Past Events

Past Event

Family Day Take Part

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. 

Audio Brochure Event Listing:

Sun 13 Nov, 11am–5pm