Africa on the Square 2017

Open The Gate is very proud to partner with Mayor of London to programme Africa on the Square!


Come join us on Saturday 14 October 2017, 12noon to 6pm in Trafalgar Square.

This popular event continues to grow with over 25,000 attending last year as it celebrates African arts and culture.
We celebrate African arts and culture, with activities that highlight communities from across the continent. You can expect a fantastic line-up of entertainment  the day including live music, DJs, dancing and a talent show. Plus an African market, food stalls, fashion show and lots of fun stuff for kids.

Africa on the Square is organised by the Mayor of London for Black History Month 2017 and  is supported by Lebara and The Voice.

This is a free event.






















The main stage at Africa on the Square includes a host of exciting performances from musicians representing a broad range

of African countries including Sudan, Cameroon, Madagascar, Ghana, Morocco and Mali.



DJ Edu

Nogabe Randriaharimalala

Amira Kheir

Jay Johnson

MOBO Choir

Muntu Valdo

Gnawa Blues All Stars

Djembe Thunder

Yaaba Funk

AFWL Fashion Show


As well as a bumper programme of music and entertainment on the main stage Africa on the Square also features lots of fun workshops for all the family to get involved taking place throughout the day.

West-African Drumming & Dance

Football Kick

Animal Mask Making

Mosaics Making

Jewellery & Beads Making


Facepainting & Traditional Moroccan Henna Tattoo

Massage Therapy

Hair Braiding


and The Parade!



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