The British Council and the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture organised a 2-day training for festival managers around Africa. Rainbow Book Club founder, Koko Kalango, represented the book festivals on the continent.

The workshop held at the National Theatre, Lagos on 1 and 2 March and was delivered by the London International Festival of Theatre, Edinburgh Napier University, Walk the Plank and National Theatre Wales. The forum was also an opportunity for networking, sharing experiences and ideas for participants. Countries represented included Ghana, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Kenya and of course Nigeria.

Rosemary Parkhill of the BC London in discussion with Koko Kalango
L-R: Koko Kalango, Sarah Boulus (STAN) and Blessing Azubuike (Art for a Reason)
Koko Kalango and delegated from A New Africa
L-R: Koko Kalango with the Workshop facilitators Graham Weir (Edinburgh Napier University), Liz Pugh (Walk the Plank), David Evans (National Theatre Wales) and Jon Davis (London International Festival of Theatre)