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13th Salifest

13th Salifest

Due to the Covid19 pandemic we had to hold the 13th Salifest online.

It was sad not to meet, exchange and celebrate in person, but we did get a lot of participation from all over the world! Lovely music from Africa as well as the UK, well-wishers & photos of support from many continents and countries, dance workshops and even a “how to cook Salifest Food” video. As usual we had all backgrounds and age groups involved

Please see the films and more here

And more photos are on our Social Media pages: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages & Youtube channel.

Facemask Fundraising whilst activities are on Hold

Due to the Covid19 Virus all our activities are currently on hold. Both in UK and in Guinea social distancing and lock-down measures are in force.

Hanna is donating 25 % of the tailored facemasks ( Hanna Heiss ) she makes and sells to come to the rescue with urgent medical needs in Guinea. We have already been able to help our partners running the community Centre in Guinea with health emergencies. It’s very appropriate – the masks protect our health and then help with urgent health needs in a country where there are many dangerous diseases and no easy access to adequate healthcare! 😷


12th Salifest

12th Salifest –  28.September 2019


With supporters generous donation we staged our 12th Salifest. A Big Thank You to the many volunteers making Salifest possible. As well as record number of visitors there were record number of helpers! We were

  • part of Catford Arts Trail
  • part of Creative Ageing Festival
  • Created Digital story about Salifest with photos by Ivan Angell
  • raised funds for projects in Guinea


Many people took part, including Lewisham Pensioners Ukulele group SMUG, a Primary school steel pan band Royal Steel and local secondary pupils with spoken word & piano piece. Our local MP, Janet Daby visited 2nd year in a row and delivered a lovely speech in support of us!


  • Abram’s Dance & Vieux’s Drum workshop
  • African Food, home-baked cakes & drinks
  • stalls with jewellery, African crafts & more
  • Yeu-lai Mo Art exhibition Dummyheads
  • tombola & raffle
  • Info about our work in Africa
  • fundraising stalls
  • Julie Akera’s East-African crafts







See the Salifest 2018 story here