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Southbank’s Africa Utopia returns

Published August 12, 2015

Africa Utopia, the Southbank Centre’s annual celebration of modern Africa, will return next month with a packed programme of family performances, workshops and events.

Taking place from 10 to 13 September, the festival will once again shine a spotlight on the continent’s incredible cultural offerings, with appearances from world renowned performers who will explore a wide range of subjects from community to fashion, gender to politics.

Amongst the highlights for family audiences is The Boy And The Strange Animal, an interactive dance and storytelling masterclass featuring the sounds and rhythms of the forest, which will take place on 12 September for everyone aged eight and older.

Younger children aged between four and seven can try out their dance moves on Sunday, with two chances to attend a dance workshop by Tavaziva Dance.

Entitled When King Gogo Met The Chameleon, the show mixes the magical story of a brave boy who has to outwit the wicked King Gogo with the help of some animal friends with interactive dancing fun.

Africa Utopia is one of many festivals that run throughout the year at the brilliantly eclectic Southbank Centre, many of which offer a line-up of events for children and their families.

To find out more, visit the Southbank Centre website.

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