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.
The Writers’ Project Ghana and the Goethe-Institut Ghana collaborated for a second time in October 2018 to produce Pa Gya – A Literary Festival. And thank God they did. This event drew on the rich history of oral storytelling that is embedded in Ghanaian and wider African cultures. It also celebrated the wealth of talent from across Africa and the Diaspora, and created a space for controversial topics to be aired, challenged and explored.
Followers of my posts will know that I am somewhat of a history nut. Most recently, I have been following the discovery of old letters, documents and newspapers from an Ewe Fia (King) that formed the ‘Family Ties: Adamah Papers’ exhibition at the Black Cultural Archive (BCA) in Brixton, London. Continue reading “An archive of Ghana’s past on paper – The Adamah Papers”
This event is one not to miss. I’ve gone religiously since the event was launched some years back and is a great showcase for African foods, fashion, music and models. Click here to learn more and to keep tabs on other community events, follow What’s on in Your Community.
I recently attended an event with two British-Ghanaians in the media, which shone a light on how some of us second generationers (I know it’s not a word…yet) have dealt with feeling foreign in the country of our birth.
The UK’s major towns and cities are famed for their diverse non-indigenous populations.
In the Office of National Statistics’ latest census in 2011, almost 100,000 Ghanaians are living in Britain with big cities such as London, Birmingham, and Manchester having significant populations. Continue reading “England’s African towns”