Africa Day

Africa on the Square 2018

12:00pm to 6:00pm
Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
Free
Saturday 27 October 2018, 12:00pm

Africa on the Square returns to Trafalgar Square for the fourth time on Saturday 27 October.

This popular event continues to grow with over 25,000 attending last year. It celebrates African arts and culture, as well as enhancing Black History Month.

We'll be hosting a stage with live entertainment in addition to an African market, food stalls, roaming entertainment and lots of fun stuff for kids, showcasing communities from across the continent.

The Mayor organises and supports lots of different events to celebrate the many cultures and communities of London. 

More information on this to follow.

Caterers and stalls

Deadlines have now passed for applications to trade at Africa on the Square. Keep an eye out on our events page for next year to see when you can register your interest! 

Community spaces

The Mayor of London is inviting community organisations to be part of Africa on the Square 2018. This is an open call for proposals to engage with event audiences on the day in Trafalgar Square. 

We want to showcase the best community work in London and offer audiences opportunities to take part in the activities on the day and beyond. We hope these community spaces will have lots of energy and will help the audiences learn something new about the African Diaspora. You may be highlighting social justice, a health campaign, or arts and culture relating to the African Diaspora.

To apply, complete this form and send it to [email protected] with a copy of your constitution by 21 September 2018.

Drumming and dance groups: join the parade

We are looking for more traditional African drumming and dance groups to join the parade during the Africa on the Square event. Please get in touch at [email protected].

See highlights of the 2017 parade.

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