The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed more details of the African festival he is bringing to Trafalgar Square on Saturday 10 October 2015, as part of the capital's Black History Month celebrations.
An exclusive fashion show directed by Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) will feature designers from the contemporary African UK fashion scene as well as new, up and coming designers. AFWL will again be supported by Motions Hair UK and Abbie May Make Up Artist, providing the fiercest looks for our models on stage.
Everyone is invited to attend Africa on the Square, which has an exciting programme inspired by the traditions and cultures of the African continent. The free celebration follows on from the huge success of last year’s inaugural event and is sponsored by Lebara and Air France and supported by media partner The Voice.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “London’s diverse African communities play a key role in all aspects of life in the capital, particularly in its culture scene thanks to their thriving and colourful traditions. I am delighted that this celebration of African culture in Trafalgar Square is returning following the huge success of last year’s event. It will be an opportunity for all Londoners to mark Black History Month and to explore Africa's rich heritage.”
There will be an African market selling a range of African themed products, including fashion and arts and crafts, plus food stalls, and a host of activities for children and families to get involved in, such as hair braiding, face-painting, mosaics-making and batik-making. The event is programmed by Open the Gate.
For more information on Africa on the Square go to: www.london.gov.uk/africa