Ghanaian Event in Brixton – 24th August

You are all invited to the first Reading Spots fundraising event in London on the evening of Thursday 24th August from 7pm onwards. 

The guest speaker is Tito Alai, who has written a book called ‘The Rhino in the Paddock’ – he will speak in part about his book together with his experiences of growing up in rural Kenya.

The event will be in the PopBox in Pop Brixton and will include tasty Ghanaian food and drink from Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen (which has had great reviews) and hopefully some Ghanaian drumming and dancing.

Here are the key details:

Location: Pop Brixton (next to Brixton station) – I’ve hired out the ‘Pop Box’

Ticket price: £40 (pay on the door or transfer – details tbc)

Dress code: yellow, red and green colour preferred – smart-ish.

Who? Anyone and everyone is welcome – we just need to know a bit in advance to organise food.

Rough Timings:
7.00 Welcome and drinks (there’s a free bar from 7-8pm) Ghanaian fabric/paintings on sale.
7.30 Ghanaian dancers/drummers (tbc, depending on numbers)
8.00 Food (From Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen) – has been in the press a bit recently (Chicken Jellof, Jellof Rice, Fried Plantain and Red Red)
8.45 Brief presentation/video on the work of Reading Spots in Ghana
9.00 Speech by Tito Alai on his experiences growing up in Kenya, that led him to write ‘The Rhino in the Paddock’.
9.45 Onwards – Auction and general merriment.

If you would like to come, tickets will cost £40 and can be secured by emailing

We would also love to hear from you if you are able to offer a raffle or auction prize, as we hope to raise a fair amount of money for the Tease library project during the evening. Tease is a very remote village in the Eastern Region, where the local community are incredibly keen to have a library, which would be used by all five schools in the local area.

Really looking forward to seeing many of you there!


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