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Africa Utopia

21st July 2018 @ 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

BSL Interpreted Event
BSL Interpreters: Nikki Harris and Marie Pascall

There will be BSL roaming interpreting access for the Free Programme.

Free programme events:

Africa Utopia Marketplace
11.30 – 19.30, Level 2 Foyers, Southbank Centre, Free
Open throughout the weekend, the Africa Utopia Marketplace hosts a variety of stalls offering the latest in African-inspired fashion, accessories, books, art and homewares.

Head Wrap Bar
11.30 – 19.30, Level 2 Central Bar, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Free
Uchenna Dance presents The Head Warp Diaries installation and Head Wrap Bar. Taken from the successful touring show, the installation features specially-commissioned artwork, poetry, hair and head wrap displays. The Head Wrap Bar is also a place to share experiences related to all things hair and learn and share different ways of tying head wraps.

Black in the Day Archive
12.00 – 16.00, Level 2 Archive Studio, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Free
Black in the Day, a collective focused on documenting Black British life, take over Southbank Centre’s Archive Studio with a digital archive exhibition. The collective invites submissions from the public and will add photographs on the day, showcasing any aspect of Black life.

Mini-Making Workshop with AFRORETRO
12.00 – 15.00, Clore Ballroom or Level 4 Blue Bar, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Free
AFRORETRO leads two afternoons of craft-making for people of any age and skill level in a variety of textile based activities including weaving African Ankara fabrics of West Africa and sewing upcycled fabrics and Ugandan bark cloth to make bags, wallets and more. AFRORETRO is an ethical and upcyling fashion and lifestyle brand headed by British Ugandan sisters Anna & Lilly. Their mission is to fuse both their homelands of England and Uganda into fashion, accessories, jewellery and creative happenings.

People’s Catwalk
16.30, Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Free
The People’s Catwalk gives visitors an opportunity to display their African-inspired street style and, in doing so, celebrate their heritage.

Africa Utopia Catwalk
17.15, Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Free
In the Africa Utopia Catwalk, an energetic collaboration of fashion, music and art showcases the wonderful and diverse creativity of Africa.


21st July 2018
11:30 am - 6:00 pm


Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX

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