100 Afrocentric Events Londoners Can Look Forward To in July (2022)

Writer: Tholani Alli * Blog: AfricanCultureBlog * Contact: africancultureblog@gmail.com * Languages: Zul/Swa/Lin/Yor/Hau/Bam/Eng/Fre * Proverb: Egyagaza omubi; omulugi takimanya (Luganda) ‘What makes the ugly person; the beautiful one will never know’ * Thank You!

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It’s been a minute since my last piece so why not return with a useful guide! For those that like things in one place; here is a July 2022 guide on various Afrocentric and African-themed happenings dominating the M25 district within the upcoming month. Whether it’s Food, Film or Fiction; Debates, Conferences or Networking – Diplomats, Entrepreneurs and Experts – there is surely something for everyone.

* Checkout: YDWC 2022 Summer Retreat

Date: Fri 08/07/22 – Sun 10/07/22 * Time: 17.00pm * Host: YDWC * Insta: /YDWCorg * FB: /Young-Diverse-World-Changers * Linkedin: /YDWC * Email: youngdiverseworldchangers@gmail.com

Each summer YDWC take a group of up to 50 professionals from diverse cultural backgrounds to a city getaway in Thetford, near Cambridge. Over the course of a long weekend they’ll immerse members in fun and insightful residential, filled with knowledge sharing workshops and team building activities. Tickets are still available; book here

The First Five are some of my faves (two of which I hope to attend) but feel free to venture through an events guide that is so big; I am of little faith many will make it to the bottom! Nevertheless; The rest are in order in terms of dates. Good Luck on trying to get through all of them!

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1) Sat 30/07/22 : Black Owned Hackney Market – Weekender

Date: Sat 30/07/22 * Time: 18.00pm – 22.00pm * Venue: Bohemia Place Markets, Bohemia Place, London E8 1DU * Host: Bohemia Market Place * Insta: /BohemiaPlaceMarkets * FB: /BohemiaPlaceMarkets * RSVP: here

Black-Owned Hackney Night Market returns for the 2022 series in collaboration with Black Eats LDN! 🔌🌃

Catch this unique market opposite Hackney Central station showcasing London’s best Black-owned street food, artisan traders and many more Black-owned businesses!

🍔 Best vegan & non-vegan eats in town

♻️ Sustainably-made clothing, gifts and skincare

🍹 Rum punch, cocktails, craft beers & more

🎟 FREE entry to the market

* For more; please RSVP here

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2) Thurs 14/07/22 : BALHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL – DANE BAPTISTE & LUCY PORTER

Date: Thurs 14.07.22 * Time: 19:30pm – 22:15pm * Venue: The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD * Host: Banana Cabaret * Insta: /BananaCabaret * FB: /BananaCabaret * Twitter: /BananaCabaret * RSVP: here

“The friendliest comedy club in the country” – The Guardian

“One of the finest and most respected comedy clubs in the country, the best live stand-up comedy on the circuit, always an absolute blast!” – Joe Lycett

“One of the few truly great comedy clubs in the UK” – Ed Byrne

Banana Cabaret are Purveyors of fine standup comedy, 38 years & counting, in their iconic round room and beautiful venue ‘The Bedford PubBANANA CABARET presents BALHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL 2022!

* RSVP: here

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3) Sat 09/07/22 : Little Black Girls Art Exhibition by Christian Azolan

Date: 09.07.22 * Time: 19.00pm – 22:00pm * Venue: Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square London W1T 3BF * Host: Christian Azolan * Insta: /ChristianAzolan * FB: /ChristianAzolanArtist * Twitter: /ChristianAzolan * RSVP: here

Hailing from the small Indian Ocean island Mahe in the Seychelles, Christian Azolan is a visual artist who specialises in original, digital, abstract and other forms of digital illustrations. Christian Azolan took a leap of faith during the pandemic to set up his own business and has not looked back since.

‘Little Black Girls’ is Christian Azolan’s first solo art exhibition, this gilded photography, paint and mixed media series is a statement of empowerment and an open letter to better representation of black girls in art. The exhibition is available to attend on both the 8th and 9th of July2022.

* RSVP: here

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4) 30/07/22 : Luxe Afrique Polo Day

Date: 30.07.22 * Time: 11.30am – 21:00pm * Venue: Hurtwood Park Polo Club, Horsham Lane, Cranleigh GU6 7SW * Host: Luxe Afrique Polo * Insta: /LuxeAfriquePolo * FB: /LuxeAfriquePolo * Twitter: /luxafriquepolo * RSVP: here

You might not have heard of this one but you have now! This is not only the Largest African Polo Festival in UK but in Europe and the 4th edition takes place in Horsham! Whether you’re a polo fanatic, african fashion enthusiast; sports fan and party enthusiasts alike, Lux Afrique Polo offers a unique full-day African festival experience. Gather family, friends & business colleagues and book now to avoid disappointment!

For more tickets: www.luxafriquepolo.com 

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5) Fri 29/07/22 : Campfire Club London: Comorian, Suntou Susso

Date: Fri 29.07.22 * Time: 19.00pm – 22.00pm * Venue: Glengall Wharf Garden, 64 Glengall Rd, Middleton Street, London SE15 6NF * Host: The Nest Collective: * Insta: /NestFolk * Twitter: /NestFolk * FB: /TheNestCollective * YouTube: /TheNestCollective * RSVP: here

For this Campfire Club we are delighted to present co-headliners Comorian and Suntou Susso.

The Comorian duo features singers and instrument-builders, M’madi and Soubi, who utilize homemade double-sided guitars. Comorian’s debut album was recorded 100% live and outdoors on the Comoros Islands by Grammy-winning producer and author, Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ustad Saami, Malawi Mouse Boys, Zomba Prison Project). Comoros is one of the smallest nations on earth and Comorian’s album, We Are an Island, But We’re Not Alone was named one of the best of the year by Folk Radio UK and given a 4-star review in The Times and a 5-star review by BBC Music. The album marked the first widely-distributed international release of original songs from Comoros

Suntou Susso is a multi-instrumentalist: Kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia.

* RSVP: here

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6) Mon 11/07/22 : Gambian Cookery Class with Awa | Family Style | LONDON

Date: 11.07.2 * Time: 18.15 – 20.45pm * Venue: St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG * Host: Migrateful * Insta: /Migrateful * FB: /MigratefulUK * Twitter: /MigratefulUK * Linkedin: /Migrateful * RSVP: here

Nothing beats a home-cooked meal shared with family! And this is what inspires our Family Style Cookery Classes, a fun, laid-back homestyle cooking experience. Here, you will learn to prepare different dishes and then enjoy them with people who, like you, fuel our mission of supporting refugee and migrant chefs on their journey to integration. It’s a cookery class with a conscience, like they say! *

RSVP: here

7) Fri 01/07/22 : Zouk Night

Date: Fri 01.07.22 * Time: 21.00pm – Late * Location: Basement 144, 144 Holloway Road London N7 8DD * Host: Congo Takeover * RSVP: here

Official FrancoPhone Party

An Intimate FrancoPhone Experience!

STRICTLY:

Kizomba , Kompa, Zouk, French R&B & More Non Stop All NIGHT!!

Come with a dance partner or find one on the night and lets ZOUKERRRR!

HEADLINE : N.A.S The DJ

Resident DJs: EDOTT, BRADZO , FORTYEVEN, SUGASPIXE

Calling All Dancers! Beginners & Up!

CHEAP DRINK DEALS!

AMAZING NEW COCKTAILS!

NON STOP DANCING!!!

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!!!!!

* RSVP: here

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8) Fri 01/07/22 : “Xclusiv Eventzz” presents “LAGOS Friday’s”

Date: Fri 01/07/22 * Time: 22.30 – 04.00am * Location: Tunnel London, 37 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ER * Host: Xclusive Eventzz * Insta: /XclusiveEventzz * FB: /XclusiveEventzz * RSVP: here

London’s most affluent bachelors meet London’s most elite and beautiful single ladies ! Celebrate the week’s success whilst building your network every FRIDAY over Food, Cocktails, Music, Shisha and beautiful ladies at our prestigious lounge in the city, Aldgate.

As a private business club, we strive to connect UK’s most influential and ambitious business leaders. We provide an environment which encourages the working class from different industries and paths of life to mingle and share ideas, experiences, with the opportunity to connect in a relaxed environment. Come and unwind after a long week !

★ LAST ENTRY 1:30am • TEXT NAMES – 07933 848084 FOR GROUP BOOKINGS & TABLE RESERVATIONS •
★ Info/ Guestlist / Table/Birthday Bookings ★ 07933848084 ★ http://www.instagram.com/xclusiveventzz
#ALDGATE #LAGOSFRIDAY #FRIDAYNIGHT #LONDON #Lagos #Afrobeats #Nigeria

20+ Ladies – 25+ Gents – No Athletic Wear – No Tennis Shoes

* RSVP: here

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9) Sat 02/07/22 : Got Soul Brunch & Day Party – Sat 2nd July (Summer Colours)

Date: Sat 02.07.22 * Time: 12.00pm – 17.00pm * Venue: The Gable, 25 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AY * Host: Got Soul Events * Insta: /GotSoulEvents * FB: /GotSoulEvents * Twitter: /GotSoulEvents * RSVP: here

Welcome to The UK’s ONLY #NeoSoul lounge! Brunch package includes:

  • Welcome Glass of Rum Punch
  • 60 Min Bottomless Prosecco (12.30 -1.30pm)
  • 2-Course Meal (veg option available) (1.30-2.30pm)
  • DJs + Hosts
  • Crowd Participation Games: Lip-sync/music video battle
  • Name that tune competition
  • Photography/Videography
  • Prize for Best Dancer
  • Surprise Attractions + drinking games

* RSVP: here

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10) Sat 02/07/22 : UNMA-UK 2nd AGM and 2nd Anniversary Celebration

Date: Sat 02.07.22 * Time: 15.00pm – 23.00pm * Venue: Hilton London Kensington, 179-199 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UL * Host: Uganda Nurses and Midwives Association-UK * FB: /UgandaNursesAndMidwivesAssocUK * Linkedin: /UNMAUKassociation * RSVP: here

UNMA-UK  seeks to develop a vibrant, supportive organisation in the diaspora to prosper the welfare of UK-Ugandan nurses, midwives, and health care assistants and advance the value of nursing development through an educational professional network. With great pleasure, the leadership and the organising and planning committee of this vital organisation invites you to their 2nd Uganda Nurses and Midwives Association – UK (UNAM-UK) anniversary under the theme:- The Diaspora contribution to healthcare systems. This year, they are delighted to be hosting a community health promotion event where a selection of diaspora healthcare professionals will showcase how they contribute to healthcare in their various specialist fields.

* RSVP: here

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11) Sat 02/07/22 : Adjoa Armah Performance

Date: 02/07/22 * Time: 14.00pm – 16.00pm * Venue: Auto Italia Bethnal Green, 44 Bonner Road, London E2 9JS * Host: AutoItalia and Adjoa Armah * Insta: /AdjoaArmah * Insta: /AutoItaliaInitiative Twitter: /AutoItaliLive * FB: /AutoItaliaSouthEast * RSVP: here

Auto Italia is an artist run organisation that commissions and produces new work – collaborating directly with emerging artists. In this performance, Adjoa Armah will present a live reading of her written script that forms a part of the sound works in The sea, it slopes like a mountain. Centring a journey along the Ghanaian coast, Armah narrates encounters and conversations on the way, using sound to explore orality, hierarchies of knowledge, how Blackness is formulated in place, and what the material detritus of locale reveals about both its specificity and its always-present elsewhere.

* RSVP: here

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12) Sat 02/07/22 : Sincere Brunch All Dayer w ‘Heartless Crew’

Date: Sat 02/07/22 * Time: 14.00pm – 21.00pm * Location: Trent Park Country Club, Bramley Road, Oakwood, London N14 4UW * Insta: /SincereBrunch * FB: /SincereBrunch * RSVP: here

Saturday 2nd July Sincere Brunch returns to The Country Club Trent Park for a HUGE all day brunch & party!

Expect a 3 Course Carribean style brunch courtesy of Ellen’s Yard Kitchen and a big terrace party all day with the legendary Heartless Crew & support from Harty, Tom Salter, D’loose and Delta. Hosted by KOFI B (Kisstory / Garage Nation)

* RSVP: here

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13) London International Gospel Choir – Higher Love

Date: Sat 02/07/22 2022 * Time: 19:30pm – 21:30pm * Location: Saint Giles in the Fields Church, 60 Saint Giles High Street, London WC2H 8LG * Host: LIG Choir * Insta: /LIGchoir * Twitter: /LIGchoir * RSVP: here

The award-winning London International Gospel Choir is one of the largest choirs in the city, which celebrates the fantastic mixing pot of people found in the capital. LIGC frequently goes on tour and has performed around the UK and internationally. 

Higher Love will feature 60-plus members performing the choir’s signature mix of uplifting gospel, with professional soloists, group harmonies and live musicians. The concert is at St Giles-in-the-Fields, at 60 St Giles High Street, between Covent Garden, Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, in central London, a church in the heart of London’s West End.

* RSVP: here

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14) Sat 02/07/22 : TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN: Food & Drink Festival + Live Music

Date: Sat 02.07.22 * Time: 10.00am – 18:00pm * Location: Croydon Road Recreation Ground, 319 Croydon Road, Beckenham London BR3 3PR * Host: Taste of the Caribbean * Insta: /TasteofCaribbeanUK * FB: /TasteofCaribbeanUK * RSVP: here

The UK’s biggest food festival dedicated to Caribbean food returns bigger and better for another amazing family day of food, drink, shopping and music. This will be another unforgettable outdoor summer street food tasting experience, where you can sample delicious cuisines from different islands of the Caribbean. This Family friendly event has live music, food, stalls, games, bars, entertainment and more. Jerk Chicken, Lamb & Pork, Ackee & Saltfish, Oxtail, Curry Chicken, Curry Goat, Brown Stew Chicken, Plantain, BBQ Chicken, Fried Chicken, Roti, A Variety of Fish, Fried Dumpling, Festivals, Lobster, Crab, Doubles, Rice & Peas, Vegan Versions of your Favourite Caribbean Dishes and more.

* RSVP: here

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15) Sat 02/07/22 : Congo62 Independence

Date: Sat 02.07.22 * Time: 22.00pm till late. * Location: 144 Holloway Road, London N7 8DD * Host: Basement144 and Dice Entertainment * Insta: /Basement_144 FB: /Cocktails.Dinner.Dance * RSVP: here

WE CELEBRATE THE CONGOLESE INDEPENDENCE IN A BRAND NEW LAVISH VENUE OFFERING YOU THE BEST EXPERIENCE YET WITH A SECURITY GUARDED VIP SECTION

**THIS IS A RED CARPET EVENT

360 CAMERA BOOTH (ENDS AT MIDNIGHT)

**MEN: SMART CASUAL STRICTLY NO HATS OR HOODIES 🙅🏽

**DJ’s on the night: 🔊🎶

Nia Raye

DJ Swag/DJ Playa

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16) Sat 02/07/22 : FAM; Family Affair Market

Date: Sat 02.07.22 * Time: 12:00pm – 19.00pm * Venue: HA9 6SL, Saint Michaels Avenue, Wembley HA9 6SL * Host: NW London Pop Up Market * FB: /NWLPopUpMarket * Insta: /ABrighterHealthPopUpMarket * RSVP: here

Co-operative working to strengthen the community is what these guys are all about. NWL Pop Up Market provide a space and platform for business owners from the African diaspora to promote artisan and ethically sourced products and services. The market is held monthly to encourage collaborative working together to strengthen the community.

* RSVP: here

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17) Sat 02/07/22 : African Diaspora Festival (Milton Keynes 2022)

Date: Sat 02.07.22 * Time: 11:00am – 20:00pm * Venue: Campbell Park (opposite Budgen), 1300 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD * Host: African Diaspora Foundation * Insta: /AfricanDiasporaFoundation * Twitter: /AfricanDiaspo20 * RSVP: here

If your based in Milton Keynes in early July then checkout ADF Festival where Afrocentric art, food and culture are shared with the community. The festival highlights our community and its offerings. it’s a fun and engaging event. These events give the wider community an opportunity to come along and experience the African culture through its food, flavour, entertainment, arts and craft.

* RSVP: here

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18) Sat 02/07/22 : DJ Nights: Saxon Sound @ Boisdale

Date: Sat 02.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 00.10am * Location: Boisdale of Belgravia, 15 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX * Host: Boisdale of Belgravia & Saxon Sound* Insta: /boisdale_restaurants * FB: /BoisdaleRestaurants * Twitter: /boisdale * RSVP: here

To celebrate this monumental occasion, Boisdale of Canary Wharf in association with Music & Arts Events proudly presents CARIBBEAN ONE LOVE DINNER PARTY Hosted by DJ’s from the incredible Saxon Sound System DJs plus guests.

DJ’s MUSCLEHEAD, SEAN M, VICTOR V and SIR ALLAN BRANDO from the internationally acclaimed and Legendary Saxon Sound plus special guests; shall collectively be spinning both latest and classic tunes with live Mcing for the ultimate party vibes. Expect to hear a wide selection of Reggae, Dancehall, Afro-Beat, R&B, Soul, Old Skool Garage and Sing-a-Long Party Anthems.

* RSVP: here

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19) Sat 02/07/22 : Tee’s Saturday Games Night

Date: 02.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 12am * Venue: Tee’s; 250 Plumstead High Street SE18 1JN * Host: Tee’s African Cuisine * Insta: /TeesBar * Twitter: Tees_Bar * FB: /TeesAfricanCuisineUK * RSVP: here

Right. Join Tee’s African Cuisine for their games night evenings which are set ablaze with Afrobeats, African games (from Ludo to checkers), Afro bites (from suya to jollof) and African-inspired cocktails (from Chapman to Malta Guinness). Great Music. Great Vibes. Shisha, Pool Table, Board Games + More. And of course African & Caribbean Food!

RSVP: here

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20) Sat 02/07/22 : Dilemmas of Belonging: An Alternative Evening

Date: Sat 2nd July 2022 * Time: 18:00pm – 22:00pm * Venue: Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0EA * Host: Diaspora Reflections * Insta: /DiasporaReflections * FB: Diaspora/Reflctions * YouTube: /DiasporaReflections * RSVP: here

Brief: An African diaspora evening where Afro-pop meets Soul – Come explore identity via music, poetry, art, tastes and free palmwine! 

Description: Diaspora Reflections are eager to spark refreshing and diverse conversations amongst the diaspora from across Africa and beyond, exploring different strands of the African diaspora experience. This launch event is a festival celebrating all the things we love about Africa, while acknowledging the daily struggles of the African Diaspora in the West and beyond.

RSVP: here

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 21) Sun 03/07/22 : Amapiano ‘The Big Birthday’ Brunch

Date: Sun 03.07.22 * Time: 13.00pm – 21.00pm * Location: Zeo’s, 150 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AN * Insta: /AmapianoBrunch_* FB: /AmapianoBrunch * Twitter: /AmapianoBrunch1 * RSVP: here

London’s Premier Amapiano Party : Bringing you that Amapiano vibe to the UK blended with food, shisha and beautiful people.

* RSVP: here

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22) Sun 03/07/22 : RCRD Shop Presents: Sundaze

Date: Sun 03/07/22 * Time: 15.00pm – 20.00pm * Location: Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-10 Bethnal Green, Road London E1 6GY * Host: RCRD Shop * Insta: /RCRDshop * FB: /RCRDShopUK * YouTube: RCRDshop * Spotify: /RCRDshopRadio * RSVP: here

On the first and third Sunday of each month from 3-8PM, RCRD Shop will be showcasing some of the freshest singers, musicians and DJs in and around London to ensure your week ends on a high!

Expect a full live band backing up everything and everyone from neo-soul to R&B, rappers to singer-songwriters in the intimate setting of Beatbox!

* RSVP: here

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23) Sun 03/07/22 : African Superheroes Day @phoenixcinema

Many artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of Black people in animated films and comics, there’s a lot more than just Black Panther.

Date: Sun 3rd July 2022 * Time: 11:00am – 13:30pm  *  Location: The Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Road London N2 9PJ * Host: Black History Walks * Insta: /BlackHistoryWalks * YouTube: /BlackHistoryWalks * FB: /BlackHistoryWalks * Twitter: /BlackHistWalker * RSVP: here

Brief: Animation festival for 6–60-year-olds, with a variety of African-themed cartoons, video clips and authentic interactive Black history

Description: This animation festival for 6–60-year-olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons and authentic black history which tell tales of, Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun and Oshun, Teenage black superheroes and more. This is an interactive 2.5-hour presentation consisting of short clips of films/cartoons of Black history and comics knowledge.

RSVP: here

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24) Sun 03/07/22 : Afrobeats n Brunch: All Day Rooftop Party

Date: Sun 03.07.22 * Time: 16.00pm – 22.00pm * Location: The Prince of Wales Brixton, 469 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH * Host: Afrobeats N Brunch * Insta: /AfrobeatsNBruch * FB: /AfrobeatsandBrunch * RSVP: here

AFROBEATS N Brunch IN THE SKY! The UK’s biggest Afrobeats N Brunch is BACK with an epic all day Rooftop Party☀️ Join The FULL Afrobeats N Brunch team of DJ, Hosts and staff, plus 700+ like-minded Afrobeat lovers. This is our OFFICIAL Summer celebration.

* RSVP: here

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25) Tues 05.07.22 : Mama Sutra @ Woodburner

Date: 05.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 22.00pm * Venue: Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, London E8 3DF * Host: Woodburner * Insta: /WoodburnerMusic * FB: /WoodBurnerMusic * Twitter: /WoodBurnerMusic * RSVP: here

The band weaves jazz and groove influences to create inclusive, inspiring energy, which is perfect for Dalston Curve Garden.

With shows under their belt including Jazz Refreshed, Troy Bar, Effra Tavern music hall and Brixton Village, they are looking forward to reaching new audiences in Summer 2022 with performances at Ronnie Scotts, Kite Festival, Wilderness Festival, HowTheLightGetsIn Festival and even a trip to the Czech Republic.

* RSVP: here

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26) Tues 05.07.22 : EBII Africa Investment Risk & Compliance Summit 2022

Date: 05.07.22 * Time: 08:00am – 18.00pm * Venue: Inter Continental London – the O2, 1 Waterview Dr, London SE10 0TW * Host: EBII Group * FB: /EbiiGroup * YouTube: /EbiiGroup * LinkedIn: /EbiiCompliance * RSVP (both online and in person tickets available): here

EBII Africa Investment Risk & Compliance Summit 2022: What are investors looking for in Africa?” is the leading event designed to drive greater investment in Africa by connecting investors, organisations, banks and governments. This year’s summit theme is “what are investors looking for in Africa?” will bring together high profile speakers and guests participating in a range of investment-themed keynotes and panels.

* RSVP (both online and in person tickets available): here

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27) Tues 05/07/22 : Black. British. In Business… And Proud! Virtual Roundtable

Date: Tues 05/07/22 * Time: 18.00pm – 20.00pm * Venue: Online * Host: Black Business Network * Insta: /BlackBusinessNetworkUK * Twitter: /BlackBusinessN1 * RSVP: here

Last year, you may have heard about Black Business Network’s (BBN) research in partnership with Lloyds Bank. Well, for the second consecutive year BBN UK are back for year 2!

BBN & Lloyds Bank have been collating the responses and findings from our ‘Black. British. In Business & Proud’ research so far. It has helped BBN to gather important information on the landscape of Black British entrepreneurs, the obstacles we face and the solutions and actions we can take collectively.

* RSVP: here

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28) Tues 05/07/22: Governing in the Shadows, Angola’s Securitised State

Date: Tue 05.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 18.00pm * Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG * Host: Royal African Society * Insta: /royafrisoc * FB: /royafrisoc * Twitter: /royafrisoc * MixCloud: /RoyAfriSoc * YouTube: /RoyAfriSoc * RSVP: here

As explored in Angola’s Securitised State, the “securitisation” of the regime stretches back three decades. In both war and peacetimes, the MPLA has silenced political opponents, distorted the state, emboldened elites, and redefined Angolan identity.

Through this lens, Paula Cristina Roque explores the inner workings of Angola’s intelligence services, army and presidential guard, explaining the trajectory of a fearful regime for whom the survival of security and governing elites has been the highest priority.

Join us for the London launch and panel discussion with author Paula Cristina Roque and special guests.

* RSVP: here

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29) Weds 06/07/22 : The Poetry Lounge

Date: Weds 06/07/22 * Time: 19.30pm – 22.30pm * Location: The Boogaloo, 312 Archway Road, London N6 5AT * Hosts: The Poetry Lounge London * Insta: /ThePoetryLoungeLondon * RSVP: here

The Poetry Lounge is held on the first Wednesday of the month in The Belle Starr Lounge at London’s finest pub (The Boogaloo, 312 Archway Rd, Highgate, N6 5AT).

We want to create a fun, safe environment in which to celebrate London’s community of writers and spoken word performers and facilitate new work.

* RSVP: here

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30) Weds 06/07/22 : The Explorers Summer Social

Date: Weds 06/07/22 * Time: 13.30pm – 19:00pm * Location: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD * Host: Explorer’s Programme; Natural History Museum * Insta: /NaturalHistoryMuseum * Twitter: NMH_London * FB: /NaturalHistoryMuseum * YouTube: /NaturalHistoryMuseum * RSVP: here

Bon Initiative! The Summer Social is an opportunity for undergraduates to meet other Natural Historians of colour i.e. people from racially marginalised backgrounds studying or working in fields related to Earth, environmental, or ecological science. You will hear fellow early career scientists talk about their research, take part in a group discussion in navigating the Natural History sector, attend skills workshops to boost your career prospects, and build your networking skills.

The Natural History Museum’s Explorer Programme and The Geological Society welcomes undergraduates, postgraduates, academics, and professionals from Black, Asian, Arab and other racially marginalised backgrounds (i.e. People of Colour) in the Natural History sector to their first “Summer Social”.

* RSVP: here

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31) Weds 06/07/22 : Exiles: William Atkins in conversation with Emmanuel Iduma

Date: Weds 06/07/22 * Time: 18.30pm- 20.00pm * Host: Stanfords * Insta: /StanfordsTravel * FB: /StanfordsTravelShop * Twitter: /StanfordsTravel * RSVP: here

Stanfords are presenting an award-winning travel writer William Atkins in conversation about his new book Exiles: Three Island Journeys with Emmanuel Iduma, esteemed author ofA Stranger’s Pose. This night will represent an exquisitely written blend of biographical history and travel writing, Exiles finds Atkins visiting the islands of banishment of three prominent nineteenth-century dissidents and asking pertinent questions about the nature of exile, colonialism and nationalism.

For more info; please RSVP here

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32) Thurs 07/07/22 : Abass Dodoo & One-Drum Rhythms – live performance

Date: 07/07/22 * Time: 18.00pm – 00:00am * Location: Folklore, 186 Hackney Road, London E2 7QL * Host: Abass Dodoo * Insta: /OneDrumAfrica * FB: /OneDrumRhythms * Twitter: /AbassOneDrum * RSVP: here

An evening of jazz fusion, Ghanaian Afrobeat, funk and Highlife. Master Ghanaian Drummer, Abass Dodoo and his band One-Drum Rhythms bring you an eclectic repertoire of jazz fusion, Ghanaian afrobeat, funk and Highlife, ranging from easy listening to foot-stomping dance floor fillers Folklore on the 1st Thursday of every month from 7th April onwards

Abass Dodoo and One-Drum Rhythms will leave you wanting more!

* RSVP: here

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33) Thurs 07/07/22 : African Drum Circle London

Date: 07.07.22 * Time: 19.30 – 21.00pm * Venue: Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road London W14 9DA * Host: The Study Society * FB: /TheStudySociety * Twitter: /TheStudySociety * RSVP: here

The Study Society prides itself as the home of non-dual practices. They provide practical ways of finding rest, stillness and meaning in the midst of our varied lives, benefiting both the individual and society. These include meditation, sacred dance and chanting. Drumming is a great way to release stress and develop creativity, and it’s also the oldest form of communal musical bonding. This class will also include time to dance, shake and move to the beat. This event is a collaboration with The Mandala Centre.

RSVP: here

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34) Fri 08/07/22 : Femi Fem at HoSB

Date: Fri 08.07.22 * Time: 22:00pm – 01.00am * Venue: The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ * Host: HoSB * Insta: /HostBarnabas * Twitter: HoStBarnabas * FB: /HouseofStB

DJ Femi Fem will be taking over the decks on the 8th July!

Femi Williams (aka Femi Fem) kicked off his career with the Family Funktion/ Shake & Fingerpop warehouse parties in the 1980’s with Norman Jay & Judge Jules.This collective of djs, artists musicians & film makers initiated the rare groove & acid jazz genre with Soul2Soul & Jamiroquai both hailing from the same club scene.

For more info; please RSVP here

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35) Fri 08/07/22 : Dele Sosimi: Afrobeat (Live)

Date: 08.07.22 * Time: 21.30pm – 00.30am * Location: Boisdale of Belgravia, 15 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX * Host: Boisdale of Belgravia * Insta: /boisdale_restaurants * FB: /BoisdaleRestaurants * Twitter: /boisdale * RSVP: here

Hackney born Dele Sosimi stands out as one of the most active musicians currently on the Afrobeat scene worldwide. Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra continue their residency tour and will hit the Belgravia based pub in July, performing an early evening shakedown to keep you dancing long into Friday night and Saturday night. Don’t miss it!

* RSVP: here

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36) Fri 08/07/22 : Little Black Girls Art Exhibition by Christian Azolan

Date: 08.07.22 * Time: 19.00pm – 22:00pm * Venue: Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square London W1T 3BF * Host: Christian Azolan * Insta: /ChristianAzolan * FB: /ChristianAzolanArtist * Twitter: /ChristianAzolan * RSVP: here

Hailing from the small Indian Ocean island Mahe in the Seychelles, Christian Azolan is a visual artist who specialises in original, digital, abstract and other forms of digital illustrations. Christian Azolan took a leap of faith during the pandemic to set up his own business and has not looked back since.

‘Little Black Girls’ is Christian Azolan’s first solo art exhibition, this gilded photography, paint and mixed media series is a statement of empowerment and an open letter to better representation of black girls in art. The exhibition is available to attend on both the 8th and 9th of June.

* RSVP: here

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37) Fri 08/07/22 : Black Owned Hackney Night Market

Date: Fri 08/07/22 * Time: 18.00pm – 22.00pm * Venue: Bohemia Place Markets, Bohemia Place, London E8 1DU * Host: Bohemia Market Place * Insta: /BohemiaPlaceMarkets * FB: /BohemiaPlaceMarkets * RSVP: here

Black-Owned Hackney Night Market returns for the 2022 series in collaboration with Black Eats LDN! 🔌🌃

Catch this unique market opposite Hackney Central station showcasing London’s best Black-owned street food, artisan traders and many more Black-owned businesses!

🍔 Best vegan & non-vegan eats in town

♻️ Sustainably-made clothing, gifts and skincare

🍹 Rum punch, cocktails, craft beers & more

🎟 FREE entry to the market

* For more; please RSVP here

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38) Fri 08/07/22 : “Xclusiv Eventzz” presents “LAGOS Friday’s”

Date: Fri 08/07/22 * Time: 22.30 – 04.00am * Location: Tunnel London, 37 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ER * Host: Xclusive Eventzz * Insta: /XclusiveEventzz * FB: /XclusiveEventzz * RSVP: here

London’s most affluent bachelors meet London’s most elite and beautiful single ladies ! Celebrate the week’s success whilst building your network every FRIDAY over Food, Cocktails, Music, Shisha and beautiful ladies at our prestigious lounge in the city, Aldgate.

As a private business club, we strive to connect UK’s most influential and ambitious business leaders. We provide an environment which encourages the working class from different industries and paths of life to mingle and share ideas, experiences, with the opportunity to connect in a relaxed environment. Come and unwind after a long week !

★ LAST ENTRY 1:30am • TEXT NAMES – 07933 848084 FOR GROUP BOOKINGS & TABLE RESERVATIONS •
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#ALDGATE #LAGOSFRIDAY #FRIDAYNIGHT #LONDON #Lagos #Afrobeats #Nigeria

20+ Ladies – 25+ Gents – No Athletic Wear – No Tennis Shoes

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39) Fri 08/07/22 : AFRICAN DANCE CLASS WITH LIVE DRUMMING

Date: Fri 8th July 2022 * Time: 19:00pm- 20:15pm  *  Location: South Chingford Congregational Church, 161 Chingford Mount Road, London E4 8LT * Host: Felix Lartey Cheetham * RSVP: here

Brief: Get your body moving to the lively sounds of the Djembe drum.

Description: For those aiming to keep fit in a fun way; look no further. Take part in a workout that’s good for your heart and soul. Come join these monthly African dance classes where you can listen to exciting rhythms of live drumming whilst learning West African dance movements. It happens every second Friday from 7pm to 8.15pm and has been running since May 2022.

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40) Fri 08/07/22 : African Dance Class at Paper Dress Yoga with Joelle Bantu

Date: Fri 8th July 2022 * Time: 18:00pm- 19:00pm  *  Location: E8 1HR, Mare Street, London E8 1HR * Host: Paper Dress Yoga * Instructor: Joelle Bantu RSVP: here

Ready for the wild side? Come shake, whine, twerk, stomp, and roar in this African dance class led by Joelle Bantu

Step into a sacred circle and allow traditional & urban African steps to unleash the rhythm in you!

Everyone is welcome!

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41) Sat 09/07/22 : Douceurs D’Ivoire – The Afrofusion Dinner

Date: Sat 09/07/22 * Time: 19.00pm – 22.30pm * Venue: Iron Bloom Shoreditch Event Space, 46 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EP * Host: Doucers D’Ivoire * Insta: /DoucersDivoire * FB: /DoucersDivoire * RSVP: here

Douceurs D’ivoire, will make you discover the most beautiful diverse African cuisine. Yep – The unique taste of her creation is born from the fine African cuisine paired with the French touch. This is Paule Beke of course who presents bold flavoured dishes influenced by the continent. Enjoy an immersive cultural session by Chef Paule BEKE as she prepares a progressive African styled set menu along with her house cocktails; following by enchanting desserts.

* RSVP: here

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42) Sat 09/07/22 : Little Black Girls Art Exhibition by Christian Azolan

Date: 09.07.22 * Time: 19.00pm – 22:00pm * Venue: Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square London W1T 3BF * Host: Christian Azolan * Insta: /ChristianAzolan * FB: /ChristianAzolanArtist * Twitter: /ChristianAzolan * RSVP: here

Hailing from the small Indian Ocean island Mahe in the Seychelles, Christian Azolan is a visual artist who specialises in original, digital, abstract and other forms of digital illustrations. Christian Azolan took a leap of faith during the pandemic to set up his own business and has not looked back since.

‘Little Black Girls’ is Christian Azolan’s first solo art exhibition, this gilded photography, paint and mixed media series is a statement of empowerment and an open letter to better representation of black girls in art. The exhibition is available to attend on both the 8th and 9th of July2022.

* RSVP: here

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43) Sat 09/07/22 : Nature Nurtures: Explore Nature & Poetry Writing (16 -25 year olds)

Date: 09/07/22 * Time: 10.15am – 15.30pm * Venue: Camley Street Natural Park, 12 Camley Street, London, N1C 4PW * Host: London Wildlife Trust * Insta: /WildlifeTrust * FB: /WildLifeTrust * Twitter: /WildLondon * RSVP: here

As part of the new Nature Nurtures project, London Wildlife Trust and creative arts agency, Spread the Word, are are running a series of taster workshops for young people (aged 16-25) over the summer. The project will include a whole host of exciting opportunities for young people that link nature with creative arts to get more young people volunteering and taking action for nature.

* For more info; please RSVP: here

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44) Sat 09/07/22 : Face of Kenya UK 2022 and 10th FOK Anniversary

Date: Sat 09.07.22 * Time: 18.00pm * Venue: Holiday Inn London – Bloomsbury, an IHG Hotel, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT * Host: Janet Wainaina * Insta: /FaceOfKenyaGlobal * FB: /FaceOfKenyaConnect * Twitter: /FaceOfKenyaUK * RSVP: here

Face of Kenya UK pageant is an independent, non-political platform for young Kenyan Men and women to attain personal growth and development, and will contribute towards the building of a strong foundation as leaders of the future. Join them for the 10th Edition and Ten Year Anniversary! * RSVP: here

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45) Sat 09/07/22 : Bashment Party UK

Date: Sat 09.07.22 * Time: 12.00pm – 22.00pm * Location: Colesdale Farm, Northaw Road West, Northaw, EN6 4QZ * Host: Bashment Party UK * Insta: /BashmentPartyUK * Twitter: /BashmentPartyUK * YouTube: /BashmentPartyUK * FB: /BashmentPartyUK * RSVP: here

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON WWW.CARIBBEANROCKS.COM

The UK’s biggest Dancehall / Reggae / Soca party spot is having a BASHMENT PARTY!
Carnival vibes at your doorstep, whether it be drinking ‘Rum & Redbull’ and ‘Whine & Kotch’in to the latest music, fete’in hard to the latest Soca jams, or chilling with some Rice & Peas & Roots music, BASHMENT PARTY have it covered!

We bring to you the UK’s BIGGEST celebration of Caribbean culture, & the first full-scale Dancehall, Soca & Reggae festival!

🎟️ Get Tickets ONLY ON www.caribbeanrocks.com

– Saturday 9th July 2022, Colesdale Farm

– Outdoor & Covered Summer Arenas

– Caribbean Food Stalls

– Funfair / Fairground Rides

– The best in Dancehall/Bashment, Soca, Reggae & More

* RSVP: here

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46) Sat 09/07/22 : BLACK HISTORY RIVER CRUISE

Date: Sat 9th July 2022 * Time: 14:00pm- 17:00pm  *  Location: Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2NS *   Host: Black History Walks * Insta: /BlackHistoryWalks * YouTube: /BlackHistoryWalks * FB: /BlackHistoryWalks * Twitter: /BlackHistWalker * RSVP: here

Brief: 3 hour cruise along the Thames from Temple to Greenwich and back showing the thousands of years of African/Caribbean history on display.

Description: The cruise will cover African Romans, ancient African art/engineering, Black Spitfire pilots, lost sugar warehouses, the Ivory trade, African diamonds, African Odysseys on the Southbank, the Apartheid Millenium Wheel, Nigerian oil, 20,000 Black people and their Day of Action, Civil Rights in the UK, Mary Seacole, To Sir With Love, Brown babies and Jim Crow, The Palace of Stolen Goods, West India Docks, Canary Wharf’s African roots, Kings College’s Caribbean connection, Guys Hospital and who really paid for it, the colour bar in nursing, Black Merchant Mariners, the river as a sewer, Black Shakespeare, Tate & Lyle and the Sugar Girls, Barbados and the National Rail Network, the REAL pirates of the Caribbean and much, much more!

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47) Sat 09/07/22 : The Black and Asian Experience: Female Perspective

Date: Sat 09.07.22 * Time: 10:00am – 17.00pm * Location: The Albany, Douglas Way London SE8 4AG * Host: Self Love Club * Insta: /Official_Self Love Book Club * Twitter: /OfficialSelfLove * RSVP: here

This is an interactive Women’s only event exploring connectiveness & wellbeing, captured through photo, words, video & sounds through storytelling. The Self Love Club platform aims to inspire, support and educate Black women and WOC exploring their mental and sexual wellbeing.

* RSVP: here

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48) Sat 09/07/22 : Tee’s Saturday Games Night

Date: 09.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 12am * Venue: Tee’s; 250 Plumstead High Street SE18 1JN * Host: Tee’s African Cuisine * Insta: /TeesBar * Twitter: Tees_Bar * FB: /TeesAfricanCuisineUK * RSVP: here

Right. Join Tee’s African Cuisine for their games night evenings which are set ablaze with Afrobeats, African games (from Ludo to checkers), Afro bites (from suya to jollof) and African-inspired cocktails (from Chapman to Malta Guinness). Great Music. Great Vibes. Shisha, Pool Table, Board Games + More. And of course African & Caribbean Food!

RSVP: here

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49) Sat 09/07/22 : Dovetailed London’s African Print Fabric Summer Pop Up! 9-10 July

Date: 09.07.22 * Time: 11:00am – 17.00pm * Venue: Craft Central, 397 – 411 Westferry Road, London E14 3AE * Host: DoveTailed * Insta: /DovetailedLondon * FB: /DoveTailedLondon * Etsy: DovetailedLondon * Twitter: /DovetailedLDN * RSVP: here

Dovetailed London is an African print fabric shop started by Adaku Parker in 2017 and has not looked back since. The author of the best selling sewing book: ‘Sewing with African Wax Print Fabric’ Dovetailed London’s African wax print fabric pop-up shop is back! Join Dovetailed at their exciting premises at Craft Central, 397 411 Westferry Road, London, E14 3AE on either 4 – 5 June or 9 -10 July (11 am – 5 pm on each day). Come along to shop from a large selection of beautiful wax print fabrics (sold by the yard, half yard and fat quarter), sewing kits, scrap bags, sewing patterns as well as sewing supplies that you will need to complete your garments such as threads, bias binding and elastic. There will be lots of brand new African print fabrics. 

Plus, take advantage of our *SHOW SPECIAL* Buy any 5 yards and get 20% off! **FREE GIFT** with orders over £50.

* RSVP: here

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50) Sat 09/07/22 : DJ Nights: Saxon Sound @ Boisdale

Date: Sat 091.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 00.10am * Location: Boisdale of Belgravia, 15 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX * Host: Boisdale of Belgravia & Saxon Sound* Insta: /boisdale_restaurants * FB: /BoisdaleRestaurants * Twitter: /boisdale * RSVP: here

To celebrate this monumental occasion, Boisdale of Canary Wharf in association with Music & Arts Events proudly presents CARIBBEAN ONE LOVE DINNER PARTY Hosted by DJ’s from the incredible Saxon Sound System DJs plus guests.

DJ’s MUSCLEHEAD, SEAN M, VICTOR V and SIR ALLAN BRANDO from the internationally acclaimed and Legendary Saxon Sound plus special guests; shall collectively be spinning both latest and classic tunes with live Mcing for the ultimate party vibes. Expect to hear a wide selection of Reggae, Dancehall, Afro-Beat, R&B, Soul, Old Skool Garage and Sing-a-Long Party Anthems.

* RSVP: here

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51) Sat 09/07/22 : Koroleko Moussa Dembele & DJ Jon Bongly (LIVE) at The Magic Garden

Date: Sat 09.07.22 * Time: 20.00pm – 02.00am * Venue: The Magic Garden, 231 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4LG * Host: The Magic Garden Pub * Insta: /Magic_Pub * Twitter: /Magic_Pub * FB: /TheMagicGardenBattersea * RSVP: here

Headed by the charismatic and talented multi-instrumentalist Moussa Dembele, a griot from Burkina Faso, the band is currently made up of Six phenomenal musicians from Africa and Europe. Moussa performs on balafon, kora, n’goni, percussion and vocals and is accompanied by a kick drummer, djembe, saxophone, and bass players. The band have been enrapturing audiences for the past five years with their infectious rhythms and energetic performances.

* RSVP: here

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52) Sat 09/07/22 : Dele Sosimi: Afrobeat (Live)

Date: 09.07.22 * Time: 21.30pm – 00.30am * Location: Boisdale of Belgravia, 15 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX * Host: Boisdale of Belgravia * Insta: /boisdale_restaurants * FB: /BoisdaleRestaurants * Twitter: /boisdale * RSVP: here

Hackney born Dele Sosimi stands out as one of the most active musicians currently on the Afrobeat scene worldwide. Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra continue their residency tour and will hit the Belgravia based pub in July, performing an early evening shakedown to keep you dancing long into Friday night and Saturday night. Don’t miss it!

* RSVP: here

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53) Sun 10/07/22 : Summertime Black With A Touch of Gold Singles Gospel Party

Date: Sun 10/07/22 * Time: 18.00pm – 22.00pm * Location: RnR Lounge, 221-223 Chingford Mount Road, London E4 8LP * Host: Kings and Queens * RSVP: here

Music: Gospel: Hip Hop | Afrobeats | Reggae | RnB | Attire: Black and Gold Smart/formal (No Hoodies, Hats, Sneakers or Tracksuits, please) Doors Open: 5:30pm Guests must have a photo ID with proof of age, to attend this event.

Following the successful, inaugural Singles’ event launched in February, Kings and Queens bring you Summer, Summer, Summertime Kings & Queens Gospel Party, where people come to meet, greet and have fun. Come and shake a leg, show those moves off, celebrate Summer and life in style. It’s time to mingle and network with others who want to leave the stress of work at home, come to chill and have fun with like-minded people and enjoy yourselves.

* RSVP: here

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54) Sun 10/07/22 : Dovetailed London’s African Print Fabric Summer Pop Up! 9-10 July

Date: Sun 10.07.22 * Time: 11:00am – 17.00pm * Venue: Craft Central, 397 – 411 Westferry Road, London E14 3AE * Host: DoveTailed * Insta: /DovetailedLondon * FB: /DoveTailedLondon * Etsy: DovetailedLondon * Twitter: /DovetailedLDN * RSVP: here

Dovetailed London is an African print fabric shop started by Adaku Parker in 2017 and has not looked back since. The author of the best selling sewing book: ‘Sewing with African Wax Print Fabric’ Dovetailed London’s African wax print fabric pop-up shop is back! Join Dovetailed at their exciting premises at Craft Central, 397 411 Westferry Road, London, E14 3AE on either 4 – 5 June or 9 -10 July (11 am – 5 pm on each day). Come along to shop from a large selection of beautiful wax print fabrics (sold by the yard, half yard and fat quarter), sewing kits, scrap bags, sewing patterns as well as sewing supplies that you will need to complete your garments such as threads, bias binding and elastic. There will be lots of brand new African print fabrics. 

Plus, take advantage of our *SHOW SPECIAL* Buy any 5 yards and get 20% off! **FREE GIFT** with orders over £50.

* RSVP: here

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55) Sun 10/07/22 : Afrobeats N Brunch

Date: Sun 10.07.22 * Time: 16.00pm – 22.00pm * Location: The Prince of Wales Brixton, 469 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH * Host: Afrobeats N Brunch * Insta: /AfrobeatsNBruch * FB: /AfrobeatsandBrunch * RSVP: here

AFROBEATS N Brunch IN THE SKY! The UK’s biggest Afrobeats N Brunch is BACK with an epic all day Rooftop Party☀️ Join The FULL Afrobeats N Brunch team of DJ, Hosts and staff, plus 700+ like-minded Afrobeat lovers. This is the OFFICIAL Summer celebration.

* RSVP: here

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56) Mon 11/07/22 : Gambian Cookery Class with Awa | Family Style | LONDON

Date: 11.07.2 * Time: 18.15 – 20.45pm * Venue: St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG * Host: Migrateful * Insta: /Migrateful * FB: /MigratefulUK * Twitter: /MigratefulUK * Linkedin: /Migrateful * RSVP: here

Nothing beats a home-cooked meal shared with family! And this is what inspires our Family Style Cookery Classes, a fun, laid-back homestyle cooking experience. Here, you will learn to prepare different dishes and then enjoy them with people who, like you, fuel our mission of supporting refugee and migrant chefs on their journey to integration. It’s a cookery class with a conscience, like they say! *

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57) Weds 13/07/22 : Keisha The Sket: Jade LB in Conversation

Date: Weds 13/07/22 * Time: 19.00pm – 20.30pm * Venue: Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT * Host: Foyles Bookshop * Insta: /FoylesForBooks * Twitter: /Foyles * FB: /FoylesForBooks * RSVP: here

Keisha is a girl from the ends, sharp, feisty and ambitious; she’s been labelled ‘top sket’ but she’s making it work. When childhood crush and long-time admirer, Ricardo, finally wins her over, Keisha has it all: power, a love life and the chance for stability. But trauma comes knocking and with it a whirlwind of choices that will define what kind of a woman she truly wants to be. In recognition of this classic, the new edition of Keisha The Sket features essays from Candice Carty-Williams, Caleb Femi and Aniefiok Ekpoudom, exploring Jade LB’s major contribution to contemporary English literature and her novel’s significance as a document of modern Black British history.

A chairperson for this event will be announced shortly. The discussion will be followed by audience Q&A and a book signing. Doors will open from 6:30pm.

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58) Weds 13/07/22 : Postwar Colonialism – Liquid, Crystal, Concrete: Arts in Postwar Britain

Date: 13.07.22 * Time: 18:00pm – 19.30pm * Location: Paul Mellon Centre and online, 16 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA * Host: The Paul Mellon Centre * Insta: /PaulMellonCntr * FB: /ThePaulMellonCentre * YouTube: /PaulMellonCentre * Twtter: /PaulMellonCentr * RSVP: here

There will be two papers discussed during this event in relation to The Arts of Postwar Britain 1945–1965′ and the independence of African states

Modern Architecture in West Africa: Schools, Sculptures and Magazines

This paper is concerned with modernist architecture in “British West Africa” produced in the aftermath of World War Two and the independence period of these countries.

These experimental and often provocative structures were designed for climatic comfort, as well as becoming didactic vehicles for ideas sharing ideas of a modern and liberated Africa.

“A feeling of warmth”: Tropical Timber, Modern Interiors and the United Africa Company in Postwar Britain

In 1960, the new, modernist headquarters of the United Africa Company (UAC), one of the leading British trading businesses extracting palm oil, cocoa and other raw goods from West Africa since the late nineteenth century, opened near Blackfriars Bridge in central London. While the structure’s grey concrete and glass exterior appeared cold, inside the architects used a strikingly large variety of gleaming tropical timbers. The doors, floors and panelling, as well as most of the furniture, were made of honey-coloured idigbo, pinkish makore, fine-textured guarea, reddish-brown sapele and deep-brown African mahogany – all logged by one of the company’s subsidiaries, the African Timber and Plywood Company, in Nigeria and Ghana. Although an exceptional example, it was certainly not the only building containing exotic timbers in postwar Britain; tropical wood could be seen in and on the outside of university building, civic centres, housing estates, sport facilities and offices.

For more info about this event; RSVP here

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59) Thurs 14/07/22 : BALHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL – DANE BAPTISTE & LUCY PORTER

Date: Thurs 14.07.22 * Time: 19:30pm – 22:15pm * Venue: The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD * Host: Banana Cabaret * Insta: /BananaCabaret * FB: /BananaCabaret * Twitter: /BananaCabaret * RSVP: here

“The friendliest comedy club in the country” – The Guardian

“One of the finest and most respected comedy clubs in the country, the best live stand-up comedy on the circuit, always an absolute blast!” – Joe Lycett

“One of the few truly great comedy clubs in the UK” – Ed Byrne

Banana Cabaret are Purveyors of fine standup comedy, 38 years & counting, in their iconic round room and beautiful venue ‘The Bedford PubBANANA CABARET presents BALHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL 2022!

* RSVP: here

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60) Thurs 14/07/22: Africa Sports Unified presents ‘The ASU Mindshare’

Date: Thurs 14.07.22 * Time: 17.30pm – 20.00pm * Location: 147 Hoxton Street, London N1 6QG * Host: Africa Sports Unified * Insta: /ASUnified * YouTube: /AfricaSportsUnified * Twitter: /ASunified * Podcast: /ASunified * RSVP: here

The ASU Mindshare is an intimate event for stakeholders, anyone involved in sports with an interest in the African market to come & share their expertise and best practise in navigating the sports market. We will have a keynote speaker who will provide insight on the day and stimulate conversations amongst delegates.

This is a Sports Business event gathering leaders to form new relations and uncovering the key challenges for the growth of the Pan-African market.

* RSVP: here

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61) Thurs 14/07/22 : The UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference

Date: Thurs 14.07.22 * Time: 09.00am – 16.00pm * Location: Natwest Conference Centre, 250 Bishopsgate London EC2M 4AA * Host: Aspire Consultancy * Linkedin: /DrCarltonBrown * Twitter: /CarltonBrown59 * RSVP: here

The UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference is an opportunity for you to gain insights from the latest research, network with other professionals in your field, and learn how best practices can be applied in your business. This is a premier event for black entrepreneurs, corporates, and policymakers.

This conference is for you if:

  • You are looking to diversify your business and learn from Black Business Owners who have dealt with similar challenges
  • If you a multinational business and would like to meet and engage with black entrepreneurs
  • If you are a policymaker and wish to understand and implement change across private and public sector

* RSVP: here

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62) Thurs 14/07/22 : Kitchen Conversations | Worldmaking Beyond SOAS Conference Event

Date: Thurs 14.07.22 * Time: 12:15 – 13:15 BST * Venue: SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG * Hosts: Worldmaking Beyond SOAS * RSVP: here

What are the tensions between the African Diaspora and the people who are connected to the African continent?

The Nest Collective connects SOAS students, staff and stakeholders with wider London community members who identify as Black, African, and African diasporic, for a series of intimate improvised performances and further real-life conversations which unpack the conflicts and tensions that currently exist between the African Diaspora and people who live, are more based, and are more connected to the African continent. This project will draw on ongoing work with London based feminist, trans, queer and ecological activists The project will involve an improv performance, which will be recorded, and the audience will have a closed conversation to discuss the themes emerging from the performance.

RSVP here

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63) Fri 15/07/22 : Ghanaian Cookery Class with Zeenat | Station Style | LONDON

Date: Fri 15.07.22 * Time: 18.15pm – 21.15pm * Venue: Migrateful Cookery School, Corporation Row, London EC1R 0NE * Host: Migrateful * Insta: /Migrateful * FB: /MigratefulUK * Twitter: /MigratefulUK * Linkedin: /Migrateful * RSVP: here

Throughout the evening, Chef Zeenat will share stories about their cuisine and culture, and lead the group step-by-step through their recipes. She will pause in between to answer questions, talk through special tips and techniques, and provide feedback on the dishes. Yes, you learn in the most authentic way! You will also be emailed the recipes after the class. A sample menu of the dishes that will be taught include:

  • Efo Riro (Yoruban Chicken and Spinach Stew)
  • Yam and Plantains

This small-scale class for 16 participants is not socially distanced. For those seeking a Covid-secure cookery class, please see our events online.

* RSVP: here

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64) Fri 15/07/22 : Empowerment Night

Date: 15/07/22 * Time: 18:00pm – 20.30pm * Location: Boston Arms Music Room, 178 Junction Road, London N19 5QQ * Host: Empowerment London * Insta: /Empowerment.LDN * RSVP: here

Get ready for a wholesome evening as Empowerment Events celebrate the rich talent we have in our community! Showcasing talent ranging from spoken word/poetry to rapping, singing and dancing, we have a line up of acts that deserve the spotlight.

Established in 2019, Empowerment was an event created with the intention to give ethnic minorities in London a platform to be seen and heard. After a turbulent year, July 15th we are back, for another year and excited to host another event for the community.

* RSVP: here

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65) Fri 15/07/22 : “Xclusiv Eventzz” presents “LAGOS Friday’s”

Date: Fri 15/07/22 * Time: 22.30 – 04.00am * Location: Tunnel London, 37 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ER * Host: Xclusive Eventzz * Insta: /XclusiveEventzz * FB: /XclusiveEventzz * RSVP: here

London’s most affluent bachelors meet London’s most elite and beautiful single ladies ! Celebrate the week’s success whilst building your network every FRIDAY over Food, Cocktails, Music, Shisha and beautiful ladies at our prestigious lounge in the city, Aldgate.

As a private business club, we strive to connect UK’s most influential and ambitious business leaders. We provide an environment which encourages the working class from different industries and paths of life to mingle and share ideas, experiences, with the opportunity to connect in a relaxed environment. Come and unwind after a long week !

★ LAST ENTRY 1:30am • TEXT NAMES – 07933 848084 FOR GROUP BOOKINGS & TABLE RESERVATIONS •
★ Info/ Guestlist / Table/Birthday Bookings ★ 07933848084 ★ http://www.instagram.com/xclusiveventzz
#ALDGATE #LAGOSFRIDAY #FRIDAYNIGHT #LONDON #Lagos #Afrobeats #Nigeria

20+ Ladies – 25+ Gents – No Athletic Wear – No Tennis Shoes

* RSVP: here

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66) Kanda Bongoman Live via African Night Fever

Date: 15.07.22 * Time: 20.00pm – 23.00pm * Venue: Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5EG, * Host: African Night Fever * Insta: /AfricanNightFever * FB: /AfricanNightFever * Twitter: AfricanFever * RSVP: here

AFRICAN NIGHT FEVER PRESENTS KANDA BONGO MAN -THE KING OF SOUKOUS – Celebrating African Night Fever’s 19th year anniversary. is one of the biggest World Music starsand leading exponent of African music. How could it get any better than this…. Plenty niceness… Come join the party!

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67) Sat 16/07/22 : Asopo Wellness

Date: 16/07/22 * Time: 15.00pm * Venue: Wonderful Things, 4 Hoy Street Commercial, #Unit 11 London E16 1ZA * Host: Healing Asana * Insta: /YogaWithLeola * YouTube: /HealingAsana * RSVP: here

Asopo is the Yoruba concept of coming or being brought together. Join Dr Leola Thomas-Chirnside, a medical doctor, psychologist and a qualified yoga instructor (CYI-200) during this wellness event with the aim of promoting wellness in a safe and inclusive environment.

All are welcome to the Asopa wellness showcase and market place but this event will throw a spotlight on businesses owned by people who are underrepresented in business, be it black-owned or female owned.

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68) Sat 16/07/22 : Miss Uganda UK Masquerade Boat Party

Date: Sat 16.07.22 * Time: 19.00pm * Venue: Tower Pier, Lower Thames Street, London EC3N 4DT * Host: Miss Uganda UK * Insta: /MissUgandaUK * Twitter: /MissUgandaUK * FB: /MissUgandaUK * RSVP: here

Another Award Ceremony in celebration of their 10th year anniversary! Miss Uganda UK would like to kick off the 2022 campaign in style. Not only will we be revealing their 2022 finalists but expect a night full of good vibes, glamour, special guests, freebies and music by Dj Swoosh. Expect a night full of entertainment and freebies.

Dress code: Elegant, smart with a masquerade mask * Boat details: Tower Pier – for embarkation and disembarkation. Tower Pier, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3N 4DT * Boarding Time: begins at 19:45 and the boat departs at 20:00. Please ensure you arrive at 19:30 so we are ready to board at 19:45 as the boat cannot wait or return to the pier for late arrivals. * Disembark time: The boat will return to Tower pier at 23:45 for everyone to have disembarked the vessel by 24:00.

* RSVP: here

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69) Sat 16/07/22 : ONDAPUNCH GAMES NIGHTS – Summer Day Party Edition🎉

Date: Sat 16.07.22 * Time: 14.00pm – 23.00pm * Venue: Berwick Manor Hotel, Berwick Pond Road Rainham RM13 9EL * Host: Ondapunch Games Nights * Twitter: /Ondapunch * RSVP: here

Bringing you a day of drinks, games, & unforgettable vibes.

How competitive are you?! 👀 Get ready for a day of games, laughter and good vibes.

You’ll be put to the challenge by competing in a number of interactive & fun team games; So come ready to join forces on the day! 🏆

What better way to end the games competition with than a day party!? 🥳

DJs will be playing non-stop bangers until 11pm!!

* RSVP: here

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70) Sat 16/07/22 : Wines of South Africa

Date: Sat 16.07.22 * Time: 12:00pm – 17:00pm * Venue: Park Tavern, 212 Merton Road London SW18 5SW * Host: Wines of South Africa UK * Insta: /WinesOfSouthAfricaUK * FB: /WosaGB * Twitter: /WOSA_UK * YouTube: /WOSA_UK * RSVP: here

What an event! Wood-fired braai (bbq) will be serving up South African inspired bites for you to purchase all day long. Relax, chat and taste with our wine experts, presenting over 200 wines during the afternoon. You can try as many different wines as you would like.

Wines of South Africa is responsible for marketing South African wines in all countries where the wines are sold in significant quantities, including the UK which is the leading market for South African wine

RSVP: here

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71) Sat 16/07/22 : Tee’s Saturday Games Night

Date: 16.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 12am * Venue: Tee’s; 250 Plumstead High Street SE18 1JN * Host: Tee’s African Cuisine * Insta: /TeesBar * Twitter: Tees_Bar * FB: /TeesAfricanCuisineUK * RSVP: here

Right. Join Tee’s African Cuisine for their games night evenings which are set ablaze with Afrobeats, African games (from Ludo to checkers), Afro bites (from suya to jollof) and African-inspired cocktails (from Chapman to Malta Guinness). Great Music. Great Vibes. Shisha, Pool Table, Board Games + More. And of course African & Caribbean Food!

RSVP: here

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72) Sat 16/07/22 : Ghana Party in the Park

Date: Sat 16.07.22 * Time: 12.00pm – 20.00pm * Location: Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Barnet EN4 0JY * Host: Ghana Party In The Park * Insta: /GhanaPartyInThePark * Twitter: /AkwaabaUK * FB: /FBPartyInThePark * YouTube: /GhanaUKVideos * RSVP: here

The biggest Africa outdoor festival held in UK for the diaspora community. Hosted by Akwaaba Group since 2005. The festival attracts an average of over 10000 people, attracting visitors from the Europe, USA, Canada, Caribbean and Africa.

Live music, spectacular costume display, durbar of chiefs parade, cultural dancers, fashion show, fun fair, football, kids activities, arts and crafts stalls and of course the traditional freshly cooked Ghanaian and African food.

Business or pleasure, the festival presents a great opportunity to buy or sell, and enjoy the day with family and friends.

Live Music | Food | Durbar of Chiefs | Cultural Dancers | Fun Fair | Bouncy castle | Face painting | Fashion Show | Football | Acrobatics Display | Networking | Arts & Craft

* RSVP: here

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73) Sat 16/07/22 : DJ Nights: Saxon Sound @ Boisdale

Date: Sat 16.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 00.10am * Location: Boisdale of Belgravia, 15 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX * Host: Boisdale of Belgravia & Saxon Sound* Insta: /boisdale_restaurants * FB: /BoisdaleRestaurants * Twitter: /boisdale * RSVP: here

To celebrate this monumental occasion, Boisdale of Canary Wharf in association with Music & Arts Events proudly presents CARIBBEAN ONE LOVE DINNER PARTY Hosted by DJ’s from the incredible Saxon Sound System DJs plus guests.

DJ’s MUSCLEHEAD, SEAN M, VICTOR V and SIR ALLAN BRANDO from the internationally acclaimed and Legendary Saxon Sound plus special guests; shall collectively be spinning both latest and classic tunes with live Mcing for the ultimate party vibes. Expect to hear a wide selection of Reggae, Dancehall, Afro-Beat, R&B, Soul, Old Skool Garage and Sing-a-Long Party Anthems.

* RSVP: here

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74) Sat 16/07/22 : Wakanda Returns: Comedy. Buffet. Show and Dance

Date: 16.07.22 * Time: 19:00pm – 21:30pm (Buffet) 22:00pm – 04:00am (Show and Dance) * Venue: Cavandish Banqueting Rooms, Edgware London NW9 5AE * Host: Daddy Ernie * Insta: /Daddy.Ernie * Twitter: /DaddyErnie * YouTube: /DaddyErnie * RSVP: here

Top Comedy by Slim the Comedian PAS: Ayshea Loren & Janet Lee Davis Hosted by Daddy Ernie. Prizes for best Dress Male & Female with top DJS. Fatman Sound, Gaffa Blue, JB Crew, Country Man. Special Guest Delroy P.

Sponserd By Hillary & Son, Vibesfm.net & TT Removals

* RSVP: here

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75) Sun 17/07/22 : Mauritius Open Air Festival 2022

Date: Sun 17/02/22 * Time: 12pm – 20.00pm * Location: Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Barnet EN4 0JY * Host: Mauritius Festival * Insta: /MauritiusFestival * FB: /MauritiusFestival * Twitter: /MauritianFest * YouTube: here * RSVP: here

The Mauritius Open Air Festival is a must go, family-friendly event that will bring a taste of Mauritius’ culture and vibrancy to the famous Trent Park in London.

An authentic and vibrant atmosphere will be created with Sega Dancing, Music from Mauritius and many other tropical performances, as well as arts and crafts workshops and face painting for children. Trent Park will be lined with a beautiful mix of coloured stalls and flags. Food lovers will be spoiled for choice with an array of authentic street food vendors serving up a mix of delicious food with beer and cocktails.

* RSVP: here

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76) 17/07/22 : Get Married, Stay Married

Date: 17/07/22 * Time: 13.30pm – 18.00pm * Venue: London Muslim Centre, Ground Floor Hall, 82-92 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JQ * Host: Everlasting Adventures * RSVP: here

Get Married, Stay Married. A step-by-step guide on finding the perfect spouse, getting through the wedding day madness and making it out the other side to a fulfilling marriage, all according to the teachings of Islam!

The seminar will be delivered by Mufti Moinul Hamza & Muftiyyah Nasima Umm Hamza at the London Muslim Centre, Ground Floor Hall on Sunday 17th July at 1.30pm. We will be covering all aspects of marriage and aim to address the most vital questions that people have. There will also be a long Q&A session during the seminar.

* RSVP: here

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77) Sun 17/07/22 : Black History Bus Tour

Date: 17.07.22 * Time: 14:00pm – 17:00pm * Venue: Brixton (Meet Point on Request) London SW2 * Host: Black History Walks * Insta: /BlackHistoryWalks * YouTube: /BlackHistoryWalks * FB: /BlackHistoryWalks * Twitter: /BlackHistWalker * RSVP: here

The private bus journey will start in Brixton. We then leave for our circular tour of London’s typical attractions (Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament etc.) but with all the hidden Black connections explained. Black History Walks have been doing some great initiatives over the last 20 years and this personally is unbelievably revealing. BHW within this bus tour will cover a period of 3500 years including Black Generals, Jimi Hendrix, the colour bar , black-owned nightclubs, Black Tudors, Female Resistance leaders, Amy Ashwood Garvey, Claudia Jones, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Dame Jocelyn Barrow, Olive Morris, Mavis Best, British Black Panthers, 20,0000 Black People and their day of action,  Windrush arrival points, Frederick Douglas, Breadfruits, The Black mayors who beat the National Front, 50 years of The West Indian Standing Conference, Champion boxers of the 1800s, Nelson Mandela, Trafalgar Square and the Anti-Apartheid movement, the Bank of England’s secret West Indian wealth, the Ghana connection and much, much more!

* RSVP: here

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78) Sun 17/07/22 : AFRICAN VILLAGE CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Date: Sun 17th July 2022 | Time: 11:00am – 21:00pm  |  Location: Deptford Park, 23 Scawen Road London SE8 5AE | Hosts: Mouss Media Productions | Insta: /Mouss_Media_Officiel * YouTube: /MoussTV * Email: afriviculfestival@hotmail.com * Site: afrivicultfestival * RSVP: here

Brief: This festival is a platform where Africans and Africans lovers come together to share Cultural activities and to promote their business enabling beneficiaries to participate into a weekend of community focused multi-cultural activities.

Description:The African Village Cultural Festival began in 2014 and is still going strong. It is a free event where families and the local community come together and enjoy great food, a licensed bar, entertainment (including children’s entertainment), information and advice from businesses and the opportunity to share the sense of community cohesion.

“There is something for everyone! Please join us! Bring your good mood and community spirit and we’ll see you there!”

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79) Longo African Dance of Anchoring Workshop`~Women Healing Ceremony

Date: Sun, 17/07/22 * Time: 14:00pm – 16:30pm * Venue: THE MOVEMENT STUDIO, 3 Drayton Park 1st and 2nd Floors, London N5 1NU * Host: Dunya Ntinizi * FB: /PracticeOfYou * Insta: /DunyaNtinizi * RSVP: here

Longo African Dance of Anchoring is a sacred dance that draws its roots from three ancestral ritual dances of the Congo. Longo (“anchor” in Lingala) is a deeply grounding dance experience. Longo weaves together coded movements, intention/proclamation, conscious breathing, and rituals. It anchors in the present, brings harmony in the body and connects to Life. Dance, breath, vibrate, connect and create healing for yourself with an ancestral ritual dance from Congo.

* RSVP: here

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80) Tues 19/07/22 : The Hamlet Voyage at London’s Bridewell Theatre

Date: 19/07/22 * Time: 19.30pm – 21.30pm * Venue: Bridewell Theatre, 14 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ * Host: re:verse theatre * Insta: /ReVerseTheatre * FB: /reversetheatre * Twitter: /Re_VerseTheatre * YouTube: /ReverseTheatre * RSVP: here

Join the Hamlet Voyage for a theatrical critique of the very beginnings of British colonial ambitions. Drawing on classical performance across three continents — from Shakespeare & sea shanties to West African storytelling & drumming to South Asian music & puppetry — we will examine this cross-cultural encounter that took place before England became deeply involved in the Atlantic slave trade, before the age of British imperialism, and before Shakespeare became a global name.

Please Note: This show is suitable for audiences 13+. Trigger Warnings: scenes of violence, racist language, references to suicide, sexual violence & animal cruelty. This Show will be screened daily between Tues 19th and Sat 23rd 07/22.

For more info: please RSVP here

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81) Thurs 21/07/09 : The Hamlet Voyage at London’s Bridewell Theatre

Date: 21/07/22 * Time: 19.30pm – 21.30pm * Venue: Bridewell Theatre, 14 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ * Host: re:verse theatre * Insta: /ReVerseTheatre * FB: /reversetheatre * Twitter: /Re_VerseTheatre * YouTube: /ReverseTheatre * RSVP: here

Join the Hamlet Voyage for a theatrical critique of the very beginnings of British colonial ambitions. Drawing on classical performance across three continents — from Shakespeare & sea shanties to West African storytelling & drumming to South Asian music & puppetry — we will examine this cross-cultural encounter that took place before England became deeply involved in the Atlantic slave trade, before the age of British imperialism, and before Shakespeare became a global name.

Please Note: This show is suitable for audiences 13+. Trigger Warnings: scenes of violence, racist language, references to suicide, sexual violence & animal cruelty. This Show will be screened daily between Tues 19th and Sat 23rd 07/22.

For more info: please RSVP here

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82) Fri 22/07/22 : “Xclusiv Eventzz” presents “LAGOS Friday’s”

Date: Fri 22

Fri 22/07/22 * Time: 22.30 – 04.00am * Location: Tunnel London, 37 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ER * Host: Xclusive Eventzz * Insta: /XclusiveEventzz * FB: /XclusiveEventzz * RSVP: here

London’s most affluent bachelors meet London’s most elite and beautiful single ladies ! Celebrate the week’s success whilst building your network every FRIDAY over Food, Cocktails, Music, Shisha and beautiful ladies at our prestigious lounge in the city, Aldgate.

As a private business club, we strive to connect UK’s most influential and ambitious business leaders. We provide an environment which encourages the working class from different industries and paths of life to mingle and share ideas, experiences, with the opportunity to connect in a relaxed environment. Come and unwind after a long week !

★ LAST ENTRY 1:30am • TEXT NAMES – 07933 848084 FOR GROUP BOOKINGS & TABLE RESERVATIONS •
★ Info/ Guestlist / Table/Birthday Bookings ★ 07933848084 ★ http://www.instagram.com/xclusiveventzz
#ALDGATE #LAGOSFRIDAY #FRIDAYNIGHT #LONDON #Lagos #Afrobeats #Nigeria

20+ Ladies – 25+ Gents – No Athletic Wear – No Tennis Shoes

* RSVP: here

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83) Sat 23/07/22 : Party Lit Bikini Cruise

Date: 23/07/22 * Time: 13:00pm – 18:00pm * Venue: TBC * Host: Party Lit UK * Insta: /PartyLitUK * FB: /PartyLitUK * RSVP: here

Get ready for the wildest boat party in the UK to take over the Thames!!! Party Lit provide you with 4 hours of non-stop Caribbean vibes abroad the Three-level signature MV Pearl of London, hosting 350 Party lit guests with a fully stocked bar and a large open roof deck with tunes pumping both indoors and outdoors 🔥

Once departed, you will get to enjoy our exclusive 360 booth experience as well as top class photographers and videographers to capture your every moment. Party Lit’s hand picked Party Lit DJ’s will deliver some high energy performances taking you through your favourite new and throwback Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggaeton & Commercial artists.

* RSVP: here

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84) Sat 23/07/22 : DJ Nights: Saxon Sound @ Boisdale

Date: Sat 23.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 00.10am * Location: Boisdale of Belgravia, 15 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX * Host: Boisdale of Belgravia & Saxon Sound* Insta: /boisdale_restaurants * FB: /BoisdaleRestaurants * Twitter: /boisdale * RSVP: here

To celebrate this monumental occasion, Boisdale of Canary Wharf in association with Music & Arts Events proudly presents CARIBBEAN ONE LOVE DINNER PARTY Hosted by DJ’s from the incredible Saxon Sound System DJs plus guests.

DJ’s MUSCLEHEAD, SEAN M, VICTOR V and SIR ALLAN BRANDO from the internationally acclaimed and Legendary Saxon Sound plus special guests; shall collectively be spinning both latest and classic tunes with live Mcing for the ultimate party vibes. Expect to hear a wide selection of Reggae, Dancehall, Afro-Beat, R&B, Soul, Old Skool Garage and Sing-a-Long Party Anthems.

* RSVP: here

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85) Sat 23/07/22 : AfroFest UK (Luton)

Date: Sat 23.07.22 * Time: 12.00pm – 19.00pm * Location: Manor Road Park, Luton LU1 3HN * Host: AfroFest UK * Insta: /AfroFestUK22 * Twitter: /AfroFestUK22 * FB: /AfroFestUK * RSVP: here

You’re invited to AfroFest to come and celebrate African Culture. Come and witness the beautiful diversity in our African culture. Enjoy varieties of African Food, Art, Music and more. For those in and around Luton.

RSVP: here

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86) Sat 23/07/22 : London Singles Conference (Connect 2022)

Date: 23.07.22 * Time: 17.30 – 20.00pm * Location: City Gates Conference Centre, London. 25-29 Clements Road, Ilford IG1 1BH * Host: Kingdom Relationships * Insta: /KingdomRelationships * FB: /KingdomRelationshipsInternational * Twitter: /KingdomRelation * RSVP: here

Join Christian Singles from hundreds of denominations across London, the United Kingdom, and Europe for this amazing event. Come prepared to INTERACT with amazing people and make new FRIENDS in God’s presence. It’s going to be a time of worship, testimonies, teachings, networking, fun, talkshow, Q & A, and lots more.

Hurry and register while you still can. Previous editions were SOLD OUT! Secure your space now FREE to avoid disappointment. This is not your usual singles event, it’s an event specially crafted to equip and empower singles in various aspects of their lives. 

* RSVP: here

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87) Sat 23/07/22 : Tee’s Saturday Games Night

Date: 23.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 12am * Venue: Tee’s; 250 Plumstead High Street SE18 1JN * Host: Tee’s African Cuisine * Insta: /TeesBar * Twitter: Tees_Bar * FB: /TeesAfricanCuisineUK * RSVP: here

Right. Join Tee’s African Cuisine for their games night evenings which are set ablaze with Afrobeats, African games (from Ludo to checkers), Afro bites (from suya to jollof) and African-inspired cocktails (from Chapman to Malta Guinness). Great Music. Great Vibes. Shisha, Pool Table, Board Games + More. And of course African & Caribbean Food!

RSVP: here

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88) Sun 24/07/22 : OKHA – The Queer + Black Book Club

Date: Sun 24/07/22 * Time: 16.30pm – 1900pm * Venue: Not Just Another Store, 8- 13 New Inn Street, London EC2A 3PY * Host: Prim.Black * Insta: /Prim.Black * Twitter: /Prim_Black * FB: /PrimStoryTelling * RSVP: here

Brief: PRIM is a digital platform for storytelling and focus on making stories by African, Caribbean and Afro-Latinx fam available and readily accessible. It was born out of not seeing enough queer stories and generally stories of people of Black ancestry. The Monthly OKHA Bookclub seeks to analyse, educate and build community one tale at a time. For each session they will provide the read, have an exhibition by a queer + black artist and usually another component such as a panel discussion, author Q+A or screening. Sign up to the East London based bookclub below:

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89) Mon 25.07.22 : African Drumming Circle for under 18yrs (Artsmark)

Date: 25.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 18.00pm * Venue: The Fixagon, Penn Street London N1 5FD * Host: Abass Dodoo * Insta: /OneDrumAfrica * FB: /OneDrumRhythms * Twitter: /AbassOneDrum * RSVP: here

Abass Dodoo is a professional musician, a trained Arts Award Advisor and a DBS certified music teacher specialising in the ancient African drumming rhythms and African time cycles. With a unique teaching style he works with young people all ages and abilities, to help them develop their sense of rhythm and learn to count time. Trained Arts Award Advisor, Abass delivers powerful workshops – teaching students to play a range of African rhythms, songs and instruments.

Join Abass within these drumming circles which is certified to bring team building, leadership development, problem-solving and improved morale to our u18s generation.

RSVP: here

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90) Thurs 28/07/22 : CIMAFUNK (Cuban Music & African Rhythms)

Date: Thurs 28.07.22 * Time: 19.00pm – 22.30pm * Venue: Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ * Host: Comono * Insta: /comonouk * FB: /ComonoLive * Twitter: /ComonoUK * YouTube: /ComonoUK * RSVP: here

This is another expolosive live music event hosted by Como No. Cimafunk is the most exciting new face in Cuba’s vibrant music scene, a cimarrón, a free being defying classification, a pilgrim in search of new musical miscegenation. A renaissance man, conscious of his roots and musical ancestry, Cimafunk’s music looks firmly into the future. Singer, composer and producer, Cimafunk offers a subtle and bold mix of funk with Cuban music and African rhythms, a life-affirming sound, a UFO in the island’s music scene.

* RSVP: here

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91) Fri 29/07/22 : African Dance Class at Paper Dress Yoga with Joelle Bantu

Date: Fri 29th July 2022 * Time: 18:00pm- 19:00pm  *  Location: E8 1HR, Mare Street, London E8 1HR * Host: Paper Dress Yoga * Instructor: Joelle Bantu Insta: /JoelleBantu RSVP: here

Ready for the wild side? Come shake, whine, twerk, stomp, and roar in this African dance class led by Joelle Bantu

Step into a sacred circle and allow traditional & urban African steps to unleash the rhythm in you!

Everyone is welcome!

RSVP: here

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92) Fri 29/07/22 : “Xclusiv Eventzz” presents “LAGOS Friday’s”

Date: Fri 29/07/22 * Time: 22.30 – 04.00am * Location: Tunnel London, 37 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ER * Host: Xclusive Eventzz * Insta: /XclusiveEventzz * FB: /XclusiveEventzz * RSVP: here

London’s most affluent bachelors meet London’s most elite and beautiful single ladies ! Celebrate the week’s success whilst building your network every FRIDAY over Food, Cocktails, Music, Shisha and beautiful ladies at our prestigious lounge in the city, Aldgate.

As a private business club, we strive to connect UK’s most influential and ambitious business leaders. We provide an environment which encourages the working class from different industries and paths of life to mingle and share ideas, experiences, with the opportunity to connect in a relaxed environment. Come and unwind after a long week !

★ LAST ENTRY 1:30am • TEXT NAMES – 07933 848084 FOR GROUP BOOKINGS & TABLE RESERVATIONS •
★ Info/ Guestlist / Table/Birthday Bookings ★ 07933848084 ★ http://www.instagram.com/xclusiveventzz
#ALDGATE #LAGOSFRIDAY #FRIDAYNIGHT #LONDON #Lagos #Afrobeats #Nigeria

20+ Ladies – 25+ Gents – No Athletic Wear – No Tennis Shoes

* RSVP: here

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93) Fri 29/07/22 : UK Summer Gospel Experience

Date: Fri 29/07/22 * Time: 18.00pm – 23:00pm * Venue: King’s House Bedford, 245 Ampthill Road, Bedford MK42 9AZ * Host: Sharon Manatsa and the Melkiah Foundation * YouTube: /SharonManatsa * Insta: /SharonManatsa * Twitter: /Manatsa_Sharon * Spotify: /SharonManatsa * FB: /SharonManatsaOfficial * RSVP: here

The Biggest UK Summer Gospel Experience live music concert featuring Minister Michael Mahendere, Sharon Manatsa, Obert Mazivisa, Ivy Kombo. Checkout the good work also of the hosts – the ‘Melkiah Foundation’; a Still Birth and Neonatal Death Foundation, currently working with some of the UK’s biggest Stillbirth charities to name a few, Sands & Tommy’s.

*RSVP: here

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94) Fri 29/07/22 : Campfire Club London: Comorian, Suntou Susso

Date: Fri 29.07.22 * Time: 19.00pm – 22.00pm * Venue: Glengall Wharf Garden, 64 Glengall Rd, Middleton Street, London SE15 6NF * Host: The Nest Collective: * Insta: /NestFolk * Twitter: /NestFolk * FB: /TheNestCollective * YouTube: /TheNestCollective * RSVP: here

For this Campfire Club we are delighted to present co-headliners Comorian and Suntou Susso.

The Comorian duo features singers and instrument-builders, M’madi and Soubi, who utilize homemade double-sided guitars. Comorian’s debut album was recorded 100% live and outdoors on the Comoros Islands by Grammy-winning producer and author, Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ustad Saami, Malawi Mouse Boys, Zomba Prison Project). Comoros is one of the smallest nations on earth and Comorian’s album, We Are an Island, But We’re Not Alone was named one of the best of the year by Folk Radio UK and given a 4-star review in The Times and a 5-star review by BBC Music. The album marked the first widely-distributed international release of original songs from Comoros

Suntou Susso is a multi-instrumentalist: Kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia.

* RSVP: here

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95) Fri 29/07/22 : Boa Vida – Palops Most Anticipated Event

Date: Fri 29/07/22 : Time: 22.00pm – 03.00am * Venue: Lit Bar Ltd, 68-70 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UL * Host: Boa Vida UK * RSVP: here

AFTER NUMEROUS REQUESTS WE’VE ARRIVED WITH LONDONS MOST ANTICIPATED PALOP EVENT!!!

Get ready for an unforgettable night with all your Palops favourite Kuduro, Afrohouse, Semba & Kizomba songs with a hint of Amapiano, Hip Hop, Afrobeats, Soca and Many More!!

This is guarantee to completely SELL OUT! So get your tickets FAST!!

Tickets & Admission:

► Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

► Please Arrive Early to avoid long queues

► 18+ ID is Essential – No ID, No Entry. (Passport or Driving Licence)

► Last Entry is 12AM. Your ticket must be scanned by this time, please arrive early

► No Refund Policy unless event is cancelled.

► Proof of NHS Negative lateral flow or PCR test may be needed dependant on the Government rules at the time of this event.

► Tickets are non-transferable. R.O.A.R. No Re-Entry

* RSVP: here

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96) Sat 30/07/22 : Tee’s Saturday Games Night

Date: 30.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 12am * Venue: Tee’s; 250 Plumstead High Street SE18 1JN * Host: Tee’s African Cuisine * Insta: /TeesBar * Twitter: Tees_Bar * FB: /TeesAfricanCuisineUK * RSVP: here

Right. Join Tee’s African Cuisine for their games night evenings which are set ablaze with Afrobeats, African games (from Ludo to checkers), Afro bites (from suya to jollof) and African-inspired cocktails (from Chapman to Malta Guinness). Great Music. Great Vibes. Shisha, Pool Table, Board Games + More. And of course African & Caribbean Food!

RSVP: here

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97) Sat 30/07/22 : Feast at the Chief’s Kraal

Date: Sat 30.07.22 * Time: 12:00pm – 20:00pm * Location: Alice’s Home (See Eventrbite for details) * Host: Alice Nugent * Insta: /HippoPotHerbs * FB: /HippoPotHerbs * RSVP: here

The Malawi Smiles project started in 2014 with a group of six children. Now we are working with a much larger group of girls, who are often disadvantaged when it comes to educational opportunities.

In September this year, several ladies from Marlow will spend a week running a workshop for 40 girls building their self-esteem and health awareness. The ladies fund their own travel, but we need funds to buy materials for the workshop.

The Feast at the Chief’s Kraal is an African themed party raising funds for this Malawi Smiles workshop.

The Feast is in the garden. Food will be on the go all day!

* RSVP: here

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98) Sat 30/07/22 : City Of London: Slave Trade Money Trail Tour

Time: 12.00pm – 15.00pm; Venue: Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LR; Host: Black Rooted * Insta: /BlackRooted * Twitter: /Black_Rooted * FB: /ItsBlackRooted * RSVP: here

Black Rooted is a platform and channel for energy and knowledge that uplifts the mind, body and soul. This tour follows the hidden story of one of Britain’s first Slave Traders, The Plantation Economy Triangle and the blood money trail of the Lloyds family, and how they grew rich from the fees and interest they earned from merchants who borrowed money for their long voyages and their corporation involvement in the handling of slaves. Join Black Rooted as we take the journey of how modern London came to be and witness European psychosis of cognitive dissonance in the oppression of Black men, women and children.

* RSVP: here

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99) Sat 30/07/22 : Black Owned Hackney Market – Weekender

Date: Sat 30/07/22 * Time: 18.00pm – 22.00pm * Venue: Bohemia Place Markets, Bohemia Place, London E8 1DU * Host: Bohemia Market Place * Insta: /BohemiaPlaceMarkets * FB: /BohemiaPlaceMarkets * RSVP: here

Black-Owned Hackney Night Market returns for the 2022 series in collaboration with Black Eats LDN! 🔌🌃

Catch this unique market opposite Hackney Central station showcasing London’s best Black-owned street food, artisan traders and many more Black-owned businesses!

🍔 Best vegan & non-vegan eats in town

♻️ Sustainably-made clothing, gifts and skincare

🍹 Rum punch, cocktails, craft beers & more

🎟 FREE entry to the market

* For more; please RSVP here

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100) Sat 30/07/22 : DJ Nights: Saxon Sound @ Boisdale

Date: Sat 30.07.22 * Time: 17.00pm – 00.10am * Location: Boisdale of Belgravia, 15 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX * Host: Boisdale of Belgravia & Saxon Sound* Insta: /boisdale_restaurants * FB: /BoisdaleRestaurants * Twitter: /boisdale * RSVP: here

To celebrate this monumental occasion, Boisdale of Canary Wharf in association with Music & Arts Events proudly presents CARIBBEAN ONE LOVE DINNER PARTY Hosted by DJ’s from the incredible Saxon Sound System DJs plus guests.

DJ’s MUSCLEHEAD, SEAN M, VICTOR V and SIR ALLAN BRANDO from the internationally acclaimed and Legendary Saxon Sound plus special guests; shall collectively be spinning both latest and classic tunes with live Mcing for the ultimate party vibes. Expect to hear a wide selection of Reggae, Dancehall, Afro-Beat, R&B, Soul, Old Skool Garage and Sing-a-Long Party Anthems.

* RSVP: here

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101) Sat 30/07/22 : Bashment Boat Party

Date: Sat 30.07.22 * Time: 18.30pm – Midnight * Venue: Blackfriars Pier, White Lion Hill, London EC4V 3QR * Host: Invasion Parties * Insta: /InvasionParties * FB: /InvasionParties * SnapChat: /InvasionParties * RSVP: here

Get ready for London’s Wildest Bashment Boat Party!

GOOD VIBES • GREAT FOOD • BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

Join us as we set sail down the Thames for the ultimate Bashment, Dancehall, Reggae & Soca Boat Party!

* RSVP: here

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102) Sat 30/07/22 : MR MUSIC MAN KOJO ANTWI LIVE IN LONDON

Date: Sat 30.07.22 * Time: 19.00pm – late * Venue: Dominion Centre, High Road, London N22 6DS * Host: Desire_UK * FB: /Eben.Awuah * Insta: /Amsons * RSVP: here

KOJO ANTWI LIVE IN LONDON FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY THIS SUMMER 30th JULY 2022 WITH KECHE & DAVISON BAND INFO 07525248643 £35 TICKETS

MR MUSIC MAN LIVE

ALSO PERFORMING LIVE GHANA KECHE & DAVISON BAND PLUS SPECIAL ARTIST

INFO: 07525248643

* RSVP: here

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103) Sun 31/07/22 : Black Owned Hackney Night Market

Date: Sun 31/07/22 * Time: 18.00pm – 22.00pm * Venue: Bohemia Place Markets, Bohemia Place, London E8 1DU * Host: Bohemia Market Place * Insta: /BohemiaPlaceMarkets * FB: /BohemiaPlaceMarkets * RSVP: here

Black-Owned Hackney Night Market returns for the 2022 series in collaboration with Black Eats LDN! 🔌🌃

Catch this unique market opposite Hackney Central station showcasing London’s best Black-owned street food, artisan traders and many more Black-owned businesses!

🍔 Best vegan & non-vegan eats in town

♻️ Sustainably-made clothing, gifts and skincare

🍹 Rum punch, cocktails, craft beers & more

🎟 FREE entry to the market

* For more; please RSVP here

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104) Sun 31/07/22 : Afro Ambiance in the Park

Date: 31/07/22 * Time: 12pm – 17.00pm * Venue: Brockwell Park Gardens, London SE24 9BJ * Host: Afro Ambiance * Insta: /AfroAmbiance * Twittter: /AfroAmbiance * RSVP: here

Join us for an Afro-Caribbean sound bath as we delve into the flavours of Kongo, Haiti and Angola

PLEASE BRING SNACKS AND DRINKS TO SHARE (CUPS, PLATES AND CUTLERY WILL BE PROVIDED)

This unique park event enables you to bounce to the drums of Semba, pace the rhythms of Rumba and Gouyad along the chords of Konpa. Afro Ambience events are family friendly and a space for little ones, friends and friends to be.

So what are you waiting for, let’s travel the world with our Oyster cards!

* RSVP: here

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Content Randoms for African Communities in London and Beyond! Community App Enthusiast currently addicted to Bloom Money! And bilingual content creator; also see:  100 African Tailors & Seamstresses in London (2017) or 15 Traiteurs Africains à Paris pour vos réceptions, cocktail, marriage or 7 Traiteurs BBQ Afro à Londres : (Hautement Recommandés). Anything else > africancultureblog@gmail.com

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Writer: Tholani Alli * Blog: AfricanCultureBlog * Contact: africancultureblog@gmail.com * Languages: Zul/Swa/Lin/Yor/Hau/Bam/Eng/Fre * Proverb: Egyagaza omubi; omulugi takimanya (Luganda) ‘What makes the ugly person; the beautiful one will never know’ * Thank You!

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