UNITED KINGDOM - PAVILION
As part of the Festival of Cultures of the Biennale of Luanda 2021, discover the cultural content proposed by the United Kingdom!
Enjoy your visit!
Welcome message from the Chargé d'Affaires at the British Embassy in Angola
“Welcome to the British Pavilion at the Biennale of Luanda 2021. I hope you will enjoy this virtual tour through activities demonstrating UK’s continued engagement with Angola and other African countries. We are proud to show highlights on Climate Action, Education, Culture and Trade and Investment."
Chargé d'Affaires at the British Embassy in Angola, Haroon Suleman
Together for our Planet – the UK’s year of climate action
We cannot afford to wait to act against the threat of climate change. We must work together to protect our planet and people and ensure a greener, more resilient future for us all.
The UK hosted the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 with our partners Italy in November 2021 to bring together world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action.
But each of us has a part to play. That’s why we will continue to work closely with businesses, civil society groups, schools and people across the UK as part of our on-going conversation on tackling climate change.
#OneStepGreener will showcase how people from all over the UK are already doing their bit on climate change, from the engineers working on the offshore wind farms now powering our homes and businesses, to local initiatives encouraging children and parents to walk to school. We want to celebrate them and inspire more to join them. Our intention is to create a mass movement of green steps across the country in the lead up to COP26, showing how small actions culminate in large collective action.
The COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
British Council – English Connects
English Connects is a programme that connects African youth and the future generation of leaders with the UK through English. It runs in Angola, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Benin and Mozambique. It aims to improve the quality of English language teaching and learning, particularly in French and Portuguese speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, thus creating opportunities to enable young people to increase their potential to study and improve their employability and networks. Working with governments, the private sector, young entrepreneurs, future leaders, educators and learners in formal and non-formal education, the programme aims to reach and impact a wide audience through face to face interaction, media and digital channels.
It doesn’t matter where you come from. It’s where you’re going that counts.
Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships programme. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations, we offer awards to study in the UK for one year on a fully funded master’s degree course.
Chevening runs in Angola since 1985 and up to now, 110 Angolan nationals have secured a Chevening award.
This is where poets and animators from countries across Southern Africa and the UK collaborate to produce artworks.
There are six pieces: “Pretty Pink Baggage” by poet Prudence Delah Dube (Zimbabwe) and digital artist, Eugene Ramirez Mapondera (Zimbabwe); “Obsidian Black” by John Bernard (UK) and Refilwe Bantle Wale (Botswana); “Not quite putting the world to rights” by poet Andrea Mbarushimana (UK) and digital artist Tavonga Shumbanhete (Zimbabwe); “Never Bet Against The Sun” poet Aysar Ghassan (UK) and digital artist Kudakwashe Rwizi (Zimbabwe); “Finding Strength in Chaos” by Lorna Zita (Mozambique) and digital artist Mudiwa Kimberley Marasa (Zimbabwe); “Beauty in Silence” by poet Musenga Katongo (Zambia) and digital artist, Dana Chis (UK).
The British Museum – Africa Galleries
The Africa Galleries reveal the extraordinary cultural, artistic and historical diversity and complexity of the continent represented by the collections.
The galleries present varied material and artistic traditions, including forged metalwork, textiles, pottery-making, masquerade and sculpture. Cross-cutting the displays, the galleries approach a range of wider themes, including trade, identity, gender, power, religion and transformation.
The inclusion of contemporary art throughout the galleries highlights the continuing vibrancy and relevance of art in and about Africa, both by artists living on the continent and those of African heritage working outside it. Among the contemporary art works represented there is a particular focus on artworks inspired or informed by earlier creative traditions.
Take a virtual walk around the Africa galleries and explore great artwork from Africa!
Trade and Investment - The UK’s Department of Trade to hold virtual Africa Investment Conference
The second Africa Investment Conference will be held virtually on 20 January 2022.
The conference will mark two years from the UK-Africa Investment Summit hosted in London by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, where 27 trade and investment deals worth £6.5bn and further commitments worth £8.9bn were announced.
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