What We Do

We provide cultural and recreational resources to promote and preserve African arts, languages and culture.

Language Classes

We currently run Yoruba language classes for children and adults. Our language classes for children are delivered through songs, games, storytelling and drama, all of which are designed to bring the language to life and make the learning process a fun and interactive experience. 

Our language classes for teenagers and adults focus on language that can be used in everyday conversation. Whilst focussing on specific themes, our learners watch movies, listen to music, write poetry, play games and participate in various group activities. 

Arts & Crafts

We offer a wide range of arts and crafts workshops, including creative writing, African drumming, African hair braiding techniques, African jewellery making, African wall hangings and many more. 

Our facilitators are not only highly skilled and experienced, they are also dedicated to enhancing young people’s and adult’s experiences so they can develop transferable and useful life skills.

Aside from their artistic merits, our workshops also help participants explore and understand their cultural heritage and history.

Book Club

The aim of our Book Club is to keep our stories alive and showcase the talent and creativity of African authors from across the continent. Our Book Club is for anyone (aged above 10 years old) who enjoys reading and would like to share this interest with others. It’s for anyone who wants to discover Africa through the eyes and pen of Africans. Our Book Club groups meet once a month at CultureTree Centre, 163 Commercial Way, London SE15 1AU.

Special Events

At CultureTree Centre we run regular events such as performances, exhibitions and lectures on selected topics. All our events are open to the general public.

Events Gallery


Hair, it’s a Family Affair – Book Reading by Mylo Freeman

CultureTree event

Book launch: Edwardsville by Heart (Kola Tubosun) and Panel discussion: Holding on to the mother tongue in the 21st century