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Why do we do what we do?

Kwame recently received a request from Arts Professional Magazine to share his thoughts on Black History Month and the work that we do across the country. You can see the article here , we would love to know what you think.  

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Back to Work!

As much as it was wonderful to spend a month in Ghana, it is also very lovely to return. My family picked me up at the airport and it was great to hear about what they have been up to whilst I was gone. I'm glad they were there to help with the baggage as well as we...

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Kwame From Ghana

Kwame is currently in Buipe. We have been delighted by the progress of the returnees house which is now fully roofed and operational. The trees are growing well, unsurprisingly as Adamu is currently watering them three times a day! The foundations are in for the river...

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Adinkra Symbols: Outcomes

We are often asked about outcomes from our adinkra printing workshops so I thought we would pop some up online for you to take a look at. Adinkra is highly accessible and adaptable which means that a wide range of ages and abilities can access it in different ways and...

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Taste of Africa

We were delighted to support the fundraising of Toby to work for his upcoming visit to Kenya. "I just wanted to write to you to thank so very much for your help in making my fundraising evening so much fun and to add a real taste of Africa to my themed evening....

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Hurlingham Academy

We returned to Hurlingham Academy for Black History month. This year with drumming workshops and dance workshops from Emmanuel and Pape. It was a fantastic day of workshops followed by a show stopping finale and performance to parents and the school. We look forward...

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SS Mendi | Dancing the Death Drill

The SS Mendi had sailed from Cape Town in 1917 carrying 823 men of the South African Native Labour Corps, ready to lay down their lives to defend a 'mother county' that did not even recognise them as citizens. Most of them had not seen the sea before and many could...

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Live at the Ageas Bowl with Lion King!

A cricket ground, Lion King, outdoor cinema and us! Could the British summer get any better than this? The Disney classic The Lion King to be shown on July 22nd 2018 on the Ageas Bowl outfield on one of the venue’s new giant HD Samsung screens, offering a unique...

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Mela Festival!

On Saturday 14th July 2018, Southampton’s biggest free family festival is back. The Southampton Mela Festival will fill Hoglands Park with music, dance and family activities from around the world and African Activities are delighted to be back on the main stage! If...

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New Energy Fitness

Kwame had a great time with the guys from New Energy Health and Fitness during their recent staff training day. The guys had fun working on the rhythms and really came together to create a great groove. [videopress RSCpajUs]

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Childrens Entertainers

For children's parties and events we have a number of entertainers who are sure to keep your little ones (and the adults) entertained! With art, textiles, drumming, dancing a storytelling on offer we are sure to have something to suit your...

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Launch of the New Forest Arts Festival

African Activities were honored to be invited to launch the New Forest Arts Festival to dignitaries from across the New Forest. Over 50 guests attended a launch evening for a sneak preview of some of this year’s fantastic events. African Activities provided a drumming...

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Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University spent the fourth year working with African Activities at their One World Fair in the University’s Conference Centre. The one world fair celebrates the cultural diversity of the city of Southampton. At Southampton Solent University...

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Marwell Wildlife Park – Sunset Party in the Park

African Activities were pleased to provide a band led drumming workshop during the annual party in the park event at Marwell Zoo. Despite the rain we were able to entertain hundreds of visitors during the evenings events. We have been pleased to return often, and have...

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John Lewis Family Fun Day

We provided a band lead workshop for the staff and families of John Lewis during their annual family fun day. The large house and hall was used to provide a workshop with 100 participants at a time. We were pleased to find the drumming so popular we had a large queue...

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What do customers think?

Testimonials from our clients…

“Amazing!

“Kwame is brilliant, everyone loved him and I have passed his details on to a few of the staff members.”

Katie Wells

Corporate Bookings, Yes - Your Event Solutions

“Many thanks once again for providing our entertainment last weekend.

“People really enjoyed it and you handled the large group really well.”

Helen Mizen

HR Manager, Critical Software