Celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela with Colourful Radio DJs, poetry & Afro-Contemporary dance performances at The Africa Centre

On July 6th ‘Reflection Route launched its vibrant summer soirée series celebrating the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela. Even though the opening event has already happened, you can still catch the production at The British Museum on 21st July 2018 as part of the official Nelson Mandela 100 Centenary programme.’ Reflection Route at The British Museum will feature dance and poetry performances, a screening of the Reflection Route film and panel discussion.

12 pm & 2 pm Reflection Route Music, Dance & Poetry, The Great Court

Union Dance presents Reflection Route – Dynamic Contemporary Afro dance performances featuring spoken word by South African wordsmith Leeto Thale, set to driving African rhythms.


3pm-4.30pm Screening & Panel Discussion, BP Lecture Theatre

Reflection Route: inspired leadership in the 21st Century

Exploring Mandela’s legacy in 2018, a diverse panel of cultural leaders discuss vision, representation, creativity, and entrepreneurship for positive social influence. Introduced by artist and former British Museum Curator of African Art Chris Spring, and chaired by journalist, broadcaster, and Muntu Arts Editor Karina H Maynard.

Featuring: Cobbie Yates, Lola Jaye, Derek Taylor, Ibilola Femiola, Femi Aseru, Wumi Olasebikan and Corrine Bougaard.

With contributions from Kathi Scott, UK Director of Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Leeto Thale & Chris Spring.


Link to book free tickets on the website:


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By Nadia Buyse

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