13 Apr

The Anancy Festival Orlando 2014

The Anancy Festival  Orlando 2014.anancy festival orlando

Anancy Festival
Saturday, June 14, 1 pm
Maitland Public Library
501 South Maitland Avenue Maitland, Florida 32751
24 Jan

The Anancy Festival 2014 – Eight cities. Eight events: Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, Nairobi (Kenya), Accra (Ghana) and Kingston – June 2014


anancy festival orlando 2013 

The Anancy Festival 2014 – Eight cities. Eight events: Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, Nairobi (Kenya), Accra (Ghana) and Kingston – June  2014

The Anancy Festival is a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage and designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean, indeed popular throughout the African Diaspora. This clever and conniving character is familiar to millions of people around the world and an appropriate icon for the festival’s blend of Caribbean culture on a platform geared for children and adolescents.

JUNE 2014 Anancy festival locations

Anancy Festival Pembroke Pines

June 28th, 2014
Time: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
South Regional/Broward College Library
7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Admission: Free
Contact: Andrea Shaw (andreaeshaw@yahoo.com) or Xavier Murphy (info@anancyfestival.com)

Anancy Festival Orlando
Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Maitland Public Library 501 S. Maitland Avenue,

Maitland, FL 32751

(407) 647-7700

Admission: Free

Contact: Sandy Issacs (sandylisaacs@yahoo.com)

Accra (Ghana)
Title: Anancy from Jamaica visits his cousin Kweku Ananse in Ghana
Date: TBA
Dzorwulu, Accra. Contact ruthkwakwa@gmail.com for details.
Contact: Ruth Kwakwa  (ruthkwakwa@gmail.com) 

Anancy Festival  New York
Date: TBA
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Langston Hughes Branch, Queens Public Library.
Address: 10001 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY
Admission: Free
Contact:  Kerri-Ann Smith (anancyfestivalny@gmail.com)

Anancy Festival Atlanta
Date: TBA
Time: 2:00-5:30 PM
Location: Central Library, Lower Level Auditorium and Alcove
Address: 1 Margaret Mitchell Square at the corner of Forsyth Street and Carnegie Way, Atlanta, GA 30303-2513 (Downtown Atlanta). For GPS and Mapquest purposes, use 126 Carnegie Way, Atlanta 30303.
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Description: Enjoy an afternoon of storytelling, arts and crafts, and a film screening with local and regional performers. Each young attendee will receive a special gift from the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation. Light refreshments will also be served.
Contact: For additional information contact Sharon Robinson at 404-730-4001x 210 (sharone.robinson@fultoncountyGA.gov)  or Monica Foderingham at 404-730-1808 (Monica.foderingham@fultoncountyGA.gov)

Anancy Festival  Nairobi,Kenya

Date: TBA
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: G-Rockers Centre,
Kawangware Slums
Website: http://www.grockerssports.com
Admission: Free
Contact: Zubair Mohammed
Email:  mohammed.zubair65@gmail.com
Mobile: 0724272766, 0738272766


Anancy Festival Washington DC
Title: Anancy! Anansi!
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Room: MLK Room A-5
Date: TBA
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Register here: www.anancyfestivaldc.eventbrite.com
Theatrical presentation, storytelling, and art competition
Contact: Eva Greene Wilson (soca@socamom.com)
Contact: Dr. Claire Nelson (clairen@iadb.org)

Anancy Reading Festival Kingston, Jamaica

Date: TBA
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library
2 Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston 3
Admission: Free
Contact: Kellie Magnus  (kelliemagnus@gmail.com)


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Photos from Anancy Festival 2013

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