Project information

Celebrating Africa

An annual celebration of African culture with a cosmopolitan theme celebrating the works of Africa and its origins. The celebration will conclude with a feast of African / Caribbean cuisine, an opportunity for people to share in the experience of the hospitality that African tradition has to offer.

September 2013 - October 2016

Charity information: Pan-African Book Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    The month of October is African history month. There are very few platforms for the promotion of African history, culture, literature, music and art. Part of the mission of the Pan African book foundation is to promote the work of African people and those of African decent. This event provides an opportunity for us to promote African culture and the work of African people and those of African decent or those who have been inspired or influenced by African culture and African experiences.

    Solution

    We will be providing a platform to promote African work & its origins, African authors and authors who write about Africa. A celebration of African culture and influence with a showcase of story telling, music, art and literature. Concluding with a celebratory dinner. An opportunity for African caterers to promote their service.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To celebrate and promote work of African origin or about Africa.

    Activities

    » A showcase of storytelling and music from the origins of African tradition and sharing from people of African decent.
    » A meal and social with the sharing of African food.

    Success will be to see at least 100 people, attend the event who will share in the feast after the showcase and provide good honest feedback on social media, emails or letters.


    Aim 2

    To raise funds to further the work of the charity and increase awareness of the work.

    Activities

    » A showcase of story telling, music, art and literature.
    » A collection for the Pan African Book Foundation and a talk on the current projects.

    An increased income for the charity and more supporters, donor's and volunteers recorded in our annual report.


  • Impact

    Impact

    I believe this will encourage the sharing of gifts of the African tradition and help raise money to purchase books for schools in Africa who need them. As the years go on a solid community base will be built to encourage the sharing of African cultures and traditions. An increased social media presence and engagement transforming into more engagement with volunteers with the work. Public partnerships and sponsor's will come on board to be part of the movement.

    Risk

    There is a risk that some of the acts may pull out of the showcase, but with a good base of contacts we will be able to replace late drop outs as we have a family of performers from African decent we are confident of the ability to substitute any missing acts with an alternative display. As we are reliant heavily on volunteers, we know from experience that sometimes people have things come up which lead them to not fulfill the role they agreed to, so its important to have a good volunteer bank.

    Reporting

    People who donate to the project will receive a photographic report on the event. We will keep in touch with supporters with our ongoing activities and they will always have the option to take part themselves if they choose.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,360

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 venue hire fee for venue space
      £900 Contributor fees Fees to be paid to professional artistic contributors who perform.
      £1,100 Technical team Funds to pay a professional technical team for light, sound, film & photography.
      £1,000 Publicity To market & publicise the event
      £1,000 Catering Food and drink for the celebration
      £360 Contingency A fund for emergency costs concerning the event.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Asi Munisi £100 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    For the first two years we held the celebration in Christ Church East Dulwich, next to Peckham who has a large population of African residents who appreciated the opportunity to come and celebrate Africa locally. We are now looking to partner with the Battersea arts centre to increase our audience and participants reach.

    Beneficiaries

    Contributors to the celebration have a platform to display or perform their work and talent. Funds raised would benefit the Ufomba school children in Tanzania and the Broadway school children in Uganda with more books.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    With a team of experienced volunteers in hosting similar events the Pan African Book Foundation is best placed with the knowledge and experience to make the event a success.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Asi Munisi

    As the Directress of the charity with a mountain of event organizing, performing and stage management experience; Asi is determined for success.

Some highlights from our 2015 celebration.

'It's amazing what you're doing, the soft skills the children learn from performing increases their confidence and helps them with so many other things.'

Froilan Legaspie (Musician)