About Africa in London

Experience Africa in London this summer, a bold new events programme that puts London’s African cultural scene firmly on the map. 

Celebrate the incredible African creativity in London all summer long by attending an event near you.

Find out more

African culture is an important part of London’s identity and has created vital communities in neighbourhoods that have helped shape our city. Africa in London aims to:

  •  highlight African-focused cultural events in London
  •  amplify a collective voice to express the diversity of Africa in London
  •  strengthen networks between organisations locally and internationally

Supported by the Mayor of London and the British Council, the programme has been created in partnership with African arts, cultural and heritage organisations. It replaces the Africa on the Square events that took place in Trafalgar Square every year.

To keep up-to-date follow #AfricaLDN on Instagram or Twitter.

Events

There are many events happening this summer across London with arts, culture, cutting-edge fashion and more. If you have an event you would like to include, you can submit it to the team.

This year the programme will feature four partner events alongside listings for local events across London. 

Mentoring and funding

Mentoring Scheme

We have launched a new mentoring scheme, enabling young London-based creatives aged 18-35 to learn from established professionals and make new connections in the creative sector.

Applicants should have a strong vision for expanding Africa creativity in London. This programme will run from October - December 2019 with mentees benefiting from 1-2-1 mentoring sessions and on-the-job shadowing.

The scheme aims to:

  • enhance skills, knowledge and tools needed to be a modern producer
  • provide greater access to and understanding of the production process and the different approaches to presenting creativity
  • expand contact network within London's Art and Cultural sector

Seven Mentees have been selected to join the mentoring scheme.

Stephanie Turner

Art Form(s)/Specialist Area: Cultural Space Business Management, Programming and Operations

 

Sara Dos Santos

Art Form(s)/Specialist Area: Cultural Management and Policy making

 

Adjoa B. Anyimadu
Art Form(s)/Specialist Area: Media


Yasmin Idris
Art Form(s)/Specialist Area: Curation and Programming - Creating platforms for Artists and Architects


Afua Nkansah-Asamoah

Art Form(s)/Specialist Area: Archive and Heritage - Protection, Collecting and Cataloguing
 

Kojo Kamara
Art Form(s)/Specialist Area: Screenwriting / TV production

 

Yosola Olorunshola
Art Form(s)/Specialist Area: Museum management and programming

 

Culture Seeds

Between June and September, micro-grants will be awarded to support the continued growth of African creativity in London via the GLA’s Culture Seeds programme

Conversations

Come to one of the above partner events to hear the ‘Africa in London’ conversations and learn more about the Conversation Booth. Listen online to an ever-changing audio collage from the archives.

Your views

We want to bring about a new era of collectively designed African-focused events in London. 

If you have a great idea for Africa in London then we’d love to hear from you. You can fill in our 5-minute survey or email us at [email protected].

Your input will help Africa in London develop.

Partners

Africa in London is supported by the Mayor of London and the British Council. This partnership is underpinned by a shared interest in forging connections between the UK and Africa, supporting new ideas and sharing skills and knowledge between creative communities

This new season has been shaped with the Africa in London special interest group – a collective of organisations who all play an important role in promoting African culture in London, the UK and beyond.

Images used in the Africa in London creative. Credit: Alice Boagey, Ivan Gonzalez, Open the Gate

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