Accra What's on

Ghana Dance Festival

1-30 Sept. The third edition of the annual Ghana Dance Festival takes place throughout September, with performers staging a grand opening at the Osu Oxford Street Mall in Accra on 1 September.  There...
Lagos What's on

Wanderlust at Wheatbaker Lagos

10 July-15 Sept. The Wheatbaker Hotel in Lagos presents Wanderlust, an exhibition of 40 paintings, drawings, photographs and mixed media works by six leading and emerging artists with strong roots in...
Cape Town What's on

The Bokeh South African Mercedes Benz fashion film festival

21-23 April. Fashion films on the theme of “bespoke.” New technology mixes with film and high fashion. There are 100 screenings over three days, as well as workshops, talks and fashion shows to pro...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Choices exhibition in Dar es Salaam

8-20 March. Exhibition to mark International Women's Day. A group show for eight artists to mark international women's day. The artists are Safina Kimbokota, Viviane Coupleux, Doreen Mandawa, Aless...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Carnival

12 March. City Streets is 2016 Cape Town Carnival theme. Everyone has a home street and the theme of the 2016 carnival is to involve as many localities as possible throughout the city in a network...
Accra What's on

New Gallery 1957 opens for Ghana Independence Day

Marwan Zakhem opens new gallery of contemporary Accra art. To mark Ghana's independence day on 6 March the Accra-based collector and businessman Marwan Zakhem is opening his new gallery Gallery 195...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Museum night

10 March. Cape Town museums open free after dark. For the second year top Cape Town museums open free of charge from 18.00-22.00. The free museum night is organised by the Iziko Museums of South Af...
Cairo What's on

Fargahli Abdel Hafiz exhibition at Zamalek art gallery

6 March-4 April. Roma Fargahli by Egyptian artist. Fargahli Abdel Hafiz displays paintings inspired by the city of Rome. Fargahli has strong links with Italy having studied at the Institute of Art...
Accra What's on

International Women's Day in Accra

8 and 11 March. Exhibitions and discussions organised by African's Women's Development fund with Alliance Francaise. To mark international women's day on 8 March two events in Accra centre on women...
Cairo What's on

Cairo's BuSSY project to perform Anesa Wala Madame

16 March. Storytelling project relates difficulties of single women in new work. The BuSSy theatre project, which organises workshops and performances on gender-related topics, was started by the A...
Cairo What's on

Cairo International Women's Film Festival

27 Feb-3 March. Women's film festival schedules 60 screenings. The film festival screens international and local films on important social, cultural and political issues. The films, from 40 countri...
Nairobi What's on

Richard Kimathi at One Off Contemporary Art

27 Feb-27 March. Kenyan artist looks at problems of The Common People. One of Kenya's foremost artists examines common problems for ordinary people, whether immigration, dress and the havoc and pre...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Pride

27 Feb. Pride March and Mardi Gras Festival. The highlight of Gay Pride festival in Cape Town is the Pride March on Saturday 27 February from Gallows Hill and ending at the parking area in Vlei Roa...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town International Animation Festival

18-21 Feb. The festival, now in its fifth edition, will show some of the best international talent, including the African premiere of the children's story Stick Man animated by Cape Town's Triggerfish...
Cape Town What's on

Art Week in Cape Town

16-21 Feb. Exhibitions, architectural projects and public performances. There are exhibitions at various galleries around the city as well as art walks and workshops but one of the highlights this...
Cape Town What's on

The Price of Gold

1 Dec- 29 Feb. A series of photographic portraits of sick gold miners. Photographs by Thom Pierce of 56 sick miners and miners' widows. The exhibition is in the dark to give the impression of being...
Nairobi What's on

Nairobi restaurant week

28 Jan-7 Feb. Nairobi is now into its third successful restaurant week. Some 60 restaurants are participating in the third Nairobi restaurant week this year which opened on 28 January. Diners wi...
Cairo What's on

Cairo Video Film festival

Cairo video festival to show video art and experimental films. 10-25 Dec. A selection of films by more than 116 artists and 38 countries organised by the collective Medrar for Contemporary Art. Sc...
Cape Town What's on

Maboneng Township Arts Experience

Maboneng annual open house art exhibitions. 29 Nov. Houses in Gugulethu Township are converted into art galleries and stages to encourage neighbourhood creativity and appreciation for the arts. Thi...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town international dance festival

International dance festival features socially relevant contemporary works. 23 Nov-6 Dec. Dancers from seven countries and 12 dance companies perform at Cape Town's first international dance festiv...