Special Events

CultureTree Centre, 163 Commercial Way, London, SE15 1AU

Christmas Gift Making Workshop

Thursday 20th December – Saturday 22nd December 2018: 12:00 – 18:00

Bring your kids along to CultureTree Centre for an exciting and engaging Christmas Gift Making Workshop with a twist!

During this festive season of giving, this is a beautiful opportunity for your children to give a gift to you, their parents and also feel the satisfaction and delight of making a gift themselves.

The children will make Bracelets, Ankara Christmas cards, Ankara Baubles and Christmas Crackers (with a twist).

They’ll make new friends and enjoy some festive refreshments.

Entry to the Workshop is FREE but we do ask you to donate a small amount for each item.

Preschoolers (12 months – 3 years): 12pm – 2pm

Ankara (African fabric) Christmas Cards – £2 each

Ankara (African fabric) Baubles (balls) – £2 each

Age 4years+: 4pm – 6pm

Ankara (African fabric) Bracelets – £3 each

Ankara (African fabric) Christmas Cards – £2 each

Ankara (African fabric) baubles (balls) – £2 each

Christmas Crackers – £2 each

*On Saturday 22nd December, all the Workshops will be from 12pm – 2pm only. There is no late afternoon session on this day.

Please register here: https://bit.ly/2QJhq6m

An Evening of Poetry and discourse with Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún

Friday 9th November 2018: 18:00 – 20:30

CultureTree Centre is delighted to host Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún, a Nigerian linguist, writer, scholar and cultural activist for the launch of his poetry collection ‘Edwardsville by Heart’ and a panel discussion exploring what it means to hold on to your language in a changing world.

Kọ́lá will be joined by Film-maker/Journalist Lola Mosanya and Author/Presenter Khafi Kareem on a panel discussion chaired by Gbemisola Isimi. The topic of the panel discussion is: ‘Holding on to the mother tongue in the 21st century’. 

While you enjoy some music, light refreshments and drinks, Kọ́lá will read from his brilliant book, ‘Edwardsville by Heart’, a memoir that covers many of his journeys and memories made in a foreign land, in search of knowledge and adventure. He will discuss his creative process and his experience living in the United States.

The panel discussion which follows the book launch will explore the dominance of English language and how it is becoming increasingly harder to hold on to indigenous languages, either in places where they are originally spoken (like Nigeria) or new homes where immigrants have established new bases with children straddling cultures.

There will be time for Q&A, book signing and an opportunity to connect and network with other guests.

Tickets cost £20 and includes light refreshments and a signed copy of the book.

Please register here: https://bit.ly/2D2MpTH

Hair, it’s a family affair: Interactive storytelling with Mylo Freeman


Thursday 8th November 2018: 16:30 – 17:30

CultureTree Centre invites you to a very special afternoon of lively storytelling with best-selling children’s author-illustrator Mylo Freeman.

Mylo will read from and sign copies of her latest children’s book, ‘Hair, It’s a family affair’, a fantastic children’s book that puts the spotlight on afro hair and the endless possibilities it offers.

About Mylo Freeman

Mylo Freeman grew up in The Hague and lives in Amsterdam. She has been a full-time writer-illustrator since 1993 and has published over 50 picture books. Her debut book Potty! was awarded the Kiek Book Prize and has been translated into many languages.

Please register here: https://bit.ly/2ySzf8W