Search

Celebration of African life on Newington Green

PUBLISHED: 12:58 09 September 2012

African drummers performing Pic: Dieter Perry

African drummers performing Pic: Dieter Perry

Dieter Perry

Large crowds gathered to watch as a taste of West Africa came to Newington Green.

Dancers and performers representing Gambia and Senegal strutted their stuff in full costume on Bank Holiday Monday.

The audience saw ceremonies from nine different tribes, including one embodying Simba the lion.

Malik Jeng, who helped organise the event on behalf of arts agency Yaram, said: “It was wonderful, a really fun day. The place was completely packed, it was massive. Everyone had a really good time.”

0 comments

Latest Islington News Stories

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Yesterday, 16:01

If anything symbolises how much of an Islington institution soon-to-close pie and mash shop Manze’s is, it’s the story of Dennis Elmore’s visit.

Yesterday, 14:11

Posting a letter in 1927 was the equivalent of using Whatsapp today. It was instant messaging, early 20th century style.

Yesterday, 11:13

A prison watchdog has declared Pentonville “unsafe and inhumane” in the wake of two jailbreaks, an unofficial strike and six deaths, including the killing of an inmate.

Yesterday, 07:00

A rare pedigree cat is missing, presumed stolen – weeks after his owners grudgingly dismantled the animal’s secure £2,500 “catio” as it didn’t have planning permission.

Thu, 18:59

Chapel Market traders were today fearful for the future of the Islington institution following the announced closure of its century-old pie and mash shop Manze’s.

Thu, 18:06

Transport police want to speak to this man over a sexual assault at Finsbury Park station during the morning rush hour.

Thu, 17:43

Arsenal ranks as one of the Premier League’s worst clubs for season ticket affordability, according to research.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now