Genna Ethiopian Arts And Theatre

Genna Ethiopian Arts And Theatre

Charity information

Genna Ethiopian Arts And Theatre

There are hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians who have migrated to the United Kingdom in the last 25 years. The largest population is now living in the London area. They have brought with them rich cultural traditions deeply rooted in 3,000 years of history. Among them are artists, musicians, dancers, writers, film maker, poets and actors with a wealth of talent, skills and desire to share their unique heritage with each other and their fellow citizens. Genna Ethiopian Arts & Theatre, established in 1997, was awarded charity status in 2000. It is the first Ethiopian arts organisation in the United Kingdom. GEAT organise a folklore troupe, Ethiopian Theatre workshops and performances, and it has established the first Ethiopian music and dance school in the UK. GEAT has also popularized the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and sponsored the Ethiopian Annual public holidays, New Year (Inqutatesh), X-mass (Genna), Youth Day (Buyee) and Ethiopian Traditional Coffee Ceremony. As a new generation of British born children of these immigrants now make their way in the UK is has become necessary to provide a compelling and accessible way for them to learn and experience their Ethiopian roots. We can bring our community closer together

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    Genna Ethipoian Arts & Theatre (GEAT) is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, study and development of Ethiopian Arts and Culture. GEAT aims to increase the number and range of people experiencing Ethiopian Art through access and participation and to further opportunities across a wide range of art forms which will enrich, educate and provide enjoyment

  • Aims

    Genna Ethiopian Arts And Theatre aims to:

    • 1. To promote, maintain, improve and advance education by the encouragement of the arts, including the arts of drama, mime, dance, singing and music and to formulate, prepare and establish schemes therefore; and 2. To nurture and develop the artistic talents and abilities of young Ethiopian people living in Britain and assist their welfare through the promotion of opportunities for them to realise and Utilise abilities.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 1085834

    Board members: 7

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 07429442684

    Address: 74 Rosebery Square Rosebery Avenue EC1R 4PT

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