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Catch up on the latest updates from Ethiopia, and from our mission, in our monthly newsletter. October 2020 Issue.
GERD: An affirmation of Ethiopia’s commitment to equitable and reasonable use of The Nile
Addis Fine Art will be exhibiting at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, taking place between 8th and 10th October at Somerset House. This will be the fifth time the gallery exhibits at the Fair. It will be presenting new works by Ethiopian artists, Addis Gezehagn, Ermias Kifleyesus, Tsedaye Makonnen and Tesfaye Urgessa. [caption id="attachment_6906" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Tsedaye Makonnen, Astral…
2 Oct 2020
Addis Fine Art represents Ethiopia at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London
Every year on 1st October, International Coffee Day is celebrated to promote coffee as the world’s most beloved beverage. This year, the Embassy kicked off celebrations by paying a visit to Queens of Mayfair, a coffee shop in London that is serving one of the rarest brews in the world - the Ethiopian Cup of Excellence Coffee.
2 Oct 2020
Embassy celebrates International Coffee Day
On 26 February, the Embassy hosted an event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the very successful collaboration between Ethiopia and the British Institute in Eastern Africa. Ambassador Fesseha warmly welcomed 90 guests to two illustrated talks, which were followed by a cocktail reception sponsored by Diageo.
28 Feb 2020
The British Institute in Eastern Africa celebrates 60 years of partnership with Ethiopia
Brighton Festival, the largest annual, curated multi-arts festival in England, is set to get a little taste of Ethiopia thanks to the acclaimed Ethio-British poet, playwright, broadcaster and speaker, Lemn Sissay MBE, who has been selected as this year's Guest Director. The Festival is scheduled to take place from 2 - 24 May and will feature some Ethiopian artists.
19 Feb 2020
Brighton Festival 2020 launches with Lemn Sissay as Guest Director
Ahead of the official publication date, the Embassy hosted the UK launch of acclaimed Ethio-American author, Maaza Mengiste’s second novel, The Shadow King, in the presence of Ambassador Fesseha and guests. Set in 1935 in Ethiopia, the novel explores female power and casts light on the women soldiers.
30 Jan 2020
Embassy hosts Maaza Mengiste’s UK launch of The Shadow King
On 23rd October 2019, H.E. Ambassador Fesseha Shawel Gebre, was invited to Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty The Queen to formally present his credentials. In a ceremony, which is steeped in tradition and royal pageantry, Ambassador Fesseha was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Asegedech Amberber, and four senior diplomats.
24 Oct 2019
Ambassador Fesseha presents his credentials to Her Majesty The Queen
The annual 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair was held at Somerset House in London. This year, Ethiopian representation included Aida Muluneh and Addis Fine Art. Elsewhere at the fair, works by Ethiopian artist, Elias Sime, were also on display.
20 Oct 2019
Ethiopia at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
The Embassy will host a solo exhibition - I Appreciate You - by London-based artist, Catherine Chambers, for two weeks from 20 September. The majority of works that will be exhibited will be oil portraits of friends in Lalibela, a place that has strongly influenced her work.
29 Aug 2019
“I Appreciate You” – solo exhibition by Catherine Chambers
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