UWE Bristol Africa Week 2017
Join us for a celebration of African culture featuring sport, talent, drama, live poetry, music and African cuisines.
UWE Bristol Africa Week is a programme of events which recognises the work of Africans in diverse fields in the UK and brings together different themes which challenge, explore and celebrate the heritage, diversity and progress made by Africans and the University. Africa Week is in its second year and received plaudits for its brilliance and widespread engagement. Africa Week 2017 promises to live up to its expectations and more.
Africa Week 2017 will take place from Monday 27 March to Friday 31 March 2017.
Africa Week will conclude with a Celebration and Showcase event on Friday 31 March. This event will be an evening of flair, flamboyance and fun featuring cultural and creative performances, a fashion show, food and music, plus an award ceremony. Nominations for the award ceremony are now open.
Take part in Africa Week events
Get involved with our Africa Week activities:
- Africa Week Pre-Launch Exhibition with Lubaina Himid
A collaborative event with Spike Island and Ujima Radio featuring the Lubaina Himid exhibition and performances from top Bristol artists and UWE Bristol students.
- Africa Week Launch Event Sports Day
Africa 11 vs rest of the World (ROW) 11. This is the second year of this exciting game and in 2016, it ended with a win for the Africa 11 team (4-2). Will the results be the same in 2017? There is still a chance for you to be involved for the Africa or ROW team.
- A United Kingdom (Africa Week film screening)
Join us for a celebration of African culture as we mark UWE Bristol Africa Week with a screening of A UnitedKingdom (2016). The film tells the story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana who causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.
- Africa Week 2017 - Educational Forum
Join us for Africa Week's Educational Forum on Cultural Identity. The keynote speaker will be Nana Ayebia Clarke (MBE) who is the Managing Director of Ayebia Clarke Publishing Ltd. There will also be a panel discussion on the topic of 'Does your hair matter'.
- Africa Week 2017 – Africa Health Focus
Is mental health the next big challenge in Africa? Come along and listen to speakers from a range of health backgrounds and charity organisations and join in the discussion. Part of UWE Bristol's Africa Week.
- Africa Week Celebration and Showcase
The Cultural Showcase and Gala night is the final event of the Africa Week 2017 programme and is a night of flair, flamboyance and fun.