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What's on in Accra • June

Upcoming shows, events and festivals in Accra for your diary

Alliance Francaise d'Accra

Nana Darkoa Sekiyamah

On every last Wednesday of the month, the Writers Project of Ghana together with the Goethe-Institut put on a reading session. If you are interested in literature, come along and check it out. This week, hear Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah talk about her career as an essayist, short story and fiction writer. 

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Goethe-Institut , Cantonments Wednesday June 28 2017

Film: 4 Kings [2015]

German movie where Christmas takes place at a psychiatric treatment centre.  Plot: It's Christmas, the time of peace and family gatherings. Not so for four teenage girls and boys, Lara, Alexandra, Timo and Fedja, nor for Dr Wolf, whose charges they are in an adolescent psychiatric treatment centre. It transpires during the therapy sessions, painful for everyone concerned, that the conflicts which the youngsters face are rooted in their respective family histories. The Christmas celebrations at the centre contain happy and unhappy surprises - yet, in spite of a bitter failure, there is hope. Directed by Theresa von Eltz. Free entry. 

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Goethe-Institut , Cantonments Thursday June 29 2017
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Joie de Vivre

A night of fashion and arts, including poetry and opera. The night will see 20 trained designers and creators tell stories with their brands. The night promises to be entertaining and a good networking event for budding artists and fashion designers.  30 GHC adults, 15 GHC students and members. 

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Alliance Française d’Accra , Airport Residential Area Friday June 30 2017

Exhibition: Twists, Turns and Broken Bones

Thought-provoking exhibition at the Nubuke Foundation by Dorothy Amenuke.  Amenuke uses recycled materials for her work, such as jute sacks and cocoa bark. An exhibition for everybody. It is about inclusion and not exclusion. One's space as an entity is studied and she asks 'what goes on in the everyday?'. Well worth a visit.  Free.

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Nubuke Foundation , East Legon Until Sunday September 10 2017
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Exhibition | In Memoriam: Portraits of the Middle Passage, In Situ

A dramatic and mesmerising exhibition everyone must go and see - where hundreds of cement-cast heads, created by Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, eerily lay all over the site's grounds. The installation includes 1,300 sculptures all facing the Atlantic Ocean. It is a symbolic tribute to the ancestors of Ghana as well as a cultural symbol for the nation’s contribution to the development of the western world. Moreover, the exhibition gives a historic visualisation to the Middle Passage. The Exhibition features several great artists of The Ancestor Project, including Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, Nii Kwartei Quartey (who is the lead artist apprentice) and project photographers, Naa Abina Nelson and Nii Odzenma.  The exhibition is on until 16 September 2017. 

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Cape Coast Castle , Ghana Until Saturday September 16 2017

Sochara (dance performance)

Sochara is a Dagaare word from the Dagaare speaking people in the Upper West Region of Ghana. It literally means "Junction". This production seeks to bring a series of dance pieces together on one stage at one point as the word junction connotes. The term junction assumes the posture of performance space, which we will explore as a medium of bringing people together as one.  10 GHC adults, 5 GHC AF students and members, free for children under 16.

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Alliance Française d’Accra , Airport Residential Area Wednesday June 28 2017
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