Event Date and time: Saturday 19th August, 2017 | 12:00 – 22:00 

Venue Details: Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BL

Organisers: The Africa Centre

Event website: The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Event Cost: Free


The fourth edition of #AFRICASUMMERFESTIVAL will take place on Saturday 19th of August on Great Suffolk Street, Southwark, closed especially for this event.


We unite the best African music, food, fashion, art and creativity adding a very UK twist to our African event. THREE MUSIC STAGES – Joining us will be DEE AJAYI, HAK BAKER, AFRIKAN BOY, BIG TOBZ, MOELOGO, SEEDS OF CREATION, AMIRA KHEIR + MORE…

Afrobeat, neosoul, reggae, grime, blues and jazz in the street #AFRICASUMMERFESTIVAL will be an unmissable experience with an eclectic and exciting line-up of music and entertainment.

Move to the beats from noon to sundown and beyond, discover a melting pot of creativity and beauty, indulge yourself with some delicious food, take selfies using the hashtag #AfricaSummerFestival and have loads of fun!

#AFRICASUMMERFESTIVAL will be enhanced by family fun activities set up in a commissioned space by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori.

One of the highlights is a special installation “Corten Head” by internationally-acclaimed artist, Sokari Douglas Camp CBE to be unveiled just outside the Africa Centre.

Drop by Surrey Row at the Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery for more vibrant artwork by talented artists Zimbabwean Georgina Maxim and Ghanaian Larry Amponsah.

Other attractions will include a pop up from Bala Baya, fusing their North African heritage by dishing out delicious delights to fuel your day time exploring.

The Africa Centre will also present its plans for the re-development of its new home in Southwark, which include the opening of its café-bar alongside its very own and resolutely contemporary performance space as well as future activities programmed at its co-working space THE HUB.

As the night descends, Bala Baya will host their own Africa night party, serving cocktails all the way till 4am.

Visit www.africacentrefestival.com + follow @TheAfricaCentre to get the latest festival updates.

Spread the word to your family, all your friends and colleagues!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 19th of August on Great Suffolk Street.

Suggested hashtag for this event: #AfricaSummerFestival

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