Published on Thursday June 22nd, 2017 by Afrocks

6 Events Celebrating Black Culture You Do Not Want To Miss This Summer 2017

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So summer has arrived and if you are like me, you too are looking for events to attend all summer long with the hope of not only having the best time, but the opportunity to meet and network with a diverse range of people.
Well keep reading and by the end of this post you should be ready to attend at least one of these events.

Africa Writes 2017


Date: 30th June – 2nd July
What is it about:
Africa writes is a weekend event celebrating African literature from across the continent and the diaspora. Throughout the weekend expect to engage in a number of conversations, book launches, panel discussions, as well as workshops from a number of influential writers.
Price: Prices range depending on whether you want a weekend pass (£15) or want to go on a specific day (£10). There are also special events, which are also ticketed separately as well as an after party.
More info: http://africawrites.org/

Africa Utopia festival 2017

Date: 15th – 16th July
What is it about: Africa Utopia is a festival that happens every year, which celebrates the art and culture from Africa. The festival features a variety of talks, workshops, music, food, and fashion some of which are FREE
Price: There are a number of events within the festival, which are free, and other events where you need a pass for the individual day (£15) or for the weekend
More info: Check the Southbank website  

An Audience with Akala

Date: 23rd July 2017
What is it about: Multi-talented poet, Hip-hop artist, BAFTA / MOBO award winner and co-Founder of performing arts company: The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company ‘Akala’ will be returning to Huddersfield on 23rd July 2017 for The Cocoa Butter Project’s. The aim is to empower, educate and encourage the community to gain more knowledge through Akala’s work.
Price: £5.80 – £11.01
More info: Buy your ticket here on Eventbrite 


The Black Market & Film Festival

Date: 29th July 2017
What is it about: The black market & film festival is hosted by the Black History studies and I would advise you to check out their website (http://www.blackhistorystudies.com/). The Black Market & Film Festival is a day of film screenings, opportunities to black owned business that will have stalls in the festival.
Price: £8.00 (+0.92 fee)
More info: You can buy your here on Eventbrite 


August in Africa summer festival


Date: 1st August 2017
What is it about: August in Africa is hosted by the Africa center that plays a unique role in showcasing African culture, enterprise and education. The programme combines art, music, and fashion to bring forth a great atmosphere
Price: FREE
More info: http://www.africacentrefestival.com/

Curly Treats Natural Hair & Beauty Show


Date: 5th August
What is it about: CurlyTreats Festival will take place on Saturday 5 August 2017 at the ILEC Conference Centre, London. Attendees and visitors can expect a beautiful fusion of inspiring natural hair and wellness offerings at CurlyTreats Festival including;
Price: £11.20 – £15.46
More info: Buy your tickets here on Eventbrite 

If you would like to find out about more events happening all summer long, you can check eventbrite where you can also buy tickets for most of these events.



Hey! I am Omolade. I’m a 20 year old Nigerian Student studying Politics and International relations at University. I write about anything from topics such as Race, Faith, Politics and Identity. Be sure to check out my blog https://omoladeadedapo.wixsite.com/sheisacrown  where you can also find my other social media.  Until next time

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