pic8302. Festival of African Sounds, Alexandra Palace

pic8302. Festival of African Sounds, Alexandra Palace

The Festival of African Sounds at Alexandra Palace, north London, celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 65th birthday in 1983. Zenani Mandela was a special guest. The bust of Mandela in the photograph was created by sculptor Ian Walters. Mandela’s birthday was marked by events all over Britain. The London Borough of Greenwich awarded him the freedom of the borough and public gardens were named after him in Leeds and Hull.

Category: 1980s
Copyright: Unknown
Holding Institution: AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Catalogue: MSS AAM 2410
Date/Year: 1983