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@Afri-Co-Lab
FREE ENTRY
(WEDNESDAYS, 11 AM - 5 PM)

Wednesday 19th June- 1:30pm-5pm* 

Wednesday 19th June opening at 1:30pm

Open House 

Wednesday 19th June late opening 1:30pm-5pm (as we are still sorting Hero's Journey stuff!)

 

Make Afri-Co-Lab your home, work space, chill out lounge and studio for the day!


Whether it's jumping on our WIFI, looking for a different scene to complete a piece of work, maybe using our crafting tools for a project, or a cup of tea and a chit-chat, our doors are open.

In true Afri-Co-Lab style light

refreshments will be available.

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Image by Caitlin Lock & Design by They Them Studios

EPIC SHOW COMING YOUR WAY!

The year is 2124. We have survived the climate disaster and capitalism lost some places and things but many pulled through. One of the survivors was Hastings. The Hero’s Journey is an epic tale full of surprises, twists and turns with a large dash of local seasoning! 

We’re throwing caution to the wind and building this epic adventure story over 14 weeks with local artists, community performers and professional creatives. Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is our stage and you'll experience this story on the move whilst wearing headphones.

 

Like all good adventures we don’t know where we will end up or who will be the hero - but we have some amazing friends coming along for the ride. It's sure to be epic, joyous and heartfelt - are you game?!

Friday 14th June 9 pm
Saturday 15th June 5.30 pm & 9 pm
Sunday 16th June 9 pm


**Boo
king Essential**

This immersive production is created and performed by the Afri-Co-Lab community company, co-directed by Anna Maria Nabirye and Darragh O'Leary, with design led by Hattie Spice and sound co-design led by Helen Skiera & Ted Barrow.

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SAVE THE DATE! YOGA FOR EVERY BODY STARTING MAY

Yoga For deep Rest And Recovery
with Janice Kate Fisher
Five Week Yoga Courses For Every Body.
 
           
Following on from Everybody Yoga Retreats, we are excited to share with you our new five-week Every Body Positive Yoga courses. 

These courses, as always are gentle and restorative; time for your body to rest and recover from the hectic-ness of life.

Course Dates:

Sunday May 12th -  Sunday June 9th

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Photography by Rafe Eddington

EVERY FRIDAY MORNING

A Weekly Joyful Practice For Every Body

This invitation is simple. Meet me as you are.

Using a combination of gentle stretching, breathing exercises, movement and joyful dance we will greet the day and start our weekend energised and refreshed.

 

Absolutely no experience necessary. Sessions suit every mind and body. Come with an open heart. Smiles will be provided but feel free to bring your own to share. 

Friday 31st May 8:00 am
Friday 7th June 8:00 am 

Friday 14th June 8:00 am
Friday 21st June  8:00 am

**Booking Essential**

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Get Your Joy On!

Dance class for all abilities, advance booking recommended. Get your joy on with movement director and choreographer Darragh O’Leary.

Pop routines to sweat and laugh too. 

Mon 3rd June 5.30 pm only
**Mon 10th June - No Class**
**Mon 17th June - No Class**
Mon 24th June 5.30 pm & 7 pm


BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

@Afri-Co-Lab
£15/ £10/ £5 Concessions
*4 Class Bundle Plan £36
MONDAYS 5.30 - 6.30 PM & 7 PM - 8 PM

past events

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Developing Your Creative Practice grant SUPPORT

Afri-Co-Lab is teaming up with local Global Majority, ally-artists and activists to host an advice and information session with John McPherson from Arts Council England, looking at all things Developing Your Creative Practice grant. 

 

In this one-off session, John will talk about the grant, what it's for and who it's for. Demystify language around the application, talk through strong application examples and answer all grant-related questions. Local artist, educator and neurodiversity advocate, Becky Beasley will speak and answer questions about her successful DYCP Award in 2022 and how she did it with the help of the excellent and easy to access Arts Council Access Support.

 

Find out if this grant is for you HERE

There will also be an opportunity to speak to folks who have previously been awarded the grant who are happy to share their experiences.

 

If you have already received a grant or are confident in your application please think about giving space to those that may need this session more.  We strongly encourage folks from the Global Majority, lower social economic backgrounds, working class and other marginalised groups to book a spot. 

DYCP SURGERY 

Thursday 21st March 6:30pm-8:30pm

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Ding Ding!

THE FREEDOM BUS IS BACK! 

Join us on a community road trip to The Towner in Eastbourne to see the Turner Prize at The Towner exhibition.

We couldn't miss the opportunity to travel to our neighbouring Eastbourne to see 2023's Turner Prize short listed artists and winner. 

Enjoy the freedom and confidence of feeling comfy and welcomed in your national institution! And have a marvellous time on the Freedom Bus with friends and community.

Saturday 27th January

For Black and Global Majority locals and their family chosen or otherwise.

@Meeting Warrior Square
Booking essential

Saturday 27th January 9:15am - 6pm

Afri-Co-Lab is a community interest company based in
St Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex, headed up by fashion designer makers Anna & Lilly.

Combining their Ugandan cultural heritage, British seaside home and sustainability to create workshops, educational programmes, creative events and artistic interventions for seasoned and newbie creatives alike!

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Hattie Spice shop front takeover. January 2021

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facilitating creative exploration.

Past Projects

discovering your inner maker.

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Making Things Happen

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identity

creativity

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Never too young to create.      

Mini-Makers.                        

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  Making                        

  Uganglish Style.        

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