The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th August 2018, 1:00 PM –10:00 PM @ The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE


The Africa Centre is back with our annual flagship event celebrating African and diaspora music, dance, fashion and art!

2 music stages, one youth dance stage, 9 streets, 150 stalls!

We are bringing together the best of African and diaspora culture onto the streets of London. It is the largest African festival in the UK, fusing music, dance, food and fashion from across the UK and the African continent.

This is a FREE event. register at eventbrite

The Africa Centre Timeline:

  • In 1960 The Africa Centre opens its doors to the public in 1964, becoming a vibrant ‘home-away-from-home’ and cultural hub for the African diaspora in London.
  • In 1970 The Africa Centre becomes a vital instrument for the multiple voices of liberation during the struggles for independence on the continent.
  • In 1980 The Africa Centre hosts numerous art exhibitions, including ‘Zimbabwe Contemporary Stone Sculpture’ held at the Barbican and opened by HRH THE Prince of Wales.


  • In 1990 The resolution of South Africa’s independence struggle, and other ongoing changes in Africa and the UK, influence the Africa Centre to rethink its mission: “To be a flagship for Africa in Europe promoting the aspirations of Africa and its Diaspora; in particular to promote cultural, economic and socio-political initiatives in Britain and the rest of Europe that assist in the development of Africa.”
  • By the year 2000 Global economic factors help to further establish the Africa Centre. It presents an acclaimed series of cultural events, while becoming an important hub for African innovation, arts and commerce. The Africa Centre continues to host monthly events, including panel discussions, African film screenings and cultural partnership events.