Afro-Caribbean National Artistic Centre
Our Centre is dynamic community-based space for members of the Afro-Caribbean community to gather for group activities, social support and access to public information. We are open to individuals and specialized groups within the Nottinghamshire Community
WHY CHOOSE ACNA CENTRE
Acna Centre is a vibrant and dynamic space dedicated to creating unforgettable events for a wide range of communities and different specialised groups. We combine cultural knowledge with culinary inspiration and transform the centre to provide our guests with truly unique experiences. Contact us so we can start working together to plan your next event.
ACNA Centre was set up to improve the quality of life for African Caribbean people living or working in Nottingham during the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s racial discrimination affected black people in housing, education, employment and social interaction. It was difficult for African Caribbean people to hire premises for social functions or activities.
Black groups formed to challenge this discrimination and promote social cohesion. These groups included the West Indian Nationals Association (WINA), the National Association for Coloured Development (NACD), Solidarity for Protection against Deprivation and Exploitation (SPADE) and the West Indian Students Association (WISA).
The most pressing need at that time was to acquire premises to house the various activities organised by African Caribbean people. Several promises were made to provide premises for the back people of Nottingham to hold their social functions but none of these promises materialised.
What We’ve Pulled Off
We've created themed wedding receptions for our members when they need a wedding party venue. With our catered venue serving Afro-Caribbean delicacies
We have hosted corporate events for the our communities when they are in need of a venue
Private parties could be a birthday, group activities or even a funeral. Whatever the Afro Caribbean community within Nottinghamshire has needed we have provided the room for it.