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THE AFRI-CO-LAB COMMUNITY THEATRE COMPANY IS BACK!

Afri-Co-Lab is recruiting a community cast and creative team to create, make and perform a show with Co-directors Anna Maria Nabirye and Darragh O'Leary for Home Live Art's Knotty Festival 2024.

If you have wondered what it's like to write, devise and perform, then The Hero's Journey could be the project for you.

 

Want to get involved? Sign up to join our community cast, creative team and crew.

SIGN UP CLOSES 19TH FEBRUARY 2024

Afri-Co- Lab Community Company 

Free to participate
@ White Rock Theatre, Stade Hall & Hasting Museum and Art Gallery

Rehearsals Weekly
Sunday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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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.

Sundays - 11 am to 12:15 pm
Course Dates:

  • Course 1: January 28th - February 25th 

  • Course 2: March 3rd - March 31st 

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Starting January 10th join us every Wednesday at Open House, 11 am - 5 pm.

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.

 

For our night owls, we will be running a once-a-month late-night opening, Open House Late, from 11am - to 8pm; updates about the lates will be out closer to the time.

Open House 

Wednesdays 11am to 5pm

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Photography by Rafe Eddington

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 2nd February 8:00 am
Friday 9th February 8:00 am
Friday 16th February 8:00 am
Friday 23rd February 8:00 am

**Booking Essential**

Fridays 8am - 9am

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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 5th February 5.30 pm & 7 pm

  • Mon 12th February 5.30 pm & 7 pm

  • Mon 19th February 5.30 pm & 7 pm

  • Mon 26th February 5.30 pm & 7 pm

    BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

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£15/ £10/ £5 Concessions
*4 Class Bundle Plan £36

Mondays:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm & 7 pm - 8 pm

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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

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It does exactly what it says on the tin! Join us for an eve of creative reflection through the art of collage.

 

Using magazines, fabrics, wallpaper, banana leaf and whatever paper-like materials we can find. Cut and combine images and textures to reflect the world as you feel it.

November 30th 7pm - 9pm
The Last Thursday of the month

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@Afri-Co-Lab
£15/ £10/ £5 Concessions

What Sarah Read Next with Uju Asika & Raising Boys Who Do Better

Raising Boys who Do Better is an invitation for parents of boys, parents of daughters, aunties, uncles, godmothers, godfathers, teachers, community leaders and anyone who cares about young males in their life to ask; how we can raise boys who are empowered to stand up for what is right?

 

As well as her own anecdotal experiences, Uju Asika who is a parent of boys herself, explores confronting toxic masculinity. She delves into the hot-button issues affecting boys today- from education to sexism to power and consent. Raising Boys Who Do Better looks at bringing up boys in the era of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter.

 

Join Sarah Gwoyoma from What Sarah Read Next to dig deep into this amazing guide, ask questions and share thoughts. 

13th October  7pm - 9pm

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Sew Social with Karen Arthur

Sew Social is a monthly gathering on the first Tuesday of the month for Black an
d people of Colour crafters. 

 

We invite you to bring your handheld creative pieces or your mending pile. Sew on some buttons, come with a crafty dilemma or begin afresh! Knitters, sewists, quilters, artists and everyone in between. 

Sew Social is a dreamy space, a space to enable like minded crafters to meet and chat and to help alleviate loneliness and promote positive mental well being through craft for Global Majority folks local and those just passing through.

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£15/ £10/ £5 Concessions

This workshop will be restarting in the new year

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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