We run an exciting and extensive programme of events on a variety of topics for audiences with an interest in Africa. The majority of our events are open to the general public. Our programme of events include regular talks, book launches, and events run in partnership with other organisations. We hold an Annual Lecture and two highly popular festivals, Africa Writes, the UK’s largest literary festival focused on African writers and their readers, and Film Africa, our annual celebration of African cinema. 

Photo: Siddharth Khajuria

Friday, 28 June 2019 - 10:00am to Thursday, 4 July 2019 - 6:00pm
    Africa Writes 2019 – Bristol   Friday 28th June – Thursday 4th July Venues across the city, including Malcolm X Community Centre, The Cube, Foyles,  Wickham Theatre and Waterstones From Friday 28 June – Thursday 4 July we’ll be celebrating contemporary literature from Africa and the African diaspora with a series of... more
Friday, 5 July 2019 - 7:00pm to Sunday, 7 July 2019 - 7:00pm
  Africa Writes 2019 Dates: Friday 5th July - Sunday 7th July 2019 Venue: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB From Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July 2019 we’ll be bringing together over 60 of the most influential voices in contemporary writing from Africa and its diaspora, for the eighth edition of Africa Writes! This exciting literary weekend features writers from... more