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The children’s programme is a permanent feature of the Africa Festival. This year it will again take place in a circus tent, so that our youngest visitors have their own little area and are protected if it rains. The Senegalese author and musician Ibrahima Ndiaye will lead trough the programme. He knows how to entertain his young audience with his own unique mix of traditional storytelling, pantomime, percussion, dancing and singing.

The African artistic ensemble Adesa from Ghana will leave the children amazed. This year, from Friday to Sunday, they’ll feature an African clown and an acrobatics show in the multi-tent and a street parade. Children of all ages will also be provided with space and entertainment outside of the children’s tent: “Karibuni Watoto – Welcome, Children!” will be the name of the closed-off children’s area, where there will be a huge amount of games on offer, away from the hustle and bustle of the main festival. We’re pleased that this year, s.Oliver will be taking over the organisation of the children’s area again. To match the 50th anniversary of the company, the s.Oliver team came up with special activities. The little visitors of the festival will be entertained with face painting, crafting and a playground. The slightly older children can be junior designers and create their own T-shirt featuring different motifs and colours at the screen printing station. While the children are busy being creative, the parents can relax in the chill-out area. There will also be an area for breastfeeding and nappy changing.

The children’s area is open daily from noon to 8:00 pm, and entrance is free of charge for visitors of the festival.

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