The festival is FREE to the public. All proceeds from this year’s event go towards our charitable initiative Hope Alive Mission which supports Youth initiatives in our local community and Abused Children and Women charities in UK and Africa.
ONE COMMUINITY, CELEBRATING AFRICA!
The Kitenge Festival UK is a non-profit community body which aims to promote African fashion, culture, business & the arts in the UK. The one day event is a unique platform which showcases Africa’s valuable, distinctive and unique heritage in a carnival/celebration atmosphere whilst instilling a sense of African pride. In its 5th year now, the event has grown exponentially and has become a major cultural event drawing local and international crowds. This year we are partnering with Open the Gate, a community organisation that is behind the African Market franchise and African on the Square to oversee our African market fair. Our goal is to bring together small businesses of African culture, heritage, fashion, crafts and arts.
This event will feature great live performances, live bands, dance, competitions, awards program, networking, product sampling, African cuisine/ food stalls, fashion & market stalls, drum, poetry, fashion shows and traditional craft displays, story telling.