Monday, 21 September 2015

News Release: British Council Welcomes Launches Cultural Season In Abuja

The British Council has welcomed Laura Aldridge, British artist, popularly known for her works across art forms such as photography, screen print, ceramics, fabrics and cement, to Nigeria for the Go Woman Go! Project.

In advance of the workshops, the official launch of the UK/Nigeria 2015—16 season in Abuja, saw many arts entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and creatives alongside government and other private sector guests gather at the British Council office, in Maitaima, Abuja on Tuesday, 15th September, 2015.

Go Woman Go! is the first project in the programme which spans September 2015—April 2016 to take place in Abuja.

“We are delighted to have Laura Aldridge in Nigeria”, said Louisa Waddingham, Director Programmes, British Council Nigeria. “Her work over the years has been incredible and we look forward to the exchange of knowledge and perspectives between her and participants in the Nigerian arts industry. It is my hope that each of the projects in this season creates new collaborations and strengthens the relationships between Nigeria and the UK.”

The Abuja Season launch also featured a make-space facilitated by the Nike Arts Centre Abuja even as DJ Lambo, popular female DJ, treated the guests to some delightful music.

The year-long season aims to create increased access to the arts as well as facilitate creation of new digital work, innovation and working with young people.

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RED Media Africa

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