Events

African & Caribbean War Memorial Opens

The African and Caribbean War Veterans Memorial was seen for the first time on Armistice Day, 11 November 2014, at the Black Cultural Archives in Windrush Square, Brixton, London. This was an early look at the memorial to Service Personnel from the Caribbean and Africa in WW1 – during the …

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London Modest Fashion Week at the Saatchi Gallery

Women with a love for modest fashion are calmly ignoring the swirl of political discussion – choosing to focus instead on creativity and innovation. The focal point for modest fashion this year will be the Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road in Chelsea. This will be the first ever London …

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Africa Fashion wishes you a very Happy New Year

On this New Year’s Eve, we would like to say a special thank you to all our friends, followers & readers. Your support, no matter how big or small is much appreciated. Every time you like, comment or share one of our stories it is a daily incentive to push …

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Bayyani Theatre presents With You Always

A South African proverb says: “Money can’t talk, but it can make lies look true.” First performed in May 2015 at the Simpkins Lee Theatre in Oxford, With You Always looks at western development investment in the African continent. Inspired by the book entitled ‘Aid, NGOs and the Realities of Women’s Lives: A Perfect …

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Tales of Africa Event on 28th October

Kicking off an entire weekend of celebration for all things African, Brighton Museum will be hosting ‘Passion For Fashion: An Evening of Tales from Africa’ on Friday 28th October. This is a great opportunity to visit the Fashion Cities Africa exhibition and to really get a feel for African fashion, …

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AFROPUNK – A Carnival of Consciousness

AFROPUNK’S UK debut arrived on a warm September Saturday afternoon at Alexandra Palace in North London. From the initial announcement of the event it had everyone talking in the music industry and beyond. From the original headline act M.I.A being dropped, [following the outrage caused by her comments on the Black Lives Matter …

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Ujima Presents HairStories 2016

Let’s Create History Through Our HairStories! HairStories will coincide with Black History Month, and will take place on Saturday 29th October 2016 at the City of Westminster College, Paddington Green, London. HairStories seeks to celebrate African hair through the ages and the importance of African heritage. The event is designed …

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LUSH Cosmetics supports Passion For Motherland

With over 900 stores in countries across the globe, LUSH Cosmetics has expanded rapidly in recent years and has lots of plans to continue with that growth. When a company is that successful, it is easy for them to focus on revenue and forget their roots. Not so with LUSH. The …

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PFM Showcase 2016 Catwalk Models Selected

On 20th August, the 4th Passion For Motherland Showcase event will take place in London. Alongside internationally acclaimed musicians like Gasandji Rever and Mulele Matondo Afrika, there will be powerful poetry from Mell Nyoko and Christina Fonthes. The event itself will be hosted by BBC Africa’s Nora Fakim and the money raised …

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The importance of Father’s Day in Africa

Although Father’s day is celebrated across the World, the personal celebration will always boil down to the relationship. Shelves of sentimental cards help us capture the thoughts or feelings that we associate with Father’s Day. Some of them won’t even come close to matching our reality and are instantly rejected or …

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