New Yam Festival to be held in Hackney

The Igbo Cultural Support Network (ICSN) will host the 9th Annual Iri-ji (New Yam) Festival at the Petchey Academy in Hackney on 13th October 2012.

It will be a wonderful celebration of the most beautiful aspects of the rich Igbo heritage and culture.

The New Yam Festival is the celebration of the culmination of a work cycle and the beginning of another. It is a time of thanksgiving to God for this year’s harvest and praying for good yields next planting season.

A variety of delicious African foods will be served including Rice, Yam, Meat and Fish dishes.

There will be Yam auctions, masquerades and cultural presentations to capture the essence of the festival.
The ICSN Dance School students will entertain the guests with traditional plays and dances.

Expect live music throughout the night, with a DJ playing the finest Afrobeats, RnB, Funky House and Hip Hop hits.
All guests are encouraged to wear a traditional outfit.

Venue: Petchey Academy, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, London E8 2EY
Date: 13th October 2012
Time: 5pm – Late
Cost: £15 (Before the date)/ £20 (On the door) / £5 (Children)
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland (London Overground)
Nearest British Rail: Rectory Road, Hackney Downs
For more info and Tickets: Call: 07940224313 or send an email to:  
For more information about the Igbo Cultural Support Network, visit