A free for all event, Africa on the Square is a festival of African culture and heritage, featuring live music, dance, fashion, entertainment, market, food and family workshops in the iconic setting of Trafalgar Square in Central London.Launched in 2014, this new festival proved a big hit with 20,000 people coming on the day.Each year has a jam packed line-up of entertainment including:
- Live Music
- African Singers
- International DJs
- Cultural Dancing
- Talent show
- Fashion Show
- Market Stalls
and a designated family area filled with lots of activities to keep kids engaged.Africa on the Square is organised by the Mayor of London for Black History Month. The
The Mayor puts on and supports a range of events to celebrate the many cultures and communities of London.
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Miss Adanma Pageant is a beauty ball, unique not simply by name, vision and objectives but also by its production and fascinating portrayal of culture. Miss Adanma Pageant is about beauty and aptitude, empowerment, self-expression, confidence and public speaking designed to improve personal style and philosophy.
A beautiful face and well-structured body may be visually attractive, but without a well composed personality, there is nothing admirable about such beauty. Miss Adanma Pageant offers the platform to create constructive and progressive role models.
An African Heritage
“Adanma” implies beauty, a word taken from the South Eastern Nigerian language known as Igbo. Igbo is a dialect spoken by over 55 million people, worldwide.
The UK is home to a multitude of young ladies with Nigerian and African heritage. The ball, which we hope will become an annual event, aims to showcase the stunning, unique and alluring beauty of young women who are blessed with having a rich Igbo and African ancestry.
There is no greater joy than that which promotes and celebrates one’s Heritage and Culture.
The Date of Event
The inaugural Beauty Ball took place on
Date: Saturday, 25th of June 2016.
Venue: Selby Centre, Selby Road, Tottenham, London, N17 8JL
Last year we saw the launch of the first and official Mr and Miss Igbo UK’s pageant competition. The grand finale took place in August in London where contestants took to the stage and runway to win the honorary title. Contestants were judged based on their poise, passion and articulacy.
Contestants presented themselves to the distinguished judges and have the opportunity to share their talents and beauty to the UK and the rest of the world. The pageant rounds include eveningwear, swimwear and traditional wear.
Although the pageant is open to both male and females of Igbo origin, the live show is open to all. Mr and Miss Igbo UK is about educating as much people as possible about the Igbo culture and traditions, as well as celebrating the unity of the UK Igbo community. Notable guests will be in attendance and achievers will be recognised.
Heels4Africa was also launched at the Mr and Miss Igbo UK 2015 live event, which is a UK based project where unwanted heels are turned into aid for disadvantaged African children affiliated charities.
To apply for this year’s pageant, go to www.mrandmissigbouk.com
The Congress of Igbo Leaders UK will be launching the fourth edition of the very unique outdoor “Igbo Festival of Arts and Culture” event on Saturday 9th July 2016.
The event will showcase rich Igbo culture and heritage to the British community and friends of Nigeria.
Events typically include:
- Igbo Cultural Plays
- Dance and Drama
- Traditional Dances
- Traditional Artists
- Historical and Traditional Artefacts
- And Live performances.
In addition there will be a good number of cultural displays, attendances and appearances by Igbo traditional rulers, leaders, politician from UK and Nigeria along with notable Nollywood actors, comedians, artists and football stars of Igbo extraction in the UK have been confirmed. They will be on hand to meet, greet, interact and network with guests as they arrive and enjoy the day.
This event will afford people the opportunity to have insight into the traditions and cultures of the Igbo people. This event is truly for families. It is a great way to introduce yourself as well as your friends to the wonders of the Igbo culture.
Everybody is welcome and the event is free to attend.
Date: Saturday 9th July 2016
Time: 11am to 7pm
Location: Charlton Park, Charlton Park Road, London SE7 8HX
Naija in the Park celebrates the rich and diverse Arts and culture of Nigeria on the 6th of August 2016 at Finsbury Park, Haringey London from 12.00pm to 9.00pm
Featuring cultural performances, children’s play area, fashion show, workshops, Nigerian arts and crafts market, Nigerian food and live bands featuring an array of traditional and contemporary Nigerian music and performance arts.
The festival is a free ticketed family oriented community event and subject to our entry policies.
Date: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Time: 12:00 noon to 21:00
Location: Finsbury Park, Seven Sister Road, London, N4 1EE
Cost: Free Entry
We at ICSN strongly believe in using our platform not only to promote our own events but most importantly to use it to promote events that help sign a light on our wonderful Igbo culture. So here is some of the Cultural events that happening within the UK throughout the year.