Alkebulan – African Storytelling Village

5 May, 11:00-19:00, Trinity Centre, BS2 0NW (free, all ages)

An epic day of all kinds of events from Africa’s many diasporas, taking over the entire Trinity Centre. As well as storytelling, we’ve got hair wrap, dance, hip hop garden and face painting workshops. Singing, drumming and dance performances. Sudanese coffee, Jamaican food from Dionne’s Jamaican Hideaway, and Afro-Leana our very own DIASPORA! mascot, bringing her larger-than-life vibe!

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In the Den (outside canopy)
11:00-11:30 – Opening Ceremony with //Kabbo & friends
11:30-12:30 – Drumming workshop with Rubba
13:00-13:45 – African storytelling and poetry with //Kabbo & Gbo Kamara
14:00-15:00 – Chi Chi Bud Oh – Jamaican folk stories with Nia Bimkubwa
15:00-16:00 – KMT Freedom Teacher DJ set
16:00-17:00 – MoYah performance

In the Garden
12:30-15:00Hip Hop Garden
A workshop exploring permaculture and hip hop with KMT Freedom Teacher and MoYah

Main hall (downstairs)
11:00-18:30BookLove – travelling multicultural book carnival
11:00-16:00 – Sudafest Corner – Sudanese coffee, craft, henna & food with Hiba
11:30-13:00 – Head scarf & hair wrap workshop with Nia Bimkubwa
12:00-16:00 – Wooden games with Oluwa Shittu
12:00-16:00 – African craft making with Kulcha Lee
14:00-16:00 – Tribal face painting with Angelina Mansare
15:00-16:00 – African Voices Forum fashion show & Hall of Fame

Fyfe Hall (upstairs)
11:45-13:00 – Mbira & Zimbabwean singing workshop with Kennedy Chinyere
13:15-14:30 – Moroccan Gnawa percussion and singing workshop with Mohamed Errebbaa & Driss Yamdah
14:45-16:00 – Earth Dances with Denise Rowe
17:00-18:00 – Freedom Soul Dance workshop with Penny Marie
18:00-18:30 – Freedom Soul Dance performance With Penny Marie

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