Community Projects

Keeping our roots alive

We develop and support a variety of community-led initiatives, campaigns and events, with a focus on creating diverse opportunities to learn and experience West African languages, arts & culture. This is the Not-for-profit arm of our organisation which means every profit generated is re-invested back into the business so we can continue to work on our ground-breaking initiatives and projects.

Launch of Yoruba Heritage Walking Trails and Mural project in Southwark

On Saturday 30th March 2024, CultureTree unveiled a giant mural in Peckham Square
that was developed through engagement and consultation with school children,
residents, and local community groups across the borough of Southwark.

African-themed Workshops

We offer a range of African-themed workshops for schools, workplaces, community groups and events. Our practitioners are the best in their field – fully trained, CRB checked and insured. We can run our workshops in person or virtually.

YorubaStars Playgroup

Join us at our family playgroup at Tate Britain Story Space. A fun way for you and your baby/toddler to learn Yoruba language.

Special Events

We regularly host webinars, arts and crafts workshops, book launches, performances, exhibitions and seasonal events for Black History month, Christmas parties etc. All our events are open to the general public.

Yoruba Classes

We currently offer Yoruba language classes for adults and children online. 

Our Projects

CultureTree works with Charter School East Dulwich: ‘Another World is Possible’

We facilitated a 3-day workshop series with 180 Year 8 students at Charter School East Dulwich as part of their inaugural Festival of Creativity programme. 

YorubaStars Playgroup at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre

Join us at our family playgroup at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. A fun way for you and your baby/toddler to learn Yoruba language.

CultureTree partners with Tate: Portraits of a Community

We are proud to have partnered with Tate to develop the Portraits of a Community project, a series that celebrates the diversity of London’s African diaspora. 

Community Conversation

We are inviting all members of our community to participate in our very first face to face community conversation.

Portraits of a Community project at Tate Modern

We are working in partnership with Tate to shine a light on the African diaspora in London through studio portrait photographs.

Family Playgroup

Join us at our family playgroup at Tate Britain Story Space. Every Tuesday during School Term time.

Abinibi Project

Intergenerational pilot project in which a group of older generation participants (aged 50+) with a high level of Yoruba language proficiency skills engaged a group of young children (aged 7 – 13 years old) with beginner to mid-level Yoruba language skills for an intensive 6 weeks period of Yoruba language instruction, language practice, and intergenerational relationship building activities. 

Bridging Histories

We partnered with the Mayor of London’s Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm and University of Bristol to facilitate creative engagement work using the Bridging Histories resource. The programme of activities are aimed at connecting people, learning about the past, and creating positive change for the future.

Yoruba Heritage Walking Trails and Murals

We will be developing Yoruba Heritage Walking Trails and Murals in the borough of Southwark. The first of its kind in the UK.

Southwark Yoruba Community Group

The Southwark Yoruba Community Group is a members club for Yoruba people living in the borough of Southwark.

Yoruba Stars Play

Yoruba Stars Play is CultureTree’s playgroup for Yoruba-speaking bilingual families that meets on a monthly basis for playdates.

Support CultureTree

Thank you for your interest in supporting our work at CultureTree. If you like what we are doing and would like to support us financially please do so by clicking on the SUPPORT button. We truly appreciate all contributions, big or small.