African Night Fever and Brighton & Hove Black History bring you a day of festivities celebrating multi-cultural Arts and Heritage. Stay all day, dance to the beats, join in the workshops, try out a range of arts and crafts, listen to the talks, and savour the delights of delicious foods.
11am – 5pm Brighton Dome & Brighton Museum
Further details and schedule will be coming soon, but you can expect:
- Three tables of arts and crafts activities including sand painting for all ages
- Afrobeats Dance workshop - a family friendly workshop. Shake your leg and have some fun
- West African Djembe drumming - high energy rhythms with Master drummer Ali Bangoura and Friends (drums supplied)
- FunkFit class with JP Omari – groove to timeless funk, disco and soul classics
- Banyan Tree bring you "Songs from Home". Enjoy voice and breathing exercises. An A Capella singing workshop with songs from different traditions and styles for fun, for mental health, healing confidence and community building
- A mesmerising performance of Zimba Lion from traditional Masquerade Dancers
- Banyan Tree's photography project - commemorate the day and celebrate your identity and our diverse community with an intimate portrait of yourself or your family
- A ceremony to unveil a new Brighton & Hove Bus dedicated to a Black History project
- A special illustrated talk by Black History historians Suchi Chatterjee and Bert Williams MBE
- “Covert”, a creative writing workshop with Tammye Huf focussing on the South Downs, the outdoors and nature. Presented by Writing our Legacy
- Historical backstage tours of Brighton Dome
- Creative Head Wrapping
- Hair braiding workshop by Nema's Hair Salon
- Henna Tattooing
Don’t forget to sample something from a delicious mix of West African, East African and Caribbean food provided by Kitgum, Soul Food Sisters and Island Takeaway, and browse the stalls.
4 – 7pm Brighton Unitarian Church
Spoken word performance plus live sounds from Dunia Flamenco, Adriana Lord and closing the day with King Tafari Love sound system.