A great success! See Salifest 18 story with interviews, photos and music
We had Ziggy Tamala, Vieux Bakayoko and Abram Diallo give free African Drum Workshops & Dance Workshop
As usual we had great food African Food led by Lawrence Lahai-Taylor, Home-made cakes, displays of our work in Africa, Arts, crafts and stalls selling hand-crafted items, Tombola & raffle with great prices.
Live Performances saw LETSwing, local secondary boys Ousmane & Imani, Royal Steel, a primary school steel pan band, Patrick & Marian with soulful tunes and Wuntanara with Djely Fode Koyate, Henry Gaobi and more
Salifest is a joining of different cultures and it is run by volunteers for 10 years (See film below) with lots of networking between people. We are always looking for people to join us and get in touch if you want to volunteer.
Janet Daby, our local MP, came to support us and gave us a lovely speech:
‘I am impressed with your event and to see it so well co-ordinated, with an excellent attendance from community activists and residents. It is admirable to know that this foundation is enabling and supporting people to help themselves in West-Africa.’
We had help from Lewisham Council to be able to benefit more people and hold workshops with elders and in schools leading up to the festival.
See the film of last year’s 10th anniversary
Alanouwaly is on Broadway!
Well Catford Broadway. Please pass it on! We are proud to be part of the Catford Fringefestival Be part of it too. Sadly this had to be cancelled! Get in touch if you want to find out about other classes or our free Annual Community Festival. You can also sign up to selected emails of news and activities.
10 years of Alanouwaly
Have a look and see what we have achieved in the 10 years of Alanouwaly’s existence.
Just click links below and photos and achievements of the 10 years will open in PDF format. Because they are big files with lots of photos they will take a little time to open, but it will be very much worth it!
10 Years Alanouwaly
1: Our Story
2: Activities UK
3: Alanouwaly Guinea
4: Donations, Help and Materials
5: Other Projects in Guinea
6: The Water Project
7: The Building of the big house in photos
8: The Building of the Guesthouse in photos
9: Guests and Volunteers Facilities
10: The Computer Learning Project
11: Growing Food & Animals at the Centre
The 9th Salifest
The 9th Salifest was once again a wonderful day celebrating our diversity and Salif’s generous spirit whilst raising funds for the project in Africa.
African dance workshop with Bex
Storytelling workshop with theme of water and stall by LEMP (Lewisham Ethnic Minority Partnership)
Sock-puppet doing workshop with Andor.
We had music by LETSwing, Djely Fode Kouyate led the African music joined by Souleymane Compo of Wountanara, Mamdou Keita, Sorel, Lu, and many more
Great Food from Lawrence and team with African Food, Home-made cakes, hand-crafted jewellery by Cynthia, Mariama’s massage, and stall with many wonderful goods.
The 10th Salifest is booked for Saturday, 30.September 11 – 17.30