AS this year’s AfriKàBa festival enters its second week, the highlights of the programme are various and varied.
This evening (Friday ) at Electric Palace Cinema is a screening of Ghett’a Life, an against the odds Jamaican action drama produced by Lennox Lewis. Doors open at 7pm.
On Saturday (October 13) at 11am at Stade Hall will be a Nigerian cookery demonstration by Mamma Putts restaurant. Pay what you can.
For children there will be free family art activities on Saturday, at Hastings Museum, from 11am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 3pm, working with Irene Mensah to explore family history through unusual drawing techniques.
In the afternoon at Stade Hall there will be a children’s capoeira taster workshop, at 2.15pm for those from nine to 11 years old. Pay what you can.
On Monday (October 15), there will be Afro-Brazilian stories for children at The Bridge community centre, in Priory Road, from 10am to 1.30am, and at noon at Sussex Coast College at 12.30pm, Mamma Sila will give a talk on princess Elizabeth of Goma who lived in St Leonards during the 1800s.
On Thursday, October 18, is a dinner and film evening at Mamma Putts Restaurant in Kings Road, St Leonards. Nollywood’s most awarded film ever, Mirror Boy, is to be shown. It is a Nigerian fantasy adventure which tells of the journey of a London-born 12-year-old boy Tijan who is sent to the Gambia after his involvement in a fight.
The event includes a question and answer session with actor Edward Kagutuzi (Tijan).
Dinner is from 6pm, and the film starts at 7.45pm. Dinner and film is £15, film only is £6.
A particular highlight of the festival programme is sure to be Nana Tsiboe and Friends at Hastings Museum on October 19, from 7.30pm.
Nana Tsiboe has worked professionally with a list of musical legends and across musical genres, from traditional African music through to jazz and pop, with artists including Fela Kuti, Paul McCartney, and Marvin Gaye. Admission is £5.
For full festival details visit www.afrikaba.co.uk. Tickets and programme available from the information centre.