Organised by Utopia Theatre and Sheffield Theatres, the Spirit of Africa Festival aims to immerse Sheffield in cultures of Africa for one weekend this October.
The festival celebrates the whole African continent and the African Diaspora – bringing people of all ages together to engage with and enjoy traditional and contemporary music, theatre, film, poetry, dance, visual arts, food and drinks, as well as a refugee women's fashion show and a market place.
There'll be workshops in the theatre on everything from African drumming to dance, storytelling to painting. Meanwhile Tudor Square will be alive with music ranging from funk to choral throughout both days. And on Friday morning, join in an African History in Sheffield Walk with Joe Williams.
All events and workshops during the festival are free, except for the acts on the Crucible stage.
Music headliners on the Crucible stage are the hip hop artist, writer/poet and historian Akala on the Friday night, and Nigerian musician Seun Kuti leading his legendary father Fela Kuti's former band Egypt 80 on the Saturday night. Other musicians over the festival include Iroko Theatre, Oduduwa Talking Drummers, Aar Maanta, Breis, Namvula and many more
The festival is open 10am-10:30pm on both days.