Africa comes to London WEEK – reminder! 2 must visit EVENTS

Posted on June 20, 2011



– this week there are 2 great events regarding African fashion and culture going on providing the opportunity to discuss, listen, learn, network and influence.

1st up is the talk by Arise magazine editors as part of the Earls Court Festival

WED 22nd June

Helen Jennings, editor of one of our favourite glossy magazines showcasing African fashion and culture – ARISE magazine, will be there and she will be talking about writing her first book New African Fashion (launching September 2011)  (AFG ♥ Arise Magazine)

Sabrina Henry, as well as being a freelance fashion stylist also works as fashion editor of ARISE magazine (what a job!)


Maia Adams is the last speaker and she lectures in Fashion Journalism at Central Saint Martins as well as at University of the Creative Arts. She is also a freelance writer and editor contributing  fashion and lifestyle articles to publications which include British Vogue, Elle, The Guardian, to name a few.

This event is one you MUST attend!

Date: WEDNESDAY 22nd June 2011
Time: 18:00hrs
Tickets: Early Bird tickets £7,

Full Price Ticket £8, £5 concessions

(include over 60’s under 25’s and students with photo ID)

Venue: Gallery 286, 286 Earl’s Court Road, London SW5 9AS

For more information go to

FRI 24th June

Discussion on African fashion and culture at the beautiful Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road it is bound to be a fun and celebratory evening of discussion. Friday 24th June from 18.30-22.00pm.

The event forms part of the V&A’s Friday Late events entitled Afropolitans  explores African photography, fashion, style and identity to reflecting how African people who live across the continent and also further now view themselves and most importantly their cultural heritage.

Reminder that there will also be Moroccan photographer and designer Hassan Hajjaj transforming the main entrance into a north African salon as well as the opportunity for visitors to take a portrait in a West African style studio.

Afropolitans –  image courtesy of V&A Museum

New AFG Team members will also be attending this event so we hope to see you there. Make sure if you come along look out for me and say hi!.

Author: Jacqueline (AFG Founder/Director)