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Africa Utopia Festival 2014 Celebrating African Creative Culture

Africa Utopia, the festival celebrating the diversity in African creative culture returns to London’s Southbank Centre this week. Taking place over four days from Thursday 11 September 2014 – Sunday 14 September 2014, the festival is a celebration of arts and culture from Africa and the African Diaspora. From concerts to art installations the festival looks at how African art and ideas changing the world for the better, enabling visitors to explore areas including culture, community, technology, fashion, sustainability and ethical wealth creation. There will also be the Africa Utopia Food Market, and Market Place offering art, homeware, fashion and accessories to purchase.

Highlights include:
Africa Calling, a showcase of contemporary African design by southern African and UK-based designers curated by Kathy Shenoy.

Acoustic Fabrics by Yemi Awosile and featuring a soundscape by Lagos-based artist Emeka Ogboh, an interactive display of an African inspired textiles soundscape that give form to sound and explores the visceral connection between the way a piece of cloth is constructed and the means by which technology is crafted.

Africa On the Catwalk featuring African fashion designers Sindiso Khumalo (South Africa/UK), Bestow Elan (Ghana/UK), SOBOYE (Nigeria/UK), AAKS (Ghana), Haus of Hercules (Nigeria/UK) and Mifani Shoes (Ghana/UK).

Note: Some events are free, other require a day pass, which can be purchased from the Southbank Centre. Visit the website for further information, and a detailed programme of events, talks, debates, workshops and exhibitions.

Additional details:
For further information about the Southbank Centre visit: www.southbankcentre.co.uk

[Image credit: The Africa Utopia logo shown belongs to: Southbank Centre. If downloaded and used elsewhere must be credited accordingly]

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