This Bank Holiday Sunday we're delving into the lives of young Africans in London. Join us to explore how our generation of the diaspora are bending the conventions of tradition; and fusing Afrocentic culture into mainstream media here in the UK.
Yemzi SS17 Virtual Reality Experience
Is the lookbook dying? The fashion virtual reality experience allows visitors an immersive exploration of Yemzi’s Spring-Summer 17 collection titled ‘Down And Out In London And Lagos,’ through the latest hand-illustrated prints and fashion photography taken by Lepa Georgievska and Asiko. The technology and design of the #VR was made in collaboration with @Vjyourself.
The #YEMZIGIRLTALK panel discussion hosted by Shany, is made up of five creative, beautiful and inspiring #GIRLBOSS individuals and the Yemzi founder herself, Elizabeth-Yemi Akingbade. On the last Sunday of each month the spotlight is placed on a fresh face and their interview is published on the Yemzi.com journal. For the first time we gather some of these talented young females to discuss all things related to being Black-British go-getter in the city.
Performances - Poetry & Live P.A
Chill out with us with Nakigagga’s atmospheic voice and take a romantic trip through Jenny B’s introspective explorations of love. The night will be kicked off with the energetic Alacai Harley's live performance, followed by all female DJ sets until 3am.
Other events are taking place at Arcola on the night:
See the full list of events running throughout the week here