The NEW Africa Centre, a home for us all

What an exciting evening celebrating the opening of the NEW Africa Centre!

When the previous small, dark and slightly dingy centre based in Covent Garden shut down I thought “damn, we don’t even have this many more!” But by God’s grace, so many saw the need to fund support a new Africa Centre, now based in Southwark. It’s is big, bold and sparkling. Just like the diaspora it exists to serve.

The Africa Centre,
Arch No.29, Union Street

Don’t just sit there, get involved! 

Buy African this Christmas: For 3 days from December 15-17, emerging and established talents from Africa and the UK-African Diaspora will be showcased – featuring incredible artisanship from Ghana and Kenya, to South-Africa and the UK in one unique space. Fashion, jewellery, homewear, accessories, prints and African food will be on sale to the public.

‘The Africa Pop-Up Shop’ is the first in a series of events planned at Arch 29, Union Street, SE1 OLR, one of two Arch spaces linked to the new Africa Centre site.

Colourful Radio –  Conversations of the diaspora: Voted “Best Radio Station” at Urban Music Awards (2015) and nominated UMA 2016 ‘Best Radio Station (2016)’, Colourful Radio is a unique independent family-friendly, public-spirited, 24/7 music and conversation multi-platform radio station paid for by adverts.

The name ‘colourful’ simply means ‘distinctive in character’. In his momentous ‘I have a Dream’ address on 28 August 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King Jnr. talked about judging a person by the ‘content of their character’. Call it creative licence, we have made it our mission to be consistently distinctive in the content of our programmes, our talent roster, and our listener-base. The name is also characteristic of our main broadcast footprint – London, which is by definition ‘colourful’ with over 300 languages spoken in it and more than 50 non-indigenous communities.

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