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LIPA supports Africa Oyé

Wednesday 19 June 2024

LIPA supports Africa Oyé

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) sponsored Africa Oyé for a second consecutive year in 2024. 

The festival at Sefton Park takes place in June and is the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture. LIPA’s Widening Participation team were at the festival with over 400 people visiting its family activity tent. 

LIPA’s Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Cherise Weaver says: “Africa Oyé is a fantastic fun family event that is truly multi-cultural. It’s a great showcase for the city and its people, with Scousers welcoming visitors from across the world to join them for the celebrations. 

“It was really exciting for us to be part of such a successful event for a second year. We were more involved this year with our presence at the festival, and we want that involvement to continue to grow as the relationship develops.”  

As part of LIPA’s partnership with Africa Oyé, the festival’s artistic director, Paul Duhaney and marketing manager Dave McTeague will be leading sessions with LIPA’s Management students next year. Paul and David have both appeared on Come Together – A LIPA Podcast as has last year’s headliner and LIPA graduate Seun Kuti. 

Find out more about Africa Oyé

Listen to Come Together – A LIPA Podcast

Find out more about LIPA’s Management degre