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Lagos What's on

All African Music Awards

Lagos hosts AFRIMA awards ceremony. 15 Nov. Award winning South African Ladysmith Black Mambazo heads the award evening with 162 other stars attending the ceremony in Lagos. Ladysmith Black Mambazo...
Accra What's on

Ghana's Hip Hop week

Hip hop swings into action at the Alliance Française Accra. 18-21 Nov. The week includes exhibitions, dance and a conference on graffiti led by Da Cruz of the Paris urban art scene. During the...
Cairo What's on

Cairo International film festival

Cairo films festival to remember Faten Hamama. 11-20 Nov. The Lady of the Arab Screen is theme of the 37th edition of the festival, dedicated to the Egyptian actress who died in January this year....
Cape Town What's on

Marlise Keith's Difficult Things

South African artist Marlise Keith opens solo show. 5-26 Nov. Marlise Keith pursues a series of Difficult Things in sketches and sewing, transforming the chores of everyday life into creative image...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Time2Dance festival in Dar es Salaam

Bugobogobo duet. 5 Nov. “Where is home and what do I consider home?” is the question tackled by dancers André Jolles from Germany and Robert Ngoroma from Tanzania. They dance a narrative duet telli...
Lagos What's on

African International Film festival

8-15 Nov. As well as the awards for the best films with a strong African connection (subject, directors and actors) there are also workshops on marketing, digitalisation, management, piracy and sponso...
Lagos What's on

Lagos photo festival

24 Oct-27 Nov. This international photo festival returns to Lagos for the sixth year. The focus is on design and Africa, on how the continent sees itself, its past present and future. Photographs, des...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Fashion and Design Week

28-31 Oct. LFDW is back in Lagos with another week of support for Nigerian and African designers and fashion creatives. There are shows of numerous collections, presentations of accessories and textil...
Lagos What's on

Lagos poetry festival

28 Oct-1 Nov. Borderless Words is the title of this performance poetry festival designed to cross boundaries of all sorts – racial, ethnic, gender and language. Performance poetry brings poetry to the...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Vita Malulu shows new work in Dar Es Salaam

13-23 Oct. The title of this exhibition is Wakati wa Kura na Kuliwa. The Vote and the Handout. Eight paintings and an installation by Tanzanian artist, Vita Malulu, examine the promises and politi...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Paul Ndunguru exhibition in Dar es Salaam

6-30 Oct. In this exhibition Paul Ndunguru – painter, illustrator and sculptor – raises questions about the right to information and social justice through selected symbols. Ndunguru is the founde...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Youth Music Festival

13 young musicians perform with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Brandon Philips, the first-ever resident conductor of the Philharmonic. The young musicians play a variety of instr...
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...


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