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Nairobi What's on

Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots

This documentary Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots by Kenny Mann is showing at the Storymoja festival in Nairobi. It has been described by Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott as “a documentary full of...
Cape Town What's on

Desmond Tutu documentary

Screening of the documentary Children of the Light, about the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the work of his foundation, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. The film is first about the life of t...
Arusha What's on

Jambo Festival for Arts and Culture

This music, art, fashion and food festival for local and international participants takes place on the first weekend of October. The highlight of the festival is the street carnival on the Saturday...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town World Music festival

Music from various continents, countries and genres perform music from “the past, present and future.” There are three stages within City Hall featuring live music from China, Colombia,...
Accra What's on

Chale Wote

Accra’s growing street arts’ festival is back for its fourth year. Organisers are now asking for submission and people willing to hold workshops on this year’s theme, Death: An Et...
Accra What's on

Accra Street Carnival

This carnival, also known as the Oxford Street carnival because it takes place along Osu Oxford Street, is designed to encourage new creative businesses and to attract tourists to Accra. This year...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Zanzibar international film festival

This year the theme is “A Common Destiny”. The 10-day festival (or ZIFF is it is called by those in the know) will be screening nearly 80 films from 35 countries. There are 23 feature-l...
Lagos What's on

Taruwa Festival

The theme of the second edition of this performing arts festival in Lagos is “Telling Our Stories” through music, dance, literature fashion and workshops. In Hausa the word Taruwa means...
Nairobi What's on

European Film Festival

This 23rd edition features 20 films from 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Swit...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Carnival

The city carnival takes place along Awolowo Road, Campus Square and Tafawa Bewela Square. On Easter Monday floats and people in beautiful costumes parade along the streets of Lagos Island. It is pa...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town's Eco Film Festival

Cape Town's Eco film festival shows 25 feature length films and shorts from around the world. They highlight local and global ecological issues, including genetic engineering, climate change, frack...
Accra What's on

Francophone film festival

The second edition of the francophone film festival with 10 feature films in French, two animations and 10 Ghanaian shorts in competition. There is also a script-writing workshop. For full details...
Lagos What's on

Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

The AMVCA cinema and television film awards ceremony is now in its second year with 28 awards up for grabs in 26 categories. This year there is a new category, the New Era award for the person who has...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Pride

Arts events, workshops, political debates and parades. The festivities start with Pink Parade on 21 Feb at the De Waterkant village and end with the Pride Parade on 1 March at Cape Town stadium. For a...
Lagos What's on

Eyo Festival

This Yaroba festival is unique to Lagos and is traditionally performed on Lagos Island. The Eyo masked dancers, dressed in white, represent the spirits of the dead who return to cleanse Lagos and p...
Nairobi What's on

Tusker Air Show Festival

The 2013 Kenya Air Show Festival will be an impressive showcase of achievement by our aviators and aviation industry over the last fifty years.Soaking up the festival atmosphere, the Air Show promises...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Book and Art Festival

The Lagos Book and Art Festival features books, art, music and theatre. This year's LABAF theme is “The Nigerian centenary: The Lagos Narrative” to highlight the role that Lagos has played...
Arusha What's on

Arusha African Film Festival

“Exhibition and Celebration of Africa on film” is one of the subtitles for the Arusha African Film Festival. The programme includes 70 films from 20 African and European countries. The...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Dar European Film Festival

Films to be screened during the festival are from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the...
Lagos What's on

Africa International Film Festival

The screen adaption of Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Adichie's novel about the Nigerian civil war was expected to open the third edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). But it w...
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