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24th October 2008 at 01:00

Glasgow museums have been celebrating Black History Month with a series of events titled "Africa Connects". It draws to a close this weekend at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum with free drop-in activities, workshops and performances for children and families.

The focus of the African Weekend, running from 11.30am-3pm each day, is Adinkra: the traditional symbols that are used to decorate textiles, walls, pottery and woodcarvings in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. It will also feature music, stories and fashion.

Visitors will get a chance to explore the My Africa, My Glasgow exhibition at Kelvingrove until November 16. As the introduction explains, there are more than 10,000 African people living in Glasgow, many of whom first came here in search of refuge and have stayed "to embrace life in the city - working, studying and contributing to its vibrancy".

Earlier this year, African artists and performers led a series of workshops at Kelvingrove for members of the African community. These celebrated their diverse heritage through music, poetry, storytelling and crafts. The mixed media exhibition grew out of those workshops and also features objects that represent something special about the participants' lives in Glasgow and Africa.

The Glasgow Film Theatre is celebrating Black History Month with films from Africa, subtitled in English. Three, aimed at teenagers (15-plus) and adults, are being screened from October 25-29. As Old As My Tongue (October 29, 6.30pm) is billed as "an intimate portrait" of Bi Kidude, "probably the oldest living singer on the world stage today" and features a soundtrack spanning 100 years of Swahili music.

www.glasgowmuseums.com; www.gft.org.uk.

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