Dar Es Salaam What's on

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015

This important film festival (ZIFF) returns to Zanzibar this year with the theme Waves and Visions of Hope. There are 80 films from 41 countries showing at four locations around Stone Town as well...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Nu World festival

This two-day music festival, which used to be called Cape Town World Music festival, coincides with Mandela weekend. This year's theme is Wild and Wise and is headlined by award-winning Simphiwe Da...
Maputo What's on

Kugoma short film festival

The short films shown at the festival will then be shown in schools around the country in July and August with a mobile unit running on solar power. The focus of the festival is on environmental educ...
Cape Town What's on

Ask for What you Want. Lady Skollie.

In this exhibition entitled Ask for What you Want Laura Windvogel, who uses the pseudonym Lady Skollie, explores themes of gender, sex, greed and lust and our overrated expectations of romantic and se...
Accra What's on

Ani onaa lo!

The theme of this photographic exhibition is the damage that pollution causes to the environment, whether from burning, dumping or felling. The title means Can't you see in the local Ga language. T...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town theatre at National Arts Festival

Cape Town Edge, a collective of Cape Town's independent avant-garde theatre companies, is taking eight productions to the National Arts Festival at Grahamstown this year. The plays are In-between,...
Cairo What's on

Cinemania exhibition in Cairo

An exhibition of contemporary reproductions of vintage film posters from the 1950s-1970s. These three decades were the golden age of Egyptian cinema posters, when Cairo was the Hollywood of the Mid...
Addis Ababa What's on

Addis Contemporary in Nairobi

Eleven contemporary Ethiopian artists are showing their work at the Circle Art gallery in Nairobi in an exhibition curated by Mifta Zikele. Most of the artists were born and live in Addis Ababa and...
Addis Ababa What's on

Addis Documentary Film Festival

The festival, founded by Initiative Africa, is now in its ninth year and is one of the most information documentary festivals in Africa. Some of the 60 documentaries this year, selected from all ov...
Addis Ababa What's on

Slave Routes and Commemorations

A round table on the causes, the operations and the consequences of slavery, focusing in particular on the Horn of Africa. There is also the opening of the exhibition Lest We Forget: the Triumph ov...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Chap Chap Illustration

An exhibition and public workshop on Discovering the Potential of Illustration. The workshop will be held by French illustrator Stephanie Ledoux and the German-Ecuadorian artist Omar Jaramillo....
Nairobi What's on

Anthony Okello at One Off Gallery

This is Okello's second solo exhibition at the One Off Contemporary Art Gallery. The Kenyan artist, a sort of African Chagall, has worked at the Kuona Trust, has had his work on sale in a charity a...
Cairo What's on

Magdi Naguib

Colour in Lyrics. The artist reflects on 50 years “between the pressure of daily mundane details and the fantasy of imaginations.” Magdi Naguib is known first of all for his poetry and...
Maputo What's on

Horacio Macuacua

Mozambique's top contemporary dancer and choreograper, Horacio Macuacua, talks about the creation of his work Migrations to Paradise and the importance of residencies.
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Kwadwo Ani exhibition in Dar

Ghanaian artist Kwadwo Ani exhibits his paintings under the heading Hardship and Hope. In this series Ani, one of Ghana's top contemporary artists, depicts scenes from daily life in urban neighbour...
Accra What's on

Mercedes Benz African Fashion Accra

The Mercedes Benz African Fashion Festival (MBAFF) comes to Accra for its second edition. The Accra fashion week hosts young and established international designers and houses (from Belgium, Italy...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Annual Dar Goat Races

The 15th annual Dar es Salaam goat races will raise funds for small local charities throughout the country. As well as the races there are refreshments, raffles and entertainment for children, with...
Maputo What's on

Azgo Festival

This Maputo-based festival of contemporary culture, which started in 2011, includes music, cinema, dance and workshops for children and students. Musicians and singers come from Australia, Austria,...
Cape Town What's on

Black Koki

The exhibition Laugh now, cry later shows new work by the Johannesburg-born artist Black Koki. The images - large abstract themes in ink, acrylic and spray paint - mark a new development from the a...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Tanzanian film awards

The first Tanzanian film awards (TAFA) will be announced on 23 May. There are 24 nominations for Tanzanian films and there will be 12 prizes. Judges are from the East African Film Network. The idea...
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