The Yaa Asantewaa Arts and Community Centre is London's leading and longest established black arts centre.
Its mission, since its inception in 1974, has been to support and develop cultural, artistic and educational events and study programmes which reflect the history and heritage of the area's diverse population, not only for the benefit of local residents, but also to promote and raise awareness about the range of African and Caribbean heritage arts on a regional, national and international scale.
The Centre, known locally as 'The Factory', became a meeting place for local artists, writers, musicians, carnival participants and community organisations; specifically Caribbean peoples of mainly Dominican, St Lucian and Montserrratian descent but also people of Portuguese and Irish origin with a long history of residence in the Paddington area.
Yaa Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews, London W9 2AN
T 020 7286 1656