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    Africa Festival UK - We are a voluntary organisation headed by Pedro Da Silva Vicente, Chairperson of African Festival UK, who are trying to raise the level of awareness, in particular, amongst young people in the community towards the origins of Africa. It is their commitment of promoting African music & culture, raising awareness of African origins for the past 2 years that inspired Pedro & Sue to form African Festival UK!

    Unit 53 Cariocca Business Park 2 Hellidon Close Manchester M12 4AH
    Telephone: 0161 273 2567
    Website: www.africanfestivaluk.org.uk

    Africa Oye - Liverpool's own African Music Festival. Fabulous and FREE! Usually held over one weekend in mid-June in Sefton Park. With the best of internationally-acclaimed African bands and musicians, often never heard in the UK before. News From Nowhere always present with a great stall of CDs.

    7th Floor, Gostin Building Hanover St Liverpool L1 4LN
    Telephone: 0151 708 6305
    Email: info@africaoye.com
    Website: www.africaoye.com

    Liverpool Arabic Centre - Formerly known as the Liverpool Yemeni Arabic Society / Club, the organisation changed it's name in 2006 and is now known as the Liverpool Arabic Centre.

    163 Lodge Lane Toxteth Liverpool L8 0QQ
    Telephone: 0151 734 0550
    Email: info@liverpoolarabiccentre.org.uk
    Website: www.liverpoolarabiccentre.org.uk

    Mary Seacole House - Mary Seacole House is a mental health drop in day centre primarily for the black and minority ethnic communities of Liverpool 8, although open to all, offering support and advice in emotional and practical matters. The Centre was established in 1991 to serve the needs of the local community and has charitable status. Mary Seacole house was primarily set up to meet the needs of the black and racial minorities. The service also addresses inequalities of mental health with in the black and racial minorities. The Centre was established to provide a meeting place where primarily black and racial minorities could come together to discuss their problems and fears in a sympathetic environment. It also represents the interests of its service users to the health sector, social services and other agencies.

    91 Upper Parliament Street Liverpool L8 7LB
    Telephone: 0151 707 0319
    Email: info@maryseacolehouse.com
    Website: www.maryseacolehouse.com/

    Merseyside Caribbean Centre - The Merseyside Caribbean Community Centre provides cultural programs employment placements, organises social activities including Domino tournaments, dances and presentations and special events for people of all ages. We also offer classes, drop-in activities, a Luncheon Club, Summer Play scheme, Youth club, a base for a community caf and personal development workshops, a place for dance classes and healthy lifestyle promotion.

    1 Amberley Street Liverpool L8 1YJ
    Telephone: 0151 708 9790
    Email: merseysidecaribcentre@hotmail.com
    Website: www.spanglefish.com/merseysidecaribbeancentre/

    Natural Roots Hair Salon - Black and European hair specialist. Latest braiding styles. Children of all ages welcome.

    45 Grange Road West Birkenhead Wirral CH41 4BZ
    Telephone: 0151 651 0707

    NCA - Nigerian Community Association - The NCA was formed in the late 1960s, and provides information and support through a drop-in service, including information on immigration matters and visas, functions, members meetings, and community activities. Open every morning from Monday to Friday.

    64 Upper Parliament Street Liverpool L8 7LF
    Telephone: 0151 709 6162

    The Diversity Group - Widely regarded as one of the most proactive promoters of diversity and equality in Britain, The Diversity Groups' primary objective is to promote equal opportunities to people from every kind of minority background or lifestyle, including race, gender, disability, age, faith, transgender and sexual orientation.

    85-89 Duke Street Liverpool L1 5AP
    Telephone: 0151 708 5775
    Email: info@thediversitygroup.co.uk
    Website: www.thediversitygroup.co.uk

    The Pagoda Chinese Community Centre - The Pagoda Chinese Community Centre was founded in 1982. Working with the Chinese community across Merseyside, they provide a bilingual pre-school nursery for one to three year olds, day and evening English classes, a welfare advisory drop-in service with translation and interpreting services, guidance on learning, training and employment, a bilingual health advisory service, and art and culture project and leisure and sports clubs. Open daily. Welfare Advisory Service - Monday to Friday 1pm4pm Nursery - Monday to Friday 8am3.30pm Art and Craft Project Saturday and Sunday.

    Henry Street Liverpool L1 5BU
    Telephone: 0151 233 8833
    Email: chinese.pagoda@liverpool.gov.uk