17 April 2016

Hey Arts, Culture and Tourism Lovers! Check out our line up of events this Quarter (April-June 2016)!

Brymo, Bez for 1st Tamerri Music Festival in Abuja (22-23 April 2016)!
Root n’ Raw, organizers of the first and pilot edition of a 2-day experience, Tamerri, scheduled to hold on the 22nd to 23rd April, 2016, welcome you all and seek your support  in crafting a cultural identity for the city of Abuja.

The major theme of the pilot edition of Tamerri is ‘appreciating interconnectedness’, featuring various cultures of our nation Nigeria, there will be dances and masquerade exhibitions aimed at promoting the spirit of tolerance and respect for cultures. We believe that respect for one another’s background breeds unity.

Date: 22nd - 23rd, April 2016.
Venue: Sarius Palmetum &  Botanic Garden, Maitama. Abuja
Time: 6 am Till Late
Tickets are available at: Silver Bird Galleria, Salamander, Cafe 24,Bantu Studio.


British Council Nigeria and Designers Market Place present Discover Nigeria Fair 26-27 April at Ramaya Royal Park, Wuse 2 Abuja
 Do you have a creative business? Do you want to showcase your products to international and senior Nigerian public and private sector stakeholders?

BOOK A STAND at the British Council's Creative Economy Conference Designers' Market Place for N15, 000 for a day and N25,000 for two days. Or apply to get one of fifty free stands by filling this form. https://britishcouncil2.formstack.com/forms/creative_economy. Note that this opportunity will close when fifty exhibitors are identified. For enquiries, please send an email to info@dmpworld.com.ng

 

3 Day National Summit on Culture and Tourism (Abuja 27-29 April 2016)
Image courtesy of Guardian.ng
The theme of the summit which takes place in Abuja at the Transcorp Hilton, is ‘’Re-positioning Culture and Tourism in a Diversified Economy'', comes in timely considering the need for the country to identify other sources of economic advancement. To get a bigger glimpse of the picture, we can glean from guardian.ng:
''those who have followed the minister’s sectoral meetings with stakeholders in the last few weeks would agree it was necessary, considering government’s ‘loud silence’ on National Theatre sale, the destruction of Artistes’ Village, the National Endowment Fund for the Arts and the National Policy on Culture. 
 The minister, while declaring open a working session between the Ministry of Information and Culture and the British Council on the planned collaboration between the two, said, “a major plank of this administration’s policy is the diversification of the economy away from oil. To further this agenda, we in the Ministry of Information and Culture have been putting in place measures to fast track the diversification agenda in the culture and tourism sectors.”
He added, “one of such measures is to critically assess veritable avenues of using culture to drive tourism in order to achieve a significant boost in the vast tourism potentials of the country."

Enigma Art Collective Presents Colourism Exhibition


Pop up gallery, Enigma Art Collective presents COLOUR.ISM, an exhibition set to open on April 28th, which brings on the centre stage, the problems of colour and identity.
According to the organisers, the meaning of COLOUR.ISM is the discrimination of human beings based on their skin colour and pigment. This exhibition looks at the lives of those human beings in our society who live without skin pigmentation- Albinos.
COLOUR.ISM evolved from a thirst to give a voice to the dismissed, presenting a stage for dialogue. By focusing our creative energy on moulding a social commentary with our audience, we gave this exhibition the content to create an emotional and ethereal experience.
For more info about the exhibition, visit www.cargocollective/enigmaart


Africa Movies Academy Awards (AMAA) is scheduled to hold on 11 June 2016, in Port Harcourt - Rivers State. 

Call for entries:
The Africa Film Academy, organizers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), invites entries for the 12th edition of the Awards, which is scheduled to hold in April 2016.

By January 30th 2016, five (5) DVD copies of the entry, at least 2 production stills and a signed copy of the online submission form must be delivered to AMAA provided that they meet the outlined regulations. Submissions received after the above deadline will not be considered.

 AMAA OFFICE:

17 Adenubi Street,

Behind St Leo Catholic Church,

Allen Avenue, Ikeja.

Lagos State

Nigeria.



Entries must be submitted under the following regulations (visit AMAA site for details).

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