The Arts Calendar, This Week, Next Weekend, Upper Week
…Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi & John O Goetzinger
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July 15-August 31, 2022
IN THE GALLERY/FASHION
Dress Fela Fashion Competition
Towards Felabration 2022
Submission Opens July 15, 2022, Closes August 31, 2022
July 23, 2022
An Evening with RMD-Bookcraft will be hosting ‘An Evening with Richard Mofe Damijo’, at the Roving Heights Bookstore on the Oniru Waterfront, the holiday precinct of Lagos. Date is Saturday July 23, 2022.
The focus of the light conversation and banter is RMD: Portrait of a Warri Boy, a 200-page, coffee table book filled with 25 essays describing the life and essence of the actor, poet, short story writer and film producer. Details below.
July 23, 2022
Afowoslide & Abinibi Groovy Band will be presenting a Live Concert & Album Listening Party at the Alliance Francaise de Lagos, Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi on July 23 . Time is 7pm.
July 24, 2022
ODOGWU MISUNDERSTOOD: Live @ Terra Kulture
Date: July 24
Time: 5:00 pm
Tickets: ₦10000 – ₦500000
July 30, 2022
OSHARE: Problem No Dey Finish
A comic stage play directed by Jude Orhorha
Date: July 30
Venue: Muson Centre
Time: 3:00pm, 6:00 pm
Tickets: ₦2,000 – ₦50,000
JULY 31, 2022
Afrobeat acts: Kofo “The Wonderman” & His “The Daylight Stars” return to the big at the Freedom Park on Lagos Island on July 31. Show starts at 6pm. Ticket is ₦1,000.
JULY -31, 2022
IN THE GALLERY
ARTSPLIT Private Viewing
A Modern and Contemporary Nigerian Arts exhibition titled Ode to Mastery, featuring five prominent Nigerian artists t: Abiodun Olaku, Duke Asidere, Edosa Ogiguo, El-Dragg Okwoju and Oliver Enwonwu.
JULY 31-AUGUST 7, 2022
IN THE GALLERY
IN BETWEEN-An Exhibition of Art & Craft
Presented at ART FACTORY, 32, Awofodu Street, Bariga
IN BETWEEN opens on July 31, 2022, prefacing and running through a weeklong festival of Drama, Masquerade Parade, Dance, and Seminar, christened EKO Theatre Carnival.
Venue: Bariga Waterfront, Crown Art Factory, Bariga Precinct
Date: July 31- 7th August, 2022
AUGUST 1- 7, 2022
EKO Theatre Carnival: Crown Troupe at 26
A weeklong festival of Drama, Masquerade Parade, Dance, Art Exhibition and Seminar, will run at the Crown Art Factory on the Bariga waterfront an s well as the Bariga culture precinct. Its a this culture enclave erected on the dream and vision of Segun Adefila, the crown head of the Crown Troupe experiment, which has spawned a factory of talents and creative effort producing a variety of culture products in the vicinity of the University of Lagos in the north of Lagos.
The Festival is essentially a fusion of street culture and high art.
Venue: Bariga Waterfrontt, Crwon Art Factory, Bariga Precinct
Date: 1- 7th August, 2022
Time: 9am till sunset.
AUGUST 4 -30, 2022
The Onobrakpeya Carnival: August Slice
Bruce Onobrakpeya, patriarch of all of contemporary arts of Nigeria, is 90 in August 2022. The entire year has been dedicated by sundry organisations to commemorate the milstone. In August, the month of Onobrakpeya’s birth, the following events stand out in the year long calendar.
Conference: 60 YEARS OF CREATIVE GENIUS
Keynote Speaker: dele Jegede, artist and Professor of art
Speaker: Perkins Foss, Professor at Penn State University. Penn State University. Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Date: 4th – 6th August 2022
Venue: Onobrakpeya Art Centre, Agbarha -Otor, Delta State Sponsors: Urhobo Historical Society Urhobo Studies Association Contact: G. Darah, Professor, 0803 603 8913 3
Art Workshop: 24th Harmattan Workshop August Retreat
Date: 7th – 20th August, 2022
Theme: Bruce at 90, Probing Art on the flip side
Venue: Onobrakpeya Art Centre, Agbarha -Otor, Delta State
Supported by the Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation Contact Person: Sam Ovraiti 0803 307 2334 4
Church Thanksgiving Service and Reception Special Thanksgiving Service
Date: 30th August 2022.
Venue: All Saints’ Anglican Church, Montgomery Road, Yaba
Reception: Nikoms Event center also in Yaba, Lagos.
Contact: Oghara Adebusuyi: 0809 992 3448 5.
AUGUST 6 & 7, 2022
EMIR SANUSI: Truth in Time is a stage play that dramatizes the life of Khalifan Muhammadu Sanusi, the 14th Fulani Emir of Kano. The play is written and directed by Ahmed Yerima and will be premièred in two cities across the country (Lagos and Abuja) on the same day: August 6, 2022.
Produced by Joseph Edgar’s Duke of Shomolu Productions, the details of the opening shows are:
LAGOS Venue: Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos
Date: 6th & 7th August, 2022
Time: 4pm and 6pm (2 shows daily)
ABUJA Venue: Musa Yaradua Centre
Date: 6th August 2022
Enquiries: Joseph 09096325791
The 13th CORA-NLNG Book party for the shortlisted authors for the Nigeria Prize for Literature (NPL) will hold at Eko Hotel from 3pm on August 7, 2022 at Eko Hotel in Lagos. It is in honour of the 11 poets shortlisted for the 2022 edition of the NPL. They include Augusta’s Poodle – Ogaga Ifowodo, 2. Coming Undone As Stitches, Tighten – Iquo DianaAbasi, 3. Dispossessed – James Eze, 4. Ife Testament – Olusegun Adekoya, 5. Memory and the Call of Waters – S. Su’eddie Agema, 6. Neglected – Lucy Chiamaka Okwuma, 7. Nomad – Romeo Oriogun, 8. The Lilt of the Rebel – Obari Gomba, 9. The Love Canticles – Chijioke Amu Nnadi, 10. Wanderer Cantos – Remi Raji, 11. Yawns and Belches– Joe Ushie
Details here https://bookartville.com/book-party-for-big-literature-prize/
August 12-14 2022
Film Festival at POP WKNDR
This Film Festival is part of a series of activities set to take place all weekends of August and September 2022 at Pop Beach in Ilashe, off the Lekki Expressway in the east of Lagos. It is part of a summer camp tagged: Pop WKNDR.
Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 12-14, 2022.
August 19 2022
IN THE GALLERY
Art & Craft Festival at POP WKNDR
This Art &Craft Festival is part of a series of activities set to take place all weekends of August and September 2022 at Pop Beach in Ilashe, off the Lekki Expressway in the east of Lagos. It is part of a summer camp tagged: Pop WKNDR.
Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 19-21, 2022.
Irie Vibes Fest
Irie Vibes Fest is a reggae concert for cervical cancer awareness. As you enjoy the music in the picturesque seaside atmosphere, you have the opportunity to determine how healthy you are via free medical tests. The fee for attendance is 40,000Naira. For boat/Cabana/Room, call 08023131844.
Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 27, 2022. Time: 7pm