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Top 7 Things to do in Freetown in April 2022

Updated: Apr 2, 2022

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Happy new month and Ramadan Kareem to my Muslim community! 🕌

First quarter is down, the second one has begun!

Before I start off this month's #Top7, I want to wish Lent observers a Happy Easter in advance (you're almost there!) and for those of us just starting our holy month - we got this! 💪🏾

Now back to what you all came for - #Top7 Things to do in Freetown this April!

I am changing it up this time. It WILL be in a particular order, henceforth it'll be in chronological order by calendar date of event 😊

1. Poems from the Streets 🏛️

WAYout Poetry Group presents "Street Rhymes".

WAYout is a charity in Sierra Leone that supports displaced and disadvantages youth across the country though music, film, design, education and art.

Join them and check out some of their talented youth:

Date: Friday, April 1 2022

Venue: Barla, Lumley Beach

Time: 8-10pm

Entry: FREE

For more information, contact +232 79 541 668

2. Speak Up 🎙️

Ever heard the expression "closed mouths don't get fed"? Guess it's true, because this group of talented artists are hosting a poetry session called Speak Up.

Featuring folk singer and activist Fantacee Wiz, the night promises thoughtful pieces. Check them out on:

Date: Monday, April 4 2022

Venue: Mango Peak, Hillstation (200m opposite St. Mary's Supermarket)

Time: 7pm

Entrance: Le 50,000

3. Art Exhibition by Réunion 🎨

It appears that the art scene is dominating this April, and I am here for it! #ArtsyApril?

This month, art group Réunion presents their Art Exhibition theme "15 ships to Sierra Leone. Autism in Sierra Leone" . The theme will focus on stimulating public awareness and understanding on Autism while paying tribute to the Black Loyalists who sailed to Sierra Leone in 1792 marking 230 years since their arrival.

The exhibition is open to the public (free of cost) on the following days and times:

Dates: April 8-10 2022

Time: 1-10pm

VIP viewing

Date: April 7 2022

Venue: Mango Peak, Hillstation

4. Fear-town by The Barray 👹

The Barray is back!

The Barray is a pop up exhibition that showcases 2-3 times a year in Freetown.

This year's theme is FEAR-TOWN.

Like every Barray Exhibition you will NOT be disappointed, trust me.

Check them out on the following dates:

Date: Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10 2022

Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 17 2022

Time: 12pm - midnight

Venue: Toma's, Cape Road, Aberdeen

5. The Cake Exhibition 🍰

From art to cake exhibition, ol kine exhibition dae Fritong dis mont! (Krio: there are different exhibitions this month in Freetown!)

"Let them eat cake!" or whatever Marie Antoinette said.

Ever been to a cake tasting? Go eat fo yu ya! (Krio: go get you some!)

The Cake Exhibition by Waje is offering a complimentary cake tasting with full cakes and slices available for purchase on:

Date: Saturday, April 9 2022

Time: 5-7pm

Venue: Toma's, Cape Road, Aberdeen

Dang, I would really have liked to have attended but I'll be fasting. Eh me. Anyways, Allah is in control. Good samaritans, please feel free to bring a couple of slices for me xx

6. Easter Egg Hunt 🐰

With Easter around the corner of course there will be an Easter egg hunt near by!

This Easter Egg Hunt by IPC Travel offers arts & crafts, face painting, the obvious egg hunt and more.

For those of us that are forever children at heart, I wonder if I could participate. There is no age stated on the flyer and I am indeed a child...I am someone's child and a child of God 🌚

I'll think about it. But until then you can sign your age appropriate child/children up for:

Date: Saturday, April 9 2022

Time: 10am

Venue: LACS Villa, Cantoment Road off King Harman Road

Price: Le 450,000 per child

For more information, you can contact IPC at +232 77 777 774

7. Land That We Love 🇸🇱
Photo taken by Mina Bilkis

April 27 will mark 61 years Sierra Leone has been independent from British colonial rule. Around this time always brings up mix feelings for me and I'm sure others as well. Irrespective of how you feel (which is totally valid) another Independence Day is around the corner whether you like it or not. For some that might entail reading up on Sierra Leonean history, going to the beach or cry bele-ing (Krio: complaining) about the state of affairs - it's another day we will see the country decked in our national colors green, white and blue and another day of reflection one way or the other.

What will you be up to this April?

Me I'll be fasting o. Send some food for your girl.

Until next time 👋🏾

ergo sum cogito,

Mina Bilkis.


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Hi thanks for putting together this bumper to do list for April . Should we expect a monthly update going further ? I tend to struggled looking for events and activities in freetown during my visits. kind Regards


Mina Bilkis
Mina Bilkis
Apr 05, 2022
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