The African Renaissance | The GWCTDT Dinners


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19:45 - 21:30
GWCTDT Dinner: Standard £70. Early Bird £60.
Something A Little Different
Funk & Soul

A hub for experience and discussion, the Dining Room will provide a multi-layered and stimulating immersion into the modern Pan-African Way of life, allowing a variety of public to engage emotionally and intellectually with its content.

The kitchen operation is headed by chef Lawrence Gomes, chef at the Ivy, in London and supporterd by the Shoreditch Trust’s Blue Marble Training Program, providing opportunities for young adults to access careers in food.



The Madeleine of Proust revisited.

An unforgettable creative and culinary journey into the gustative minds of Africa’s most innovative talents. Each nights, a contemporary artist whose production reflects on the continent vast and diverse cultural experience, will be invited to share his vision. The dinner will offer through tailored menus inspired by early childhood food memory of the guest host and Art, a holistic and multi-sensorial exploration of his/her Africa through cuisine. The dinner will also be accompanied by guest host led talks.

You will get a cocktail as part of the experience. Throughout the course of the evening guests will be able to buy bottles of ANWILKA, a very sought after South African artisan wine, to accompany their meal. 

*Be sure to be book early /// Limited seat ////


Guest Program

 - Wednesday, 15th October: Barthelemy Toguo (leading contemporary artist/ Cameroon)

- Thursday, 16th October: James Barnor (pioneering photographer/ Ghana)

- Friday, 17 October: Desmond Tutu Fellowship fundraising (special night / available soon)

- Saturday, 18 October: Nigeria 2114 (special night / available soon)

- Sunday, 19 October: TBC


The African Renaissance or The Affogbolo will be hosted at the following venues: 


The Dining Room (15/19 October):

- 16 Hoxton square, London N1 6NT


The Art & Style Week-End (18/19 October):

- The Art: 48 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN

- The Style: 33 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN

- The Music: 37 East Road, London N1 6AZ


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16 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NT

East London

Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)


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