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The Affogbolo couple, 2014. Courtesy of the artist Pierre-Christophe Gam
Tickets for the African Renaissance now on sale
Afro-Polis will be hosting alongside the Frieze Art fair, a 5 days experiential exhibition (15 – 19 Oct 2014) untitled - the African Renaissance. Held in and around Hoxton Square at various locations including the iconic former White Cube Gallery once the home of YBA Artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. 

In addition to being able to see and buy art and design by some of the leading African artists and designer, The African Renaissance features an innovative and interactive set of activities, which include workshops, debates, panel discussions, keynote lectures, live performance, and themed dinner...
Artists in the group exhibition include:
Barthelemy Toguo (1967,Cameroon/France), Pierre-Christophe Gam (1983, Cameroon/Tchad/France); Baudouin Mouanda (1981, Congo), Cyrus Kabiru (1985, Kenya), Cheick Diallo (1960, Mali); Yinka Ilori (1987, Nigeria / London) ...


The event will be a unique opportunity to engage with a varying array of participants and speakers over the course of 5 days including and not limited to:
  • Taiye Selasi (Award winning writer and NY times bestseller/ Ghana)
  • The Desmond Tutu Fellowship
  • James Barnor – Pioneering Ghanaan photographer
  • Barthelemy Toguo – Leading African contemporary artist
  • Yakubu "Lai" Yahaya – Team Leader of President Obama’s signature Africa program
  • Swaady Martin-Leke – Founder of Yswara, Africa's 1st homegrown global luxury brand
  • Cheick Diallo - Leading African contemporary designer and Winner of the 2014 African Designer Award
  • Amelie Klein – Curator at the Vitra Design Museum
  • Roberta Annan - Former co-chair of Africa, for the UN Fashion for Development Program and founder of Frallain Luxury Group
The kitchen operation is headed by chef Lawrence Gomes, chef at the Ivy, in London and supported by the Shoreditch Trust’s Blue Marble Training Programme, providing opportunities for young adults to access careers in the food industry.


BREAKFAST TALKS (09:00 – 10:30) | Buy ticket here
LUNCH: The Chop Bar (12:00 – 14:30) | Buy ticket on site
AFTERNOON TEA @ the Affogbolos (15:30 - 17:30) | Buy ticket here
DINNER: Guess who’s coming to dinner tonight ? (19:30 – 22:00) | Buy ticket here
The former White Cube building and the Shoreditch village hall, in Hoxton square, play hosts to the hottest event in London, this fall. Join us for the ultimate Art & Style experience! Expect great Art & fashion, thought pro­voking conversations, food tasting, workshops, live performances and much more!


THE CONCEPT STORE: Brands you can expect to see include Rosario Dawson’s Studio 189 and Hannelli Rupert’s Okapi among others.
FUTURE TALKS (Sat 18): A unique and interactive forecasting exercise curated by Afro-Polis and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellows, in partnership with the London Business School’s Africa Club.
STYLE TALKS (Sun 19): A series of talks and debates exploring the modern African aesthetic.
ENTERTAINMENTS: A series of entertainment will be taking place throughout the week end, such textile workshop, live demonstrations and much more. 
GASTRONOMY (12:00 – 15:00):  African /Soul food & Caribbean fusion brunch. 
MUSIC (Sat 18 / 20:00 – 1:00) | Buy ticket here: A night of live performance and incredible DJ sets by some of the most innovative African musical acts of the moment, including Fokn Bois, Taali M...

Breakfast Talks - £15
CHOP BAR: Buy directly at the Dining room
Afternoon tea @ The Affogbolos - £15
GWCTDT | Art Private Dinner - £70 / Early Bird £60 (until 01/10/14)
Future Talks afternoon pass (2 talks) - £12 (available soon)
Style Talks afternoon pass (2 talks) - £8 (available soon)

*The GWCTDT | Art Dinners will starts at 7:30 and closes at 10:00 pm each night (No dinner on Sunday): Include three courses + a complimentary glass of wine.
*Students (Full-time students with a valid NUS/ISIC card. Valid identification required for entry): - Breakfast Talks - £10 - Future Talks day pass - £6 - Style Talks day pass - £4.
*Children (12 and under are admitted free of charge and must be accompanied by an adult at all times): - Folktales activity during tea time are FREE.
* Mobility Accessibility: The African Renaissance is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Wheelchair-companions visit free of charge.


For further information visit our website:
The Dining Room (15/19 October):
- 16 Hoxton square, London N1 6NT

The Art & Style Week-End (18/19 October):
- The Art: 48 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN
- The Style: 33 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN
- The Music: 37 East Road, London N1 6AZ

TUBE : Old Street (Northern line)


For further information including artist biographies, interviews and image requests, please contact  Athenaïs d'Orléans-Bragance |
Mayor of London - Desmond Tutu Fellowship - ARIK air - Vitra Design Museum - Yswara - Lagos Photo - Foundation GACHA 
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