Afrika Eye is an annual film and arts

festival in Bristol and is the South West’s

biggest celebration of African cinema and


Afrika Eye bring films and diverse perspectives on Africa and the African diaspora to challenge the stereotypes, dispel the myths and explore the traditions and transformations in the ever-changing social and political landscape across this vast continent.

They have film and arts events in various venues across Bristol from early November and their festival culminates in their cornerstone Watershed weekend, where you’ll find a packed programme of film and discussion, as well as their legendary Friday night party.

Here you can find the events hosted on our Bristol Ferry Boats and for all other events from Afrika Eye click here.


Words from the Water

With Edson Burton and Priscilla Andersohn

City Centre | November 6, 2018 | 7:00 pm | £7

A spoken-word workshop with Bristol’s very own wordsmith Edson Burton & singer songwriter Priscilla Andersohn. You are invited to take to the water and draw from it’s depths; words, spoken word and songs inspired by your reflections on Bristol’s harbour and connections with the African diaspora. In collaboration with Raise the Bar.


Songs & Stories from South Africa

Workshop with Sisanda Myataza

City Centre | November 7, 2018 | 7:00 pm | £7

A singing workshop laced with Sisanda’s life experiences as a child of the post Apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’ in the new South Africa. Her voice echoes with the histories of some of South Africa’s famous singers…..think Miriam Makeba! Sisanda will introduce you to songs old and new and the docks will resonate with their rhythms and lyrics. Sisanda will be joined by percussionist Bido Irie.


Vanishing Sail

City Centre | November 8, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Director: Alexis Andrews
Country: Antigua
2015 / 88 mins / English 

Tickets £12, £9 concession (24 and under, JSA) including ferry cruise from Bristol Ferry Boats.

Early booking essential (limited numbers)

Take a trip on a Bristol Ferry Boat for an Afrika Eye ‘special’ screening of this moving documentary telling the compelling story of one of the last traditional boat-builders in Grenada.

Pick up a tot of rum, a Caribbean snack and sit back as the sun goes down to watch the movie.

About the film

In the Grenadines, the traditions of boat-building were once crucial to the survival of the islanders. Today, these skills have all but vanished. Alwyn Enoe, one of the last boat-builders of Carriacou, practises a trade passed down the generations from the Scottish settlers who arrived in the 19th century. Approaching his 70s, Alwyn decides to create a final sailing vessel before the skills introduced by his ancestors are lost forever.

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  • Tuesday
    06th November
    19:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday
    07th November
    19:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday
    08th November
    19:30 - 21:45