Africa Week Celebration and Showcase

Date: 31 March 2017
Venue: Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC), Frenchay Campus
Time: 18:00 - 22:00


The Cultural Showcase and Gala night is the final event of the Africa Week 2017 programme and is a night of flair, flamboyance and fun.

Features of the event

The event will feature cultural and creative performances, such as:

  • dance performances from the Afrocentric dancers
  • spoken word
  • fashion show
  • food
  • music
  • awards from the UWE Bristol students
  • guest artists from across the UK.

We will also have guests and sponsors from across the UK and beyond in attendance. Come and Celebrate Africa in style!

Nominate a staff or student

We would like staff and students to nominate any individuals that they feel meet that criteria with a reason why they have chosen to nominate the person. The Cultural showcase team will select the winners from the nominees.

Africa Ambassador of the year (staff) to be presented by General Electric (GE)

This award is dedicated to a University Staff who has made exceptional contributions to the African Community at the University and actively promotes the ideals of Pan-Africanism at the University and beyond. He/she must have developed and/or promoted issues/services to benefit students of African descent at the University.

Africa Ambassador of the year (student) to be presented by General Electric (GE)

This award aims to recognize the student who is unapologetically African and whose actions have helped raise awareness about furthering the ideals of Pan-Africanism at the University. The recipient of this award must exhibit extraordinary character, passion and promise of usefulness to the African Society on a national and global scale.

Most engaged African student at UWE to be presented by Sponsor

This award is dedicated to the student who has actively participated in the African Community at the University over the course of the academic year. The recipient of this award must be committed, dedicated and driven to the African agenda at the University.

ICON of the year 2017 to be presented by Sponsor (selection has been made by the planning team for 2017)

This award aims to recognize the exceptional contributions made by an individual to the African Community at the University and beyond hence promoting Pan-Africanism on a personal, national and global scale. The personal character of the recipient of this award must be exemplary for young Africans to emulate thus highlighting his/her usefulness to the African society at large.

Best dressed male and female Awards on the night

This award would be chosen on the night and is aimed at ensuring the event is filled with glamour, colour and style. Pictures will be taken at the beginning by photographers and the best dressed persons will be selected and an award given.

How to attend

Early payment (on or before Friday 24 March 2017)

  • Students £5,
  • Staff /community £10

Pay to attend via UWE online store.

After 24 March

  • £7 for students
  • £15 for staff/community

Pay to attend via UWE online store.

On the door

  • £10 for students
  • £20 for staff/community

About UWE Bristol Africa Week

Africa Week is a programme of events which recognises the work of Africans in diverse fields in the UK and brings together different themes which challenge, explore and celebrate the heritage, diversity and progress made by African and Africans and the University and beyond. At UWE Bristol, the Africa Week run by a team of staff and students, first took place in 2016 and received plaudits for its brilliance and wide engagement and the programme for the Africa Week 2017 promises to be a much bigger and more entertaining programme.

Cost: Varied (see above)

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