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Akeba is non-profit community organisation which holds many events, workshops and educational programs aimed at raising the profile of Africa and its people around the globe by highlighting the many contributions made to world culture and history, both past and present. We successfully encourage all communities to learn more about and experience African culture from the Caribbean, South & North America as well as the African Continent itself.
Akeba has been organising large scale community events since 2007 beginning with a civil parade and one of the first public memorial ceremonies for those who lost their lives during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. This was done in commemoration of the 2007 Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act in Britain. It attracted the longest U.K. regional news coverage on March 25, 2007 as well as local press coverage. A host of dignitaries from various countries, MPs, local councillors, local Mayors and other special guests attended the event.
Later that year, Akeba launched the 1st Annual African & Caribbean Cultural Fun Day, a perfect blend of entertainment and interactive educational activities promoting a wide variety of cultural themes. The response was phenomenal and visitors came from local and regional areas to attend this free community event. Our 2nd Annual African & Caribbean Cultural Fun Day celebrated the 60th Anniversary of Windrush and continued to establish this legacy event.
This annual festival was a day of tropical fun in the sun where visitors can watch, smile, participate & discover African & Caribbean arts, culture and heritage from a selection of over 86 different countries.
This event then became part of the “London 2012 Open Weekend”, which was the UK wide celebration counting down each year to the London 2012 Games. The African & Caribbean Cultural Fun Day was been granted the prestigious London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognised exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games. A plaque of achievement is also now displayed in the Olympic Park about the project.
The final year marking the 10th anniversary was July 2016. Photos and highlights of each year can be viewed by clicking the posters.