Launch event of the African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora programme

26.09.2010 (18:00 - 21:00)


Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
13 Dalston Lane
Hackney, London E8 3DF


Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

‘Together we can do it!’ Creativity from the communities – with the communities – for the communities

The African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora (AACDD) three year programme will be launched as a community event for Dalston and the Borough of Hackney in the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden on 26th September 2010 with start-up exhibitions, events and initiatives in various parts of London.

The programme initiated and organised by the British European Design Group (BEDG) is co-funded by the Arts Council England/Lottery Fund and works in partnership with the London Design Festival (LDF).

The evening launch is open to all members of African and African-Caribbean communities, interested individuals, officials, creatives, designers, artists, the AACDD partner organisations as well as this year’s participants, family and friends and – of course – the PRESS.


  • 6.00pm Black Design Scout (market stall) in Dalston Garden serving welcome drinks and food as bar.
  • 6.30pm Life Music : Hungo (Berimbau) player and Singer: Ney Corte Real
  • 7.00pm Welcome address : Karin Beate Philipps, EBDG / AACDD
  • 7.30pm Dance Performance : Capoeira Dancer : Luciano
  • 8.00pm African Tango Taster : Sika Tro
  • 8.30pm Kizomba Demo & Social Dancing : Sika & Harville
  • 9.00pm End

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