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UK Summer Somali Festival #SomFest2016

Bank Holiday Monday 30th May 2016 (12 – 12am)

A day filled with comedy, music, film, poetry and literature by some of the UK’s best Somali talent and more!

Hosted by Baar Hersi and Muna Osman


Journalism and news graduate, an ambassador for Restless Development youth day 2015 and founder of Takow Network. Ladan Takow will be doing a presentation on the benefits of volunteering and activism.

Unique poet Aaden Muuse Haybe, who delivers poems about serious Diaspora issues in his own humorous Som-English style. Aadan will perform some of his most popular Somali English mix poems.

Award winning filmmaker described as “…a walking, talking bag of positive energy” by The Daily Telegraph. Mo Ali will be sharing his journey to becoming a successful UK Somali director.

Singer, songwriter and the Voice UK 2014 quarter finalist, Autumn Sharif will be performing new songs from her upcoming EP with her band.

Award winning British-Somali writer and author of ‘Black Mamba Boy’, Nadifa Mohamed will be reading a chapter of her latest novel, ‘The Orchard of Lost Souls’ followed by a question and answer session.

Following his successful Australia tour, the UK’s only stand-up comedian of Somali origin Prince Abdi is back with charismatic style, bringing a unique blend of outstandingly witty stories and jokes.

Playwright, whose work includes ‘Struggle’ and ‘Stripped Black’, Firdos Ali will be performing her one-woman play, ‘How I Feel’, a piece about a young woman who shares Somali tea and secrets with unexpected visitors.

Singer, songwriter who has embraced an electric mix of styles with influences from rock and reggae jostling with traditional Somali music, Aar Maanta will be performing new songs from his upcoming album with his band The urban Nomads.

Date: Mon 30th May 2016

Doors Open: 12:00 pm

Event Ends: 00:00 am

Venue: Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

Day Programme Admission: £7.50 (MOTD)

Evening Programme Admission: £10 (MOTD)

Dress Code: None

Ticketline: +447965 638638

Event Organiser: Avalite Events