The Young Africa Centre (YAC) presents ‘A Day of Blackstars’, this #Ghana60YearsOn event, to start at 2pm and end at 10pm on Saturday 11th March. The event will showcase Ghana’s rich cultural heritage through powerful art and film exhibitions (from 2 to 5pm) and live performances from British-Ghanaian young talents (from 6 to 10pm). An interactive and digital showcasing of artwork, archival items and films will take place during the daytime, whilst the evening will honour some great young performers, from spoken word artists to musicians and poets.
6th March 1957, marks an important day in West African history. Ghana’s independence was the spark that ignited an entire ‘inferno’ of liberation movements throughout Africa. The 6th of March marks Ghana’s Independence Day and this year (2017) the Republic of Ghana celebrates its 60th anniversary!
While we know that 6th March is not a national holiday in the UK, the Young Africa Centre, intend to match the joyous sentiments of the Ghanaian people by choosing Saturday 11th of March 2017 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of independence.
The Young Africa Centre believes that such a momentous day in Africa’s contemporary history deserves to be celebrated, and hosting an event at the weekend is a perfect opportunity to gather the youth and their families at The Africa Centre.
Mark your calendar and come by The Africa Centre’s new home in Southwark on Saturday 11th March. FREE RSVP for all Ghanaian Art & Culture lovers! It’s an event you don’t want to miss out.
The ‘Blackstars’ event will also act as a fundraiser to support the projects of the newly developed Young Africa Centre, which is dedicated to promoting services and opportunity for the young African community (14-25) in London whilst shedding light on all of the rich and vastly diverse cultures and legacies represented on the continent.
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