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Out of Africa (OoA)

Out of Africa is one of the UKs best known platforms that promotes and profiles African arts.

The OoA platform highlights the best in African arts via tours, concerts, festivals, newsletters and blogs.

OoA is managed and produced by Hatch Events, an events management and marketing agency.

Audiences have enjoyed exhilarating, cutting-edge and dynamic live concerts, out-door festivals, talks and film screenings at venues such as Cargo, Carnival de Cuba, The Spitz, the National Theatre, The Bernie Grant Arts Centre and the Odeon West End.

The Out of Africa festival attracts between 10,000 – 30,000 people and has featured in Carnaby Street, Haggerston Park and The South Bank Centre riverside.

What the press have said about Out of Africa

“Exhilarating and quite unlike anything else in the capital…few nights are as pleasantly innovative as Out of Africa”, The Guardian (Guide)

“A joyful balance of culture and clubbing…leaves a glowing impression and a buzzing mind”, Metro Life

“Live DJ Nights that push the boundaries on the global music scene…a right royal jamboree of African proportions”, Time Out


The producers of OoA, Hatch Events, offers specialist support to those who want to engage with African arts and culture.

Hatch works actively in the Creative and Cultural Industries for public and private sector clients to produce festivals, seminars and business development programmes.

Clients have included Amnesty International, BBC London, Black Filmmaker Festival, British Council, Carnival de Cuba, CIDA, The Cutty Sark, National Theatre, One World Media,  Ovalhouse, Royal College of Art, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Shoreditch Trust.



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