That’s AfrikaBa for another year! Thank you to all the wonderful people who came to our varied cultural activities in Hastings in September and October.
We hope to see you again in 2019!
Strike a Light partnered with AfriKàBa, the Hastings based festival of African and Caribbean heritage, arts and culture, alongside Hastings Borough Council, and the Electric Palace Cinema. AfriKàBa is an annual festival that showcases high quality work from artists with African and Caribbean heritage and engages audiences with unique and enriching experiences. We had funding to provide free activities that positively promote African Caribbean culture, crafts and food including:
African Caribbean family activities for the public, all ages and backgrounds.
Drumming and singing workshops
Storytelling for families
Demonstration and tasting of East African cooking at the flagship facility Classroom on the Coast.
We received funding from the Chalk Cliff Trust to deliver these activities and for this many thanks!
We’ll be showing the film Stash with musician HKB FiNN at the Electric Palace, Hastings this Saturday 6th October at 7.30pm as part of the AfrikaBa Festival. A group of degenerates live outside of society. STASH centers on Stephanie having difficulties with love, life, her sanity and her safety. The film portrays the complexity of women in powerful positions, recognizing that strength and power can also come wrapped in soft coating and vulnerability. HKB FiNN is a pioneering spoken word artist whose work explores universal themes of despair, joy, hope and re-affirmation of our shared humanity. As a musician and composer, his sound encompasses Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues and Reggae. Collaborations have included: Nitin Sahwney, Nojazz, Robert Mitchell, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Tunde Jegede Ensemble, The Royal Opera House, Orphy Robinson, Electro & Ntoumos. You saw him perform previously to a full house at Electric Palace. Come hear him again introduce this his latest feature film ‘STASH’. All tickets £10 Part of AfriKaBa Festival http://www.afrikaba.co.uk
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is a community interest company. We focus on exploring life stories and history through creative projects. Based in Brighton, Strike a Light works with and for the wider community across Sussex