Focus & Beyond The Borders Present La Féte – International Women’s Day


Focus Organization and Beyond The Borders have teamed up to do a series of monthly residencies for the duration of 2011 at Open The Gate in the heart of Dalston - a newly established community venue promoting African and Black Culture through art, music and other activities. 

In recognition of International Women's Day 2011 - a global day marking the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - we will be celebrating to the sounds of the Congo and the Himalayas from 7pm on Saturday 12th March, in support of Save The Congo's 'I ♥ my Vagina'.

Poetry by JJ Bola ( – themed on and dedicated to women - will be followed by two energetic live sets from resident bands Kasai Masai and Yak Attack, along with a rhythmic selection of beats from 'hyperkinetic' resident Dj Oya Bun. There will also be a prize draw raffle and Congolese cocktails to sample.


Time: 7pm – 2am

Price:£5 before 10.30pm, £7 after

Location:Open The Gate, Dalston,

33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BJ

Directions:Dalston Kingsland Station then 5min walk

Buses 149, 243, 67, 76


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