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An arty African Christmas

DISPLAY: Art from the continent will be exhibited during the festival

WITH PLENTY of time before the big day, it’s already beginning to look a lot like Christmas – African-style.

Manchester Black History Festival invites you to celebrate Christmas at the city’s Chuck Gallery, where you can enjoy a fantastic evening with African canapes, mince pies and mulled wine.

Entitled Evocative Colour Away from the Abstract, the free Christmas African art exhibition on Saturday 10 December celebrates the distinctive style of Nelson Okoh.

A self-trained artist, Okoh hails from Delta State, but was brought up in Lagos, Nigeria. Professionally, he has been painting and sculpting for more than 15 years. Through his work, he shows the world that if we look with honesty and an open mind at artworks, we find out that there is more to life than people think. Much of his work celebrates the female figure as beautiful and well created by God in terms of stature and emotion.

The Chuck Gallery specialises in presenting work by international African artists, identifying and selecting the best new talent from the African contemporary art scene.

Established in 2002 in Lagos, Nigeria, Marvel Arts opened its UK gallery in Plymouth Grove, Manchester, in 2015, bringing a contemporary African perspective to a city already rich in art, culture, innovation and diversity.

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