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The Language We Speak

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The British Council's -Accra Innovation Centre

45 Sekou Toure Street (Opposite HFC Head Office)

North Ridge

Accra

Ghana

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2017 marks 60 years since the nation of Ghana gained Independence. The British Council is celebrating this with a series of arts and creative economy events culminating in a six-day pop up entitled The Language We Speak.

From November 27th to December 3rd 2017, British Council Ghana’s Accra Innovation Centre will become a hive of creative activity, transforming into a temporary space bringing together artists, creatives, designers, policy makers, technologists, ‘hackers’ and makers from Ghana and the UK to connect and collaborate. Featuring film, interactive installations, free workshops, panel discussions, a maker’s market, awards and networking, participants and visitors alike will have the opportunity to share ideas and create new partnerships.

Led and curated by Sweet Roots Media (Ghana) and Pop Up Africa (UK), the event is a collaborative effort that explores the expression of identity and storytelling through digital and creative mediums. The project plays a key role in the British Council’s West Africa Arts programme; which seeks to provide ongoing support for young creatives between the ages of 18 and 35.

Activities include:

The 'My Ghana' Exhibition

Photos and soundbites celebrating our love for Ghana from it's people to it's food, landscape, architecture, lamd,arks and sheer vibrancy.

The New African Story Tellers

Panel discussion, exploring the power of social media in telling the young African story, its changing narratives and the power it has to connect with those in the diaspora.

The Exchange Challange

An ‘Apprentice-style’ short project featuring young creatives from Ghana and the UK working together to develop a new and exciting Ghanaian product or brand suitable for an international market. The challenge culminates in a presentation of ideas to a special panel on the last day of the event.


The Ghana @60 Wish Wall Installation

The wall invites visitors to participate in co-creating this visual installation by spraying, painting, sticking or writing their wishes and aspirations for Ghana in the next 60 years to come.

A Seat At The Table

A dining table installationcurated by a local design artist for intimate discussions & food. Based on a set up typical to that of a 1950’s Ghanaian dining room, the experience will emphasise the importance of food as well as art being used to cut through language barriers and bring people together.


Workshops

Led by specially selected facilitators, the workshops offer insight and practical advice on using the creative tools within our reach to tell stories with topics such as personal branding & online profiling and reaching an international market.

Makers Market

With strong emphasis on hand made crafts made in Ghana, this will be an opportunity to purchase carefully crafted unique finds on the final day of the pop-up event.

Official Webpage

http://www.britishcouncil.org.gh/language-we-speak


Sweet Roots Media is A Creative Collective focused on collaborations that grow the art space, encourage those passionate about the arts to pursue their creative visions and allow us as artists to tell OUR STORIES •OUR WAY.With the goal to create a value chain for creatives, from idea to creative output, Sweets Roots is building a home for creatives to foster partnerships with their peers while providing a space to access concept building and execution resources.

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The British Council's -Accra Innovation Centre

45 Sekou Toure Street (Opposite HFC Head Office)

North Ridge

Accra

Ghana

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