Kwanzaa 2018 UK Celebrations

African Heritage Network of Luton

Kwanzaa events all year round



Kwanzaa Network UK, Ukombozii,

100 Black men of London and

Pan-Afrikan Society Community Forum


Kwanzaa Celebration and Fundraiser


A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture


Sunday 30th December 2018

From 4pm to 9:30pm

The Great Hall Leyton

1 Adelaide Road, E10 5NN London


Edutainment for young and old featuring

Singers, Poets, Drummers, Dancers, Children performances

and Karamu (community feast)


Stalls selling African products

Contact 07946 670949 / 07591 747987


Tickets include a meal (Karamu)

Adult £15

Adult bought by 29th Nov £8 (with discount code)

Adult bought from 30th Nov £10 (with discount code)

Student / Senior Citizens £5

Family of 4 (3 children max or 2 adults max) £20

Children (5 to 15 years old) £2

Toddlers Free

Tickets from


Edutainment featuring

Kwanzaa principles and lighting of the the Kinara

Solomon – Poet

Gold Onyx Kuumba – Children performance

EfibaArts – Children Dancers and Drummers

Dominic – Dancer with Michael Jackson

AfuikaBantu Saturday School – Children performance

Ukombozii – Drummers

Cuban Red – Poet

AlkebulanAcademy of Excellence – Children performance

Dr. Gilbetha St. Rose – Health presentation

Akeba – Vocalist

Nandi and Ayanna – Young Singers

Giles - Poet

Imani – Young Pianist

Ukombozii / 100 Black Men of London – Community awards 


Stalls are £40 in the main hall, £30 in the foyer, £20 in the food hall

Kwanzaa Celebration video


Kwanzaa UK Celebrations and events 2018


Thu 6th Dec 5:30pm to 9pm African Caribbean Society Kwanzaa Cookout

London Metropolitan University 166-220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB

Free admission / bring a dish. Happening in the BP2-22 Green zone


Sat 8th Dec 6pm to 8pm - The Black Candle (Kwanzaa documentary screening)

Luton Black Film Club - 102 Hitchin Road Luton LU2 0ES -

Children and Senior Citizens: Free. Adults free online or £2 at the door


Sat 15th Dec 12pm to 6pm - Childrens pre Kwanzaa party

Alkebu-Lan Academy of Excellence - Chestnuts Community centre

280 St. Anns Rd N15 5BN Donations £5 Info 07908814152


Sat 15th Dec 2pm to 10pm - Kwanzaa meets christmas

Azawala/Gida London - 55 Loughborough Road Brixton London SW9 7TB

Free - Info 02035836387 /


Sat 15th Dec 12:30pm to 6pm - Pre Kwanzaa Cultural Market

Leicester African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road, Leicester LE2 0UA

Leicester Black History Consortium - Free entry – Info/Stalls 07827317952


Sat 22nd Dec 1pm to 4pm - Childrens Kwanzaa activities

Leicester African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road, Leicester LE2 0UA

 Free entry (advance bookings at the centre or library) – Info 0116 2211793


Umoja 26th Dec (1st day)

Wed 26th Dec 4pm to 10pm - African Caribbean Cultural Centre

9 Clarendon Road, Hornsey, London N8 0DJ

Free entry (contributions welcomed) - Info/Stalls 07415482167/07956052821


Kujichagulia 27th Dec (2nd day)

Thu 27th Dec 3pm to 8pm – Per Ankh Community Enterprise

Leeds West Indian Centre, Laycock Place, Leeds, LS7 3AJ

Free food - Entry: £5 - under 16 free – Info/Stalls 07974611667


Ujima 28th Dec (3rd day)

Fri 28th Dec 7pm until late - Nubian Heritage

Heritage Centre, Clifford Street, Wolverhampton WV6 0AA

Free entry (contributions welcomed) - Info/Stalls 07956447576/07546952955


Fri 28th Dec 5:30pm to 10pm - Leicester Kwanzaa Group

Leicester African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road, Leicester LE2 0UA

Free entry (ticketed event) – Info/Stalls 07827317952


Ujamaa 29th Dec (4th day)

Sat 29th Dec 6pm to 10pm - Soho Community Centre,

48 Chapel street, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 0PA

Free Entry (contributions welcomed) - Info/Stalls 07940709311/01215542747


Sat 29th Dec 4pm-8pm - Afruika Bantu Saturday School (ABSS)

St. Martins Community Centre, Abbots Road, London SW2 3PW

Adults: £3 donation. Children Free - Info/Stalls: 07486 388587


Sat 29th Dec 2pm to 10pm - John Lynch Afrikan Education Programme

Bristol Kwanzaa Symposium and Karamu - Free entry (contributions welcomed)

Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Road, Bristol BS2 8YH


Sat 29th Dec 7pm to 10pm - Kwanzaa Celebration

Black History Matters - Kingdom Spot 156 Alfreton Road Nottingham NG7 3NS

Free entry - Info/Stalls:


Nia 30th Dec (5th day)

Sun 30th Dec 4-9:30pm Kwanzaa Network UK / Ukombozii /

100 Black Men of London / Pan-Afrikan Society Community Forum

KWANZAA Fundraiser Celebration - Leyton Great Hall, 1 Adelaide Road, London E10 5NN

£10/£15 Adult, £5 Students & Retiree, £2 over 5s - Info/Stalls: 07591747987/07946670949


Imani 1st Jan (7th day)

Tue 1st Jan 5pm to 10pm - West Indian Centre,

74 Carmoor Road, Manchester M13 0FB

Free entry (contributions welcome) - Info/Stalls:  07481467027




Kwanzaa Resources


Contact us at 07591747987 or email for Kinaras, posters, flags, calendars, etc and other Kwanzaa accessories

Akala biggin up Kwanzaa

Macka B biggin up Kwanzaa Network UK 2016 50th Anniversary Kwanzaa Celebration

Kwanzaa Kweole celebration 2017

Saturday 30th December 2017


The Dominica UK Association supported by Kwanzaa Network UK and the LVE Charitable Foundation invites you to a:

“Fundraising Celebration and 'Thank You' Spectacular” for Dominica (Waitikubuli).

on Saturday 30th December 2017 from 3.00pm to 10.00pm

at The Great Hall Leyton, 1 Adelaide Road, London E10 5NN.

Variety of entertainment including Poetry, Comedy, Storytelling with Griot Chinyere, Art Workshops, Craft and Accessories Stalls

Live artistes include: True Identity, Lutenants, Alexander D Great, De Alberto, Mckenzie Hart, Nzinga Dance, Golden Onyx Kuumba, Ukombozii Drummers and more plus DJs.

Presentation in recognition of Dominica (Waitikubuli) Hurricane Maria Relief efforts and Kwanzaa Community awards.

Makonnen Sonkofa Kwanzaa

November 2017


Makonnen Sankofa of the African Heritage Network of Luton was interviewed by BBC3 about what Kwanzaa means to him











Kwanzaa Network UK 2016 50th anniversary of Kwanzaa. Celebrated in London with Kwanzaa groups from across the UK coming together

2016 Kwanzaa Network UK national 50th Kwanzaa Anniversary celebration pictures