African Weekender @ Trafalgar Square (9 – 10 October)

October 9, 2010 10:00 amtoOctober 10, 2010 10:00 pm


The African Weekender at Trafalgar Square brings two days of African inspired celebrations in the heart of the capital to celebrate 50 years of Nigerian independence and the ties between London and the massive continent.

Amazing Africa

On Saturday 9 October, Amazing Africa turns Trafalgar Square into a bubbling celebration of African culture through music, dance, enactments, food and arts & crafts. The line up includes a wide spectrum of musical genres including Traditional Dance troupes, Krar Collective from Ethiopia, Abdul Diop from Senegambia and Muntu Valdo from Cameroon.

Food traders from the best of these regions will recreate the spicy lingering aromatic tastes that are synonymous with the continent and stall will stock various traditional colourful arts and crafts like beads, textiles, paintings, carvings.

Nigeria @ 50 In Trafalgar Square

Nigeria is one of the African countries celebrating 50 years of independence this year. To commemorate this Golden Jubilee, on Sunday 10 October Trafalgar Square will host an exciting event to highlight the rich culture of Nigeria and to raise an awareness of what Nigeria has to offer.

The day will consist of various Nigerian talents such as traditional dancers, comedy, poetry and musicians from the UK, USA and motherlands,. There will also be stalls selling Nigerian food and drink and arts and crafts. There will also be a number of surprise guest appearances.