Here are our activities
United African Association (UAA) engages in a variety of activities including attending council and other public meetings and events, recreational activities such as sports and cultural activities such as African drumming and dancing. Anyone is welcome to join us. Please contact us for further details.
The Dancing Drums
The African Drumming and Dance group the Dancing Drums remains our most popular activity attracting a variety of people to the free weekly drumming sessions. In addition to the weekly sessions we have performed at a variety of community events including Africa day celebrations, UmbrellaFair, Northampton Carnival, Buddies of Becket Global Mela, Berrywood Hospital’s Black History Month Celebrations, St Andrew Hospital Volunteers event, Low Down mental wellbeing workshop, Weston Favell library’s rhyme time,Derngate theatre’s Fun Palaces, Swanspool Gardens Centenary Celebrations and many more events.
African drumming has resumed (1st April 2021) outdoors on the Racecourse on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm, (weather permitting). We play near the Pavillion behind the tennis courts.
United African Association is currently helping members of the community who are facing problems as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result of a grant from Northamptonshire Community Foundation we are supplying food to people who have lost their jobs, single mothers who are struggling and people in self isolation with Covid 19 symptoms. For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/uaanorthamptonshire
We are a support hub and provide advocacy, signposting and support services on a range of issues including
immigration, housing, financial problems, domestic abuse, health issues and more.
We are always looking for volunteers to assist with the support of the African community, whether you have a couple of hours a week or a month to spare or would like to volunteer occasionally please contact us.
You will gain some valuable experience which can be added to your CV.
Work in Africa
We support young girls in Africa by enabling them to go to school. In some rural areas in Africa girls are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to education and are at risk of getting marred off at the age of 13.