RAS 120th Anniversary Celebration: Creative Africa – Member Tickets



7:00 pm - 1:00 am


Aqua Shard
Level 31, The Shard
31 St Thomas Street
United Kingdom


Early Bird RAS Member tickets start from £120 (plus applicable booking fee), with a range of corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities available.

The Royal African Society is marking its 120th Anniversary with a celebration of Creative Africa.


On the 2nd of November, you are invited to a celebration of African entertainment, film, fashion, food and music honouring the wealth of African creative talent on the continent, in the UK, and worldwide.


This year, in commemoration of our 120th anniversary, we are delighted to host Creative Africa – a celebration to be held at the outstanding Aqua Shard. Our guests can expect the best African cuisine, and fashion from some of the most prominent African designers Ozwald Boateng, Alphadi Sidahmed Seidnaly and Maison Artc, high calibre musical performances, including from Chineke! and Osibisa, and an exclusive auction of contemporary African artworks and other items by Sotheby’s.


The event will support the work we do to promote African voices and creativity, especially through our Film Africa and Africa Writes festivals, our educational and journalistic training programmes and our advocacy on policy & business issues, highlighting the importance of innovation and communication in creating a flourishing future for all Africans on the continent and in the diaspora.


RAS Member Early Bird ticket prices start from £120 (plus applicable booking fee), with a range of corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities available.



*EARLY BIRD Sales end on 30 Sep 2022, limited availability!


RAS Member Early-Bird Ticket  – £120.00 + £9.95 Fee.


RAS Member Standard Ticket – £175.00 + £14.24 Fee.


Tickets are available via Eventbrite and are password protected. Please use the password: #RASMEMBER to access your tickets.


These tickets are strictly for RAS members only. Proof of membership number is required on entry, or the full ticket price will be charged. Membership numbers are available via the RAS Website, member login page.


A small number of Corporate tables are available at this prestigious evening at the cost of £2,400. The Corporate tables mean you and up to 6 of your guests can enjoy premium location in the venue with sight of the stage and all performances. Your table will include a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and a special mention in the evening speeches. The evening’s keepsake programme will include messages of thanks for all corporate supporters. For more information, please contact ras_corporate@soas.ac.uk


Photo credit: Kelechi Amadi-Obi