Tuesday 20th of October 2015
The South West’s biggest festival of all things African is back for its 10th anniversary in Bristol this November.
Afrika Eye celebrates African film, culture and arts and is held each year at Watershed on the waterfront in Bristol. The festival brings together a wide range of different African arts, music and film, with talks, exhibitions, workshops and film screenings from filmmakers and artists from Africa or with roots in the country.
Afrika Eye brings the spirit of the Africa to the South West and anybody with a keen interest in foreign and African film as well as arts will find something to enjoy during the festival which lasts from 13th until 15th November. Watershed is centrally located in Bristol to visitors to the city can quickly and conveniently drive in from the airport in their Easirent hire car and find the venue with no problems or difficulties.
Afrika Eye has a wide range of free and ticketed events, with free events including singing and quilt making workshops as well as the exclusive Kafountine Lino Print Exhibition. The festival was founded in 2005 by Simon Bright and Ingrid Sinclair and has always aimed to offer access to a range of fascinating, creative and insightful films from African culture as well as offering supplementary events which further educate and raise awareness in the exceptional arts and cultural significance that the African community creates. Afrika Eye also exists to challenge stereotypes and myths in a way which is entertaining and enriching for the wider community.
The festival’s programme of events is still being finalised but there will be a diverse range of films, shows, art exhibitions and workshops to enjoy.