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Everyone is Welcome at the Southbank Centre’s Summer Season – You Belong Here

Everyone is welcome at the Southbank Centre’s summer season You Belong Here, which takes place from July – September 2024. The season offers an extensive programme of art, conversation, music and performance from world-class artists, writers and performers,  exploring the concept of belonging in art and society. David Olusoga and Kelechi Okafor are some of […]

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UK Film Producers joined Media Execs and Ava DuVernay in Barbados for 5-Day Forum

Acclaimed Hollywood actress CCH Pounder, celebrated film producer Paul Garnes, international media executives and twenty-six high-level producers from Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa and a number of Caribbean countries were in Barbados from April 15-19, 2024. The British Film Institute (BFI) are among a stellar group of companies supporting the first Cross Continental International

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George the Poet Presents an Evening of Joy and Reflection at The London Literature Festival, Sounthbank Centre

  George the Poet set alight the London Literature Festival on 20th October 2023 at the Southbank Centre, with his show ‘George the Poet Presents.’  Weaving poetry, music and conversation with friends and fellow poets Sophia Thakur, Henry Stone, Proph and Inua Ellams, the event turned out to be an evening of joy and deep

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George the Poet opens The London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre, 18th – 29th October 2023

A celebration of the Spoken Word is the theme of this year’s London Literature Festival which takes place from Wednesday 18th October to Sunday 29th October 2023 at the Southbank Centre. Guest Curator George the Poet opens the festivities with an exciting programme of music and and spoken word reflecting the current talent from London’s

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BEYOND NOLLYWOOD & Picturehouse Present ‘Over the Bridge.’

Picturehouse Cinemas Present BEYOND NOLLYWOOD New Wave Nigerian Cinema OVER THE BRIDGE World Premiere Q&A w/ BEYOND NOLLYWOOD curator Nadia Denton and writer & producer Tosin Otudeko (The Ritzy, Brixton) 8:15pm on Wednesday 18 October 2023 Folarin (Ozzy Agu) is a Lagos based investment banker with something to hide. Plagued by an alcohol problem and intermittent panic attacks, his life

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AFWL Hosts the First UK AFRICA TRADE EXPO

BEYOND FASHION Africa Fashion Week London is incredibly pleased to introduce the inaugural UKAFRICA TRADE EXPO: Beyond Fashion. This is a creative platform for fostering international trade between the UK and Africa. Featuring a highly anticipated Keynote Speech from His Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on the importance of Commerce and Culture; the UKAFRICA TRADE EXPO showcases the unique

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JD Douglas Salutes Marcus Rashford for Social Justice Campaign on Child Food Poverty.

A new painting to thank Marcus Rashford for his work as a social Justice Campaigner on Child Food poverty has been on display.  The painting was commissioned by the Producer and Writer JD Douglas, who wrote the stage production Black Heroes In the Hall of Fame. His other work includes JA Story the History of

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The International Poetry Festival Returns, focusing on Ecopoetry and Activism at the Southbank Centre.

Returning for the first time since 2019, Poetry International, the major biannual festival celebrates poets, using their voice to preserve the environment and language. This is part of the Southbank Centre’s multi-artform season of events on the climate, called Planet Summer.  The festival runs from 21 – 23  July 2023. This year the line-up includes

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KOKOROKO – A Journey of Upbeat Melodic Soundscapes at the Christine and the Queens Meltdown, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.

Review by Flora Masika Watching KOKOROKO is like watching live birds fly in the early dawn or witnessing a raindrop fall into clear water. It’s like being taken into the most vivid land and seascape paintings. KOKOROKO’s use of their instruments to conjure up expansive visions was truly breathtaking to behold.  Joining the likes of

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Focus Africa Festival Featuring Music & Fashion Showcases Sat 29th July, London

  Focus Africa Festival returns post-covid with a brand new explosive multicultural entertainment showcase at Rich Mix, in Shoreditch, London’s number one independent arts venue. Focus Africa Organisation, in partnership with Arts Council England and Creative Resilience International present, 4th Focus Africa Festival: Music & Fashion, 29th July 2023, proudly supported by major pillars in

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