Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th September 2017
Paid & Free events
Various venues in Blackwood, Wales
Africa Writes visits Velvet Coalmine – the South Wales festival of writing, rock’n’roll & coal
This year, Africa Writes is on tour! We are visiting Rwanda and Tanzania in East Africa, and Edinburgh, Bristol, Birmingham and Blackwood in the UK. Stopping off at Velvet Coalmine festival in Blackwood, Wales, will be a group of internationally recognised poets and facilitators including Belinda Zhawi, Rachel Long, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Nick Makoha, and Afrikult.. Through creative collaborations and captivating performances, Africa Writes at Velvet Coalmine festival promises to be an exciting weekend!
Both Africa Writes and Velvet Coalmine exist to celebrate and promote history, heritage, and creativity and innovation. We are about bringing people together to discover things about themselves and other people through art. With the packed programme of events including poetry performances, workshops for teachers, book club discussions and creative writing sessions, there are many engaging ways for the Blackwood community to discover African literature.
Africa Writes at Velvet Coalmine Festival is made possible through the support of the Caerphilly County Borough Council.