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Ghana Society UK presents…Kente Festival & Dinner Dance 2015

The Ghana Society UK  is holding its annual  Kente Festival & Dinner Dance this Saturday, 7th November 2015 in London.

This year’s special edition will be the grand finale of their programs towards an unforgettable Black History Season themed ‘Akwaaba to Ghana’, to promote our motherland’s rich cultural heritage and the symbolic Kente cloth. The event will be held at the Porchester Hall, Westbourne Park Road, Bayswater-London, W2 5HS from 7pm to 1am.

Their health initiatives on Breast, Cervical & Prostate Cancer challenges in Ghana will be highlighted during the event as they create awareness and also fundraise towards eradicating the myths surrounding these health problems, as well as championing traditional values that are being forgotten which are integral to our uniqueness as Ghanaians.

The highlight of the evening will include a fashion show, cultural displays, kente giveway and exclusive live performances, including the fantastic Davidson Band, lined up to add a touch of colour and merriment to an unforgettable evening. It’s not too late to purchase tickets so buy your tickets here now!

Ghana UK Youth Enrichment Ball 5/4/14

Celebrating Youth Excellence & Cultural Richness

 

The Ghana Society in the UK presents Ghana Youth Enrichment ball under the auspices of the Ghana High Commissioner in the UK, the Mayor of Luton, Baroness Doreen Lawrence and other VIPs.

The event takes place on Saturday, 5th April 2014 at UK Centre for Carnival Arts, 3 St. Mary’s Road, Luton, LU1 3JA from
8pm – till late.

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This is the first ever event of it’s kind to acknowledge  young children/youths whom have achieved  great things in the UK. The theme for the ball is; ‘ Our Youth, Our Future’

There will be special guest dignitaries, words of encouragement, spoken word, drama, performances by a Gospel Youth Choir, fashion show by Akua Sei and a  headline performance by the Luton 2013 Carnival winners ‘The GS Girls’

Tickets are £5 for Early Bird, £10 in advance. £15 at the door (including 3 course meal)

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As it’s a event designed for youth it is strictly for the under 30’s with the aim of creating the right atmosphere to appreciate the hard work young people are putting towards their nation. The attire for this evening will be classy and elegant with a touch of tradition.

Why not go down and see the leaders of the future! Should be a good evening…

For tickets and more information contact , Saks Bar & Restaurant  39-41 New Bedford Road, LU1 1SE Luton, Tel 01582 965512 or  UK Centre for Carnival Arts, St Mary’s Rd, Luton LU1 3JA, Tel: 01582 437100

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

 

Cultural news…

Ghana to host its first national carnival!

 

The Ministry of Tourism has announced that Ghana is to host its first national carnival, the first of its kind exhibiting its rich history and culture.

The carnival, which has been scheduled for September, will take place in collaboration with Ghana Tourism Authority and UK Centre for Carnival Arts in Luton and the Ghana Society in the UK. UK Centre for Carnival Arts is to provide guidance and support to Ghanaian artists participating in the coming carnival parade, which will be designed and performed by local people.

 

The theme of the Carnival is ‘Carnival Come Home’, and it is expected to attract 1,000 schoolchildren, young adults and performers to make carnival costumes and floats, as well as provide entertainment such as music and dancing. In addition, the carnival is expected to bring together people from all walks of life together.

Minister of Tourism, Ms Akua Sena Dansua said, “Carnivals are popular international tourism events in the Caribbean, Latin America and some parts of Africa such as the Seychelles. Carnivals stimulate economic growth, create employment opportunities and transform lives especially in host countries. Carnivals unite communities not only through participation within a country but also strengthen existing relations among peoples and countries.”

The carnival is designed primarily to encourage home-coming among the Diaspora, especially people of African descent while it gives Ghanaians the opportunity to experience at first hand the benefits of carnivals. It has been scheduled to coincide with Olympics activities in London in order to attract sponsorship.

By Yaa Nyarko