PORTRAITURE AS POLITICS by 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Saturday 6th October 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM @ Screening Room, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN Against a backdrop of retreating notions of multiculturalism and an increasing populist nationalism in Europe and America, is portraiture emerging as a resonant medium by which to assert black visibility? Does portraiture take on a dual role, both…

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Ashraf Jamal on ‘Art & Lies’: Institute of Advanced Studies Public Lecture Series

Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to welcome Ashraf Jamal for this talk. In ‘The Waiting Country: A South African Witness’, published in 1995, Mike Nicol arrives at…

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THE BIRTH OF A BLACK SURREALISM

Friday 5th October 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM @ Screening Room, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN In 1945, André Breton came to Haiti and gave a series of lectures which – some say – helped spark a political revolution. Yet it was his visit to the radical art studio, le Centre d’Art d’Haïti, which…

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IAS Book Launch: ‘In the World’ by Ashraf Jamal – In Conversation with Tamar Garb

Friday 5th October 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, University College London (UCL), Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT   The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to welcome Ashraf Jamal for the book launch of ‘In the World’. This is a collection of essays,…

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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…

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UNMISSABLE: “Rapport Festival – The unique African arts festival returns to Brixton!

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th June 2018: various times, Brixton, South London With just one week to go, the streets, squares, cinemas and playgrounds of Brixton will be brought to life by the Rapport Festival. Founded in 2017, the festival will once more showcase the very best of African diaspora art in the UK in the…

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“POP UP AFRICA”: EXPERIENCE AFRICA THROUGH RETAIL AND FOOD – SUPPORTING AFRICAN START- UPS TO REACH THE WIDER MARKET

‘Pop Up Africa’ at Spitalfields: Monday 28th May 2018 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Spitalfields Market, 65 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields London E1 6AA ‘Pop Up Africa‘ returns to Spitalfields on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018 to host the much loved ‘Africa at Spitalfields’ event. Africa at Spitalfields offers city dwellers the chance to experience and purchase a bit of…

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“BLACK PANTHER’S AFRICAN HISTORY – AN INTERACTIVE AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION”

Saturday 28th April 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM @ The New Beacon Books Ltd, 76 Stroud Green Road, London, N4 3EN Millions have seen Black Panther but not realised the film references real African history. In this interactive audio-visual presentation we will use photos, art and trailers from the movie alongside quotes and interviews…

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