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Various times
until 26 Jul 2018
Various times | until 26 Jul 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
7:45 pm
Fri 20 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 20 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Be the first to see the short film adaption of Nnedi Okorafor’s award-winning story
Be the first to see the short film adaption of Nnedi Okorafor’s award-winning story
Various times
until 21 Jul 2018
Various times | until 21 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Don’t miss this award-winning theatre performance following two women’s fight for civil rights
Don’t miss this award-winning theatre performance following two women’s fight for civil rights
Nelson Mandela visits Hlengiwe

Free

Free

Various times
until 19 Aug 2018
Various times | until 19 Aug 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality
Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality
Various times
until 29 Jul 2018
Various times | until 29 Jul 2018
Art
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Various times
until 21 Jul 2018
Various times | until 21 Jul 2018
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Yuan Goang-Ming Tomorrowland

Free

Free

Various times
until 6 Aug 2018
Various times | until 6 Aug 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
A free exhibition of recent work by pioneering Taiwanese video artist Yuan Goang-Ming
A free exhibition of recent work by pioneering Taiwanese video artist Yuan Goang-Ming
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Art
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape
Photograph of a dancer performing with a long yellow headscarf swirling around her, to promote the Head Wrap Bar at Southbank Centre's Africa Utopia festival

Free

Free

11:30 am
Sat 21 Jul 2018
11:30 am | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Wrap your head around hair at an event exploring hair in practice, performance and poetry
Wrap your head around hair at an event exploring hair in practice, performance and poetry
11:30 am
Sat 21 Jul 2018
11:30 am | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Join us for our festival-opening keynote, exploring this year’s theme of Pan-Africanism
Join us for our festival-opening keynote, exploring this year’s theme of Pan-Africanism

Free

Free

Various times
21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Various times | 21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Browse this specially curated festival market for the latest fashion, art, books and more
Browse this specially curated festival market for the latest fashion, art, books and more
Photo showing two women posing in a headscarf and a neck scarf

Free

Free

Various times
21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Various times | 21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Art
Get crafty and colourful with African fabrics at a textiles workshop open to all levels
Get crafty and colourful with African fabrics at a textiles workshop open to all levels

Free

Free

Various times
21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Various times | 21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Immerse yourself in awesome African music and dance at free pop-up performances
Immerse yourself in awesome African music and dance at free pop-up performances
1:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
1:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Come learn Yoruba in this special Africa Utopia workshop
Come learn Yoruba in this special Africa Utopia workshop
Naatal Presents Africa Utopia Member's Salon 2016.26th August 2016.
1:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
1:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Join us to celebrate some of 2018’s outstanding contemporary African literature
Join us to celebrate some of 2018’s outstanding contemporary African literature
1:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
1:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Explore your imagination with screenwriter CJ Obasi
Explore your imagination with screenwriter CJ Obasi
2:30 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Learn some Swahili phrases in this fun, interactive workshop
Learn some Swahili phrases in this fun, interactive workshop
Sistren
2:30 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Listen to live readings exploring what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman
Listen to live readings exploring what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Make your story history by adding your own snapshots to a digital archive of black British life
Make your story history by adding your own snapshots to a digital archive of black British life
4:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
4:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Listen and learn as this panel considers what a truly united African continent might look like
Listen and learn as this panel considers what a truly united African continent might look like
Africa Utopia Catwalk

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Show off your African-inspired street style in this open catwalk event for all ages
Show off your African-inspired street style in this open catwalk event for all ages

Free

Free

5:15 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
5:15 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Enjoy an energetic collaboration of fashion, music and art in this creativity-packed catwalk event
Enjoy an energetic collaboration of fashion, music and art in this creativity-packed catwalk event

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Gigs
Bust a move and let loose at this lively block party for Africa Utopia
Bust a move and let loose at this lively block party for Africa Utopia
7:30 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Chineke! Orchestra returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall and Africa Utopia in a jazz-infused programme
Chineke! Orchestra returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall and Africa Utopia in a jazz-infused programme
7:30 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear married musical duo Amadou & Mariam play their latest album, La Confusion
Hear married musical duo Amadou & Mariam play their latest album, La Confusion
8:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
The laughs return as the best comedians of the diaspora address the issues facing Africa
The laughs return as the best comedians of the diaspora address the issues facing Africa
11:00 am
Sun 22 Jul 2018
11:00 am | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Come to this workshop to explore how to craft a solo performance that connects with your ancestry
Come to this workshop to explore how to craft a solo performance that connects with your ancestry
Sold out
11:30 am
Sun 22 Jul 2018
11:30 am | Sun 22 Jul 2018
The ever-popular Pram Jam returns for a session influenced by African music and dance
The ever-popular Pram Jam returns for a session influenced by African music and dance
Sold out
12:00 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Discover timeless and undiscovered works of poetry from the African literary canon
Discover timeless and undiscovered works of poetry from the African literary canon
12:00 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Is this the ultimate comfort food?
Is this the ultimate comfort food?

Free

Free

12:45 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
12:45 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Spirited solo excerpt from one half of the dance company’s latest show, A Night’s Game
Spirited solo excerpt from one half of the dance company’s latest show, A Night’s Game
Photo of children and adults joining in a dance workshop together at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

1:15 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
1:15 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Learn dynamic dance moves at an open workshop
Learn dynamic dance moves at an open workshop
1:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Hear speakers reflect on how their lives have been shaped by Pan-Africanism and other movements
Hear speakers reflect on how their lives have been shaped by Pan-Africanism and other movements
1:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Join a bold anti-conference that envisions black, POC, disabled, queer, trans and feminist futures
Join a bold anti-conference that envisions black, POC, disabled, queer, trans and feminist futures

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Buckle up for your trip to sit centre stage with the orchestra in this immersive performance
Buckle up for your trip to sit centre stage with the orchestra in this immersive performance
3:00 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Look to the future as artists, activists and thinkers discuss what’s next for the African continent
Look to the future as artists, activists and thinkers discuss what’s next for the African...
Photo of Nelson Mandela raising his clenched fist
Various times
Sun 22 Jul 2018
Various times | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Join this guided walk for an interactive learning experience
Join this guided walk for an interactive learning experience
Photograph of two men dancing

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
3:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
See dancers battle it out to Afrobeats at this workshop led by duo HomeBros
See dancers battle it out to Afrobeats at this workshop led by duo HomeBros

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear talented young orchestral musicians perform works by composers of African descent
Hear talented young orchestral musicians perform works by composers of African descent
7:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
See this bold and interactive performance set in a new utopian nation
See this bold and interactive performance set in a new utopian nation

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