Sun, 03 Oct|
The Big Draw - Draw & Play Oware at the Rich Mix
Focus on Oware at Mwalimu Express, with the Big Draw (Make the Change) event at the the Rich Mix. We'll be reflecting on the relationship between people and our living environments through the ancient game of Oware.
Time & Location
03 Oct 2021, 14:00 – 17:00
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK
About the Event
The Oware Society and Mwalimu Express London’s Sunday afternoon African Adventure launches our monthly playing session starts off with The Big Draw 2021 event in partnerships with Art Hoppers at the Rich Mix. The theme of this years Big Draw event is Make the Change, which we'll be reflecting on the relationship between people and our living environments through the ancient game of Oware.
Join us for a creative afternoon inspired by this fun, fast paced game of strategy and learn how to play! Make your own game-board from recycled materials to take home. Look at the beautiful Adinkra symbols carved into the boards and discover their meaning - The Sankofa, a mythical bird with feet pointing forward, head turning back, teaches us to learn from the past to help improve the future. Draw and cut out to make 3D graphics of your own. Finally we'll be using the annotations of previous gamers moves to inspire pattern design using decorative mark making in a grid formation.
All this wonderful activity takes place amongst Mwalimu Express signature African drapes and with a soundscape of inspiring Pan African melodies and rhythms.
Oware is not celebrated as a game between two, rather a conversation involving all who watch. Oware is a meeting place and an educational tool promoting social interaction and community spirit. So jump in and let the game capture your imagination.
Subsequent playing sessions with Mwalimu Express at the Rich Mix will take place on the first Sunday of every month, October 2021 - May 2022 from 2pm - 5pm.