When June 20-21
Anyone curious about (or homesick for) the sights, sounds, and food of Africa and the Caribbean would be well advised to head to Liverpool this summer.
The family-friendly Africa Oye festival has gone from strength to strength, starting as a small gathering more than 20 years ago to a now two-day celebration of all things African in the UK.
Past acts include Tinariwen, Peter Tosh, Femi Kuti, and reggae legend Marcia Griffiths. This year Congolese ...
Words Emma Woodhouse
I still believe in paradise,” said Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Richard in the film The Beach, “It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re part of something, and if you find that moment… it lasts forever.”
The Beach exemplified backpacker travel in its early days, with its portrayal of an almost mythical, pristine island in the Gulf of Thailand. As with Goa or Ibiza in the late 80s and early 90s, to be able to say, “I was there,” ...
Words Emma Woodhouse
1 The Perfect Moment
The moment case turns the iPhone 6 into a traditional camera. The spiffy little case has a real shutter button with a half-press for focus and exposure, plus two telephoto and 18mm wide-angle lenses attached to a built-in metal bracket. It’s time to up your game on Instagram. $99.99.
2 See the Light
Light therapy has long been used to treat seasonal affective disorder, insomnia, and jet lag. Now it’s portable. Luminette ...
Tots On Tour
Families with young children need all the rest and recuperation they can get. Wings presents a selection of priceless tips and tricks to help families on the go make the most of their precious holiday time – including the most important tip you’ll ever hear on the subject.
West Africa United
Larissa Clark, a co-founder of Unite 4 West Africa, is working with partners across the region to dispel myths and travel fears for visitors to West Africa while supporting some inspiring grassroots efforts.
Beyond The Bling
Oud-scented historic walkways, abra rides on Dubai creek, backstreet bars and bargain eats – there’s more to Dubai than skyscrapers. Gabriela Maj offers an insider’s look at the history, attractions and at what’s happening around town in the coming months.
West Side Story
West Africa offers breathtaking beaches, dense forests rich in bird-life, fabulous modern and traditional art, music and dance.
When October 25–November 26
Launched in 2010, Nigeria's first festival of photography has never failed to impress with its roll call of game-changing photographers, workshops and events. The festival's popularity is testament to the diversity of people and stories coming from all over Africa, from dusty rural towns to the gleaming glass offices, noise and traffic of Lagos.
The month-long festival programme is packed with events, from the exhibition itself to ...
Wings’ guide to some of the trends that are set to have an impact — and the tools you can use to help you participate in them, too.
Journey to Africa
Since the recent release of Oscar-winning film Twelve Years a Slave, a growing number of African Europeans and African Americans are keen to visit historical sites including Ghana’s Elmina Castle and Badagry in Nigeria. Could a Hollywood movie about slavery boost West African tourism?