For over 15 years Africa Oyé  has been working closely with local schools and community centres in their outreach programme, the annual ‘Learning and Participation’ project.

In previous years Oyé has been able to build a fantastic relationship with the community and hosted successful workshops in schools. The artists who lead the workshops have been from a range of countries including Haiti, Niger, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Cape Verde, as well as artists which are based in the UK. This year in 2019 they worked with 2017 festival alumni, NUtribe.

Through the Learning and Participation workshops Oyé harness young people’s enthusiasm for culture whilst adding richness to the national curriculum. Those who take part meet artists and learn valuable skills, which can be applied not only to the workshop as well as situations inside and outside of a school setting.

The workshops take the children and young people on a journey, learning about the artists’ background and story and taking part in creating a short piece of artwork with them.

Engaging with children in the region helps to promote the positive images of African culture we hold dear.

There are opportunities throughout the year to get involved and if you would like to host a workshop in your school please get in touch.

Please check this page for updates on opportunities available.


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Kasai Masai: Multi-disciplinary workshops 

Dates currently available: 25th February – 15 March 2019.

Our curriculum-linked workshops are a great way to inspire participants and gain insight and interest in the arts. Our workshops are specifically designed by our team of experts to inspire your learners and enrich their learning experience.

The team are highly adaptable so if you would like to produce a short performance on a particular topic, we would be happy to incorporate this into your workshop. The workshops are a valuable and bespoke learning experience.

Booking Information

Maximum of 20 children per workshop
90 minute workshops = £250
We are a registered charity and do not charge VAT on our services.
(Please speak to us about special requests or pricing direct, we will try to adapt to suit)

If you would like to book in one of our workshops or to discuss a personalised project with the artists, please get in contact with Learning and Participation Project Manager – Rebecca Duggan:

Past Projects

Art Competition:

To celebrate #oye25, we have an exciting project Festival Flags for schools in the North West Region.

See our competition page for more info


Learning and Participation Project 2017:

Artist Muntu Valdo from Cameroon, Dates: 27th February – 10th March 2017

A focus on Africa through Music – connecting communities to world cultures


The workshops can either be an addition to cultural studies or music studies as the aim is to add richness to subjects the students are already exploring through their studies.

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