Ink and Blood: Stories of Abolition

NOW until 2nd September 2018, International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4AQ   ‘Stories of Abolition‘ explores the personal stories of previously enslaved people and the lasting legacies of, and contemporary responses to abolition. The exhibition brings together a fascinating private collection, iconic documents from leading museums and archives in Britain, and…

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2018 Shades of Beauty LIVE! ‘The Hair and Beauty Show for Black and Mixed Race Women’

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August 2018, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ The Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2QW   The unmissable 2-day Hair & Beauty Expo! Explore your favorite brands and discover some new ones, at a show tailored to meet the needs of women from mixed heritage or…

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World Jollof Rice Day 2018 – Jollof Festival London

Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ   Get ready all you food fanatics for the most delectable event in London this Summer! Discover the wonders of Jollof Rice, a mouth-watering African dish and explore the long tradition behind it! Join us for…

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‘Black in the Day’ A Black Cultural Archives Exhibition

Thursday 16th August 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF   In the spirit of our current exhibition ‘Family Ties‘ the Adamah’s rediscovered their family history and connection to a Ghanaian King, and the value of preserving their traditions here in Britain. ‘Black in the Day’ is a…

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6th KITENGE FESTIVAL UK

Saturday 11th August 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ The London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB ONE COMMUNITY, CELEBRATING AFRICA! After last year’s successful and remarkable event, the hotly anticipated multi-cultural day out is back! 6th Kitenge Festival UK is the biggest annual cultural event bringing all African businesses and startup…

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AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON 2018

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th August 2018, 12;00 PM – 8:00 PM @ The Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B   #AFWL – A GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR AFRICAN INSPIRED DESIGNERS   The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, #AFWL is back for Season 8! Reserve your seat to watch catwalk showcases featuring…

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Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend – In conversation with Adebayo Bolajj and Robi Walters

Friday 27th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Serena Morton Gallery, 343 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 6HA   Serena Morton Gallery will offer an exciting programme of events for Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend. In direct relation to the exhibition ‘Optimistic: The Powers of Now’ will see curators Serena Morton and Mikei Hall…

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L’AVIYE 2018 Summer Pop Up: LONDON

Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th July 2018, 10:00 – 6:00 PM @ 11 Durnford Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BF The L’AVIYE pop-up shop is an opportunity for fashion lovers to experience beautiful high-quality African Inspired garments and accessories. This event is an exclusive shopping experience, featuring new pieces never seen before! You will have the…

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‘Continuing the Journey’ International Slavery Museum

Saturday 21st July 2018, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM @ 3rd Floor, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX   This exhibition developed by Stray Cat Media is a multi media collection of oral histories, photography and film, exploring issues which affect people of African heritage, born, raised or living in Liverpool’s locality. Learn about…

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‘LIBERATED’ by Desrie Thomson-George (art exhibition)

Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July 2018, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ The Art Academy (formerly Newington Library), 155 Walworth Road, London SE17 1RS   Desrie’s works form a critical response to the social, cultural and political awareness of her existence as a black woman born in Guyana and the effects of being brought up…

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IT’S ALMOST HERE….’Africa Oyé’ – The UK’s largest free celebration of African Music and Culture!

Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th June 2018, 12:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17 1AJ Africa Oye, is the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture, and takes place annually in Liverpool. Beginning in 1992 as a series of small gigs in the city center, the event has gone from…

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“FASHION4AFRICA POP UP”: showcasing contemporary African art and fashion in the heart of the Westend,

Friday 27th July 2018, 12:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The China Exchange (UK), 32a Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JA We are pleased to announce that ‘Fashion4Africa‘ will be rekindling and showcase contemporary creative African art and fashion in the heart of the Westend, surrounded by UK’s theatre-land, hotels, tourism and Soho nightlife. Fashion4Africa’s boutique…

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“9th ANNUAL YORUBA ARTS FESTIVAL”

Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd July 2018, 12:00 PM –9:00 PM @ Clissold Park, Green Lanes, London N16 9EY Founded in 2010, the annual Yoruba Arts Festival celebrates the rich and diverse arts and culture of one of Africa’s largest and oldest cultures.   The festival features cultural performances, arts and crafts, workshops, competitions, children’s…

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Exhibition: ‘SOUTH AFRICAN MOMENTS’ by Lucy Abraham

Monday 30th July – Sunday 5th August 2018 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM @ 54 The Gallery, 54 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QX   The exhibition will capture the vitality of life in contemporary South Africa. Erina’s vivid and colourful paintings depict sunny South Africa and its rainbow nation, drawing inspiration from the beauty…

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Curators Talk ‘Family Ties: The Adamah Papers’ by Black Cultural Archives

Thursday 12th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF ‘Family Ties Curators Talk‘ – Natalie Fiawoo shares insight into her journey curating this new exhibition, which gives you an insight into what life was like in 1885 to 1950s Ghana; and how a British-Ghanaian family from east London rediscovered their…

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‘Arrival’: Celebrating Windrush and the Communities who Followed

Saturday 30th June 2018 @ City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA Arrival: celebrating Windrush and the communities who followed. City Hall will host a free event to bring the story of ‘arrival in London’ to life. There will be talks, music, workshops, film screenings and installations. The day will honour the Windrush generation and…

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THE ULTIMATE DAY OF INDULGENCE: “The 2018 CurlyTreats Festival” – The UK’s Biggest Natural Hair & Beauty Event!

CurlyTreats Festival London 2018 is the ultimate one-day event focused on all things natural hair, beauty and wellness. Known as the UK’s leading event of its kind, this is a day of empowerment, entertainment and influence at its best. Packed with vendors, seminars, interactive workshops, live features and expert speakers.

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‘BlackWoman 2018 – The Inauguration’ 

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM @ COS, 146 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4BY BlackWoman will showcase the best of four emerging designers and 20 models with Catwalk Shows, Human Rights Presentations, and Cultural Debates. BlackWoman will be a glossy, crowd-pulling experience where young, edgy designers will showcase their next-generation cool, with art-world…

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‘Africa Utopia 2018 Festival’ 

Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd July @ The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX Africa Utopia is an annual festival celebrating the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents. Championed by Senegalese singer and human rights advocate Baaba Maal, the annual programme features a range of talks, workshops, music, performances,…

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‘Experience The Untold African Story Of The First World War’

Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th July 2018 @ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG Tate Modern joins forces with 14-18 NOW the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, to commemorate the significant contribution of African men and women in this desperate conflict that took the lives of so many. THE WORLD premiere of a new…

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WINDRUSH FILM PREMIERE SERIES: Di Journey & Brown Girl Begins 

Saturday 16th June 2018, 2:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, Arch 29 Nearest Station Southwark, London SE1 0BL In honour of those who have contributed to the Journey we have made and for those who will continue the journey towards our success as a people. 2:30 PM : Pop Up…

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Break From Convention: Reel Rebels Radio hosts pop-up art exhibition ‘Perspectives’

Friday 8th – Saturday 10th June 2018. 6:00 PM @ at Reel Radio Rebels Music Studios, 7A Bouverie Mews, London N16 0AE AN EXHIBITION is set to showcase the work of three artists in a ‘break from convention’ with a twist next month. Reel Rebels Radio hosts pop-up art exhibition, ‘Perspectives’, featuring the work of comic artist…

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‘Radiate Windrush 2 Day Festival’ by Wanda Nation

 Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018. 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Crystal Palace Park, Anerley Hill, London SE19 2GA   Wanda Nation presents ‘Radiate Windrush Festival‘, a friendly cosmopolitan Black Culture and Afro Arts community event. It has been created to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Windrush and to appreciate the Black…

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‘G.I.R.L. Xhibition’ by Aisha Kigwalilo

 Saturday 16th June 2018, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AP   The Africa-UK Young Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Movement, TuWezeshe Akina Dada presents to you G.I.R.L. Xhibition – A collaborative art exhibition showcasing young up and coming artists through the representation and celebration of black female individuality.…

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LONDON HISTORY DAY 2018: Free Screening of ‘BEYOND THE PHOTO’ at the ‘Herne Hill Film Festival’

Thursday 31st May 2018, 8:00 PM @ The Prince Regent, 69 Dulwich Road, London SE24 0NJ ‘London History Day‘ is back and it’s bigger and better than ever! More than 70 of London’s museums, galleries and cultural spaces will open their doors to reveal special behind the scenes tours, rarely seen exhibits and one off…

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