Ade Solanke is the among the participating artists at CHALE WOTE 2019, she will be doing a reading of her play Phillis Wheatley. Running for the last eight years, in a fishing town in one of Ghana’s Accra’s oldest district it is the biggest art festival in West Africa. The Festival brings together an eclectic mix of talent from artists, musicians and Accra’s up-and-coming fashion designers from around the word. Attracting about 100.000 people in 2018.
The first festival took place in July 2011 with a vision to cultivate a wider audience for the arts in West Africa and using art as a viable form to rejuvenate public spaces. The CHALE WOTE challenges both artists and community-based audiences to connect through art.
The festival includes street painting, graffiti murals, photo exhibitions, interactive installations, a food and fashion marketplace, live street performances, extreme sports, African Cinema pavilion, street boxing, a fashion parade, a music block party, design labs and much more.
Ade’s event Phillis in London takes place on Fri 23rd August 6-9pm at the National Theatre , Accra.
More than 200 Ghana-based and international artists take part in the event every year. The festival runs 14 August to 25 August 2019.
Where: Ghana – If you want to make a holiday out of it then we have found some ideas to work with
Travel Choices -see links below otherwise BA, Virgin and American Airlines all do flights to Accra.