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Afrovibes Festival

Next UK Festival October 2014

Afrovibes is a biennial festival of contemporary theatre dance and music from South Africa.


The festival began in the Netherlands in 1999, and in 2010 it came to the UK for the first time, playing in London at the Albany, the Drum in Birmingham and Contact in Manchester.


In October 2012 the festival spent a month in the UK and the Netherlands. In the UK, Afrovibes visited the Dukes in Lancaster, the Sherman in  Cardiff, the Black-E and Unity in Liverpool, Stratford Circus in London, Lakeside in Nottingham, the Courtyard in Hereford as well as the three original partners, spending a week in each venue and giving audiences the chance to immerse themselves in the best of contemporary performance from Southern Africa.


Central to the festival is the specially created Township Cafe, a space that serves African food and drinks, hosts events and acts as a hub for festival activities. It serves as a meeting place for UK artists and audiences and provides an opportunity to directly engage with the visiting South African performers, through post show talks, workshops, debates, late night music events and jamming sessions.


The programme for 2012 included Thirst, the African Indigenous Orchestra, Mother to Mother, And the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses, My Exile is in my Head, Inception and the Three Furies.


The programme for the 2014 will be announced in April 2014

Click here to visit the Afrovibes website.


The next Afrovibes Festival is 13 October to 8 November 2014

For programme details click here