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Afrika Eye Festival

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Afrika Eye Festival


Afrika Eye presents a celebration of African arts, cinema and culture, including a Senegalese evening of film, food, music and discussion aboard the SS Great Britain, a visit from Gary Younge, live music, dance and spoken word and a full weekend dedicated to the best new and classic films from &/or about Africa. 

The 2019 festival’s centre-piece will be a full weekend of screenings, Q&As and panel discussions at Watershed, Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 November, opening with a film premiere and party featuring live music from The Krar Collective of Ethiopia.  But there will be a wide choice of other Afrika Eye events in the run-up to the Watershed weekend, including: 

·    A Senegalese Night aboard the SS Great Britain, combining a traditional buffet, live music from kora master Mamadou Cissoko, plus screenings of Youssou N’Dour’s Return To Gorée, and shorts from the Afrika Eye Bristol/Dakar British Council exchange from filmmaker Pierre Amiral and spoken word/musician/rapper Joel Douglas (aka ‘SplitzP)’. 

·    The award-winning writer and broadcaster Gary Younge giving the keynote address at a symposium at Arnolfini, presented in collaboration with Mandem - a new voice for young men of colour).

·    Poet Saili Katebi (Zambia) in residence on the SS Great Britain from November 4 - 8, creating new work and taking part in pop-up readings, workshops and finale performance.

·    After-school family screenings of African animations plus a workshop.

·    Story telling with Zakiya Mackenzie & spoken word workshops in partnership with Bristol Libraries 

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Tel: +44 (0)1179 275100

Opening Times

Dates: (4 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019)

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