Posts tagged with ‘Olympics’

  • Africa Village

    Set up at Kensington Gardens, opposite the Royal Albert Hall, the continent of Africa welcomes you throughout the Olympic Games from the 28th of July to the 12th of August

    Open to all, access to Africa Village is free of charge for visitors from 9am to 10 pm. The general public is invited to take a journey and discover the cultural, artistic and sporting riches of Africa. Stands presenting the very best of each African country with modern and traditional music concerts, fashion, dancing, photo exhibitions and a restaurant… so that all those in love with Africa and the most curious of visitors can immerge themselves in African culture and discover its diversity, talent and dynamism.

    Be welcome at the Africa Village!


    You must also visit the Official Nigeria Stand (WAZOBIA LOUNGE) at the Association of National Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA) Africa Village in Kensington Gardens during the Olympics in London.

    It’s FREE and Open to all visitors from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M, every day from the 27th July – 12th August.

    17 DAYS of Exhibition, Entertainment, Trade Opportunities and showcasing Nigeria’s potential.

    VENUE: The AFRICA OLYMPICS VILLAGE, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, SW7 2AP (Closest Tube – South Kensington),

    DIRECTIONS: The Africa Village is next to The Royal Albert Hall and is a 3 minute walk from South Kensington Tube Station on the District Line.

    By in Events & News
  • Olympic Bee Bag

    I am quite excited about the start of the Olympics. I have to admit I am completely enthralled by everything from opening ceremonies to the athletics to the basketball games. At Urbanknit HQ we thought we’d do a little something to show our support and love of the games, especially as it holding in our beloved London this time around.

    The most prominent symbol of the games are the 5 interlocking rings in blue, yellow, black, green, and red and usually against a white background. It was designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games.  The rings represent the five continents of the world and it is suggested that at least one of the colours appears on all the national flags of the world. Let us know if you have spotted an exception!

    We have a made a special Olympic Bee Bag (our bestselling pleated tote bag) which incorporates each of these colours in strips of Aso-Òkè. The Olympic colours with an African twist!

    Check out the full schedule of the games to make sure you don’t miss something exciting. So what particular event are you looking forward to seeing? Please leave a comment and let us know!


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