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The Africa Centre’s 2nd Summer Festival 2/8/14

London’s Covent Garden to host Textile Themed festival

The Africa Centre is a London-based charity that aims to promote awareness of African cultural and developmental issues in the UK. They will be hosting their second Summer Festival on August 2nd 20141 from 2 noon – 10 pm in the East and West Piazzas of Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RF
This year the theme of the event is the “African Textile Experience”
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The centrepiece of the festival will be an inspiring programme, curated by Magie Relph of the African Fabric Shop and advised by Chris Spring, Curator of the African Collection at the British Museum, showcasing the rich tapestry of African textiles in all their beauty and diversity which will engage, inspire and fascinate you. Learn how to make your own Africa-inspired textiles at our craft workshops or take home a memento from our African craft stalls in Covent Garden’s Piazza.

The day will give attendees an opportunity to see, touch, hear and taste the best that contemporary Africa has to offer. You will also be able to feel the energy of Africa through vibrant dance and acrobatic performances. Have fun for all the family with African face and mask painting. Move to the beat of Africa with live music, drummers and DJs. Savour the flavour of Africa with authentic cuisine.

So why not go along and take part in celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and sheer joy of contemporary fabrics from all over Africa, including Kente, of course.

For more information please visit the website – africacentre.org.uk