If you are a reader who is currently in London, I hope you are enjoying the heat, sunshine, rejuvenation, relaxation and enjoyment that the summer season promises. It’s been a rare treat na!
As a friend and supporter of the Africa Centre in London, I’m sharing an upcoming event of theirs that I’m looking forward to attending – The Africa Centre Summer Festival.
The festival is curated by the acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare MBE and will take place at the Covent Garden Piazza on 3 and 4 August.
Nneka will be headlining the festival and other highlights include performances by DJ Edu, the anchor for BBC 1xtra’s “Destination Africa” radio show, Bumi Thomas, Tunde Jegede, The Venus Bushfires, Wale Ojo and the London Afrobeat Collective. Art and photography by Otobong Nkanga, Safaa Erruas and Nathalie Mba Bikoro will be on display and the festival will also feature African films and a catwalk show from Africa Fashion Week London.
Hope to see you at what the organisers promise to be “a challenging, provocative African festival, reflecting the progressive modernism that has emerged post-independence.”
Note – the event is free to members of the public.
For more information visit the Africa Centre website https://www.africacentre.org.uk/event/africa-centre-summer-festival/—
Hi! I’m Minna Salami. I’m a writer, blogger, columnist, lecturer and speaker and the founder of the feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, which connects feminism to contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective. I’ve been listed alongside Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie as one of “twelve women changing the world” by ELLE and my work has been used as a resource and case study at universities around the world. Like what you just read? Sign up above to receive new posts directly in your inbox.