Nairobi What's on

Nairobi International Book Fair

This year the theme of the 18th international book fair is Twende Digital, Go Digital. There are workshops and seminars, book launches, special events for children, discount sales, exhibitions. The...
Accra What's on

Accra Food and Wine Festival

An occasion for Ghana's restaurants, hotels and food companies to showcase the diversity of their cuisine and culture. The event is organised in conjunction with the Alliance Francaise. As well as...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Sanlam Marathon

The annual Sanlam marathon has two main races, the 42.2km or the 10-km, with various other options for the less serious runners on 19 Sept. It is a flat and fast course and is a qualifying race for...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Comic Con

Comic Con returns to Lagos 18-19 Sept. One of the most important meetings of comics' creatives, executives, promoters and end users in sub-Sahara Africa. Lectures, seminars and workshops as well as...
Nairobi What's on

Storymoja returns to Nairobi

Storymoja is the most influential festival of creative writing in East Africa. From the 300 participants it attracted in 2007 it is now one of the most prestigious events for the best African write...
Arusha What's on

Arusha Africa film festival

Understanding Africa through film. A series of screening, street projections, workshops and an occasion to network. Some 26 films from all Africa have been selected this year as well as a couple fr...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Nicholas Calvin, Aurelie Lierman, Anoek De Smet

Context, gravity and expressions Nicholas Clavin, photographer, and Aurelie Lierman, radio producer and vocal artist, explore contemporary Tanzania in photographs and video recordings in this exhib...
Cape Town What's on

Open Book Festival Cape Town

This literary festival takes place each year at the Fugard Theatre and the independent bookshop, The Book Lounge. What was a small festival when it started in 2011 has now become a gathering of som...
Nairobi What's on

Recent Works II at One Off Gallery

The One Off Gallery in Nairobi presents the second in its recent works series to present work by the gallery's artists. There are Untitled drawings by Peterson Kamwathi, works on paper by Beatrice...
Accra What's on

Annual Ghana Flower Show

The theme of the annual Ghana flower show this year is “The World is Your Garden”. It is designed to promote the importance of horticulture to exports, tourism, employment, environmenta...
Nairobi What's on

Out Film Festival. Speak Out

The Goethe Institut is hosting the fifth annual film festival of LGBT-themed films from Africa and worldwide. The festival includes films and discussions to encourage the underground gay communitie...
Cape Town What's on

Kim Mafafo

Withdrawn is the title of this exhibition by Kim Mafafo which looks at the city of life of a woman called Aziwe, protected from her urban surroundings by lush plants and flowers. Mafafo, whose fath...
Accra What's on

Accra's millennium marathon

Accra's first international millennium marathon hopes to attract 15,000 participants and 100,000 spectators. It is being organised to promote both the importance of health and fitness and the image of...
Nairobi What's on

Kenya Worldwide Fashion

Fashion show in Nairobi showcases international and local designers The two days of international fashion is a show case for international and regional labels. The theme of the 2015 edition, org...
Maputo What's on

Festival Fim do Caminho

Films to be screened throughout the country Film showings in various historic sites in Maputo and around the country. The programme includes shorts curated by Interfilm Berlin, full-length Europ...
Nairobi What's on

Slum film festival Nairobi

The fifth edition of the Slumfilmfestival in Nairobi will be showing some 30 films, about slums or made in the slums around the world. A third of the films are made by Kenyan film makers, with othe...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Design Fair opens

12-23 Aug. Design for tomorrow is the theme of Cape Town's Open Design festival. The main events take place at the V&A Waterfront and city hall with exhibitions and film viewings, while the rest o...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Conference on origins of early hominins in East Africa

3-6 Aug. The East African Association for Palaeoanthropology and Palaeontology (EAAPP) is holding its fifth biannual conference this week to review recent international research into the origins of ea...
Nairobi What's on

Pre-global Entrepreneurship Expo 2015

The conference provides a forum for entrepreneurs from around the world. The theme of the 2015 conference is Creating Wealth through Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Innovators knowledge semina...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Ethnomusic symposium Dar es Salaam

The subject of this year's edition of the annual symposium is Music in Africa Today, Uses and Practices. The symposium, which is organised by the fine and performing arts department of the Universi...
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