2017 marks 60 years since the nation of Ghana gained Independence. The British Council is celebrating this with a series of arts and creative economy events culminating in a six-day pop up entitled The Language We Speak.
From 27 November to 2 December 2017, British Council Ghana’s Accra Innovation Centre will become a hive of creative activity, transforming into a temporary space bringing together artists, creatives, designers, policy makers, technologists, ‘hackers’ and makers from Ghana and the UK to connect and collaborate. Featuring film, interactive installations, free workshops, panel discussions, a maker’s market, awards and networking, participants and visitors alike will have the opportunity to share ideas and create new partnerships.
Led and curated by Sweet Roots Media (Ghana) and Pop Up Africa (UK), the event is a collaborative effort that explores the expression of identity and storytelling through digital and creative mediums. The project plays a key role in the British Council’s West Africa Arts programme; which seeks to provide ongoing support for young creatives between the ages of 18 and 35.