African Superheroes Day

Thursday 9th June

Animation festival for 6–60-year-olds, with a variety of African-themed cartoons, video clips and authentic interactive Black history


Many artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of Black people in animated films and comics, there’s a lot more than just Black Panther. This animation festival for 6–60-year-olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons and authentic black history which tell tales of, Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun and Oshun, Teenage black superheroes and more.

This is an interactive 2.5-hour presentation consisting of short clips of films/cartoons of Black history and comics knowledge.

Spirit of the Pharaoh graphic novel, books and merchandise will also be available. A great way to spend half term, learn real history and discover lots of African/Caribbean superheroes and comics.

Black History Walks has also curated the African Odysseys film programme at the BFI for the last 15 years

This is part of Phoenix Family Fun Films. This 6-month initiative curated by Black History Walks features fantastic, child centred African/Caribbean film content designed to rectify the severe lack of such images on the big screen.

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