London-based British artist Catherine Chambers’ portrait of her Ethiopian friend, Girma, is currently on display at the Royal Academy Summer Show, which runs until 19th August. In an exclusive with the Embassy, Catherine talks to us about her paintings and her love for Ethiopia.
10 Jul 2018
London Artist’s portrait of Ethiopian on display at the Royal Academy Summer Show
On 28th April, diplomats and members of the Ethiopian Community converged at the Ethiopian Embassy in London to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is currently 66% complete.
2 May 2018
7th Anniversary of Renaissance Dam celebrated in London
On 5th April, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) opened its Maqdala 1868 exhibition, a year-long display of 20 Maqdala artefacts, seized by British troops 150 years ago at the Battle of Maqdala. World-wide media attention for restitution has been prolific since then and continues apace.
16 Apr 2018
150th anniversary of the Battle of Maqdala commemorated in London
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams will be making their London premiere at Underbelly Festival for six weeks only from 6th April. The 14-strong cast tells the tale of the circus through astonishing synchronised feats of acrobatics, juggling, contortion and dance, as seen on ITV’s Royal Variety Performance. Tickets on sale now.
13 Mar 2018
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams makes London premiere
A free display of around twenty stunning Ethiopian objects, will open at the V&A Museum on 5 April 2018. "Maqdala 1868" commemorates the 150th anniversary of the siege and battle at Maqdala, the culmination of the British Expedition to Abyssinia.
14 Feb 2018
V&A to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the events at Maqdala with display of important Ethiopian objects
The British Library has launched a new display, “African Scribes: Manuscript Culture of Ethiopia". The display explores the culture of a manuscript tradition in Ethiopia which extends back to the early centuries of the Christian era and highlights the intellectual and artistic achievements of Ethiopian scribes, preservers and guardians of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church’s literary output.
12 Feb 2018
British Library launches African Scribes Ethiopia Exhibition
Over 350 Ethiopians representing many of the ethno-linguistic groups in the country, dressed in traditional outfits, and braved snow and sleet over the weekend (December 10) to celebrate the 12th annual Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day (#NNPDay2017).
13 Dec 2017
12th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day celebrated colourfully in London
Ethiopia's National Day is celebrated in London in the presence of a wide range of guests from diplomatic missions, the foreign office, parliamentarians, investors, members of the diaspora and friends of Ethiopia.
22 Jun 2017
Ethiopia’s National Day celebrated in London