|Luton AfroFest first of many was held at Manor Park Luton this year. This was a family event organized by Pamtengo Radio, an initiative of Unika charity in collaboration with AUK radio. Having had a very difficult 2020/21 which is still ongoing, Luton Afrofest provided a great opportunity to bring the community together while showcasing the taste of Africa.
With this year being the Queen’s Jubilee and most African countries being part of the commonwealth this was a great way to compliment other festivals in Luton and celebrate the African way.
Our aim is to promote African culture and heritage through music,
fashion, art, and diversity within the community. Luton Afrofest will showcase the rich history within our tradition through the contemporary forms of art.
The 23rd of July 2022 brought Lutonians and the surrounding neighbours together to enjoy live music, cultural dance, food, funfair activities from the African continent.
We plan to be inclusive going forward and work with other community organizers to promote their services which we believe are the most
essential especially in our ethnic community information which are not readily available or well known. So, by inviting other professionals from various organizations our community will have direct access to information and services on the day of the event. This event will create an opportunity for partnership with other local businesses and charities to ensure information on essential services are shared. Our event will promote equality and diversity, community social cohesion, help build stronger communities. It will also promote Luton across neighboring towns, increase business revenue and also put our town on the national map as a diverse and multi-cultural community who are united in every way and also show that Luton in a safe and fun place to live and work.
Here is some pictures from the day of the event more to come….
Unika Free Basketball Clinics
On our last day of the first series of basketball clinics we had a special visit from the Bedfordshire Police Community Cohesion Team as well as the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire with the commissioner himself, Festus Akinbusoye PCC in attendance.We initially thought they will just come for half an hour tops, give a talk to the kids and shake a few hands and go but to our pleasant surprise the commissioner changed into his basketball kit, took full part in the whole two hour session coaching some of the kids as well (who knew he was a pro baller before) and gave an inspiring talk to everyone involved. PCSO Daniel McHugh from the Cohesion Team (one of the loveliest police officers you’ll ever come across) was in his usual element as well talking to all the kids and if there is one PC who would make you want to join the police force, it’s him.Upon finding out that this was our last session because we had run out of funding the PCC leapt into action and promised to source some for us to continue the training camps for the rest of the summer holidays.We are happy to announce that every Saturday until schools open the camps will be running at Active LutonLea Manor Recreation Centre 11am to 1pm thanks to the volunteer coaches from United Front, Team Zimbabwe UK and the charity UNIKA. We encourage all youngsters interested to register at the link below to guarantee a spot…https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/free-basketball-clinics…
FREE Basketball Clinics
Saturday 28 May, Saturday 25 June and Saturday 16 July
1100HRS – 1300HRS
Venue: LEA MANOR RECREATION CENTRE, NORTHWELL DRIVE, LUTON, LU3 3TL
Saturday 11 June
Saturday 2 July
Saturday 9 July
12.30PM – 2.30PM
Venue – Inspire: Luton Sports Village, Butterfield Green Road, Luton, LU2 8DD
Brought to you by Bedfordshire Luton Community Fund, UNIKA & PAMTENGO RADIO
For young people 13yrs old and over. Turn up 30mins before on the day to register or go to our eventbrite follow this link to register
For More Info
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Call – Sam – 07562736306