Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) 2019 returns from 9 August for two days. This event returns to Freemasons’ Hall London. AFWL 2019 has been running since 2011 and has showcased the work of around 900 designers/exhibitors and represented over 50 countries – 30 of them from the African continent. Continue reading “Africa Fashion Week London”
Africa Writes, the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing brought to you by the Royal African Society, returns to the British Library from Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July 2019 featuring three headline events and a packed festival weekend. Bringing together over 60 of the most influential African writers and thought leaders, this 8th festival edition covers over 20 countries and explores a cross-section of themes and critical ideas about African literature today. Continue reading “Africa Writes 2019 – Cosmology, Masculinity, Fatherhood & Mental Health”
The Wax Print Film is a documentary style film that explores the origins and cultural implication of wax print fabric by investigating its past, present and future in Ghana and Nigeria. Continue reading “May & June events – Year of Return 2019”
They say the best things in life are free and when it comes to visiting Ghana, I would say that is possible to view some of the fascinating aspects of the country – without spending a fortune and still learn about her heritage, cultures and get a sense of socio-dynamics of the country.
Gliding over the Kwahu Hills with the wind under his feet and surrounded by a panoramic view of Ghana’s Eastern Region is a Ghanaian who is the only certified African paragliding pilot operating in West Africa. Continue reading “Challenging stereotypes from the skies”
Please find a list of previous Year of Return events from 2019 here. Continue reading “Year of Return Archive”
The Back2Africa Festival celebrates the US Black History Month during the last week of February through to Ghanaian Independence Day in the first week of March with a focus on the arts, and education. It connects African American and Ghanaian cultural art forms through live performances and educational service projects. Continue reading “March events – Year of Return 2019”
As part of a year-long period of activities geared to celebrating the contributions of Africans across the diaspora, Ghana is staging an initiative called ‘The Year of Return’.
The Government-led initiative brings together organisations and activities designed to mark the passage of our ancestors. This post lists events in February geared towards showcasing that. Continue reading “February events – Year of Return 2019”
The aim of the annual the TINA [This Is The New Africa] Festival is to become the home of Afrobeats. The Festival will be the place where people go to experience the lifestyle that comes with the music. Continue reading “January events – Year of Return 2019”
Film Africa 2018 returns to London for an eighth year and will be showcasing titles from 15 African countries and African-themed films from 18 countries across the UK and EU between 2 November and 11 November. These films include UK and world premieres such as The Burial of Kojo by Ghanaian hip hop artist turned writer/director Blitz Bazawule (aka Blitz the Ambassador). Continue reading “Film Africa 2018: Showcasing contemporary African film”
The Writers’ Project Ghana and the Goethe-Institut Ghana collaborated for a second time to produce Pa Gya – A Literary Festival in October 2018. And thank God they did. This event drew on the rich history of oral storytelling that is embedded in Ghanaian and wider African cultures; celebrated the wealth of talent from across African and the Diaspora, and created a space for controversial topics to be aired, challenged and explored.
Keeping your blog active and readers engaged is a full time job. How do you decide which is the best blog template to use? Is it ever ok to source an image from the internet? How do I make the most of social media to keep my blog page looking active? Continue reading “Blogging Better @ Pa Gya Literary Festival 2018”