All roads lead to London for New Yam Festival 2013

The 10th Annual Iri-ji (New Yam) Festival will be held on 19th October 2013 at the Petchey Academy, Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London E8 2EY.

Organised by the Igbo Cultural Support Network (ICSN), the event will also mark ICSN’s 15th year anniversary.

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

The Iri-ji (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 making the farm yields possible and praying for good yields next planting season.

It is one of the most significant festivals amongst the Igbo tribe in Nigeria and is celebrated in all corners of the globe.

A variety of delicious African foods including rice, Yam, meat and fish will be served.

There will be Yam auctions, masquerades and cultural presentations to capture the essence of the festival.
Egwu Oganiru from ICSN Dance Troop and Chuka Royalty, a Hiphop/Gospel/Afrobeat musician will perform.

There will be live music throughout the night by Kelechi Ify and dance until the early hours.

All guests are encouraged to wear traditional attire.

Date: Saturday 19th October
Venue: Petchey Academy, Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London E8 2EY
Time: 6pm – Late
Cost:  £15 (in advance) / £20 (On the door)
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland & Dalston Junction (London Overground)
Nearest British Rail:  Rectory Road, Hackney Downs
Buses: 67, 76, 149, 243
Tickets can be booked at the Igbo Cultural Support Network’s website.