THE work of politician and activist Nelson Mandela is being commemorated in Portsmouth, 100 years after his birth.
The African Women’s Forum (AWF) has planned a number of events in the city to reflect on the values promoted by the former president of South Africa.
On Tuesday, April 17, primary and secondary school pupils and a massed community choir assembled to perform African songs, dances, and drum progressions at the New Theatre Royal.
AWF, a non-religious and apolitical group, has created the Mandela 100 programme with the help of a £28,100 Heritage Lottery Fund.
The programme of events is being supported by Portsmouth City Council, Victorious Festival, and the University of Portsmouth.
n To watch a video of the event go to portsmouth.co.uk