The Albany Gets Infused with Afrovibes

The Albany is all abuzz this week for Afrovibes. This biennial festival is celebrating twenty years of democracy with South African culture. Our café has been transformed for the week-long festivities with Table Mountains, new tabletops and decor created by local primary school Tidemill Academy. Using South African inspired objects and artwork, the students spent a month working with professional artist Jack Brown. Lining the walls of our café, is an exhibition by South African photographer Tyler Dolan entitled Africa Inspired.  Both of these create the hub of our Festival Fringe, our own Township Café.

Come down to our Township Café for a host of free events and activities, including:

Mojisola Adebayo with Afrovibes artists 

Wednesday 15 October, 6pm: James Ngcobo, Artistic Director of Afrovibes

Thursday 16 October, 6pm: Mandla Bothwe, artist from Biko’s Quest

Friday 17 October, 6pm: Velile Sithole, artist from The Soil


Afrovibes After-Show Parties
Wednesday 15 October from 8.30pm
The Revivalists host with Deanna Rodger and Simon Mole
Thursday 16 October from 8.30pm
The Revivalists host with Ray Antrobus and Adam Kammerling
Friday 17 October from 8.30pm
Free music by The Soil and DJ Mr Gee 

Afrovibes Family Day

Saturday 18 October, 11am-4pm – Afrovibes Growing Up Club

Saturday 18 October, 12pm – African Folktales

Saturday 18 October, 2pm – Khumba

Saturday 18 October, 2pm – Instant Rap Workshop


You can even discover the tastes of South Africa with our Afrovibes café menu all week. Have a peek here:

Lunch 12-3pm

Soup of the day

Lentil Bunny Chow [street food in a bun]

Chicken Bunny Chow

Bobotie [South Africa’s National Dish]

Hand-cooked Chips with Mechouia

Sambal [Coleslaw]


Dinner 5-10pm

Lentil Bunny Chow [street food in a street]

Chicken Bunny Chow

Pumpkin Paptert [Maize Tart]

Hoender Pastei [Boer Chicken Pie]

Hand-cooked Chips with Mechouia

Sambal [Coleslaw]

South African Colcannon

Chakalaka [Bean Relish]


Malva Pudding


Afrovibes is at the Albany this week, Monday 13 – Saturday 18 October. For a full list of events, including free South African films and the main Afrovibes shows, click here.

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