Image Gallery

Creating a South African style café for the Afrovibes Festival

Date published: 15 Oct 2014

Posted by: Joe Pick

Group works on texitle artwork

Old content

This post is over 3 years old. Some of the content might be out of date. If your after something more up date, check out our latest posts. If you want to find out more about the content on this page, contact us.

The Renewal Trust & City Arts have been working with artist Karen Woods and the Women’s Cultural Exchange at the Nottingham Refugee Forum to create work which will be displayed in the café at Lakeside Arts Centre. You can see some of their fantastic artwork in this gallery. It will be on display from the 26th to the 31st of October, as part of the Afrovibes festival.

The Women’s Culture Exchange is for female asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants. The group’s members, many of them skilled artists, come from all around the world. Over the past few weeks they’ve been working with Karen – drawing, sewing and dying – to make a series of incredible textile artworks.

In 2014, the Afrovibes festival is marking 20 years of the new South Africa: 20 years since the ending of apartheid and the beginnings of democracy. Award-winning artists will bring music, theatre, dance, photography and film to Lakeside, reflecting upon what it is to be part of 21st century South Africa. Lakeside’s café will be transformed into a South African style Township café. It will offer a specially crafted menu of original South African recipes.