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.

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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.

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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

Africa in London will also include:

  • a pilot mentoring scheme for London-based applicants aged 18-35. Successful applicants with a great idea for a cultural event will get the opportunity to work with a mentor. More details to follow
  • between June and September, microgrants 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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