INTERNATIONAL School Aberdeen will be the setting for the launch of a brand-new cultural festival which is set to take the city by storm in early 2023.
The renowned education setting, which celebrates its landmark 50th anniversary this year, has teamed up with The Africulture Network to bring a unique celebration of Africa to Aberdeen – and the initiative is set to be launched with the debut performance of the Touch of Love Dance Group at the West End school tomorrow, Friday, October 28th.
The 2023 festival itself is set to attract over 2,000 visitors from across the Northeast and beyond for a packed day of activities from African dance and choir performances to storytellers, interactive games, food tasting, and fashion shows.
Mavis Anagboso, Vice-Chair of The Africulture Network, said the festival will celebrate the diverse culture and traditions of Africa: “The continent of Africa has many hidden gems buried in ancient history, and The Africulture Network aims to showcase the wide range of talent, natural resources and heritage of Africa through a vibrant day of learning and entertainment for all the family.
“One in four people in Aberdeen were born outside of Scotland and, when you compare that to the national average of 16%, it highlights an incredibly diverse and international community in Aberdeen that is worth celebrating.”
Nick Little, Head of School at main sponsor ISA: “We are thrilled to be hosting this new and exciting event which will celebrate the wonderfully rich African culture in Aberdeen in a new, vibrant and exciting way.
“ISA is unrelentingly passionate about celebrating diversity and honoring our international connections; therefore we are extremely proud to be the principal sponsor of this event which honors the cultural heritage of Africa.
He added: “One of our primary aims is to share this as an important opportunity for education and entertainment with the wider community and we look forward to opening our doors to the general public for this very special inaugural event.” For further information on the Africulture Festival visit, www.africulture.org.uk