268 Broomloan Road | Glasgow G51 2JQ
Phone: 0141 440 1287
The African Arts Centre is an exciting and creative addition to the Ibrox area. This multi-purpose space can be anything from a music venue, to a classroom, to an art gallery depending on when you visit.
A team of dedicated staff run a busy and interesting programme of visual and performing arts, celebrating African culture and seeking to empower and integrate African citizens in the city. The venue itself can be hired for parties and by promoters putting on small gigs or club nights, with a central hall which has a capacity of around 200.
Popular nights include Reggaethons where the venue's license is put to good use, serving cheap drinks as DJs play reggae tunes into the early hours – legend has it that the nights rage on until 6am.
Other events include Strings Drums and Rap – described as a mix of African drumming, Govan rappers and “Renaissance dance music” (who knows) – which is just one of the events scheduled as part of their Musicians in Exile project, an experimental community music project which works with local groups to combat social exclusion through the arts.