Music and dance event marked Nelson Mandela’s powerful legacy

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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.

Dane Hurst ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (180417-1144)

Dane Hurst ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (180417-1144)

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