This year, the Africa Centre marks its 50th anniversary of leading the way in the cultural understanding and engagement with Africa and the African diaspora in London. The Africa Centre has a rich history that is unmatched and is dedicated to building on the momentum generated over the past year by delivering an excellent programme in 2014. As part of this year’s programme, Brand Communications worked with the Africa Centre to bring the 2nd Annual Summer Festival to the heart of London.

The Festival was held in Covent Garden’s Piazza on Saturday, August 2nd and the theme was “A trans-Africa Textile Journey”, reflecting the fact that fabrics have been and continue to be a powerful medium of communication in African culture. The UK’s African community and beyond had an opportunity to experience first-hand and celebrate the best of African textiles. Some of the day’s events included exhibitions, workshops for children and adults, pop-up fashion and dance shows, storytelling, entertainment, live music, and authentic African food.

Watch coverage from MillenniumTV below: