Afrifest is an African themed festival that is organised in recognition of black history month. It aims to recognise, display and share diverse African and Caribbean history and cultures as part of this year’s Black History Month commemoration – in very diverse communities. In 2013 it was held over two days at 2 sites, in Westbury on Trym (Westbury Methodist Church) and St Paul’s (Malcolm X Hall) on 4th and 5th October 2013, respectively. The main theme was “BRIDGING THE GAP- STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES” – the theme was also recognizing the contribution of Two Leaders who have been instrumental in the Civil Liberties in the world Nelson Mandela and Marcus Garvey on the 50th Anniversary of the Famous Martin Luther Speech – I HAVE A DREAM.
Afrifest 2014 returns – scheduled to take place over two days at 2 sites – Watershed on 8th November and St Paul’s (Malcolm X Hall) on 4th October 2014, respectively. The theme in 2014 is “integrating Communities –” A tribute to African Soldiers” following the recent commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1 – 1914-1918”.