UWE Bristol Africa Week 2018

Join us for a celebration of African culture, talent, drama, live poetry, music, cuisines and entertainment.

Africa Week 2018 is a week-long programme of activities taking place at across different campuses at UWE Bristol and within the city.

Africa Week 2018 will take place from Monday 12 March to Friday 16 March 2018.

This year, our programme brings to Bristol inspiring figures from the African community and the diaspora to engage, promote and discuss historical and current issues about the continent and the future of Africa. In the last two years, we hosted notable African figures including diplomats and ambassadors and other notable personalities like Leila Abou Lela (Caine Prize Winner for Literature, Nana Ayebia Clarke (MBE), Florence Ayisi (Academy Award nominated film director) and many more.

Throughout Africa Week we also recognise the work of Africans in diverse fields in the UK and abroad bringing experts together to discuss topics which challenge, explore and celebrate the heritage, diversity and progress made by Africa and Africans.

To celebrate the contributions of African staff and students at the University we invite you to take part in our awards nominations. These awards will be presented at the Africa Week Showcase Gala on Friday 16 March.

Take part in Africa Week events

Get involved with our Africa Week activities:

  • Africa Week sports day


    Africa Week 2018 kicks off with Women's Netball and a Table-tennis competition. Get involved!

  • The art of africa - art exhibition and film


    Art exhibition featuring Harry Hook award winning screenwriter and Professor Florence Ayisi Cannes film festival award winner. Submit your art - deadline Monday 5 March.

  • Africa Week educational forum


    Join us to discuss this years topic 'Moving Back to Africa – Finding Success as a Returnee'. Find your voice and get involved!

  • Migrants and the NHS - Can the NHS survive in the face of Brexit?


    This event is aimed at bringing together health professionals from the University, several health related sectors and the community to discuss the health challenges facing the African continent and the BAME community. Register to attend now!

  • Africa Week cultural showcase, awards and gala dinner


    Africa Week 2018 concludes with a showcase gala and awards dinner. Join us for fashion shows, live dance performances, spoken word, music performances and a wide range of African food.

View all Africa Week activities.

Find out more about Africa Week

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