Afro Innovation Group

Afro Innovation has received funding from the Church Urban Fund to run a series of music and arts sessions for refugees and the local community.




Our music and arts sessions aim to increase community participation for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Leicester through fun and creative intercultural interfaith activities.

Leicester is home to many faiths, such as Christians, Hindus, Muslims, as well as many refugees and asylum seekers.
Through stories, creative arts and food, we will build new friendships and share experiences that have shaped our life in the UK.


Inclusive events for all


Our events welcome men and women of all ages, ethnicity and background. We ensure a safe and welcoming environment for accompanied children.


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If Near Neighbours sounds like it could be for you, please come along to our next event!

Near Neighbours sessions are held fortnightly on Friday evenings from 17:00 to 19:30 at the Chapel Café, 10A Bishop Street, Leicester, LE1 6AF.


Event timetable


16/03/2018: Nowruz celebration

02/03/2018: ‘Songs of the World’, an interactive performance by the Leicester Amika Choir

28/02/2018: New offices launch event

02/02/2018: African drums concert

20/12/2017: Christmas party with Leicester City of Sanctuary

01/12/2017: Violin and guitar performance by All Strung Out

17/11/2017: Storytelling evening with the Leicestershire Guild of Storytellers

03/11/2017: Talk by the ECHO Refugee Library, a mobile library touring Syrian refugee camps in Greece

20/10/2017: African drums concert

03/10/2017: Diwali celebration


For more details and our project flyer, click here.