious FM)

    Gaza Strip (NTS)

    Sister Joseph

    Steve Vibration Lab (Reggae Roast)

    Inner Gold (Beat FM)

    Urgent Sound Union

    Yesuf Top Ranking

    Hosted by RTKAL

    Sound Man is produced by Rockers International www.rockersinternational.com Contact: rockershifiuk@gmail.com

    Sound Man is Supported By HCD, LBH, GS2 and in partnership with NTS, Kaffa Coffee, Community HiFI, Reggae Roast and Top Rankin’

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/123624978341693/

     

  • Thu
    02
    Nov
    2017
    7pm-10pm@The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA

    "BASS2017 will celebrate the Anniversary of the coronation of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I with an exclusive Birmingham premier screening of critically acclaimed film 'Shashamane' and music legend Damian Marley's 'Stony Hill to Addis'.

    Nearly 8,000 miles separate Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, and Kingston, Jamaica, but a link between them was forged by a number of Jamaicans who believe His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie's (Ras Tafari's) coronation was the fulfillment of a prophecy and that he was their redeemer, the messiah written of in the Bible’s Book of Revelation: “King of Kings, Lord of lords”. They believed he would arrange for a deliverance, which, as they saw it, involved a miraculous transformation. They would move from their lives in the Caribbean and relocate to Africa, the land of their ancestors and their spiritual epicentre."