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AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON – CHANGE OF DATE TO 8th – 9th OCTOBER 2022

Due to circumstances beyond control, AFWL has had to slightly move their dates for Africa Fashion Week London this year.  Hopefully, it will not have too much of an impact and allow the organisers to present a better overall experience for the visitors, designers and exhibitors!  The dates have just rescheduled from Friday to Saturday …

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New Designers & Exhibitors at Africa Fashion Week London 2022

After 2 years of Covid lockdowns, Africa Fashion Week London is delighted to welcome national and overseas designers back to London.  Featuring new practices, recycling and sustainability ethics and a return to heritage fabrics and textiles, AFWL2022 is shaping up to be a historic outing with some outstanding designers.  A large many of them are …

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A Season for all Tastes and Ages at the London Southbank Literature Festival, 2022

The London Southbank Literature Festival – 20th October – 30th October 2022 The London Southbank Literature Festival is back this autumn with a full programme of events, promising something for everyone.  With talks, readings, poetry recitals, spoken word events, a free family programme plus many celebrated authors, artists, opinion makers and aspiring writers, the 15th …

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An Evening with Edward Enninful at the Royal Festival Hall, SouthBank Centre, London, 4th September 2022

  Edward Enninful is in discussion with Michaela Coel about his memoir A Visible Man  at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 4 September. Tickets from £35. Southbankcentre.co.uk By Fadhila Kambona You and I love Edward Enninful, the award-winning, first black Editor- in-Chief of British Vogue, the European Editorial Director of Condé Nast and …

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Africa Fashion Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum – A Joyful Celebration of Africa’s Finest.

2nd July 2022 – 16th April 2023 By Fadhila Kambona The V&A’s ‘Africa Fashion’ exhibition in London,  calls attention to the roots of some of the most impactful fashion trends today. Showcasing a selection of contemporary and mid-20th century designs, the gallery triumphs in acknowledging the inherent versatility of African creatives. Championing the works of …

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Beyond the Pressure of Black Excellence is the Promise of Afrofuturism

By Flora Kambona The Hayward Gallery’s current exhibition ‘In the Black Fantastic’ (29 June – 18 September 2022) is a triumph for Black expression, Black innovation and Black freedom. As part of the Southbank’s  Grace Jones Meltdown, curator Ekow Eshun produced a space of boundless creativity by dedicating an exhibition for art inspired by the Afro-Futurist …

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Baaba Maal at the SouthBank Centre – An Explosive Concert Creating Unity and Connection.

By Flora Kambona Witnessing Baaba Maal perform at the Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre in London was an enjoyable form of escapism for all in the auditorium. The Grace Jones Summer Meltdown hosted musical legend Baaba Maal on the 18th June 2022. It was his first performance after 13 years and Maal moved the …

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Not to be Missed – Show Time at The Jamaica 60th Concert, 23rd July 2022

The Association of Jamaica Nationals presents a Cultural Extravaganza and Salute to the Commonwealth Games to mark Jamaica’s 60th  Anniversary of Independence. The event takes place at the Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square on Saturday 23rd July at 7.30pm. Dr Beverly Lindsay, Chair of the Association and lead organiser said the Jamaica’s 60th Independence Celebrations …

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