Next Date Sat 21st May 3-6pm
Admission Adults £7.00. Under 15 £5.00
African Superhero dvds for sale on the day
African Superheroes: Many artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics. This animation festival for 6-60 year olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons which tell tales of; Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun and Oshun, Teenage black superheroes and more
Extract from review by Toyin Agbetu of Ligali.
'..Surprisingly one of the best set pieces was a breakdown of the use of African culture including our dance and music traditions. The historical narrative provided was both insightful and entertaining. The width of the section presented was breathtaking from tap dance to capoeira. In closing, guest animators were invited to share details of some of the challenges faced by artists and announce projects in production such as the exciting Anokyes Sword
It is not often a community event makes history. This one, which engaged adult and child alike through the world of animation and African Superheroes Day is a first that should be celebrated, and then repeated