Events

We run an exciting and extensive programme of events on a variety of topics for audiences with an interest in Africa. Our events are mostly free and open to the general public.

Our programme of events include regular talks, book launches, and business breakfasts for corporate members as well as events run in partnership with other organisations.

We hold an Annual Lecture and two highly popular festivals, Africa Writes, the UK’s first literary festival focused on African writers and their readers, and  Film Africa, our annual celebration of  African Cinema. 

Photo: Siddharth Khajuria

Friday, 3 March 2017 (All day) to Friday, 31 March 2017 (All day)
Venues: 5 countries and 12 towns: Kenya (Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Mombasa), Uganda (Kampala, Kabale), DRC (Goma), Rwanda (Kigali) and Tanzania (Mwanza, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar) plus a showcase at Africa Writes festival in London, 30 June – 2 July 2017.   Africa Writes is delighted to announce a partnership with Jalada Africa on the inaugural Jalada Mobile... more
Friday, 30 June 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, 2 July 2017 - 11:00pm
Brought to you by The Royal African Society Join us for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. Last year we were joined by 67 guest contributors and writers from 18 different countries, and a London audience of nearly 2000 – African literature fans and newcomers alike. This year we have much more... more
Friday, 27 October 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, 5 November 2017 - 11:00pm
SAVE THE DATES!   Film Africa is Royal African Society annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora. Now in its seventh year, the festival has become a key platform for African cinema in London and the UK.   From Friday 27 October – Sunday 5 November 2017, we’ll be bringing another exciting film programme of... more
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