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

  • 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."

  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018
    Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018
    Ethiopia

    "U DAY is an international music festival promoting the values of intercultural harmony, dialogue, and spiritual unity. Musicians, artists, visionaries, activists and representatives of various faiths and worldviews come together to celebrate our common humanity and present an optimistic vision for the future. Workshops and cultural activities are combined with musical performances in order to celebrate both the colourful diversity and basic unity among the human family."

    udayfestival.org/