Tangle | African & Caribbean Theatre

International Theatre for Local People
Tangle is South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. We celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages.


The next Tangle Café is

7pm, Thursday 28th September, 2017
@ Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects Africa, 1 Andrews Road, Hackney, E8 4QL

To reserve your place click here >

Tangle Café is our free, annual night of performance, networking and cultural exchange for professional creatives and people interested in African Caribbean theatre. Held at Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA)’s Guest Projects Africa, and featuring performances from our resident ensemble, Tangle Company, and Afro-Cornish fusion food, its an event not to be missed and fast becoming a key date in the African arts calendar.

Offering great food and great company, the Café is a space where theatre artists come together over a meal to meet, talk develop ideas, build peer support networks and make partnerships. Each events includes live music, performances, exhibitions and new commissions from artists drawn from our 600-strong talent pool. Fancy a taster of what to expect at Tangle Café? Then check out the video below.

It’s a night not to be missed – if you’re a live performance artist with a passion for global culture, then this is the night for you.

Come along on your own, or bring colleagues. Food and entertainment is provided for free, all you need to do is bring a bottle!

The next Tangle Café is

7pm, Thursday 28th September 2017
@ Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects Africa
1 Andrews Road
Hackney, E8 4QL

For more information, email administrator@tangleinternational.com.


'I just felt absolutely empowered tonight and feel that I can tackle anything now. yes, anything.'

'This really was the best night of my life'.

'Brilliant way to meet new people in a creative setting.'

'Fantastic music and performance in a beautiful setting'.

'This event was amazing and I feel you should tour around, make it wider and grow.'

'Amazing to see and hear about the vision and objectives - absolutely respect the project.'

'It was very nice to be able to meet people from the arts. Very beautiful initiative.'

'A meeting of the minds with strangers through words.'

'A dedicated theatre bringing together the best models for projects based on Tangle – Yinka Shonibare models for African Caribbean performance and arts'

'Inspirational and uplifting.'


Project management: Tangle with Guest Projects


Next event Friday 27th November 2015,  from 7 - 10pm.
Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects Africa,
1 Andrews Road,
E8 4QL.
Entry is FREE OF CHARGE including food but booking essential!

Contact administrator@tangleinternational.com to RSVP and for more details or  join the Tangle Café Facebook Event ( click here).


Previous Tangle Café's:

17th December 2010 - our first Tangle Café!

31st October 2011 - as part of the HERE & NOW project.

30th November 2012 - as part of the GLOBAL COMMUNITY project.

21st November 2013 - as part of the DREAM NATION project.

28th November 2014 - as part of THE MANDELA PROJECT.