The African Diaspora Festival

In 2022, the African Diaspora Festival was held on the 2nd of July at Campbell Park. It has been running since 2017 and goes from strength to strength as an inclusive and welcoming event that celebrates African identity, heritage and culture.

The event is based around celebrating African culture.

Creating pride in young people for their cultural heritage.

Educating others on African culture.

Promoting the African Diaspora Foundation’s charity work.

And of course – having fun!

For more images of the day visit the African Diaspora Foundation on Facebook or the African Diaspora Gallery

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Our Museum building remains CLOSED.  We are opening our gardens on limited entry.  The Cowper & Newton Museum gardens will be open to welcome you on Wednesday 5th August 10.30 – 12.15 and Saturday 8th August 10.30 – 12.15

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