Kitenge Festival UK returns for the 5th year running on the 12th August, 2017 at Newham Leisure Centre, 281 Prince Regent Lane, E13 8SD London. This is a one day unique platform which showcases Africa’s valuable, distinctive and unique heritage. We have teamed up with Open the Gate, the organisation behind London’s much loved the African Market and African on the Square to oversee our African market fair and expo. Our goal is to bring together small businesses of African culture, heritage, fashion, crafts and arts in a carnival setting.
This is the ultimate multi-cultural day out for all the family. We are expecting 500 guests, 50 African market stalls and business, fashion showcase by 6 local and International designers at this Year’s event. The event will feature great live performances, live bands, dance, competitions, awards program, networking, product sampling, African cuisine/ food stalls, fashion & market stalls, drum, poetry, fashion shows and traditional craft displays, storytelling.
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– Facebook page: @KitengeFestivalUK

– Twitter: @KitengeFestUK
– Instagram: @kitengefestivaluk
– Hashtag: #kitengefestivaluk


Dress code is ‘Strictly Kitenge/African Print’


Hosted by: Lydia Olet and Ivan Kaburahe

Guests of Honour: Dr Pauline Long (BEFFTA Awards) and Cllr Adedamola Aminu confirmed

Confirmed headline act: Afro Jazz sensation and Percutionist Seby Ntege & live band for Kitenge Festival UK.

Other acts include Sabbey International Drummers, Bantu Arts, Kuklee Ali, ArA Harmonics Angel SBL and Kleo Artist.