Ayan De First: African Contemporary Painting Workshop (Saturday)

27 Oct
Lower Foyer
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Lower Foyer, 10.00am - 12.00pm

African contemporary art is the opposite of Western art-forms like portraits, landscapes and seascapes, because each artwork tells a story about ways of life and living in Africa.

Each participant will create their own artwork. At the end of the workshop they have the option of leaving their artwork to be exhibited at the festival on Sat 27 October. At the end of the festival, everyone will be able to take their pieces of art home to keep.

This workshop is led by celebrated artist and drummer Ayan De First. Ayan has exhibited paintings around the world, including in Nigeria, Togo-Lome, Ivory Coast, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Since the early 1990s, Ayan has given concerts, shows and educational workshops in over 500 community and private schools in the UK and Europe. He has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Royal Albert Hall, the African Centre, and was chosen to play before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace during the Golden Jubilee anniversary. In 1999, Ayan formed the first ever talking drummer troupe in the Western region: the Oduduwa Talking Drummers.

Limited spaces available to book in advance. More spaces will be released on the day at 10.00am and you are welcome to drop-in on the day.

Suitable for ages 5+

This workshop is part of the Spirit of Africa Festival - Fri 26 & Sat 27 October

Running time: About 2 hours (no interval)
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