September
dates

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Sunday 9th Oct 4:30-6:30pm

Collage & Chill: Playing the Race Card Edition!

A picture is worth 1000 words.  What words will your artwork produce?

What does Playing The Race Card mean to you?

Let’s piece together the answers through discussion, games, and experimentation in art. 

This workshop is for Black and People of Colour aged 14-18. The workshop is free, drinks and snacks are included

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Good Stuff In St Leo's

Wednesday 5th October 7pm-9pm
Thursday 27th October 11am-2pm

UpCycle Your Life free creative workshops with Good Stuff In St Leo's

Team Afri-Co-Lab invites you UpCycle Your Life using a traditional Ugandan material - Bark Cloth

This ancient fabric has been around for over a thousand years and yes it is made from a tree!

Come discover, play and weave yourself something new using something borrowed and ancient too!

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**NEW TIME SUNDAY 5pm-6:15pm

Inclusive body positive yoga classes at Afri-Co-Lab will be taught by Janice Kate Fisher a queer, non binary, medium fat yoga teacher with nearly 20 years experience of teaching classical hatha yoga to all body types.

These classes are for EVERY BODY but we especially welcome folks in fat bodies, queer, trans and gender non conforming bodies, Black and Brown bodies, older bodies, disabled bodies and anyone who feels more comfortable in body diverse spaces.

Sun 25th September 5pm
Sun 3rd October 5pm
Sun 10th October 5pm
Sun 17th October 5pm

£10/£7/£5 Sliding Scale*
Block Booking available.
Max 6 folks in class. 

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Dare 2 Repair

Next Date:  18th September 2022

Tired of Losing your keys to the holes in your pockets? Or are your favourite trousers split in an Opps way?
Don’t throw them away bring them along to Dare 2 Repair. Together we’ll mend your garments, so you don’t have to say goodbye to your favourite looks! 

Sun 18th September 10:30 am-3:30 pm
Sun 2nd October 10:30 am - 3.30 pm


Pay By Donation

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Collage & Chill

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.

The last Thursday of the month.  7pm-9pm

£10/£5 Concessions

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Mondays 6:45-7:45pm 
***NEW TIMES FROM 17TH OCTOBER***

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 October 6:45pm
Mon 10th October 6:45pm
Mon 17th October 5:30pm & 7pm
Mon 24th October 5:30pm & 7pm
Mon 31st October 5
:30pm & 7pm
£10/£5 Concessions*
4 Class Saver Bundle £32

recent
happenings

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Friday 23rd September
7pm-9pm

 @whatsarahreadnext in conversation with award winning author Kate Sawyer. 

"The Stranding is a story about the hope that can remain even when the world is changed beyond recognition. "

Join Sarah from @WhatSarahReadNext in conversation with The Stranding author Kate Sawyer about her amazing debut novel.

Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa First Novel Award & Winner of the East Anglian Award for Fiction 2021. 

SOLD OUT
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Breathe | Play | Laugh

August 27th 1pm-6pm

An afternoon of imaginative play:a radical act of community care for Black & People of Colour  who are artists, creatives, community organisers and facilitators.

Join us for an afternoon of relationship building, guided breath & body work and image making exercises, all curated to offer a space to breathe, dream and open your imagination as a radical act of community care for Black & People of Colour who are artists, creatives, community organisers and facilitators. There are no expectations, no specific outcomes, no specific experience or practices needed- just intentionally held space for you to explore. We’ll do the planning, holding, organising all you need to do is book and we will take care of the rest.

There will be drinks and snacks available throughout the session and a sharing of food from 5pm

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11th June 2022 10am - 10pm

Twelve hours, eight sitters, one venue! The number of pictures produced? Well, that’s up to you!

 

Whether you're an artistic newbie, an old master, or a free spirit, come and draw your heart out in the comfort of your local creativity lab and raise funds for The Refugee Buddy Project and Hastings Supports Refugee Community Group in our Life Drawathon..

£10 £5 Concessions available

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COMMUNITY THEATRE 
PROJECT with HASTINGS LAST THURSDAY!

Nature stops for no one.

Like the millisecond between an inhale and an exhale.

An Audio Piece, A Theatrical Experience, A Community Creation

Click below to find out more about this project.

Hastings Last Thursday

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.