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Level 3 Function Room
Do you dream of becoming a fashion writer? If so, you are invited to come and sharpen your writing and reporting skills at Southbank Centre.
Level 5 Function Room
Celebrate the start of Africa Utopia with this special Members' event.
The Royal Africa Society presents
Find out about the struggle to overcome sexism in Africa’s most populous country.
with Cape Town Opera & Chorus
Royal Festival Hall
The life of Nelson Mandela is brought to the stage in an epic operatic tribute
African Space Program Part 2
Join Southbank Centre weekend residents Tomorrow's Warriors Youth Ensemble, conducted by Binker Golding, on a tour of Africa jazz giants.
Groove Baby Presents
Join Southbank Centre regulars Groove Baby for an Africa Utopia special
Learn traditional African dances and get a feel for the rhythms of African music while meeting new people.
Hear the people behind Mandela Trilogy discuss the opera and the man who inspired it.
Alchemy Book Club: The Kindness of Enemies
Hear Leila Aboulela read from and discuss her new novel The Kindness of Enemies.
Written & Directed by Adura Onashile
Blue Room, Spirit Level
Watch the world’s social power dynamics come together in this play about a Nigerian nightclub toilet attendant.
Folk with Altitude & Southbank Centre present
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof
Hear a genuine desert rock band, sculpted by the searing air and shifting sands of the Sahara.
Following the savoury success of last year's event, Pop Up Africa returns with their popular street-food market.
Welcome to the kaleidoscopic world of Asya Satti.
Hear this singer-songwriter and DJ bring her much-lauded talent to Friday Tonic.
The Rhythms Showcase
Witness a performance by dancers of the African diaspora, brought together by London’s Afro Dance Xplosion.
Watch two women dance their way through a labyrinth of histories, fantasies and assumptions.
The best comedy from across the African Diaspora
St. Paul’s Pavilion
A Malawian, a Nigerian and a Ghanaian walk into a bar…The Presidents of Laughrica showcases the best comedians of the diaspora as they address th ...
A morning of song and dance for little ones
Green Bar, Level 4
Move, groove and sing with your child as our Pram Jam series returns.
Come along to the opening day of our Africa Utopia weekend
Take part in a two-day exploration of how Africa can help to solve the world's problems
Embark on an alphabetical adventure with author Sade Fadipe.
Learn about African crafting techniques at this drop-in workshop.
Explore the rapidly evolving future of African fashion with actor Maame Adjei.
Learn new moves and dance routines at this drop-in workshop.
Young Adult Book Club: The Spider King's Daughter
Meet Chibundu Onuzo, author of The Spider King’s Daughter, columnist for The Guardian and Telegraph Wonder Woman.
Strut your stuff on our Africa Utopia People’s Catwalk.
Watch as dancers, voguers and African fashion take to the Africa Squad catwalk.
Fancy flash-mobbing the Southbank Centre?
Feat. Rita Ray & The Very Best (DJ Set)
The Very Best, masters of Afro-Electronic vibes with their unique blend of dance, hip-hop and traditional Malawian music, take over the Festival T ...
Invigorate your day with a morning session of Afrikan Yoga.
Come along to the final day of our Africa Utopia weekend
Listen to an African retelling of the fairytale of Rapunzel.
with Chineke! Youth Orchestra
Ever wondered what it’s like to be inside an orchestra?
See how some of Africa’s greatest dishes are cooked up at this interactive event.
With Mary Ononokpono
Take part in an antiques hunt led by Mary Ononokpono, illustrator and author of Talulah The Time Traveller.
Central Bar Foyer
Take an interactive riverside tour of London's African and Caribbean history.
Afro Dance Xplosion
You don’t have to leave London to be transported to Africa.
Explore the essence of contemporary African movement and dance through this one-hour workshop.
Songs from South Africa for all ages
Sing along with South African songs for all ages.
The Chineke! Junior Orchestra showcases some of the UK's most talented young musicians from the BME community.
Experience a high-powered, ultra-modern play of love and lust.
Chineke! Orchestra's debut concert last year was described as 'a significant moment in our cultural life'