Celebrating Africa Weekend at the Kelvingrove

Celebrating Africa Weekend at the Kelvingrove

Issued: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:19:00 BST

Over the weekend of 27 & 28 October we celebrated the rich and diverse history of Africa and its people at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum during Black History Month 2018.

All activities were free and open to the public

  • Listen - Speaker’s Corner: African memories & Africa today     
  • Create - Adinkra Printing & Paper Bead workshops
  • Sing - Storytelling, song, poetry, rap ’n rhyme workshops

Celebrating Africa was a major collaboration between Glasgow Museums and the Unesco Chair In Refugee Integration Through Languages and the Arts.  We are very grateful for the participation of all our contributors and facilitators throughout the whole weekend, especially Pat Allen of Glasgow Museums, and our Artists in Residence Tawona Sitholé, Gameli Tordzro and Naa Densua Tordzro.

Without them the weekend would not have been possible. 

More videos and images from the weekend can be found on the Kelvingrove Facebook page


Nyasha Kanyimo and Vazumba


Gameli Tordzro, Jane Bentley, Sarah McWhinney