100 Events African Londoners can look Forward to in July 2017

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This Events guide is so big that the majority of readers probably won’t be able to make through the whole list; nevertheless – July 2017 is a record breaker in the number of African-themed taking place in London. Whether it’s Food, Film or Fiction; Debates, Conferences or Networking – Diplomats, Entrepreneurs and Experts – there is surely something for everyone. These AfroCentric list is for all and not some; and the Top 10 are my choice! The rest are in order in terms of dates. Good Luck on trying to get through it all!



*** 13 Events Not To Be Missed (RECOMMENDED) ***



DESTINATION AFRICA (AFRICAN LANGUAGE & CULTURAL CLASSES)

[For the Next Generation]

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Date: Saturday 8th July (every Saturday) | Time: 12pm – 3pm | Venue: Forest Hill Pools, London SE23 3HZ | Facebook 1: /Destination-Africa-Group | Facebook 2: /Listen-Speak-Learn | Twitter: @DestAfricaGrp | Phone: 07974 82 93 42 | Email: info@listenspeaklearn.com

Boom! Creative Language learning classes for children and teens in Twi, Hausa, Yoruba, Shona and Swahili in South London at discounted prices – Yes!  Destination Africa run tailored Saturday Classes for young children between the ages of 5 – 16 in South East London. They have a vision to connect young Black British sons and daughter with knowledge of their ancestral heritage and creative language sessions make this particular Saturday school a fun and ‘must-try’ experience for parents and young parents with kids in London.  Parents are more than welcome to sit with their kids and meet a very small but growing hub Black parents who homeschool all their children at the classes – I have been truly blessed by attending and seeing our children excel in our languages!  For more info; contact them Mr. Ekoe or Abena Richardson via the details above or below.

For more info; please click here



2) Summer BBQ Fest -Dancehall Meets Afrobeat

Grill N Roses Summer BBQ

Date: Sun 30th July | Time: 3pm – late | Venue: The Club, 121 Broad Street
Essex RM10 9HP | Hosts: Uch Manny | Shoobs link: here

Join Grill N Roses, Uch Manny & Co at this Summer BBQ Fest.

Music by: DJ sean
BBQ : Grill&Rose
Time: 3pm till 11:30pm.|No ID No Entry
£10.00 online and more at the door
For More info : Uch_Manny: 07916614689, Lawerncia : +44 7551 496614 ksweez: +447405154776

Join Grill N Roses, Uch Manny & Co at this Summer BBQ Fest.

For more info about this event; please click here



3) LITTLE BAOBAB JULY POP UP !

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Date: Fri 7th July | Time: 19:00–23:30pm | Venue: Palm 2 Event Space, 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QJ London, UK | FB: /LittleBoabab | Twitter: @LittleBaobabE5 | Email: littlebaobabuk@gmail.com | Phone: 07864947632 | Event Link here

These guys at Little Baobab are no strangers to us! I was at there last supper club on the Friday March 24th! And it was a blast! 7pm – 1am; live music will start at 8pm. Join them for a ONE NIGHT ONLY pop-up, upstairs at Palm 2 on Friday the 7th of July!  ENTRY is £28 per person and includes a three-course Senegalese feast and live music from some Baobab favourites & live acts: KADIALY KOUYATE (Senegal), KYAZI LUGANGIRA KIHAYA BLUES TRIO (Tanzania) and EXPLOSIVE NZAKOMBA (Congo).

There’s limited space and BOOKING is essential – call them on 07864947632 or email littlebaobabuk@gmail.com!

Our Review: Probably the best Senegambia Supperclub in London and if not the country; Little Baobab quite simply put = rock. I’ve been there many times, Resident Chef Khadim is a man that knows what he’s doing when it comes to Thiébou dieune,Yassa, Maffé and more. Make sure you keep updated via their Facebook page to see when their next supper club will pop-up! Email littlebaobabuk@gmail.com or call 07864947632 to book your place! Yes; they’re originally Senegalese – but worthy of a place within this article amongst our Gambian brothers. (Our Recommendation)

AfricanCultureBlog is GOING TO THIS EVENT! YAY!

For more info about this event; please click here



4) Nightclubbing with Radicals in Soho (1915-1965)

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Date: Sat 8th July | Time: 14:00 to 16:00pm | Venue: Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton SW2 1EF London | Hosts: Black Cultural Archives | FB: /BCAheritage | Email: archives@bcaheritage.org.uk or info@bcaheritage.org.uk | Phone: 0203 757 8510 or 0203 757 8511 | Eventbrite: here

This walking tour will trace the web of narrow streets in the central London neighbourhood of Soho. Once known as London’s ‘negro quarter’, we will explore the nightclubs, bars and restaurants of Soho. Tracing the stories of the Caribbean pioneers who brought jazz to London during the First World War, the cafe that was a home to icons of the Pan African movement, the clubs where future statesmen gained their training in political organising and the man responsible for bringing Jamaicans to Brixton. We will explore the Black club owners, musicians, dancers, politicians and poets, and how nightclubbing in Soho changed history.

This walking tour will last approximately two hours.

£10, £7 concessions (includes under 25s)

For more info about this event; please click here



5) AFRICAN SUMMER SUPPER CLUB with MANGO & SCOTCH BONNETS

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Date: Sun 30 July | Venue: 61 Cheltenham Road, London SE15 3AF | Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (BST) | Insta: /Lerato_Tomato | Facebook: /LeratoLovesFood | Twitter: @LeratoLondon | Blog: /LeratoLovesFood | Eventbrite: here

Join Lerato for an explosion of flavours at her Sunday African Supper Club in London as recommended by Time Out London & The Evening Standard. You will start with a refreshing Hibiscus Botanical Cocktail and in true African spirit feast on sharing plates at the centre of the table. Expect vibrant flavours with summer fruits, peppers, exotic African spices and herbs. This is a feast for all!

See you at the table!

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Hibiscus Botanical Cocktail with Summer Berries

Our roasts have been immensely popular with homemade nomadic suya spice blends and wonderful selim peppers. This summer our mango & scotch bonnet is back on the menu.

Endives, Jollof Quinoa, Mixed Peppers, Micro Herbs

Summer Roasts with mango and scotch bonnet purée – sweet with teasing heat.

Free Range Chicken

Roasted Aubergines (v)

Braised Kale, Mixed Peppers & Roasted Shallots

Baked Peaches with Rapberry & Date Puree, Chin Chin Crumbs
(Chin Chin is a delightful West African cookie base)

Please specify if you are vegan or vegetarian. The menu may be changed due to seasonal availability. 

For more info about this event; please click here



6) GHANAIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL: Twi Language Course

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Date: Tues 25th July | Time: 20 week course | Venue: Urdang2, 259 Goswell Road, EC1V 7AH London | Hosts: The Ghanaian Language School | Twitter: @GLSuk | FB: /TheGhanaianLanguageSchool | Email: info@theghanaianlanguageschool.com or info@neo-native.com | Eventbrite: here

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN A GHANAIAN LANGUAGE?

Are you: Going to Ghana on Holiday? Starting a Business in Ghana or going there to Work? Doing Research/ Field Work in Ghana? Interested in discovering more about your Ghanaian Roots or Heritage? or Itching to Speak a Ghanaian Language fluently with Friends and Family?

Learning a Ghanaian Language will truly enrich your experience and open doors.

So what are you waiting for? Achieve your goal this year, by joining one of our Fun and Engaging Courses.

On the course/s you will be:

• Taught by qualified, native Ghanaian teachers

• Provided with Home Study Aids

• Awarded a certificate on completion of the course

We offer Evening Classroom based, and Online Courses in Twi, Ga, Fante and Ewe.

Our courses are offered over 20 week periods, 1 day a week.

The mode of study is part-time (2 hours a week)

For more info about these classes; please click here



7) Black Ballad’s Black Girls’ Writing Workshop

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Date: Thurs 6th July | Time: 18:30pm – 20:30pm | Venue: WeWork London Fields, 115 Mare Street, London E8 4RU | Host: Black Ballad | FB: /BlackBalladUK | Insta: /BlackBalladUK | Twitter: @BlackBalladUK | Email: editor@blackballad.co.uk | Eventbrite: here

What does it take to be a writer if you are a black woman in Britain?

Media & entertainment can feel like a lonely world if you are black, female & British. The British Journalism Industry is 55% male & 94% white according to City University. Black people make up just 0.2% of British journalism, making us 15x unrepresented in media when compared to the overall UK population statistics.

However, there are a number of amazing black women that are blazing their own trails in British media & entertainment & on 6th July, we’ll have three of them sharing their journeys & their tips at Black Girls’ Writing Workshop.

For more info about this event; please click here



8) CHOP X BEATS – DAY PARTY

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Date: Sun 30 July | Time: 15:00 – 23:00pm | Venue: The Africa Centre, 66-68 Great Suffolk Street Southwark, London SE1 0BL |Hosts: Cams X Bikes | FB: /CamsXBikes | Insta: /CamsXBikes | Email: info@chopxbeats.co.uk | Eventbrite: here

Come and enjoy authentic West African cuisine and 100% old school hall party vibes from 3 pm till 10 pm – set at The Africa Centre. Full of flavour West African cuisine will be available for purchase:-

Jollof rice * Kelewele *Grilled Chicken * Grilled Fish * Kra Kro (plantain dumplings) * Yam* Plus much more!

Come and enjoy authentic West African cuisine and 100% hall party vibes from 3 pm till 10 pm.

Superstar DJ Nore is back with another set of party hits to take your spirit higher! | Afrobeats * Highlife * Reggae * Hip-Hop * Old School | Customer’s favourite Mama J’s Jollof rice is waiting for you!

For more info about this event; please click here



9) Lino Cut Printmaking Course: African Pattern

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Date: Thurs 6 July | Time: 19:00 – 21:30pm | Venue: Catalogue Studio, Old Manor Park Library, 835 Romford Road, London E12 5JY | Hosts: Antonietta Torsiello | Insta: /TorsielloArtist | FB: /TorsielloArt | Twitter: @torsielloartist | Eventbrite: here

SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS: In this 2.5 hours course, you will explore the traditional art of block printing. This form of print can be translated onto many surfaces. In this workshop you will use the wide range of artist books, african fabrics and reference images to come up with a concept for your very own African pattern.

Under the expert guidance of your teacher, Antonietta Torsiello, you will transfer and carve your hand drawn design onto a lino block and create a stunning lino print to take home with you after the class.

Lino printing is an extremely popular form of printmaking, used by many professional artists. Although this is now the case, for a long time lino printing was held in low esteem by the art world, until a certain Pablo Picasso made a series of lino prints in the 1950s. That saw the start of a trend that still flourishes today. And long may this continue!

For more info about this event; please click here



10) Off The Wall: Exploring Cultural Identity 

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Date: Sat 15th July | Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Venue: The Square Gallery London, 9b Battersea Square, London SW11 3RA | Hosts: Kirsty Latoya | FB: /KirzArt | Twitter: @KirzArt | Insta: /KirzArt | Eventbrite: here

Four artists. One vision

Arists on the day:

KirzArt
Catherine Mwase
Baserbillion
Joseph Ijoyemi

The exhibition will be open from 11am but you can join us for the private view from 6 – 10pm.

This exhibition will explore cultural identity through a variety of individualistic art pieces.

KirzArt aim to show a positive light on young black Britain and their achievements as the media is constantly populated with the same negative narrative of black people. They want to celebrate Black British success and achievements because they are not documented as widely.

For more info; please click here



11) ‘Re-imagining the City’: No Fly on the WALL @ 4

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Date: Sun 23rd July | Time: 1pm – 4pm | Venue: DIY Space For London, 96-108 Ormside Street, London SE15 1TF | FB: /NoFlyOnTheWall | Twitter: @NoFlyontheWALL | Linkedin: /in/No-Fly-On-The-Wall | Phone: 07969 015610 | Email : teamnoflyonthewall@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here

A topic that has been on the lips of all is gentrification and to mark No Fly on the Wall’s Fourth Birthday, they will be gathering to discuss this phenomenon and what can be done about it by local people. Through the eyes and perspectives of Black British female filmmakers, NFOTW explore what gentrification is, its effects on local communities, how we found ourselves complicit in the process and how we can resist the turfing out of working class communities in areas they turned into vibrant communities.

“We’ll be screening two short films (‘Denim’, by Siana Bangura & Susuana Amoah and ‘Destination Deptford’ by Olivia Douglass) as well as a snippet of Shola Amoo’s ‘A Moving Image’, which explore gentrification in different ways.”

For more info about this event; please click here



12) SCIENCE OF MELANIN AND BLACK GENETICS: A BIOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH

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Date: Tue 4 July | Time: 18:30 – 21:30pm | Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL | Insta: /PanAfricanThought | Twitter: @PanAfricanUK | FB: /PanAfricanThought | Linkedin: /Centre-of-Pan-African-Thought | Email:  info@panafricanthought.com | Eventbrite: here

The concept of being black as a racial definition has emerged through centuries of racist ideology, much of which has been internalised by Africans across the globe. The struggle against oppression, enslavement and colonisation, leading to self hatred and mutilation of the African psychology. Macro and micro trauma has lead to a rise in neuropsychiatric behaviours that are distinctly un-African. Conditions such as broken families, food induced ailments and hyper promiscuity can been traced to metabolic disruptions transmuted by what scientists call epigenetic. Join /PanAfricanThought for this interactive workshop.

For more info about this event; please click here



13) WCAN SUMMER GARDEN PARTY

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Date: Fri 7th July | Time: 7pm – Midnight | Venue: Sanderson London, 50 Berners Street, London W1T 3NG | Hosts: WCAN – Women in the City Afro-Caribbean Network | FB: /WCANetwork | Twitter: @WCANetwork | Linkedin: /in/WCANetwork | Email” info@wcan.uk | Eventbrite: here

WCAN is a new and exciting diversity platform created for black female students that offers personal and career development! It focuses on connecting high-achieving black female students and young professionals with successful women in the City, providing honest, targeted insight into what it’s like to be an inspirational woman in the City.

Join them at this Summer Garden Party! WCAN wants their members to celebrate the right way at the luxury Sanderson Hotel Courtyard with an open bar, food, goodie bags and the strongest summer vibes. This is the most amazing chance to network with other beautiful professional black women with a glass of champagne in hand.

For more info about this event; please click here



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BRITISH AFRICAN CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCE

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Date: Sat 1st July | Time: 1pm – 10pm | Venue: 1 Bramber Court, Bramber Road, London W14 9PW | Host: Karen French | Eventbrite: here

Hi, my name is Karen, Im half English and half African, Im passionate about my city, London. I do not want you to leave the UK without seeing how the British Afro / Caribbean enjoy life in the UK. 

Let Karen take you to a tasty authentic Afro / Caribbean restaurant to enjoy music, delicious cuisine and to enjoy our British Afro / Caribbean culture, you do not have to be Afro-Caribbean to enjoy the experience, all Nationalities are welcome.

Off the beaten track, you will experience authentic food & music, relax at a bar by the river and mix with British Afro / Caribbean people who are relaxed and friendly.  Dance the night away to R&B, Reggae and Jazz at some of London best kept secrets not on the high street! Safely delivered back to your hotel by your own driver who is always five minutes away.

For more info about this event; please click here



Stories & Supper Supperclub

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Date: Sat 1st July | Time: 19:30 – 22:30pm | Venue: Studio 3 Arts, Boundary Road, Barking IG11 7JR | Hosts: Stories & Supper | FB: /StoriesAndSupper | Twitter: @Stories_Supper | Eventbrite: here

Stories & Supper is a refugee supper club project based in Walthamstow which aims to challenge some of the myths surrounding the migration crisis. Refugee and non-refugee volunteers work in partnership to produce great food and inspiring stories.

 

‘I come from the growl of motorbikes through dusty streets/The smell of wild jasmine and petrol’

Stories & Supper are back with a second supper club, this time at Studio 3 Arts in Barking. Once again diners will be treated to a three-course meal, with a side order of stories which challenge the migration headlines.

Some of the treats we have in store for you:

  • Original poetry telling tales of home, guided by the amazing spoken word artist Joelle Taylor
  • Exquisite Afghan song from Abdul
  • A menu spanning Syria, Sudan and Afghanistan, as well as stories from around the world

Start with a welcome drink in the courtyard garden to whet your appetite for our Syrian starter. We will then be serving classic chick pea falafel alongside the sublime spiced red pepper dip muhammara and smokey aubergine dip baba ganoush. Then it’s on to the Sudanese main event. Let us introduce you to aseeda with a spicy peanut sauce, as well as Sudanese ‘canneloni’ – surely the ultimate fusion food. To finish, delight in our take on Shir Berenj – a fragrant Afghan rice pudding. All led by our talented refugee chefs.

For more info; please click here



NOIR ESCAPE

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Date: Sat July 1st | Time: 11:00 – 21:00pm | Venue: 124-126 Brick Lane, (at the back of Dark Sugars) London E1 6RU | Insta: /JammaRekk | FB: /JammaRekk | Twitter: @JammaRekk | Eventbrite: here

Join Jamma Rekk every Saturday for London’s first ever weekly African Caribbean market Square. They will be selling jerk duck and fish cake wraps, Afra, rice and veg curry. Plus a few surprises every now and then. There is also Booze on sale and a DJ playing some serious tunes so come down and enjoy!

For more info; please click here



MISS ADANMA BEAUTY PAGEANT UK

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Date: Sat 1st july | Time: 7pm – late | Venue: The Selby Centre, Selby Road, London N17 8JL | Hosts: Adanma | Phone: 02083500601 | FB: /Miss-Adanma-Beauty-Pageant | Email: info@adanma.co.uk | Twitter: @ruffina_a | Eventbrite: here

The Miss Adanma Pageant UK is an annual event that showcases the stunning alluring beauty of the African woman and celebrates the unique culture of the Igbo people;- their fashion food and customs.

The event is now in its 3rd successful year and promises to be a memorable evening with outstanding music entertainment and traditional dance in addition to the crowning of the Queen.

This year it features the legendary Nollywood actor Peter Edochie as special guest.

For more info; please click here



Nelson Makamo: A Solo Exhibition with Director and Founder C.Bendu Cooper

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Date: Sat 1st July | 4pm – 5pm | Venue: Gallery of African Art (GAFRA), 45 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JL | Hosts: Gafra Art | FB: /GafraArt | Twitter: @GafraArt | Insta: /GalleryOfAfricanArt | Email: info@gafraart.com | Phone: 020 7287 7400 | Eventbrite: here

Join Director and Founder of GAFRA, Ms Bendu Cooper for a talk about “Nelson Makamo: A Solo Exhibition. Known for his vibrant portraits set in dynamic African urbanized landscapes, Nelson Makamo is a celebrated, young South African artist. Observing with astute sensitivity the chaotic energy of the city, Makamo strives to capture everyday people going about their ordinary lives as the contemporary world accelerates around them.

Joining the Artist Proof Studio (Johannesburg) in 2003, Makamo was the recipient of the Johnson & Johnson International bursary. He exhibited alongside fellow South African artists William Kentridge, Deborah Bell and David Koloane in Ten Years of Printmaking at the David Krut Print Studio in 2006. Makamo has exhibited in America, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Scotland, and his works are included in various international public and private collections. His first solo exhibition, Walk with Me, was held at Obert Contemporary Gallery.

For more info; please click here



Black Emancipation Day 2017

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Date: Sat 1st July | Time: 16:30 – 20:30pm | Venue: Saint Luke’s Church Hall, Chandler Way, (off Commercial Way), Peckham, London SE15 6DT | Hosts: Black Leadership Forum | Hosts: BBIInitiativeUK | Email: info@bbinitiative.com | Eventbrite: here

The theme for discussion is entitled, ‘Are We there Yet?’. This is a Black (African Caribbean) commuity self reflective event.

This is about ‘Learning about Our Past, Understanding the Present, and Educating Our Future’ as a community.

The event is open to everyone, young, older, men, women, etc. Young people are particularly encouraged to attend this community conversation event, afterall, they are the future.

For more info; please click here



Rock Music Is Black Music (Kwaku)

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Date: Mon 3rd July | Time: 18:30 – 20:30pm | Venue: Harrow Mencap, 1st Floor, 3 Jardine House, Harrow Business Village, Bessborough Road London HA1 3EX | Hosts: British Black Music | Eventbrite: here

BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress presents as part of BBMM2017: Rock Music Is Black Music (Kwaku)

From the faces of the exponents of rock music it’s very difficult to imagine, let alone believe that, rock music is black music. In this audio-visual presentation, music industry and history consultant Kwaku will show how the rock music rose from the Rhythm & Blues of African-Americans in the late 1950s, to its globalisation through the adoption by English groups in the 1960s.

Today, apart from Jimi Hendrix, and perhaps Living Colour, Slash and Lenny Kravitz, how many more African acts can one name who are widely recognised as rock acts? This presentation will highlight several unknown or less obvious acts – we’ll definitely be talking about Skunk Anansie, Thin Lizzy, Bloc Party, Noisettes, The Thirst, Body Count, and the group named Death! It’s likely to be revelatory and looouud!

He may not be British, but we nevertheless dedicate this event to the memory of Chuck Berry, who has a special segment in the presentation.

For more info; please click here



‘Write Together / Talk Together’ by Uzma Ali

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Date: Tues 4th July | Time 7pm – 9.30pm | Venue: Royal Festival Hall – meet in main reception, Southbank London SE1 8XX | Host: Uzma Ali | Eventbrite: here

Uzma Ali describes herself as ‘a Writing geek working on parallel projects’. The fiercely talented and giving lady believes creative endeavours and crafts need to be nurtured, and think there is a need to tell Muslim stories well and nurture Muslim / Muslim heritage / BAME talent.

19:00 : arrive and talk a little bit about your creative project/s

19:15 : writing session : find a quiet corner / coffee shop and write to your heart’s content

20:45 : share your writings and feedback about progress if you wish. If you would like to be provided with a constructive critique, please say before sharing your work.

Please note, because of the nature of the group, there maybe some frank discussions about race and racism. Hold on to your melanin – you have been warned!

Although this space was originally concieved as a writing space for people of colour, we welcome people from all backgrounds who consider themselves allied to the cause of increasing representation in the creative arts. We also welcome all people who are interested in representative and diverse narratives.

For more info; please click here



SCIENCE OF MELANIN AND BLACK GENETICS: A BIOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH

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Date: Tue 4 July | Time: 18:30 – 21:30pm | Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL | Insta: /PanAfricanThought | Twitter: @PanAfricanUK | FB: /PanAfricanThought | Linkedin: /Centre-of-Pan-African-Thought | Email:  info@panafricanthought.com | Eventbrite: here

The concept of being black as a racial definition has emerged through centuries of racist ideology, much of which has been internalised by Africans across the globe. The struggle against oppression, enslavement and colonisation, leading to self hatred and mutilation of the African psychology. Macro and micro trauma has lead to a rise in neuropsychiatric behaviours that are distinctly un-African. Conditions such as broken families, food induced ailments and hyper promiscuity can been traced to metabolic disruptions transmuted by what scientists call epigenetic. Join /PanAfricanThought for this interactive workshop.

For more info about this event; please click here



AFROBEATS CIRCUIT WORKOUT – Fitness Class – Tuesday 4 July, 2017

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Date: Tues 4th July | Time: 7pm – 8pm | Venue: Studio Movement, 6th Floor, Templeton House, 33-34 Chiswell St, Moorgate London, EC1Y 4SF | FB: /abcworkoutUK | Twitter: @abcworkoutUK | Email : igidemudia@gmail.com | Phone: 07961 862080 | Eventbrite: here

Would you like to workout, whilst having a great time, burning around 500 calories in less than an hour? Yes? Well…… welcome to:

AFROBEATS CIRCUIT (ABC) WORKOUT!!!!

These are one hour fitness workouts based around the genre of lively up-tempo African style music, which is heavily influenced by drums and base.

For more info about this event; please click here



BME Carers and Croydon GP services focus groups

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Date: Tues 4th July | Time: 11am – 3pm | Venue: Haslemere Hall, 2a Haslemere Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7BE | Hosts: Healthwatch Croydon | Twitter: @HealthwatchCR0 | FB: /HeathWatchCroydon | Email: info@healthwatchcroydon.co.uk | Phone: 020 8663 5648 | Eventbrite: here

Are you a carer from African, Asian, Caribbean and mixed race heritage? Give Healthwatch Croydon your views on how Croydon GPs have supported your health and wellbeing and in your caring role.

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. If this is you and you are African, Asian, Caribbean or mixed race heritage, we want to know how local GPs support your health, wellbeing and caring role. Book your place at our focus groups (interpretation services on hand).

For more info about this event; please click here



Nomos, Postcoloniality and Spatial Justice (I)

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Date: Wed 5th July | Time: 10.30am – 6.30pm | Venue: Room 357, 309 Regent Street | Hosts: Law & Theory Lab, Westminster Law School | FB: /LawTheoryLab | Email: J.Chryssostalis@Westminster.ac.uk | Eventbrite: here

Post-Apartheid South Africa is a case in point. More than twenty years after the institutional closure of the apartheid order and the enactment of a transformative constitution, concrete spatial visibilities, orientations and relations remain largely untransformed and worryingly similar to their former apartheid instantiations. In other words, there is a troubling mismatch between the transformative language and aspirations of post-apartheid law and the concrete spatial configurations in which that language and those aspirations are in force. A narrow, institutional account of law that has been characteristic not only of transformative constitutionalism but also of South African legal scholarship in general has left the tension between law’s normativity and law’s spatial, territorial inscription thoroughly unexamined.

In a broader context, whereas existing literature has examined space, spatial justice and different aspects of post-colonial law, there is still very little at the moment on the nexus between post-coloniality and spatial justice. Our focus on the legacies of the nomos of apartheid is therefore a starting point in order to begin a conversation about and an examination of different nomoi of the post-colony and what spatial justice entails in specific post-colonial contexts.

Speakers:

Brenna Bandar (School of Law, SOAS) | Jaco Barnard-Naudé (Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town) | Julia Chryssostalis (School of Law, University of Westminster) | Sarah Keenan (School of Law, Birkbeck College) | Andreas Philippopoulos –Mihalopoulos (School of Law, University of Westminster) | Jacqueline Rose (Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities)

To register please follow the eventbrite link. The event is free but places are limited.

Contact: Julia Chryssostalis at J.Chryssostalis@Westminster.ac.uk

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Affordable Housing in Africa

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Date: Wed 5th July | Time: 11.45am – 2.00pm | Hosts: Business Council for Africa | Linkedin: /in/Business-Council-For-Africa | FB: /Business-Council-For-Africa | Twitter: @BCafrica | Email: info@bcafrica.co.uk | Eventbrite: here

The World Bank Group estimates that by 2030, three billion people of the world’s population will need new housing units. Cities on the continent are expected to become home to over 40,000 new residents every day. Given this high rate of urbanisation, African cities need to ensure there is increased access to affordable, good quality housing. During this event, leading specialists in the sector will discuss how governments and the Real Estate sector can meet this challenge. A range of topics will be addressed including:

  • Failure of Market to deliver housing at appropriate price points and in the required volume to meet demand.
  • Project finance solutions – What investors are looking for
  • Risks for developers and investors
  • Construction and project management

Meet the speakers: 

Abbai Belai, Founder, Africa Home Builders (AHB) | Daniel Font, Chief Operating Officer, MIXTA Africa SA | Ed Harkins, Managing Director, GKB Ventures | Prof. Dr. Margarita Mathiopoulos, ASPIDE Partner | Agnes Gitau, Partner, GBS Africa

This event is free to attend for BCA members, please contact susanjones@bcafrica.co.uk to receive your access code.

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Building a Climate Resilient Coffee Economy of Ethiopia

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Date: Wed 5th July | Time: 7pm – 9pm | Venue: Thornhaugh Street, Room B102, Brunei Building, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) , London, WC1H 0XG | Hosts: Anglo Ethiopian Society | FB: /AngloEthiopianSociety | Eventbrite: here

In conclusion to the talk he gave to the Anglo-Ethiopian Society in 2015, Dr Aaron Davis will present his findings for the project Building a Climate Resilient Coffee Economy of Ethiopia.

In this project a team of scientists from the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, and partners in Ethiopia, sought to understand in detail the implications of climate change on the coffee economy of Ethiopia, an agronomy sector that provides Ethiopia with around 25% of export income and livelihoods for more than 10 million people.

Dr Davis will also talk more generally about coffee, other coffee-related research projects being undertaken in Ethiopia, and a new publication The Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia.

Dr Aaron P. Davis is Senior Research Leader, Plant Resources, at Kew, London.

The Anglo-Ethiopian Society is affiliated to the University of London’s Centre of African Studies (CAS) and all of our events at SOAS are co-hosted with CAS.

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BACC LUNCH CLUB

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Date: Wed 5th July | Time: 10:30 – 13:00 | Venue: Tokko Youth Centre, 7 Gordon Street, Luton LU1 2QP | Email: info@africancentre.org.uk | FB: /Bedfordshire-African-Community-Centre | Phone: 01582 484807 | Eventbrite: here

Bedfordshire African Community Centre (BACC) is a community organisation, based in Luton and Bedfordshire area, which aims to meet the needs of members of the African Communities and other BME’s living in the UK. Join their Lunch Club every Wednesday and learn how to make food from around the world. *Free for participants who wish to take part in making the food. *£2 a plate if you just want to come and enjoy the delicious food.

We start serving lunch at 12:00pm for non participants

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Black Ballad’s Black Girls’ Writing Workshop

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Date: Thurs 6th July | Time: 18:30pm – 20:30pm | Venue: WeWork London Fields, 115 Mare Street, London E8 4RU | Host: Black Ballad | FB: /BlackBalladUK | Insta: /BlackBalladUK | Twitter: @BlackBalladUK | Email: editor@blackballad.co.uk | Eventbrite: here

What does it take to be a writer if you are a black woman in Britain?

Media & entertainment can feel like a lonely world if you are black, female & British. The British Journalism Industry is 55% male & 94% white according to City University. Black people make up just 0.2% of British journalism, making us 15x unrepresented in media when compared to the overall UK population statistics.

However, there are a number of amazing black women that are blazing their own trails in British media & entertainment & on 6th July, we’ll have three of them sharing their journeys & their tips at Black Girls’ Writing Workshop.

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Diversity & Leadership in the Legal Profession, with Dame Linda Dobbs

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Date: Thurs 6th July | Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Veune: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL | Hosts: African Women Lawyers Association | Insta: /AfricanWomenLawyers1 | Twitter: @AfricanWomenLaw | Email: info@awla.org.uk | Phone: 07773 925870 or 020 3494 4104 | Eventbrite: here

Join AWLA for an evening at The Law Society where they will address diversity and leadership in the legal profession with Dame Linda Dobbs, England and Wales first BAME High Court judge, who will talk about her years of experience at the bar and in the judiciary.

Diversity and inclusion has moved in recent years from policy to practice with clients becoming ever more sensitive to the diversity of their legal advisers.

To tackle this, the AWLA, in partnership with the Law Society are putting together a unique event, aimed at exploring the relationship between diversity and leadership in the legal professions.

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Innercity Griot – A Design of the Diaspora

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Date: Thurs 6th July | Time: 19:00 – Midnight | Venue: Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, London NW1 7PG | Hosts: Emerald Live | FB: EmeraldLiveLDN | Twitter: @Emerald_Live | Email: music@emeraldlive.com | Insta: /Emerald_Live | SoundCloud: /EmeraldLive | YouTube: /Emerald-Live | Eventbrite: here

Emerald Live was birthed on an adoration for music, admiration for musicianship and belief in the ideology that the platform the creative arts provide is the power that induces positive change.

Africa has, arguably, played the biggest part in music’s evolution. Had the African diaspora not existed, who knows whether the genres that have revolutionised and era defined would be blasting through our speakers today.

Inspired by the innovation and aspirational movement of British music over the past year, we take a closer look at this emergence and the fusion of genres that map our current musical landscape; microscoping on their African influence – whether they are fully aware or not. Join Emerald Live at the Jazz Cafe for what is usually a packed house on Thursday Nights

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Lino Cut Printmaking Course: African Pattern

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Date: Thurs 6 July | Time: 19:00 – 21:30pm | Venue: Catalogue Studio, Old Manor Park Library, 835 Romford Road, London E12 5JY | Hosts: Antonietta Torsiello | Insta: /TorsielloArtist | FB: /TorsielloArt | Twitter: @torsielloartist | Eventbrite: here

SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS: In this 2.5 hours course, you will explore the traditional art of block printing. This form of print can be translated onto many surfaces. In this workshop you will use the wide range of artist books, african fabrics and reference images to come up with a concept for your very own African pattern.

Under the expert guidance of your teacher, Antonietta Torsiello, you will transfer and carve your hand drawn design onto a lino block and create a stunning lino print to take home with you after the class.

Lino printing is an extremely popular form of printmaking, used by many professional artists. Although this is now the case, for a long time lino printing was held in low esteem by the art world, until a certain Pablo Picasso made a series of lino prints in the 1950s. That saw the start of a trend that still flourishes today. And long may this continue!

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&PROUD presents: ‘Brother Outsider’ screening and director Q&A

 

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Date: Thurs 6th July | Time: 5.30pm – 10.00pm | Venue: | Hosts: Dentsu Aegis Network & Out & Proud | Insta: /DentsuAegisUKI | FB: /DensuAegisUKI | Twitter: @detsuaegisUKI | Linkedin: /in/Dentsu-Aegis-Network | YouTube: /Dentsu-Aegis-Network | Email: contact@dentsuaegis.com | Phone: +44 203 357 4073 or +44 7342 076 617 | Eventbrite: here

To celebrate the 1st birthday of this LGBT+ network, &PROUD, join them for a special screening of the award-winning documentary Brother Outsider about the life and work of visionary activist Bayard Rustin, plus an exclusive discussion with the film’s maker, Bennett Singer.

Free drinks and snacks available throughout the evening | All Dentsu Aegis Network employees and guests welcome. 

 

Agenda
5.30pm: Welcome
5.45pm: Discussion with Bennett Singer
6.15pm: Screening of Brother Outsider (50min)
7-8pm: Networking

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LindyHopEastLdn: Lindy Hop and Solo A.V.Jazz dance classes at Chats Palace

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Date: Thurs 6th July | Time: 8pm – 10pm | Venue:  Chats Palace Arts Centre, 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk , E9 6DF London | Site: www.cookiesjam.com | FB: /CookiesJam | Email: info@cookiesjam.com | Twitter: @CookiesJammin | Eventbrite: here

Lindy Hop (or Swing Dance as it is now known), is a partner dance originating in the late 1920s Jazz Era. In the most part developed in ballrooms across the USA – most notably The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York. It’s popularity peaked in the mid-1940s and was featured often as a speciality act in many Hollywood movies such as Hellzapoppin’. Despite a musical shift after WW2, the Lindy Hop continued to be enjoyed socially throughout the US, UK and other countries. Notable dancers: George Snowdon, Norma Miller and Frankie Manning.

Learn to Lindy Hop at the Chats Palace Arts Centre with Angela Andrew| 8.00 – 9.00pm Lindy Hop Basics (partner) | 9.00 – 10.00pm Lndy Hop Variations (partner) and/or AVJazz (Solo Jazz) | Price: £8 per class or £35 for a 5 class card.

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BME Carers and Croydon GP services focus groups

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Date: Thurs 6th July | Time: 11am – 3pm | Venue: Haslemere Hall, 2a Haslemere Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7BE | Hosts: Healthwatch Croydon | Twitter: @HealthwatchCR0 | FB: /HeathWatchCroydon | Email: info@healthwatchcroydon.co.uk | Phone: 020 8663 5648 | Eventbrite: here

Are you a carer from African, Asian, Caribbean and mixed race heritage? Give Healthwatch Croydon your views on how Croydon GPs have supported your health and wellbeing and in your caring role.

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. If this is you and you are African, Asian, Caribbean or mixed race heritage, we want to know how local GPs support your health, wellbeing and caring role. Book your place at our focus groups (interpretation services on hand).

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WCAN SUMMER GARDEN PARTY

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Date: Fri 7th July | Time: 7pm – Midnight | Venue: Sanderson London, 50 Berners Street, London W1T 3NG | Hosts: WCAN – Women in the City Afro-Caribbean Network | FB: /WCANetwork | Twitter: @WCANetwork | Linkedin: /in/WCANetwork | Email” info@wcan.uk | Eventbrite: here

WCAN is a new and exciting diversity platform created for black female students that offers personal and career development! It focuses on connecting high-achieving black female students and young professionals with successful women in the City, providing honest, targeted insight into what it’s like to be an inspirational woman in the City.

Join them at this Summer Garden Party! WCAN wants their members to celebrate the right way at the luxury Sanderson Hotel Courtyard with an open bar, food, goodie bags and the strongest summer vibes. This is the most amazing chance to network with other beautiful professional black women with a glass of champagne in hand.

 

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LITTLE BAOBAB JULY POP UP !

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Date: Fri 7th July | Time: 19:00–23:30pm | Venue: Palm 2 Event Space, 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QJ London, UK | FB: /LittleBoabab | Twitter: @LittleBaobabE5 | Email: littlebaobabuk@gmail.com | Phone: 07864947632 | Event Link here

These guys at Little Baobab are no strangers to us! I was at there last supper club on the Friday March 24th! And it was a blast! 7pm – 1am; live music will start at 8pm. Join them for a ONE NIGHT ONLY pop-up, upstairs at Palm 2 on Friday the 7th of July!  ENTRY is £28 per person and includes a three-course Senegalese feast and live music from some Baobab favourites & live acts: KADIALY KOUYATE (Senegal), KYAZI LUGANGIRA KIHAYA BLUES TRIO (Tanzania) and EXPLOSIVE NZAKOMBA (Congo).

There’s limited space and BOOKING is essential – call them on 07864947632 or email littlebaobabuk@gmail.com!

Our Review: Probably the best Senegambia Supperclub in London and if not the country; Little Baobab quite simply put = rock. I’ve been there many times, Resident Chef Khadim is a man that knows what he’s doing when it comes to Thiébou dieune,Yassa, Maffé and more. Make sure you keep updated via their Facebook page to see when their next supper club will pop-up! Email littlebaobabuk@gmail.com or call 07864947632 to book your place! Yes; they’re originally Senegalese – but worthy of a place within this article amongst our Gambian brothers. (Our Recommendation)

AfricanCultureBlog is GOING TO THIS EVENT! YAY!

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Africa Diaspora and Development Day AD3 2017

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Date: Fri July 7th | Time: | Venue:  Africa Centre The Hub, Arch 28 – Old Union Yard Arches, Union Street, London SE1 0BL | Hosts: AFFORD UK | Twitter: @AFFORD_UK | FB: /AFFORD.African.Foundation.For.Development | Email: adf@afford-uk.org | Eventbrite: here

Speakers:

Keynote – Tom Ilube, – Crossword  Cybersecurity | Business Section Paschorina Mortty – Djembe Communications | Zoe Adjonyah – Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen | Solape Epega – Women in Business | Investment Section Fope Adelowo – Helios Private Equity | Jude Addo – Standard Chartered Bank | Ernest Hanson – Lifestyle Properties | Hillary Chindodo – Commodity and General Trading

African youth are the Tipping Point for the future of Africa. Young African diaspora entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers, great minds looking for careers on the continent are critical in shaping this tipping point. Do you want to know how you can play a role?

AFFORD’s 17th African Diaspora and Development Day (AD3) in partnership with The Africa Centre will focus on Business and Investment opportunities that young Africans in the diaspora can tap into. These include:

– Starting or expanding your business to an African country | – Establishing a cultural enterprise right where you are (clothes, restaurants, books, media etc.) | – Investing in Africa through various financial products or becoming an Angel Investor for much less than you think | – Taking advantage of the rental needs on the continent and investing in property the right way

AD3 will have experts sharing their success stories, how they did it and what to watch out for. Every challenge is an opportunity, equally every opportunity will come with its challenges so – come and learn from those who have already lived it.

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JCI YOUTH REPRESENTATION AT KITENGE FESTIVAL UK

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Date: Fri 7th July | Time: 6pm – 8pm | Venue: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth London SE1 8XX | FB: /KitengeFestivalUK | Insta: /KitengeFestivalUK | Twitter: @KitengeFestUK | Email: info@honaafrica.com & theafricanmarket@openthegate.org.uk | Eventbrite: here

Join Kitenge Festival  for an evening of networking as they agree and finalise JCI youth representation at the prestigious 5th Annual Kitenge Festival UK. The Kitenge Festival UK aim is to promote African fashion, culture, business & the arts in the UK. The one day event is a unique platform which showcases Africa’s valuable, distinctive and unique heritage in a carnival/celebration atmosphere whilst instilling a sense of African pride.

This event will feature great live performances, food, dance, competitions, awards program, awards presentation, networking, product sampling, fashion stalls, drum, poetry, fashion shows and traditional craft displays.

500 guests and 60 African themed market stalls and businesses are confirmed for this year’s event.

Proceeds from this event go towards Hope Alive Mission’s work with Youth & Domestic Violence Charities.

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Edinburgh Previews – Njambi McGrath special

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Date: Fri 7th July | Time: 19:30 – 21:30pm | Venue: The Grove Bar & Restaurant, 83 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 0NQ | Hosts: Marvin McCarthy | FB: /InstantLaughs | Twitter: @instant_laughs | Phone: 07964 017402 | Email: info@instant-laughs.com | Eventbrite: here

Stand up comedy at the London authentic, award-winning, modern Mediterranean restaurant. It is just a short walk from Hammersmith tube station and the Apollo, a popular destination of celebrities, frequently visited by stars, such as: Alan Sugar, Adrian Charles, Bill Baily and Olly Murs.
Comedy night starts at 7:30pm and finishes at the latest 9:30pm, this is another one of our shows for the Edinburgh previews season and features some of the finest comedy talent out there. This show will feature the fantastic, Njambi McGrath, delivering her hour of hilarity in the second half, with some up and coming comedians in the first half.
Born and educated in Kenya, Njambi McCarthy attended university in London and State University of New York. Holds an IT degree. Worked in IT before retraining to work high education, a precursor to venturing into the world of stand-up comedy. Fluent in 3 languages. Since her debut at the Comedy cafe, she has been tipped as the hottest thing to come out of the Africa since the Sahara. Within 14 months os starting comedy, she was voted 1 of the top 5 Female comedians by the Sun’s Fabulous magazine. She was nominated the best Female New comer at the Black comedy Awards. She has been on Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4Xtra. She is currently working on a one woman show called Njambi in Bongo-Licious.

 

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Nightclubbing with Radicals in Soho (1915-1965)

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Date: Sat 8th July | Time: 14:00 to 16:00pm | Venue: Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton SW2 1EF London | Hosts: Black Cultural Archives | FB: /BCAheritage | Email: archives@bcaheritage.org.uk or info@bcaheritage.org.uk | Phone: 0203 757 8510 or 0203 757 8511 | Eventbrite: here

This walking tour will trace the web of narrow streets in the central London neighbourhood of Soho. Once known as London’s ‘negro quarter’, we will explore the nightclubs, bars and restaurants of Soho. Tracing the stories of the Caribbean pioneers who brought jazz to London during the First World War, the cafe that was a home to icons of the Pan African movement, the clubs where future statesmen gained their training in political organising and the man responsible for bringing Jamaicans to Brixton. We will explore the Black club owners, musicians, dancers, politicians and poets, and how nightclubbing in Soho changed history.

This walking tour will last approximately two hours.

£10, £7 concessions (includes under 25s)

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Miss E-B-O-N-Y Beauty and Creativity Contest

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Date: Sat 8th July | Time: 3pm – late | Venue: Haverstock Performance Hall, 24 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, London NW3 2BQ | Hosts: Miss Ebony Ambassador | Insta: /Miss_EbonyUK | Twitter: @ReeniEribo | Email: irensmart@yahoo.com | Phone: 075360770210 & 07775532810 | Eventbrite: here

IrensmartConcept Charity in collaboration with Nnagbo Production, Global BlackTribe TV and Na Salone TV, here known as the organisers of E-B-O-N-Y Beauty and creativity contest invites the general public to the crowning of Miss E-B-O-N-Y Ambassador UK.
This captivating event, the first of it kind will laurel a regal young lady with Beauty and Creativity. It is organized to empower youth through it ‘Skills Empower Scheme’ which includes Learning the following skills; hair braiding, basic sewing, beading, rhinestone embellishment etc. the contestants will display the skills gained to the judges to determine the most beautiful and creative person to be crown ‘Miss E-B-O-N-Y AMbassador UK.

Miss E.B.O.N.Y contest represents Elegant, Bold, Originality, Noble, Youth ambassador contest. it is to crown a young beauty and creative lady to be a representative to her own country. This pageant will be held in London and promise to be a yearly event. The idea came into being due to my desire to have more youth representatives, believing that there is power vested on a crowned queen to reign. We need more youth role model which is why one of the many goals of the pageant is to empower the entire contestants given that any one of them can be the crowned queen. Whoever emerge the crowned queen will carry out a particular project in her own country that will be named after her with the help of the organizers and the supporters of the Contest.

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Kingdom Connections – Summer Black Tie Ball!

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Date: Sat 8th July | Time: 5pm – late| Venue: Hilton Double Tree Hotel, Catherine Grove, Greenwich London SE10 8BB | Hosts: KC Community |  FB: /KCCommunityUK | Email: info@kccommunity.com | Twitter: @KCCommunityUK | Eventbrite: here

You are cordially invited to our Kingdom Connections Summer Black Tie Ball… with an Afro-Caribbean Twist.

Celebrating the Summer mood, KC will be hosting guests at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel, a 1940’s landmark building, located in the royal borough of Greenwich.

The main event will take place at the Oasis 01 Bar & Lounge and the structure of the evening will depart slightly from the traditional format for KC Events so far this year. It is designed to wet the palette, ignite the spiritual senses and get you in a relaxed mood for a Saturday evening:

– Networking from 5pm onwards | – A welcome drink on arrival | – Live music and performances from 6pm | – 3 course meal at 6.45pm (see below for menu option) | – After Party | – Close at midnight

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STARR RADIO UK BBQ PARTY

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Date: Sat 8th July | Time: 4pm – 9pm | Venue: Secret Location | Hosts: Starr Radio | Twitter: @StarrRadioUK | YouTube: /StarrRadio | Eventbrite: here

Starr Radio UK , the UK’s premier and No.1 African & Caribbean Station is organising a summer socialization event where the community will get to meet all our presenters and also an opportunity for us to say a very BIG THANK YOU for your great and continues support for STARR RADIO UK.

This event is Free but for planning purposes, we advice that people indicate their attendence by registering. We have a set number of people the venue can accommodate and therefore operating a first to register first to get a ticket principle.

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Date: Sat 8th July | Time: 4pm – 8pm | Venue: Whirled Cinema, 259-260 Hardess Street, Loughborough Junction, BRIXTON SE24 0HN | Hosts: Whirled Cinema | Twitter: @WhirledCinema | Insta: /WhirledCinema | FB: /WhirledCinema | Email: rob@whirledcinema.com | Eventbrite: here

After four sold out ONE WOMAN shows Nairobi Thompson is back to showcase her academically endorsed book with a show like no other. This time she has turned her attention to our beloved African and African Diasporic soldiers from the Caribbean and encapsulates their seldom talked about stories in her poetry.

She will have you in stunned silence – She will have you bursting with laughter. But most of all you will leave with exciting new knowledge about the many African Diasporic contributions to history.

Forget everything you thought you knew about poetry. This interactive show will blow your mind.

Signed copies of ‘Bayonets, Mangoes and Beads’ will be available on the day at £9.99

Suitable for ages 14+ (Some adult content and mild violence in depictions of war)

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Shorts: Anthem, Affirmations, No Regrets – A Marlon Riggs Retrospective

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Date: Sat 8th July | Time: 7.30pm – 10.00pm | Venue: Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Townhall Approach Road, Tottenham Green London N15 | Hosts: Bernie Grant Art Centre | FB: /BernieGrantCentre | Twitter: @BGACentre | YouTube: /BGAC | Eventbrite: here

AFFIRMATIONS

10min | Short

A look at what it’s like to be gay and black in America.

ANTHEM

9min | Short |

This film is a tone-poem like collage of sounds and images: gay black men dance, sing, and recite poetry. They call each other to arms to parade and flaunt their race and sexual orientation. They call on each other to rewrite history, to pervert the language, to “be freaky and free,” and to confront America in order to redefine it in a way that gives them standing as equals.

NO REGRETS (Orig title: NON, JE NE REGRETTE RIEN)

38min | Short

Five gay black men who are living with HIV discuss their struggles with the disease.

The Marlon Riggs Retrospective includes:

TONGUES UNTIED – 10th June- 19:30

MARLON RIGGS SHORTS – 8th July- 19:30

BLACK IS… BLACK AIN’T – 12th August-19:30

Marlon Riggs (3 February 1957- 5 April 1994) was an American filmmaker, poet and gay rights activists. Educated at Harvard, he moved to Oakland, California, where he worked in film production and later taught at U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. His work scrutinises blackness, racism, sexual identity, and the stigma of HIV/AIDS, and was widely acclaimed critically and academically during his lifetime.

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African Reading Group London – Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna Calendar

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Date: Sat 8th July | Time: 16:00 – 17:30pm | Venue: Book and Kitchen, 31 All Saints Road, London W11 1HE | Venue: Book and Kitchen, 31 All Saints Road, London W11 1HE | Hosts: Book & Kitchen | Insta: /BookandKitchen | Twitter: @BookandKitchen | YouTube: /BookAndKitchen | Phone: +44 (0) 203 417 8266 | Email: info@bookandkitchen.com | Eventbrite: here

New addition of our African Reading Group London that meets regularly to discuss new and classic fiction from the Continent

“A wonderfully ambitious novel written from the inside, opening up a particular society and delving deeply into the hearts, histories and minds of women.” The Guardian

“…Forna sees clearly that in human life, the personal and the public are inextricably combined. What goes on in a country reflects what goes on inside its houses, and what goes on in its houses is a refraction of what occurs outside.” The Washington Post

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The EU & African Refugees: the last brick in the wall?

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Date: Mon, July 10 | Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Venue: Committee Room 2, House of Lords, Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1A 0PW | Twitter: @Fabian_IPG | FB: /FabianSociety | Phone: 020 7227 4900 | Eventbrite: here
Last year, at least 4,579 people died attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya, or 1 in every 40 of those who made the attempt. The Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe is now among the world’s deadliest and most dangerous migrant routes.

Having struck a deal with Turkey over Syrian refugees, the EU is now desperately seeking a solution to keep migration to a minimum from Northern Africa. Libya is at the frontline of attempts to deal with the flows of people crossing the Mediterranean.

Detention centres have sprung up across Libya, and are being used as part of an EU strategy to hold migrants and refugees. Whilst this seems like a solution for keeping migrants out of the EU, the conditions in these centres have been criticised by organisations like UNICEF, and the UK’s independent aid watchdog has recently criticised the role these centres play in facilitating trafficking.

With this in mind, on the eve of the G7 Summit in Sicily, the Fabian International Policy Group is convening an event to explore:

Why Africans continue to seek routes into Europe?  | Why the EU has failed to agree a common policy on migration | The impact of detention centres of migrants, particularly women and children | What alternatives EU strategy for dealing with migration flows from North African would look like.

Speakers include:

Martin Plaut – Journalist and author of Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s most repressive state | Selam Kidane – Eritrean researcher and activist | Baroness Jan Royall – Chair

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AECF: the challenge of effective agricultural investment

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Date: Wed 12th July | Time: 6pm – 7.30pm | Venue: Committee Room 2A, House of Lords (Entrance: Cromwell Green visitors entrance) | Hosts: Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development | Twitter: @APPG_AG_F4D | Email: vanvarkc@parliament.uk | Eventbrite: here

The APPG on Agriculture & Food for Development invites you to a briefing and Q&A with the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)

“AECF: the challenge of effective agricultural investment”

Speakers:

Paul Greener, CEO (AECF) | Daniel Ohonde, Deputy CEO & COO (AECF)

When arriving at Parliament, use the Cromwell Green Entrance (number 8 on this map) and allow 30 minutes to pass security and reach the Committee Rooms.

This briefing and discussion will feature an overview by Daniel Ohonde and Paul Greener of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund as a development tool, its impact to date on rural poverty, and its future direction having recently been launched as a standalone entity after a decade of incubation within AGRA.

The event will be an opportunity to discuss the nature and impact of challenge funds in general, and AECF in particular. If agriculture is Africa’s most promising route to prosperity, to what extent are challenge funds the way to get there? How do we assess their impact? How successful is the model in unlocking the potential of women farmers and young people?

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UK Heads of Mission

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Date: Thurs 13th July | Time: 8am – 10.30am | Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG | Hosts: Business Council for Africa | Linkedin: /in/Business-Council-For-Africa | FB: /Business-Council-For-Africa | Twitter: @BCafrica | Email: info@bcafrica.co.uk | Eventbrite: here

he Business Council for Africa is very pleased to be welcoming UK Ambassadors and High Commissioners from across the continent, following the postponement of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s leadership week with the announcement of the UK election in June. We will be joined by the UK’s most senior diplomats based in South Africa, Liberia, Mauritius, Angola, Cameroon, and the Republic of Guinea.

Nigel Casey CMG MVO – High Commissioner to South Africa | David Belgrove – Ambassador to Liberia | Jonathan Drew – High Commissioner to Mauritius | Catriona Laing, Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe | John Dennis – Ambassador to Angola | Catherine Inglehearn – Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea

This event is free to attend for BCA members, please contact susanjones@bcafrica.co.uk to receive you access code.

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THE AFRICAN FOOD AND DRINK TAKEOVER

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Date: Thu, 13 July – Sat, 15th July | Time: 5pm – 11pm | Venue: Queens Walk, Under the Hungerford Bridge, London SE1 8XX | Hosts: Pop Up Africa | Email: info@popupafrica.com | FB: /PopUpAfricaTeam | Twitter: @PopUp_Africa | Insta: /PopUpAfrica | Eventbrite: here

No celebration of Africa and it’s culture is complete without delicious African food, get your fill of African food and drink as Pop Up Africa returns for Africa Utopia.

The African Food and Drink Takeover is a celebration of food from across Africa. Pop Up Africa will be transforming the Queens Walk into a bustling street food market, with up to 14 stalls of authentic cuisine from across the continent. In conjunction with the Africa Utopia festival, visitors to Pop Up Africa’s Street Food Takeover can expect to be transported to one of the most colourful continents on earth through the aroma of sweet smelling African food and the taste of spices used from Lagos to Lilongwe.

Come and enjoy some of the culinary talent that Africa and its diaspora have to offer, over four days, entry is FREE and open to all.

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Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, ‘Hail, The Dark Lioness’ exhibition opening

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Date: Thurs 13th July | Time: 18:30 – 20:30pm | Venue: Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA | Hosts: Autograph ABP | Twitter: @autographABP | FB: /AutographABP | Insta: /autographabp | Phone: 020 7729 9200 | Email: info@autograph-abp.co.uk | Eventbrite: here

In her first solo exhibition in London, South African visual activist photographer Zanele Muholi (b 1972) presents her ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama. In more than 60 photographs Muholi uses her body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive.

RSVP for the exhibition opening reception on Thursday 13 July, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Taken primarily in Europe, North America and Africa, each portrait asks critical questions about social justice, human rights and contested representations of the black body. Muholi’s psychologically charged portraits are unapologetic in their directness as she explores different archetypes and personae, and offers personal reflections.

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ETJN 7th Annual Lecture: Lessons from African experiences

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Date: Thurs 13th July | Time: 3pm – 5pm | Venue: LTB 9, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ | Hosts: Essex Transitional Justice Network | FB: /EssexTJN | Twitter: @EssexTJN | Email: tjn@essex.ac.uk | Phone: +44 (0)1206 874218 | Eventbrite: here

Please join the Essex Transitional Justice Network for the ETJN’s 7th Annual Lecture on Thursday 13 July. This year we are delighted to have Yasmin Sooka delivering the lecture on the theme of ‘Transitional Justice: Lessons from African Experiences’

Yasmin Sooka is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa and Chair of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan. She served on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission as the Deputy Chair of the Human Rights Violations Committee, and as Commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Sierra Leone.

A drinks reception will follow the lecture in room 5S.6.17

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Dr Strange, Movie Breakdown (Part 1/2)

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Date: Fri 14th July | Time: 6pm – 8.30pm | Venue: YMCA at One KX (Basement), 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS | Hosts: Black History Walks | FB: /BlackHistoryWalks | Twitter: @BlackHistWalker | Eventbrite: here

Hollywood has a habit of borrowing stories from other cultures but representing them as their own: Disney’s Lion King was based upon an orginal African folk tale, Christopher Nolan’s Inception borrows heavily from Japanese anime movie Paprika, James Cameron’s Avatar is very similar to Studio Giblhi’s Princess Mononoke. Dr Strange the movie based on the 1970s comic is chock full of obvious and discrete references to African and Asian culture. In this interactive film analysis, in this double session (extended by audience demand) we will cover:

  • Ancient African symbols
  • Egyptian myths and legends
  • The Iron Man connection
  • Who is the real Mordo?
  • The Black History of Thor
  • Black dance influence on the magic
  • Whitewashing
  • Astral projection, real or imagined ?

After online tickets are sold out there will be tickets on the door but for standing room only. Part 2 is on 21st July same time.

About the speaker:
Since 1994, Andrew Muhammad has been conducting history tours nationwide and internationally to Egypt, Tunisia, Ireland and Spain. Andrew has also designed what is widely known as the ‘Hidden Truth Movie Breakdown’. This delivery is based on the Chinese proverb that a picture paints a thousand words.

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Date: Sat 15th July | Time: 6pm – 10pm | Venue: Husk Coffee & Creative Space, 649-651 Commercial Road, Limehouse London E14 7LW | Hosts: Soul Full Cafe | Insta: /SoulFullCafe | FB: /SoulFullCafe | Email: soulfullcafeldn@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here

London’s very own pop-up evening is back again, bringing you a phenomenal night jam-packed with games, live music, spoken word and exquisite Pan African/Afro-Fusion cuisine! The night will include some of the finest up and coming UK singers, musicians, spoken-word artists and other Christian creatives as well as a buffet dinner provided by NAWA Afro cuisine.
Games and Icebreakers | Joking correct! | Music | #GoodVibes | African Summer Dress Code and more!
Menu
*Suya Kebabs
*Stewed Kebabs
*Fried Rice
*Yam Balls
*Chicken Wings
*Fried ripe plantain
*Sweet Potato salad
*Salad Bar (including a variety of salad ingredients)
*There will also be an array of delicious desserts and fruits to choose from (Hint: Chocolate and Plantain brownies!)
Doors will open at 6pm, dinner will be served shortly after so come on time to avoid disappointment!
Come and enjoy a chilled and soulful evening in the heart of East London and be sure to leave with your Soul-Full!!
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Women in Business Networking Event

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Date: Sat 15th July | Time: 2pm – 5pm | Venue: Grassroots CRC, Memorial Avenue, Memorial Park, London E15 3DB | Hosts: Uganda Women’s Forum | Contact: Noreen Mukalazi | Phone: 07424878510 | Email:infougandawomensforum@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here

A free Women In Business Networking Event.

Guest Speakers:

Cabinet Member London Borough of Newham for Domestic Violence,Work and Skills – Cllr Lakmini Shah

Award winning journalist,presenter and reporter at BBC London ,a winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor award 2015 and winner of the International African Woman award 2016 – Nancy Kacungira

As one of the highly sought after parenting expert ,“Super Mum” of six children under the age of 11 years old and author of the parenting books “ Empowering mothers to mother” and the soon coming sleep book “Diary of a Sleep Consultant -Winnie Kitaka

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Baby Goes to Market with Atinuke

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Date: Sat 15th July | Time: 12.30pm – 13.30pm | Venue: Eltham Library, 2A Archery Road, London SE9 1HA | Hosts: Eltham Library | Eventbrite: here

Nigerian storyteller Atinuke will be reading from her latest picture book Baby Goes to Market and from the last books in the Anna Hibiscus and No.1 Car Spotter early fiction series. If we get lucky, Atinuke will also tell a traditional tale or two from the African continent. The event is suitable for children aged 3+.

Books will be available tp purchase at the event and there will be a book signing.

For more information about Atinuke, please visit:

http://atinuke-author.weebly.com/

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Off The Wall: Exploring Cultural Identity 

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Date: Sat 15th July | Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Venue: The Square Gallery London, 9b Battersea Square, London SW11 3RA | Hosts: Kirsty Latoya | FB: /KirzArt | Twitter: @KirzArt | Insta: /KirzArt | Eventbrite: here

Four artists. One vision

Arists on the day:

KirzArt
Catherine Mwase
Baserbillion
Joseph Ijoyemi

The exhibition will be open from 11am but you can join us for the private view from 6 – 10pm.

This exhibition will explore cultural identity through a variety of individualistic art pieces.

KirzArt aim to show a positive light on young black Britain and their achievements as the media is constantly populated with the same negative narrative of black people. They want to celebrate Black British success and achievements because they are not documented as widely.

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‘Fro Baby Natural Hair & Play Day

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Date: Sat 15th July | Time: 1pm – 5pm | Venue: Shern Hall Methodist Church, Shernhall Street, London E17 9HF | Hosts: Forever Chocolate | FB: /Forever-Chocolate-Events | Insta: /ForeverChocolate87 | Phone: 07487814527 | Email: foreverchocolate87@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here

Natural hair and it’s upkeep is a lot of work and can be overwhelming & maybe your child’s hair is not growing as fast as you’d hoped?

Guess what? It’s completely normal to feel frustrated!

Come and meet up with other families on a natural hair journey where you can be motivated, inspired and supported!

Highlights;

  • Exhibitors
  • Guest speakers
  • Kids soft play
  • Parents mingle and share experiences and tips
  • Storytelling
  • Face painting
  • Afro Baby Catwalk
We need parents and their toddlers to volunteer for our Afro Baby Catwalk. If you would like more info on this or to participate in general then please email frobabynaturalhair@gmail.com
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Football Final match ANCUK 2017

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Date: Sat 15 July | Time: 11:00 – 19:00pm | Venue: New River Stadium Sports Centre, Whiteheart Lane, Wood Green, London N22 5QW | Hosts: Ëlabba | Eventbrite: here

Ëlabba is a play, leisure and events organisation, which its aim is to bring you the dream experience that you are looking for regardless if you are an individual or a corporate.

African Football Association (AFA) teams up with Prostate Cancer UK in a ‘Big Match, Big Cause’ Football tournament. The African Nations Cup UK under (AFA) umbrella registered twenty (20) nations for its 9th Edition that will start in July 2017. The UK tournament has grown and has become highly competitive. The finals will be on 15th of July 2017 at New Rivers Stadium on Whiteheart Lane Wood Green London N22-5QW. On this day it will be hosted the Under 17’s final alongside the Open Age final and a special charity match themed “BIG MATCH, BIG CAUSE” between the Legends of Africa taking on Legends of the Caribbean.

Tickets on the same day of the final will cost £10

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8th Annual Yoruba Arts Festival

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Date: Sat 15th & Sun 16th July | Time: Midday – 9.00pm | Venue: Clissold Park, Green Lanes, London N16 9HJ | Hosts: Yoruba Arts | FB: /YorubaArtsFestival | Email: events@yorubaarts.org and info@yorubaarts.org | Eventbrite: here

Yoruba Arts Festival returns for its 8th year to Clissold Park, celebrating the rich, vibrant and colourful Arts and Culture of the Yorubas from around the world.

Featuring cultural perfomances, workshops, childrens playarea, african arts market, traditional african food and live music from bands and artists from around the world.

The event is a free family friendly community event that provides a socia, cultural and ecuational platform for community development and cohesion through Arts and Culture.

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ONE AFRICAN CONNEXIONS UK PRESENTS: AFRICAN BALL 2017

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Date: Sat 15th July | Time: 9pm – late | Venue: 501 High Street NE12 6TH, Royal Regency Banquets Hall, London E12 6TH | Hosts: One African Connexion UK | FB: /OneAfricaConnexionUK | Phone: 07956042595 | Email: oneafricaconnexions@yahoo.com | Eventbrite: here

One Africa Connexions uk is an initiative that was conceived to promote and strengthen unity within the African communities in southwark and uk

This is an annual Africana ball that is aim to promote unity within the African communities and friends of Africa, One Africa Connexion UK will cater for all sort of people from different back ground, there will be plenty of food and drinks lots of side attractions from top African artists.music on the night Afro beats,80s fuck, latest Rnb,dress code smart dont wait to be told hope to see you there.

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BLACK FUTURES UK OPEN BLACK CULTURE DAY

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Date: Sat July 15th | Time: 13:00 – 20:00 | Venue: Willington Road Youth & Community Centre, 55 Willington Road, Clapham North London SW9 9NB | FB: /Black-Futures-UK | Email: Blackfutures1@zoho.com | Phone: 07401852691 | Eventbrite: here

You are invited to come join us for our open our 1st Community black Culture Open Day on Saturday 15th July 2017, you are welcome to bring your friends and family and make this day great with us. We aim to have a full programme on the day, musician’s speaker stall holders etc. Wear your national colours or traditional gowns. This a big venue with indoors and outdoors space for the kids as well, we having Valcie Barbie Jerk Chicken, vegan food, stalls etc, etc.

Carl Foster – Motivational Speaker Life Coach | Natty Mark Samuels – Black African School studies | Gemi Reece – Speaker | Oistina Romeo – Host | Music by Ijahstars

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COMING TO AFRICA

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Date: Sat 15 July | Time: 19:00 – 23:00pm | Venue: The Soul Project, 245 Wood Street, London E17 3NT | One Bag Uganda | FB: /OneBagUganda | Twitter: @OneBagUganda | YouTube: /One-Bag-Uganda | Email: info@onebaguganda.org| Eventbrite: here

One Bag is a charity that has helped those less fortunate in Uganda and Ghana.
The concept for the charity is simple, a bag per family, filled with items that will help the less fortunate, live easier, better or more comfortable lives.

If there is one thing One Bag knows how to do, its plan an amazing Fundraising Ball!

This one will be no different, our Coming to Africa Ball is going to be an event not to be missed!

African Food, African Music, Five-Star Entertainment, Auctions and Raffles with amazing prizes to be won!

Dress up like African Royalty no matter where you are originally from, join One Bag as we travel to Africa in style.

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The Dunamis Matrix African and Caribbean Networking Launch Event

Date: Sat 15 July | Time: 14:00 – 16:00pm | Venue: Xenia Conference Rooms, 2 Secker Street, London SE1 | Hosts: Dale Coaching | FB: /DaleiCoach | Twitter: @DaleiCoach | Email:  jhall@dale-coaching.com | Eventbrite: here

WHAT IS It?

The Dunamis Matrix is the environment where powerful change happens for Progressives, through Networking Coaching and Mentoring.

WHO SHOULD COME?
1. Aspiring managers, leaders, and budding entrepreneurs. Connect with like-minded people, established leaders and entrepreneurs.
2. Established entrepreneurs, leaders and managers. Be the difference for future generations, and connect with those who need shoulders on which to rise.
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Zere Fashion House London Pop Up

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Date: Sat July 15th & Sun 16th July | Time: 10am – 18.00pm | Venue: 31-33 Church St, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH | Host: ZERE FASHION | Insta: /ZereFashionHouse | FB: /ZereFshion | Twitter: @ZereFashion | Phone: 07796 968929 | Email: zerefashionhouse@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here

It’s ZERE FASHION’S FIRST ever pop up!!

Get the oppourunity to shop through their stunning Nigerian designer’s pieces in person!!

Entry fee gets you one of our signature mocktails and delicious cupcakes.

You don’t want to miss it!

Spread the word ladies 🙂 🙂

Nigerian Designers include:

Adey Soile | African Things | Alter Ego | Ben Ria | Bibi Lawrence | BM PRO | Ejiro Amos Tafiri | Eve & Tribe | FabLane by Derin | Fabric Express | GREY | Ilare | Lady Biba | Mak Nisy | Omoge Creations | Orente | Slippers by Kene | Tabi Wax | Teecallchur | Teda Designs | Titi Belo | Wanni Fuga | ZFH

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East LDN Rooftop party: Afro Disco x The Shrine

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Date: Sun 16th July | Time: 5pm – 3am | Venue: Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL | Hosts: Afro Disco & For Funk’s Sake LDN| Eventbrite: here

To celebrate the Summer, we’re taking over the Dalston Roof Park and Arcola Bar for our first Day and Night Party! Where the music will be flowing from 5pm on the sunny Rooftop, until 3am in the bar below!

So come on a rhythmic voyage across a range of venues and genres; from the darkest depths of AFRO HOUSE, to HIGHLIFE, AFROBEAT, FUNK & SOUL.

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The British Museum Black History Tour

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Date: Sun 16th July | Time: 12 – 4pm | Venue:  The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG | Host: AvrilsWalks&Talks | FB: /AvrilsWalksAndTalks | Eventbrite: here

 

This tour will take you around the British Museum looking at the ancient Egypitan artefacts that are held there. Over many years the museum has “acquired” many artefacts from ancient and modern Africa.

This tour will be led by the eminent historian and author of “When We Ruled”, Robin Walker [aka The Black History Man] who has led many tours around the museum.

You will hear about how the ancient Egyptians lived, how they worshipped, what they worshipped, and how they saw themselves in the world.

The tour will be conducted in a professional manner around the museum by the man who knows a lot about Egypt as he has studied the subject for many years. He is a leading authority on Egypt and can answer your questions knowledgeably throughout the tour.

Come and hear about:

The Benin Bronzes | The African Obas | The Lost Wax Process | Early Egyptians | Lots more…

This walk will be facilitated by Avril’s Walks and Talks.

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AfroBeach | All Day Summer Party

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Date: Sun 16th July | Time: 1pm till late | Venue: Queen’s Yard, Unit 8, Mick’s Garage, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN | Hosts: Magnum Opus Events | Insta: /MagnumOpus_LTD | YouTube: /Magnum-Opus | FB: /MagnumOpusltd | Twitter: @MagnumOpusLTD | Phone: 0207 607 0953 | Eventbrite: here

Some Londoners haven’t heard of Magnum Opus but you have now! These guys are back with an all day celebration of African and Caribbean culture & music – with chilled vibes in the day and a full on carnival party til’ the early morn!

You can expect music, food, drinks and games housed at Mick’s; A two tiered canal-side spacious indoor / outdoor venue with a private garden in Hackney Wick’s Queen’s Yard.

MUSIC:

♫ AFROBEATS ♫ ZOUK ♫ SOCA ♫ HIGH LIFE ♫ DANCEHALL ♫ AFROSOCA ♫ AFROHOUSE ♫ BASHMENT ♫ CALYPSO ♫ REGGAE ♫

ATTRACTIONS:

★ STREET FOOD ★ GIANT GAMES ★ FACE & BODY ART ★ GIVE- AWAYS ★ 3 BARS ★ BBQ ★ PRIVATE GARDEN ★ INFLATABLES ★ DECK CHAIRS ★ BESPOKE EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY ★ CARNIVAL SUPRISES ★

18+ ONLY – ID REQUIRED – LAST ENTRY 10PM

Brought to you by Magnum Opus Events

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Date: Tue 18th July | Time: 18:30 – 20:00pm | Venue:  Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 2PW | Hosts: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development | Twitter: @APPG_AG_F4D | Email: vanvarkc@parliament.uk | Eventbrite: here

Committee Room 4A

Chair:
Lord Cameron of Dillington

Speakers:

Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, RESULTS UK
Hector Ibarra, CEO, Global Parametrics
Stewart McCulloch, Global Insurance Director, Vision Fund at World Vision

This panel discussion will explore the role of insurance in strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers in developing countries.

Climate shocks take a disproportionate toll on smallholders, and climate risk insurance has emerged as a promising tool to protect those most vulnerable to droughts, floods, storms and heatwaves.

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Club Carnivore meets the South African Braai!

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Date: Tues 18th July | Time: 7pm – 10pm | Venue: Vivat Bacchus, 47 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4LL | Hosts: Vivat Bacchus | FB: /VivatBacchus | Twitter: @Vivat_Bacchus | Insta: /VivatBacchus | Eventbrite: here

Club Carnivore meets the South African braai

7pm start.

MENU

Traditional beef boerewors | Chakalaka sauce – spicy tomato, onion & bean sauce born in the townships of Southern Africa | Chargrilled haunch of ostrich carpaccio | ‘Mielie’ & peppadew salsa, watercress salad | VB’s famous crispy Karoo-style lamb chops | Cucumber, mint & natural yoghurt raita | Braai’ed ‘Cote de Boeuf’ 700g for 2 to share | Grass-fed, dry-aged British beef | Warm salad of rainbow beets, green beans, butternut squash & vine-ripened heritage tomatoes | Roast potatoes | Rosemary & Pinotage jus gras | Cheeseboard with VB biltong (of course!)

Welcome drink and one glass of wine per course included in the price of this 5-course dinner event

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Aperture Live: Platform Africa

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Date: Tues 18th July | Time: 19:00 – 21:00pm | Venue: Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA | Hosts: Autograph ABP & Aperture (Platform Africa) | Twitter: @autographABP | FB: /AutographABP | Insta: /autographabp | Phone: 020 7729 9200 | Email: info@autograph-abp.co.uk | Platform Africa | FB: /ApertureFoundation | Twitter: @ApertureFND | Insta: /ApertureFND | Eventbrite: here

Celebrate the launch of Aperture magazine’s summer 2017 issue, Platform Africa, with artists Malala Andrialavidrazana and Zineb Sedira and curator Zoe Whitley in discussion with Aperture’s managing editor Brendan Wattenberg.

Platform Africa takes an in-depth look at the dynamic spaces that have shaped conversations about photography in Africa for the last twenty-five years—the biennials, experimental art spaces, and educational workshops in which artists and audiences interact with photography.

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AFRO FITNESS PARTY LIVE

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Date: Wed 19th July | Time: 8pm – 9pm | Venue: Atherton Lesiure Centre, 189 Romford Road, Stratford, E14 4JF | YouTube: /ZinArtsWorkouts | Email: zinartsproductions@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here

BEST DANCE FITNESS CLASS IN LONDON…

Founded by international choreographer Ezinne Asinugo over a year ago. We are excited to be expanding with more classes available for DANCE and FITNESS Lovers.

Classes are African and Caribbean dance grooves fused with energetic workouts to the BEST MUSIC EVER.

what do you gain?

Learn To Dance | Build your Confidence | Lose Calories | Socialise in a Positive Atmosphere

HAVE FUN SWEATING.

what to bring?

1) TICKET

2) Gym Gear + Trainers

3) Bottle of Water + Face Towel

4) Postive VIBEZ

Classes:

Every Wednesday 8pm – 9pm

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3rd Wednesdays – SA Politics Lite and Social – An update from the Front-line

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Date: Wed 19th JulyTime: 18:30 to 21:30pm | Venue: The Earlsfield Gastropub, 511 Garratt Lane, SW18 4SW London | HostsDemocratic Alliance Abroad | FB/DAAbroadUK | Twitter@DA_Abroad | Linkedin/in/Democratic-Alliance-Abroad | YouTube/DA-Abroad | Eventbritehere

Bring your friends and join us for an evening of “Politics Lite” a chance to get together with interested South Africans for a fun, informative “Low-Cal” and “Sugar-Free” update on the topical issues that are on all our minds!  Otherwise if solo, it’s an easy way to engage with other interesting people.

On 3rd Wednesdays of every month, The DA Abroad UK will introduce a fantastic speaker who will talk briefly about a topical subject – plenty to choose from! After the update there will be a Q&A session followed by informal discussion/social.

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Meet London’s YouTube Influencers – Business & Lifestyle Vloggers

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Date: Wed July 19th | Time: 6pm – 8.30pm | Venue: NatWest Liverpool Street | Hosts: City Steps Guided Tours | FB: /City-Steps-London-Courses | Twitter: @CityStpsCourses | Phone: 0208 980 5868 | Email: walks@londoncitysteps.com | Eventbrite: here

A panel of 5 YouTube Influencers who run Business & Lifestyle blogs, as well as being enthusiastic vloggers, talk frankly and informatively about their journey into the social media world and how they have attracted sponsorship, monetize their site and built their Subscriber base.

‘Money too Tight to Mention!’ panel discussion is about their stories and how they have monetized their social media platforms, particularly their YouTube channel. They are eager to give you 10 of their inside tips and tricks which you can use to build your followers and attract advertising and sponsorship.

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#ScienceAfrica UnConference: Big Ideas for Africa: Celebrating the Continent’s Science and Technology Pioneers

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Date: Thurs 20th July | Time: 9.00am – 5.30pm | Venue: 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YX | Hosts: Planet Earth Institute | Email: planetearth@planetearthinstitute.org.uk | FB: /PlanetEarthInstitute | Twitter: @PlanetEarthInst | Linkedin: /Scientific-Independence-For-Africa | YouTube: /Planet-Earth-Institute | Eventbrite: here

The Event…

The PEI #ScienceAfrica UnConference is back and this year it’s bigger and better than ever!

Join Planet Earth Institute for an interactive day of high-level presentations, table working groups and participant-led workshops as we celebrate all those individuals, research groups, commercial organisations and academic institutions driving scientific and technological advancement in and for the continent.

Africa and Africans can and are making significant contributions to global science, in fields as diverse as agri-business, public health, space science, energy and water. And we want your help to promote the successes, showcase great ideas, address challenges and galvanise support for the continent’s science and technology pioneers.

Connect with over 250 people passionate about African development; learn about the latest and greatest scientific and commercial innovation defining Africa’s development; and meet the individuals and organisations at Africa’s cutting-edge.

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Dr Strange, Movie Breakdown (Part 2/2)

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Date: Fri 21st July | Time: 6pm – 8.30pm | Venue: YMCA at One KX (Basement), 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS | Hosts: Black History Walks | FB: /BlackHistoryWalks | Twitter: @BlackHistWalker | Eventbrite: here

Hollywood has a habit of borrowing stories from other cultures but representing them as their own: Disney’s Lion King was based upon an orginal African folk tale, Christopher Nolan’s Inception borrows heavily from Japanese anime movie Paprika, James Cameron’s Avatar is very similar to Studio Giblhi’s Princess Mononoke. Dr Strange the movie based on the 1970s comic is chock full of obvious and discrete references to African and Asian culture. In this interactive film analysis, in this double session (extended by audience demand) we will cover:

Ancient African symbols | Egyptian myths and legends | The Iron Man connection | Who is the real Mordo? | The Black History of Thor | Black dance influence on the magic | Whitewashing | Astral projection, real or imagined ?

After online tickets are sold out there will be tickets on the door but for standing room only. Part 1 is on 14th July was also at the same time.

About the speaker:
Since 1994, Andrew Muhammad has been conducting history tours nationwide and internationally to Egypt, Tunisia, Ireland and Spain. Andrew has also designed what is widely known as the ‘Hidden Truth Movie Breakdown’. This delivery is based on the Chinese proverb that a picture paints a thousand words.

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The artists’ call: workshop with Toni Stuart 

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Date: Sat 22nd July | Time: 11am – 2pm | Venue: Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA | Hosts: Autograph ABP | Twitter: @autographABP | FB: /AutographABP | Insta: /autographabp | Phone: 020 7729 920 | Eventbrite: here

Award-winning South African poet Toni Stuart will lead a hands-on workshop exploring the call to artistic work.

Why do you feel called to do the work you are doing? How does that calling sustain and inform the work you choose to make and the jobs you say yes or no to?

Whether we paint with oil or light, we write poems or film scripts, sculpt with clay or sound – each artist has an obsession, a desire, an unanswerable question that simultaneously draws us in to the work, and out of ourselves in the quest to answer it.

This question could have many other names: vision, purpose, mission, the dream. All of these things are the various forms that this question can take – but the question itself remains the same. It is the very foundation of our work, it is what drives us and motivates us, and the way in which we answer it, is what distinguishes our work from others.

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Afropolitan Events | Afrobeats Day Party

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Date: Sat 22nd July | Time: 1pm – 10.30pm | Venue: Lark Hall, Smedley Street, Clapham, London SW4 6PH | FB: /Afropolitan.LDN | Eventbrite: here

The Afrobeats Day Party is a summer pop up bar event for young modern africans and culture curious individuals to connect through music, food and drinks in a social environment. Come and enjoy the sun, relaxing beach/african décor, Afrobeats, authentic West African cuisine and cocktails.

Join us on July 22, 2017 from 1 pm till 10.30 pm.

DJ Neptizzle will be joining us playing our favourite Afrobeats tunes

Cuisine on offer:

Jollof rice | Grilled Chicken | Roasted Plantain | Roasted Corn on the cob | Fried Yam !!!

Food will be served from 2pm – 6pm, please arrive early to avoid disappointment!!!

For more info contact afropolitan.london@gmail.com

18+ ONLY – ID REQUIRED – LAST ENTRY 8PM

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How to Highlight & Contour for Women of Colour (WOC) MELANIN Special

NIKITA BAFFOUR MAKEUP MASTERCLASS

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Date: Sat, July 22 | Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Venue: London (Secret Location – Will be revealed to all ticket holders) | Host: Nikita Baffour | Insta: /NikitaBaffour | YouTube: /NikitaBaffour | Email: Nikitabaff@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here

Following the recent succes of her sold out class, which was sponsored by NYX, Whitney Marie Hair and Ayva Brushes, Nikita is back with another Live Demo class.

How to Highlight & Contour for WOC’ Melanin Special

A Live Demontration Class + Talk

x1 Session

We will be exploring the tips and tricks catering specifically for Women of Colour, with an in depth insight into makeup application for Women of Colour also discussing skin tone, hyperpigmention and colour matching.

Nikita will be sharing all her ‘Tips & Tricks’ in a relaxed and intimate environment, discussing all the misconception surrounding beauty and women of colour

Suitable for aspiring Makeup Artists or Women who would simply like to learn a new daily routin, this is event is one not to be missed

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Bantu Arts – Rudi Rudi Africa Open Stage

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Date: Sun 23rd July | Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Venue: Wimbledon Library,  35 Wimbledon Hill Road, London SW19 7NB | Hosts: Bantu Arts | Facebook: /bantuarts | Insta: /BantuArts | Twitter: @BantuArts | Email: info@bantuarts.co.uk | Phone: 07886414531 | Eventbrite: here

Bantu Arts in partnership with Wimbletech present Rudi Rudi Afrca Open Stage. Enjoy & participate in an exciting energetic music performance led by professional artists who specialise in traditional African arts. An event not to be missed. This Open Stage variety & musical showcase program is taking place on 23 July from 6.00pm to 9.00pm and we also have further planned performances with one confirmed date on the 3rd September 2017. On both days, students who have been learning dance and music will be performing as well.

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IJE (The Journey): THE LARGEST UK AFRICAN FASHION SHOW

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Date: Sun 23 July | Time: 14:00 – 19:00pm | Venue: InterContinental London – The O2, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0TW | Hosts: EgoBelloEvents & WifeysCloset| Insta: /EgobelloEvents | FB: /EgoBelloEvents | Email: egobelloevents@gmail.com |Phone: 07412883498 | Insta: /WifeysClozet | FB: /WifeysClozet | Email: wifey052001@yahoo.com | Eventbrite: here

Dr Wifey is a fashion designer cum stylist. She left her 9-5 job in the city to pursue her dream in fashion. She is very passionate about what she does and has a clear vision. Been in operation for little over one year now, she has made consistent progress. She is inviting all lovers of Ankara to a fun night!

Featuring run way fashion show, Unveiling of the ‘IJE’ a collection by Royals Clozet, Yard sale at 70% discount on all ankara wears for men and women starting from £10. There would be good music ,refreshment, dance, and a special guest appearance. You really can’t afford to miss this as we have lots of entertainment in the mix.

“Come celebrate african fashion with me!❤”

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‘Re-imagining the City’: No Fly on the WALL @ 4

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Date: Sun 23rd July | Time: 1pm – 4pm | Venue: DIY Space For London, 96-108 Ormside Street, London SE15 1TF | FB: /NoFlyOnTheWall | Twitter: @NoFlyontheWALL | Linkedin: /in/No-Fly-On-The-Wall | Phone: 07969 015610 | Emailteamnoflyonthewall@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here

A topic that has been on the lips of all is gentrification and to mark No Fly on the Wall’s Fourth Birthday, they will be gathering to discuss this phenomenon and what can be done about it by local people. Through the eyes and perspectives of Black British female filmmakers, NFOTW explore what gentrification is, its effects on local communities, how we found ourselves complicit in the process and how we can resist the turfing out of working class communities in areas they turned into vibrant communities.

“We’ll be screening two short films (‘Denim’, by Siana Bangura & Susuana Amoah and ‘Destination Deptford’ by Olivia Douglass) as well as a snippet of Shola Amoo’s ‘A Moving Image’, which explore gentrification in different ways.”

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FINANCE FOR START UPS: Africans & Caribbeans

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Date: Tues 25th July | Time: 19:00 – 22:00 | Venue: Park Plaza County Hall, 1 Addington Street, London SE1 7RY | Hosts: GroExpo |FB: /GroExpo | Twitter: @GroExpo | Linkedin: /in/GroExpo | Email: groexpo@googlemail.com | Phone: 07984 415635 | Eventbrite: here

Raising finances for a business has never really been a problem as smart money chases good business ideas but finding the right business ideas with a competitive advantage to invest in is normally one of the biggest challenges.

We know that not every idea is a good idea, not every good idea is a business idea, not every business idea is a scalable idea and not every scalable idea is a sustainable idea. But every business starts with someone getting an idea and identifying a gap/niche in the market which can be exploited and capitalised on.

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GHANAIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL: Twi Language Course

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Date: Tues 25th July | Time: 20 week course | Venue: Urdang2, 259 Goswell Road, EC1V 7AH London | Hosts: The Ghanaian Language School | Twitter: @GLSuk | FB: /TheGhanaianLanguageSchool | Email: info@theghanaianlanguageschool.com or info@neo-native.com | Eventbrite: here

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN A GHANAIAN LANGUAGE?

Are you: Going to Ghana on Holiday? Starting a Business in Ghana or going there to Work? Doing Research/ Field Work in Ghana? Interested in discovering more about your Ghanaian Roots or Heritage? or Itching to Speak a Ghanaian Language fluently with Friends and Family?

Learning a Ghanaian Language will truly enrich your experience and open doors.

So what are you waiting for? Achieve your goal this year, by joining one of our Fun and Engaging Courses.

On the course/s you will be:

• Taught by qualified, native Ghanaian teachers

• Provided with Home Study Aids

• Awarded a certificate on completion of the course

We offer Evening Classroom based, and Online Courses in Twi, Ga, Fante and Ewe.

Our courses are offered over 20 week periods, 1 day a week.

The mode of study is part-time (2 hours a week)

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African Caribbean Ancestry: Who Do You Think You Are?

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Date: Tues 25th July | Time: 18:30 – 20:00 | Venue: 48 Camberwell Green, Camberwell, London SE5 7AL | Hosts: PaulCrooks | FB: /PaulCrooksAncestry | Twitter: @PaulCrooksUK | Email: info@paulcrooksuk.com | Eventbrite: here

Amazing Initiative here! Ancestry Talks’ wish is to deliver enjoyable Black ancestry and Black history fused talks/socials. You decide whether just to listen, interact socially or both. Our audiences are keen to develop a love of heritage that will last a lifetime.

In 1977, the miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. Camberwell Library will mark the 40th Anniversary Of ROOTS Miniseries with an interview with Paul Crooks. 

Paul is a trailblazing genealogist and author of acclaimed novel Ancestors. Paul traced his family back 6 generations to Ami Djaba who was living in the Krobo Mountain, Ghana. Paul’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart) inspired a generation to start exploring their Black and British ancestry.

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African Mask Making with artist Zoe Akroyd Parker

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Date: Wed 26th July | Time: 14:00 – 16:00pm | Venue: Elizabeth James Gallery, 10 Portland Road, Southnorwood, London SE25 4PF | Hosts: Elizabeth James Art & Zoe Akroyd Parker | Eventbrite: here

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African Mask-Making Workshop (SEN friendly) for Teenagers

(3-week course, 2 hours a week- £10 per session (£30 total) all materials provided)

Create your own life-size (or bigger!) African mask from cardboard and other junk materials. Coat the whole lot in papier mache and then paint the details- add a final toughening glaze of PVA, and embellish with beads and yarn!

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Educative and Inspirational Evening for BME Young Adults

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Date: Thurs 27th July | Time: 17:30 – 20:30 | Venue: Bridge Academy, LABURNUM STREET, London E2 8BA | Hosts: Connect4Better | Facebook: /Connect4Better |  Twitter: @Cee4BeeUK | Insta: /Cee4BeeUK | Linkedin: /Connect4Better | Email: info@cee4bee@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here 

Are you 18-25 years old? Black African or Carribean seeking career/business guidance? Why not join us for this free educative and inspiring evening. Cee4Bee are very excited to be organising this free event for 18- 25year olds of our community to raise ambition, build confidence and inspire them to be the best they can be.

Even if we all shy away from the fact that not every one has access to the right guidance around them or role model to look up to hence with this in mind we are bringing some of our older models who can help guide the young ones in the right direction and hopefully build a mentor-mentee relationship after the event. 

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African Reading Group London : Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds by Yemisi Aribisala

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Date: Sat 29 July | Time: 16:00 – 17:30 | Venue: Book and Kitchen, 31 All Saints Road, London W11 1HE | Hosts: Book & Kitchen | Insta: /BookandKitchen | Twitter: @BookandKitchen | YouTube: /BookAndKitchen | Phone: +44 (0) 203 417 8266 | Email: info@bookandkitchen.com | Eventbrite: here

Book and Kitchen is a bookshop with a small cafe, art gallery and events space hosting literary evenings, supper clubs, music nights and more. They opened their doors on the wonderfully-named All Saints Road in the spring of 2013, and their aim is to combine the literary and culinary in a fresh and modern setting. Join them on this Saturday event with the Winner of the John Avery Award at the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 2016. This New Edition of their African Reading Group London meets regularly to discuss new and classic fiction form the continent.

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The Black Market & Film Festival – Saturday 29th July 2017

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Date: Sat 29th July | Time: 12:00 to 21:00pm | Venue: West Green Learning Centre @ Parkview Academy, West Green Road, Tottenham, London N15 3QR | Hosts: Black History Studies | Twitter: @BlackHistStudies | Facebook: black.historystudies | Insta: /BlackHistoryStudies | YouTube: /Black-History-Studies | Linkedin: /in/BlackHistoryStudies | Google + : /BHstudies | Eventbrite: here

The 11th Black Market & Film Festival is an event to showcase, expose and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the community and to provide a platform to sell their products, promote their skills and engage with the local and surrounding community.

The aim of the event is to: Showcase and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the community | Increase the exposure of Black cultural and creative sector’s participation in the wider community | To provide a platform to sell their products, promote their skills and engage with the local and surrounding community. | To raise the awareness of the importance and relevance of increasing your personal financial literacy and the benefits of developing and adopting an enterprising lifestyle.

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Afro Reads book club – Jesmyn Ward – Salvage the Bones

Date: Sat 29th July | Time: 14:15 – 16:15pm | Venue: Palmers Green Library, Broomfield Lane, London N13 4EY | Eventbrite: here

This will be the 4th meeting of the Afro Reads book club for women from the African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American communities. The book club will usually meet every six weeks and the cost will be £4 + 84p booking fee per person and refreshments will be provided.

The book selection for this month is Jesmyn Ward – Savage the Bones

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Afrikan & Vintage Market Fayre **GBANJO GBANJO**

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Date: Sun 30th July | Time: 13:00 – 22:00pm | Venue: Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace London E8 2BT | FB: /OneTheBlackBook | Email: ournationsenterprises@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here

O.N.E Movement has created a market fayre to showcase brands & businesses, entrepreneurs, performing artists and amazing causes as well as circulating funds and goods within the community.

GbANJO GBANJO is where both first and second hand goods are traded, bought and sold; including Afrikan and vintage inspired products, goods, clothing, jewellery, beauty brands, health and holistic brands, beverages, foods, juices, natural products and services, hair care and more.

All this, plus live performances and food in a great atmosphere, from Brixton, we have now decided to bring it to HACKNEY!!

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CHOP X BEATS – DAY PARTY

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Date: Sun 30 July | Time: 15:00 – 23:00pm | Venue: The Africa Centre, 66-68 Great Suffolk Street Southwark, London SE1 0BL |Hosts: Cams X Bikes | FB: /CamsXBikes | Insta: /CamsXBikes | Email: info@chopxbeats.co.uk | Eventbrite: here

Come and enjoy authentic West African cuisine and 100% old school hall party vibes from 3 pm till 10 pm – set at The Africa Centre. Full of flavour West African cuisine will be available for purchase:-

Jollof rice * Kelewele *Grilled Chicken * Grilled Fish * Kra Kro (plantain dumplings) * Yam* Plus much more!

Come and enjoy authentic West African cuisine and 100% hall party vibes from 3 pm till 10 pm.

Superstar DJ Nore is back with another set of party hits to take your spirit higher! | Afrobeats * Highlife * Reggae * Hip-Hop * Old School | Customer’s favourite Mama J’s Jollof rice is waiting for you!

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AFRICAN SUMMER SUPPER CLUB with MANGO & SCOTCH BONNETS

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Date: Sun 30 July | Venue: 61 Cheltenham Road, London SE15 3AF | Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (BST) | Insta: /Lerato_Tomato | Facebook: /LeratoLovesFood | Twitter: @LeratoLondon | Blog: /LeratoLovesFood | Eventbrite: here

Join Lerato for an explosion of flavours at her Sunday African Supper Club in London as recommended by Time Out London & The Evening Standard. You will start with a refreshing Hibiscus Botanical Cocktail and in true African spirit feast on sharing plates at the centre of the table. Expect vibrant flavours with summer fruits, peppers, exotic African spices and herbs. This is a feast for all!

See you at the table!

MENU

Hibiscus Botanical Cocktail with Summer Berries

Our roasts have been immensely popular with homemade nomadic suya spice blends and wonderful selim peppers. This summer our mango & scotch bonnet is back on the menu.

Endives, Jollof Quinoa, Mixed Peppers, Micro Herbs

Summer Roasts with mango and scotch bonnet purée – sweet with teasing heat.

Free Range Chicken

Roasted Aubergines (v)

Braised Kale, Mixed Peppers & Roasted Shallots

Baked Peaches with Rapberry & Date Puree, Chin Chin Crumbs
(Chin Chin is a delightful West African cookie base)

Please specify if you are vegan or vegetarian. The menu may be changed due to seasonal availability. 

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Black Presence in the National Gallery

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Date: Sun 30 July | Time: 13:00 – 15:00pm | Venue: Meet point on request (London) WC2 |  Hosts: Black History Walks | Facebook: /BlackHistoryWalks | Twitter: @BlackHistWalker | Eventbrite: here

From the margins to the centre.From objects and subjects of economic capital ;to creators and definers of cultural capital.Our African focused tour of the National Gallery reveals the many and varied Black presences to be found in the paintings and works on display from 1500’s to 1900’s. The tour looks at why they are there, what they meant in their time and what they mean to us today. We will cover:

  • African Kings and Queens
  • The Moor’s head
  • Musicians and Entertainers
  • Faces in a crowd
  • Artists
  • Servants and slaves

To prevent overcrowding meet point is emailed after booking. Walk last 2 hours .Private group bookings staff groups, birthdays possible.

Email info@blackhistorywalks.co.uk

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GUYANA SPEAKS! FILM MAKING IN GUYANA

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Date: Sun 30th July | Time: 14:00 – 17:00pm | Venue: The Classic, 28 Upper Tooting Road, Tooting, London SW17 7PG | Eventbrite: here

CINEGUYANA
In 2011 The President’s Project was designed to fund 5 short films by five independent film makers, morphed into a larger 8 film project which would
take the film makers from conceptualization, through script design to production planning, shooting, editing and post production. There were no limits except those of cost placed on the filmmakers 6 of whom have never made a film before.
The result was an interesting mix of themes and genres all of which reflect a rich and often minimized Guyanese culture back to Guyanese and hopefully to the wider world under the CineGuyana brand. A selection of the CINEGUYANA short films will be shown.
In addition a short film produced for Guyana Speaks entitled, ‘Where are we?’ by investigative documentary film maker, Francis Michael Bailey, will be shown.
TIMEHRI FILM FESTIVAL
A conversation (via SKYPE) with the Festival Director of The Timehri Film Festival (TFF) Romela Lucas and Marketing and Logistics Director, Alysia Christiani. This is an annual film festival, aimed at showcasing the work of Guyanese and Caribbean filmmakers in the Region and Diaspora. The Festival is hosted by the Caribbean Film Academy (CAFA), in partnership with the Caribbean-American culture blog, Rewind & Come Again (RACA). This year, they partnered with Green Screen TT, the Environmental Film Festival in Trinidad & Tobago, and the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development, in Guyana.
TFF’s Mission is to celebrate and support the work of Guyanese filmmakers, at home and in the Diaspora, and to share films and stories made in other Caribbean countries, with Guyanese audiences.
UK PREMIERE OF ADERO
a Kojo McPherson film, Guyana 2017
Adero, a brooding 30-odd year old corporate drone, is on a quest to find his true identity. His journey – through his dreams as much as in the physical world – will threaten his comfortable middle-class existence, his very sanity and what we all think we know about what is real before he comes to a more powerful realisation of self than he could ever have imagined.
Director Kojo McPherson will be available upon conclusion (via SKYPE) to discuss his production and take questions from the audience.

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Cinema Noir – May Film: “Queen of Katwe

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Date: Sun 30th July | Time: 12.00pm – 4pm |Venue: The Blackfriars Settlement,
1 Rushworth Street (off Blackfriars Road) SE1 0RB | FB: /MOMMsays | Twitter: @MOMoneyMatter | Email: makeourmoneymatter@gmail.com | Eventbrite: here

As always Make Our Money Matter are hosting a film screening and get together. Join us for a laid back “Smonday” afternoon – Ease back into the working week with a smile, good company and laughs

Afternoon Cake, Tea and Chat served at 12.00pm

Film commences at 2.00pm

Film: “Queen of Katwe”

The true life rags-to-riches story of a real life African Chess Champion!!

Starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo “Here’s a mainstream movie set in Africa that’s not about conflict zones, has an entirely black speaking cast, and is centred on the intellectual achievements of a female protagonist – this makes Queen of Katwe an altogether radical anomaly” – The Guardian.

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Summer BBQ Fest -Dancehall Meets Afrobeat

Grill N Roses Summer BBQ

Date: Sun 30th July | Time: 3pm – late | Venue: The Club, 121 Broad Street
Essex RM10 9HP | Hosts: Uch Manny | Shoobs link: here

Join Grill N Roses, Uch Manny & Co at this Summer BBQ Fest.

Music by: DJ sean
BBQ : Grill&Rose
Time: 3pm till 11:30pm.|No ID No Entry
£10.00 online and more at the door
For More info : Uch_Manny: 07916614689, Lawerncia : +44 7551 496614 ksweez: +447405154776

Join Grill N Roses, Uch Manny & Co at this Summer BBQ Fest.

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Pedal for Poverty 5K Challenge

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Date: Sun 30 July | Time: 12:00 – 15:00pm | Venue: London Bridge, 34 Park ST, London SE1 9EF | Hosts: Forgotten Women | Insta: /ForgottenWomen | FB: /ForgottenWomenLondon | Twitter: @ForgottenWomen_ | Phone: 0800 195 8389 | Email: info@forgottenwomen.org or office@forgottenwomen.org | Eventbrite: here

Pedal from London Bridge around the city passing the modern famous buildings and raise money for poverty. Each pedibus takes 8 people, so come as an individual or come as a half or a full team. Pedalling a pedibus is teamwork and a fun packed challenge so people of all ages and abilities can take part. It’s a great way to meet people and enjoy the summer in London!

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Afrovisibility: Working While Natural

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Date: Mon 31st July | Time: 14:00 – 17:30pm | Venue: 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BT | FB: /ProjectEmbraceUK | Twitter: @Project_Embrace | Email:  info@ projectembrace.co.uk | Insta: /ProjectEmbrace | Phone: 07914640763 | Eventbrite: here

“When you leave your job of 3 + years and move to Uni just to come back and speak to your manager with hopes of working during the summer, but he says you look like a MAD woman just because you have your afro hair out”. This was Patience’s post on her Facebook page a few months ago. She didn’t get the job because she wouldn’t change her hair, but you will be happy to hear she got one much better.

Patience’s story unfortunately is not uncommon for women with natural afro hair. In tackling racial discrimination in the work place, one important aspect of discrimination is often overlooked and that is in the dress code policy which hardly takes into consideration Afro textured hair and despite the dangers of straightening Afro hair or extensive wearing of weaves, the requirement to have a more European appearance for work is still widespread.

As the PROJECT EMBRACE #AFROVISIBILITY billboard campaign continues to make waves and spark conversation about diversity, beauty and hair discrimination, they are going a step further by bringing together amazing women who have despite popular convention, worked while natural.

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