City Hall, London, London, United Kingdom
This new season puts London's African cultural events firmly on the map. The programme is supported by the Mayor of London and the British Council. It's been designed in close partnership with African arts, cultural and heritage organisations and aims to: highlight African-focused cultural events in London amplify a collective voice to express the diversity of Africa in London strengthen networks between organisations locally and internationally.
It replaces the Africa on the Square events that took place in Trafalgar Square every year.
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There are many events happening this summer across London with arts, culture, cutting-edge fashion and more. This year the programme will feature four partner events alongside listings for local events across London.
- Open the Gate Festival at Rich Mix - Saturday 8 June
- Africa Writes at The British Museum - Friday 5 to Saturday 7 July
- Africa Fashion Week London at Freemasons Hall - Friday 9 to Saturday 10 August
- Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre - Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September
Mentoring and funding
Africa in London will also include: a pilot mentoring scheme for London-based applicants aged 18-35. Successful applicants with a great idea for a cultural event will get the opportunity to work with a mentor. More details to follow between June and September, microgrants will be awarded to support the continued growth of African creativity in London via the GLA’s Culture Seeds programme
Africa in London is supported by the Mayor of London and the British Council. This partnership is underpinned by a shared interest in forging connections between the UK and Africa, supporting new ideas and sharing skills and knowledge between creative communities This new season has been shaped with the Africa in London special interest group – a collective of organisations who all play an important role in promoting African culture in London, the UK and beyond. Images used in the Africa in London creative.