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We host creative workshops, within a six months program. The workshops are where we mentor and develop creativity using traditional African arts and craft practices. 

DATE PUBLISHED: 15TH AUGUST 2022

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Go Africa is a movement to mobilise the African & Caribbean creative communities to come together to showcase talent, art, culture, education alongside provide wellbeing workshops to support young adults and children.   

Tie-Dye by Massassi B Workshop

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A day learning the basic concept of Tie & Dye using natural plant and vegetable resources as well as chemically made dyes. Having a biochemistry background and knowledge of ‘Adire’ MB uses the traditional African techniques to apply the dye to fabrics and teaches science and creative methods of how to up cycle old clothes to almost new.
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Identity workshop through Art with Nefateri Asantewa

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A day to learn working with canvas boards using acrylic paints; plaster, gold leaf, cardboard, Polystyrene and objects found in nature. You are taught how to add a variety of mixed media objects to your art pieces so that you can bring to life you art work with added textures and dimensions of the African experience ‘the unspoken’ atrocities of the middle passage and transatlantic slavery.
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Identity through Water painting, Arts & Craft workshop

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A day learning about heritage, identity and self discovery through various arts and craft practices. Have an architectural background Obviously is able to use different artistic and creative methods to keep especially the young ones curiously entertained, from learning about Ghanaian Adinkra symbols & their meanings, to illustrating country flags and 3D craft objects.
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Card Making workshop with Yinka Designs

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Creative and fun session on how to illustrate on plain card using handmade stencils. Yinka Designs demonstrates how affirmative words and poetry can be personalised in different formats on a variety of fabrics.
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Badge Making workshop with Antiapartheid Legacy

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A creative session to engage with the public on a very painful subject of Apartheid, creating badges as a way of understanding what the general public know of its history and to write on the badges suggestions of a better World to end such dehumanising practices
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African Heroes and Heroines with Affinity Line

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An energetic workshop uses quizzes and Q&A on the African Warriors. A playful history and geography lesson on Africa, followed by theatrical role play. TV presentations and quotes from books are used to engage the audience.
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The Importance of reading Black History with Promote our Heritage

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The activity based on the importance of reading our African-Caribbean history, more importantly history written by black authors. Promote our Heritage has a catalogue of over 500 books and invites authors to narrate chapters from their books and encourage storytelling particular within families
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The Power of Music

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The Music Relief Foundation turning pain into purpose, this session explored storytelling from the community traumatised by some sort of grief or life difficulty. This activity drew upon the story and coached the individual how to use creative writing and their voice in poetry to release the pain. The session joined by African drummer George Fiawoo used the beating of the drum to tempo the participants’ heart beat with the beat of the drum, using tapping, clicking of fingers, humming and singing away anxiety and trauma.
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Future Workshops

Go Africa is a movement to mobilise the African & Caribbean creative communities to come together to showcase talent, art, culture, education alongside provide wellbeing workshops to support young adults and children. 

We work with a collection of independent businesses with designs spanning the African continent will be displaying everything from bold statement necklaces inspired by the continent to ethical textile home products featuring domestic home wares from Congo, Art work from South Africa to natural skincare from Ghana.

Entertainment by resident Djs and local African drummers, artists and dance groups.  

The Black Experience with Simon Hudson

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about his own Identity which manifested positively into a book and brings about a very rich presentation of Black Roles all over the World, their Identity and contribution to our community. The presentation will encourage and engage with the audience to explore their ‘Identity’ and what it means to them and their environments.
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Art of Fashion Wrapping from head to toe with Fee Uhssi

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Who loves getting dressed up? If you do you will love this workshop which will make you laugh make you cry make you excited but in the end, make you feel really good! The workshop will start with a head wrapping sessions finishing off with learning how to wear a wraparound dress, skirt and top.
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Mirror your Identity with Obviously

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Participants will be able to reflect on their cultural Identity and hand write how they see themselves and what attributes to their identity from the many facets we describe as identifying with the African –Caribbean origin.
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African Heroes and Heroines a tribute to upcoming movie The Woman King

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An energetic workshop using quizzes on the African Warriors. A playful history and geography lesson on Africa, followed by theatrical role play. TV presentations and quotes from books are used to engage the audience. This is one of our most anticipated workshops and always booked out and more so this year with the coming of two blockbuster films debuting, The Mermaid, Black Panther Wakanda Forever and The Woman King
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“We host creative workshops, within a six months program. The workshops are where we mentor and develop creativity using traditional African arts and craft practices.”

Anna Njie Ceo of Go Africa Community Hub

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