I haven't celebrated the festive season at home (Kenya) since the year 2000. Instead, I've gathered with similarly displaced friends and enjoyed eclectic celebrations comprising of the best from all our worlds. Pot-luck Christmas dinners where bread sauce and mac n' cheese sit next to bread fruit and mtori; music spanning from across the tropics and; … dancing, always.
Regardless of the cold and sun-starved winter and despite being far from family, these holidays have been fantastic because I've been in such good company. This year, Afri-love and Asilia, the creative agency I co-own, are hosting a Christmas celebration in this same spirit.
A Tropical Christmas
A celebration of creativity and good company, a Tropical Christmas will be a laidback afternoon to: unload some of the holiday stress; get some last minute Christmas shopping done, away from the hustle and; support quality African and African Diaspora design.
You can expect:
- Fashion accessories by Adèle Dejak
- Clothing by Chichia London
- Hand screen-printed T-shirts by Creativity and Noise
- Contemporary home furnishings by La Petite Congolaise
- Art calendards by Asilia
- Renowned for their inventive cocktails, The Drift Bar has designed a cocktail especially for the day – The Afropolitan!
Don't forget to bring some business cards for the "collaboration board" – share your passion and make exciting connections for 2012!
Date: Saturday 17th December
Time: 12:00 – 8:00pm
Venue: The Drift Bar, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
If you're on Facebook, you can RSVP via the event page. There's no need to RSVP though, just come along.
Looking forward to seeing you!