WOA give you a list of three things you could do for everyday of the working week. There’s no need for you to suffer the Monday Blues: An evening meal at a restaurant you’ve never been to; tickets to the latest shows; or a podcast candidly exploring topical affairs will help you get through your nine-to-five. Read on to find out what we suggest for you to do today.
Attend – Unmasked Women
Unmasked Women is an exhibition channeling the Black British female experience through creatives. Our first theme is health and well-being including an in-depth exploration of Black mental health within the UK.
In order to spark a much needed conversation about mental health within the Black British community, we aim to creatively document and showcase the work of several artists whilst creating a safe and open platform for further discussions.
This exhibition is open from Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th September from 10am – 6pm. Tickets can be purchased on the door all weekend.
Today marks the opening night of the exhibition. @BeeTajudeen hosts a fantastic line up: There will be music from Radar Radio DJ & presenter Kamilla Rose; performances from Kemi Ade; open mic poetry and spoken word from Sarah Welsh and Tania Nwachukwu; and live artwork from Azzra Amoy.
Unmasked Women: An Exhibition About Black Mental Health
Friday 2 September (Today)
7pm – 11pm
The Artworks Elephant
The African Food and Drink Takeover 2016 takes place as part of Southbank Centre’s three-day Africa Utopia festival. In celebration of Africa and its many robust cuisines, Southbank Centre Square is transformed into a bustling street-food market.
It assembles over 35 vendors of authentic African cuisine, representing countries from across the continent. Visitors are invited to tuck in to some of the most colourful and varied cuisines on earth.
Sample the spices used from Lagos to Lilongwe, and learn how to make the dishes yourself with live cooking demos.
The African Food & Drink Takeover
Friday 2 & Saturday 3 September, 12 noon – 9pm
Sunday 4 September, 12 noon – 6pm
Southbank Centre Square
Tel: 020 7960 4200
Check out the market and other events taking place today.
Listen – Abantu City interview N2TheA
London based producer N2theA invited Abantu City down to Plug House where they spoke about his collaborations in the UK afrobeats scene, afrobeats at next year’s Redbull Culture Clash, the future of afrobeats worldwide and more.
About Abantu City
In an attempt to represent groups of people of African descent around the world, to connect those of the diaspora to each other, to take command of the image of Africa and Africans, to restore pride in our cultures, to showcase the creativity of our young artists and entrepreneurs, Abantu City was created.