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.


Event – BBC Proms Extra Lates


Georgia Mann presents a FREE informal late-night music and poetry event featuring emerging UK talent. Tonight, hear music from Caravela with poetry from Amy Key.
Wednesday 10 August 2016
Doors: 9:20pm/ Starts: 9:45pm
Elgar Room
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
This is a FREE but ticketed event. Advance tickets are now sold out but tickets will also be available on the door. Places are not guaranteed. Get there early!
Box Office: 02075898212 
With feet planted firmly in the traditions of Afro-Brazilian music, Caravela’s heart is full of the soaring creativity and fervour that comes with improvised jazz. Weaving impressionistic Portuguese melodies around vibrant South American and West African-inspired rhythms, their music is sensitive and full of passion, energy and life. Like the vessels they take their name from, Caravela are setting out to explore territories unknown. Uncovering music that others have left behind or simply long-forgotten, they’re giving a new voice to beautiful songs that should not remain silent.

Amy Key has published one book of poems; Luxe (Salt, 2013) and two pamphlets Instead of Stars (tall-lighthouse, 2009) and History (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2016). Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in magazines including POETRY, The Poetry Review, New Statesman and Riposte; and anthologies such as Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt), Poetry Please: Love Poems (Faber & Faber, 2015) and The Poetry of Sex (Penguin, 2014). She has been commissioned to write new poems for Lauren Laverne, the Southbank Centre and SONY, among others. She edits online journal Poems in Which and is editor of Best Friends Forever: Poems on Female Friendship (The Emma Press, 2015).


Shop – Sounds of the Universe


The newly opened basement helps to accommodate the massive selection of hip-hop, dance, classic house, electro and reggae, as well as more diverse genres including Latin and African. The building is also home to the record label Soul Jazz Records and the store sells a range of branded merchandise such as Soul Jazz record bags and T-shirts.

Sounds of the Universe

7 Broadwick Street 



Tel 020-7734 3430

Opening Times:
Mon to Sat 10am – 7.30pm
Sun 11.30am – 5.30pm


Listen – Chronicles of the Enchanted World Reception


In 2014, the Gallery for African Art invited Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor to showcase his wonderful work in a solo exhibition in London. Listen to how the successful night played out and be inspired:

Victor Ehikhamenor: Chronicles of the Enchanted World 

Victor Ehikhamenor was born in Udomi-Uwessan, Edo State, Nigeria. He is an award winning visual artist, writer and photographer. He lives in Nigeria and the US. He draws influences from traditonal African motifs and religious cosmology. He has held numerous solo art exhibitions. His poetry collection, Sordid Rituals was published in 2002.

Over the past decade, the visbility of African Art has been steadily increasing through exhibitions, publications, auctions, and cultural exchange. The Gallery of African Art is dedicated to showcasing the best of 20th-century and Contemporary Art from the African region and its diaspora. The gallery aims to present established and emerging African artists to new audiences within the global art market.

Threads of Art is the current solo exhibition at The Gallery of African Art. The exhibition showcases new and recent works by the acclaimed Ghanaian-born UK based artist, Emmanuel ‘Yaw’ Obuobi. The exhibition ends on 13 August 2016. 

Gallery of African Art

45 Albemarle Street


W1S 4JL.

 Tel: +44(0)207 287 7400

Enquiries: info@gafraart.com

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am-6pm/ Saturday 11am-5pm