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A Weekend to Remember: celebrating the resilience of our ancestors 25th of May 2013

Posted in Ziloka News with tags , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2013 by ziloka


Hello friends!

Zil’oka is very proud to invite you to our series of events that we are organising to commemorate the abolition of slavery. Come and celebrate with us, we can guaranty you that this will be a weekend to remember.

We will celebrate, sing, dance, drink, eat and tell you stories. Stories about our ancestors so you can understand and appreciate why/how we are here.
We will also have fun – Lots of fun actually. Please see the updated program we have put together for you below:

Saturday 25th of May
This will be the main event of the weekend! Not to be missed out! 10 mins walk from Brixton Station!
Some yummy appetisers & nibbles on sale: French Caribbean patties…and traditional hot chocolate & bread.

Address: Brixton Community Base
Brixton St Vincent’s Community Centre
Talma Road
London SW2 1AS
Closest Train Station: Brixton (Victoria Line) or Herne Hill.

2pm – 2.30pm: Creole dictation, ‘dikté kréyol’
2.30 – 3.30pm: Caribbean Quizz – How well do you know the Caribbean history, geography
3.30pm – 4pm: Break – Prize for winners
4.15pm – 5pm: Ziloka Story telling – The Story of the slave Romain
5.15pm – 6.15pm: Gwoka Dance Workshop – Liberation Dance with Sarah (£5 on the day)
You can book your place for the workshop online for £4
6.30pm – 7.15pm: Singing & Dancing with Zil’oKA
7.15pm – 7.30pm: Networking
7.30pm: End of the Event.

Sunday 26th of May
We will gather in Brockwell Park from 1pm for a lazy Sunday…but we will always have our drums, of course!
Please bring your own food as we will share with each other.
On that day, you will be able to buy traditional French caribbean Sorbet au coco (Coconut Ice Cream) and play belotte & Dominos!

In the Park! We will be close to the Brockwell Lido building!
Norwood Road
London SE24 0PA

Monday 27th of May
On the Monday Bank Holiday, we have planned to gather in Southbank from 2pm to play and dance!
We will then perform the Liberation Dance learnt on the 25th of May during the workshop.
Dress Code: All in white!

We would like to thank our partner London Macadam for supporting & promoting the event ‘the Weekend to Remember’!

See you all there!

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