Independence

Independence Day Celebrations

2017
Please see the facebook event for details of the celebration of the 51st Anniversary of BOTSWANA INDEPENDENCE DAY on Saturday 30th September from 6pm-11pm at the Greenwich Carers Centre at The Stables, 76 Hornfair Road, Charlton, London SE7 7BD.

 

2016
Please see botswanauk.com/bot50 for details of the event in East London on Saturday 1st October. Photos from the event may be seen on the Botswana Community in the UK facebook page. The video below was taken on Saturday 1st October 2016 by Mr Gee Videos.  The first frame incorrectly shows the date as Saturday 3rd October 2015 – just a technical glitch!

Earlier that day many Batswana including Botswana Community UK committee members joined in with march to the Botswana High Commission organised by the TV program Black and British A Forgotten History for the presentation of a plaque with the inscription:
“In 1895, chiefs Khama III, Sebele I & Bathoen I toured Britain to protect their homelands from colonisation. Their action led to the modern state of Botswana”.
Skip to 10:50 in the official video the 4th program in the series below to see the march:

2015
The celebration for 2015 was at Mama Jumbe’s African Restaurant in East London (350 Katherine Road, E7 8NW) on Saturday 3rd October!  Please see a report of the 49th year of independence here.  The video presentation was hosted by Katrinah Phenyo.

2014
In 2014 it was a fashion show at Arista Bar in West London!  We celebrated Botswana’s 48th year of independence with much gusto! You can see some pictures from the event on our Botswana Community Page.

2013
In 2013 it was a fashion show!  We celebrated Botswana’s 47th year of independence at Mama Jumbe’s African Restaurant in East London (350 Katherine Road, E7 8NW) on 5th October!  We provided some of Botswana’s traditional dishes and enjoyed music by Lorraine Lionheart (www.lorrainelionheart.com) and other Batswana artists.  DJ Twinzz Molebatsi was playing Botswana music!  World of Beauty ran a fashion show of Touch of Africa Fashion with designs by Sela.  See more details at the facebook event here . . .

2012
In 2012 it was an amazing party at The Colosseum to celebrate the 46th year of independence! See the pictures here & there.