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Top 7 Things to do in Freetown in February 2024

Updated: Feb 9

Happy new year!



...are we still saying that? 🫣


I haven't graced you all with my presence for the new year so I'm calling it and definitely think I can still say that.


HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🥳🥳🥳


New year, same benevolent queen bringing to you Top 7 despite EDSA being the usual enemy of progress.


"But Mina, what happened to Top 7 things to do in January?"


What about it?

We all know the new year starts in February, do we not? The long year of January has finally ended and we are on to new beginnings in 2024. 🤭



February is the month of 💞love💞. And Black History Month✊🏾 for US audiences. But yes, love.


Whether that's partnered love, familial, platonic or self-love be reminded to find love in whatever it is you do and wherever you are. And to my fellow citizens of the Federal Republic of Single People, don't allow the couples to pepper you - also show them pepper in any way possible as our Nigerian siblings have said; this is the year of "nor gree for anybody". 👹


Do with that information what you will.



By the way, today is World Read Aloud day! If you haven't read something aloud today you definitely have this blog post to do so. 😉


Ok, let's pull up what I have here for you. Top 7 things to do this February in Freetown - let's go!


1. Be a cast or crew member of The Vagina Monologues 🌸

February is coming in HOT 🔥


The Vagina Monologues or The V Monologues (for those accustomed to seeing its euphemism) is a series of monologues and short plays originally written in 1996 by V (formerly known as Eve Ensler). The monologues explore women's experiences in respect (but not limited to) to bodily autonomy, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

In line with the global V-day movement, it comes to Freetown once again (In the past it was performed in Freetown annually from 2019-2021) and they are looking for volunteers and cast members.


Are you bold and daring? If this sounds like the creative outlet for you, the organizers are holding an informational meeting on:


Date: Thursday, February 8 2024

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: Toma's Boutique Hotel, Cape Road, Aberdeen

Contact: +232 79 154 394

Age: Women 21 years and up


*this is a collaboration post


2. BBQ by Rotary Club ♨️

Fancy a BBQ this weekend?


The Rotary Club of Freetown-Sunset (RCFS) is hosting its annual BBQ fundraiser. If you're looking to enjoy some good ros ros (barbecued meat) this weekend then RCFS has you covered! This year proceeds from the BBQ will go towards raising awareness for mental health and improving access to mental health services among youth in select communities in Sierra Leone.


To be a part of this fun filled fundraiser:


Date: Saturday, February 10 2024

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Freetown Golf Club, Lumley Beach Road


Admission

Ordinary ticket nLe 500 (buffet and 1 bottle of water)

Patron ticket nLe 1000 (served their choice of food from the menu, 1 bottle of water, 1 alcoholic/non-alcoholic bottle of wine, 1 cocktail/mocktail)


*this is a partner post


3. Capture the moment at Konah Concepts Studio 📸


I'm sure some couples have seen this and they are ready to take their Valentine's photos in these booths and share on social media! And to that I say, let the single people breathe! 😜


Konah Concepts Studio opened their doors in late December 2023. They are a selfie studio with several colorful booths for customers and clients to use as well as a photography studio. If you're looking to take some photos, here's one place to check out.


Address: Konah Concepts Studio, Lumley Beach Road (a few doors down from Warehouse)

Contact: +232 88 536 262


4. Sunday Brunch with The Swiss Hotel 🥞

Sundays are for Brunch "they say" and The Swiss Hotel is telling you Sundays are for Brunch AND a Swim!


On Sundays, The Swiss Hotel offers a brunch spread inclusive of swimming. To the live cooking station and waffle station, whether you're looking for sweet or savory check in with The Swiss Hotel.


With the exception of this Sunday, February 11 2024 with their collaboration with Brunchin' - Swiss offers this featured deal.


Date: every Sunday

Venue: The Swiss Hotel, 38 Spur Road

Fee: Children nLe 300

Adults nLe 400

Time: 12-4pm

*this is a collaboration post


5. Hatha Yoga with Mariama 🧘🏾‍♀️

As the yoga scene expands in Freetown so do the opportunities to practice it.


What are your chakras telling you? If it's leaning towards recalibrating your body, mind and soul then Hatha Yoga with Mariama may be for you. In her class all levels are welcome and mats will be provided. You are however required to bring a small towel or flannel.


Date: every Wednesday

Time: 6:00-7:15pm

Venue: Creative Hub Africa, 41A/B Freetown Road (opposite Lumley Police Station on Spur Road)

Suggested donation: nLe 100

To register: Yoga Google form

Contact: +232 90 083 111


6. Afro Music Night 🎷

Have you ever listened to live music in one of Freetown's highest points near chimpanzees? I haven't - but if you're looking to take me I won't say no. 🙃


For a night of Afro Jazz with Solo Beat:


Date: Friday, February 16 2024

Venue: Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Fee: $20 (USD) for lodge dwellers

(includes dinner and beverage: beer/glass of wine or soft drink)

$35 (USD) for non-lodge dwellers

(includes dinner and beverage: beer/glass of wine or soft drink)

For bookings: +232 31 777 777


7. Pop Up Spaces 🎭

Hosted by S'phongo, this is the third edition of Pop Up Spaces.


This month features poets such as Larry, Esther and Caulker. It will also feature musicians such as Vera and Baby Cash and exhibiting artist Just Gifted.

Pop Up Spaces is a vibrant community where artists from diverse backgrounds converge to share their passion, stories and artistic expressions.


To be a part of the momentum:

Date: Thursday, February 29 2024

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: 6 Williams Drive, SS Camp

Fee: by Donation

Contact: +232 77 472 549

That's all for February!

Such a short month, by the time we blink it'll be March 😳


But until then, enjoy February! 👋🏾


ergo sum cogito,

Mina Bilkis


 

To advertise your event, brand or organization, shoot me an email at info@minabilkis.com


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