Conscious of the historical and personal links between Africa and Europe, the Africa Centre, as an independent charity, was developed to create greater awareness among British and other European people of developments in Africa and its Diaspora. The centre thus aims to promote positive awareness of Africa, to empower the African Diaspora in the UK and to support Africa's development aspirations.
Over the years leading African artists, writers, politicians and musicians have met in the Africa Centre, have been a source of inspiration to one another and have shared their visions of Africa with British people.
The Africa Centre is closing for refurbishment on 31 July 2006. The Centre will be closed for between 18 months and 3 years.