ETERNAL: Homage to Bob Andy
African Monarch: Celebrating Historical Kings & Queens of Africa
In the year that Britain celebrates the Platinum Jubilee, I invite you to African Monarch: Celebrating the Historical Kings and Queens. We’ll be looking at certain figures and why they are honoured, such as King Moshoshoe (pronounced Mo-shwesh-shweh) of Lesotho and Queen Idia of Benin. You and I will explore pre-colonial royalty, in countries such as Ghana, Angola and South Africa. Were they honoured for pioneering educational opportunities? Military strategies? Diplomacy? Governmental reforms? Come with me, as we traverse sub-Saharan Africa, visiting a few of the courts, of the medieval and early modern period.
This event is recommended for ages 5-10. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone must have a ticket.
Celebrating African and
BIRAGO DAY: African and Caribbean Folklore Day
December 11th 2022
Workshop: Celebrating the Ashanti
Natty Mark Samuels, founder of the African School in Oxford, is working with the Rumble Museum to run workshops with groups of students of African heritage, looking at African Countries, Artefacts and some of the many languages spoken in the continent.
Read more in the links below:
Join us in celebration of Wangari Maathai’s
birthday and her leadership of the Green Belt
Movement – 1st April 2021 @ 6pm
About this Event: The event will be introduced by Natty
Ploughkeepsie's Sadie Delaney: Healing From World War Through Reading
A Conversation with the Founder of the African School in England
Sunday, February 21, 2:00 pm. Via Zoom. RSVP/register at: www.DCHSNY.org/Feb21
Natty Mark Samuels
Let The Story Be Told
to Roy Midwinter: for his musicianship and his humanity.
Time is passing,
So let the story be told.
It is long overdue,
So let the story unfold:
Of the African influence on European art.
Let us start with Vlaminck,
And that bar in Argenteuil.
Where a round of drinks,
Began his African zeal:
Art of the Yoruba and the Baule.
Onward to Derain,
Who was given a Fang mask.
Enjoyed his first drink,
From the African flask:
The Fang of Gabón and Cameroon.
Matisse bought a statue,
From a curio shop.
Took it to a saloñ,
Observed the jaws that dropped:
A Vili statuette from the Congo.
Picasso saw the Vili figure,
Evening of enchantment.
He yearned to see more,
So to the Trocodero he went:
Sculpture of West and Central África.
(c) Natty Mark Samuels, 2020. African School.
Vlaminck – Maurice de Vlaminck, 20th century French artist.
Yoruba – people of south-west Nigeria.
Baule – people of central lvory Coast.
Derain – André Derain, 20th century French artist.
Matisse – Henri Matisse, 20th century French artist.
Vili – people of Democratic Repúblic of the Congo.
Picasso – Pablo Picasso, 20th century Spanish artist.
Trocodero – Parisian ethnographic museum
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ZLecture at Fusion Arts:
Oxfordshire Kindness Wave - Natty Mark Samuels:
Here are the first two published pieces of art by two budding artists, Year Seven students at The Oxford Academy. The first, by DESTINY WILSON, is of two Kuduo brass bowls of the Ashanti of Ghana; the other, by MILLIE SMITH, is of a Portuguese man, sculpted in ivory by an artist from Benin city. Nigeria, in the 16th century.
Due to the Coronavirus, the Oxford Citrus Festival has been deferred
Natty Mark will be delivering a workshop on citrus at this conference
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The Shrine of Womanhood With Natty Mark Samuels https://www.oxford.gov.uk/events/event/636/the_shine_of_womanhood_with_natty_marks_samuels
Honouring the Herbalist Interactive Workshop: if-oxford.com/event/honouring-the-herbalists/https://if-oxford.com/event/honouring-the-herbalists/