Tuesday, 3 December 2013



This is for anyone who was at the African Caribbean Centre on Friday 29th November, the night that the Helicopter crashed onto the roof of The Clutha. 

The incident happened at 2225hrs and Police Scotland are keen to identify any witnesses to the incident or anyone who saw the helicopter immediately before it.

The police say the helicopter passed over King St Car Park just outside our premises. Therefore anyone standing outside at that time is likely to have useful information. 

PLEASE NOTE this is an appeal ONLY for people who SAW the helicopter. Please only come forward if you actually SAW it.

If you did, the e mail address for anyone to contact is glasgowhelicopterincident@scotland.pnn.police.uk or contact the police non emergency number 101.

If anyone would rather speak to us first, please email accglasgow@gmail.com

Many thanks,

Anne McLaughlin
Events Co-ordinator,
African Caribbean Centre Glasgow

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

2 sensational nights, one ‘hidden gem’ of a venue!

St Andrew’s Weekend (29 and 30 November) is the STUC anti racism weekend and we have a Friday and Saturday night that will make you want to pitch up at the ACC and never leave again!

Friday night we can hardly believe our guest DJ is going tobe the Founder, Keyboard Player and Main Songwriter from THE SPECIALS, the legend that is Jerry Dammers. All the info you need is here.

Saturday 30th will see us getting to bed about 5am and arising again about 10 to get to the STUC Anti Racism Rally starting atGlasgow Green. Well, we can’t spend half our lives at the African Caribbean Centre and NOT march against racism can we?

Saturday night we’re back in with a St Andrew’s Night celebration that we reckon is probably unique. The joint organisers of this party are National Collective (Creatives and Artists for Independence) and Africans for an Independent Scotland. And what you will be treated to is performers from both organisations sharing Scottish, African AND Caribbean Culture. What better way to fight racism than to bring everyone together for what will be a fantastic night?

So join us for all or one of the above this coming St Andrew’s Weekend. We look forward to welcoming you.

Friday 29th Jerry Dammers from The Specials is our DJ!!!

Eventbrite - Jerry Dammers (The Specials) playing Jamaican Ska (DJ Set)

Yes you heard right, the legendary Jerry Dammers from The Specials is our guest DJ at the Jamaican SKA night on Friday 29th November. He’ll be supported by emerging Glasgow ska band The Mitre 5s. Jerry has many feathers to his bow. He is responsible for the two tone British ska although these days (and on Friday night) he concentrates on the real rootsy ska music from Jamaica.

He’s also the man who penned “Free Nelson Mandela” as in “Free-ee-ee Nelson Mandela”, an unforgettable tribute to someone who features on most people’s ‘heroes list’ J
Anyway, our excitement is making us ramble.

The ticket allocation is limited. If you’ve never been to the African Caribbean Centre we’re a comparatively intimate venue on the edge of the Merchant City. Intimate means you’ll get up close to the man himself. But it also means you have to be quick to get your tickets. We’ve tried to keep it as affordable as possible for everyone but that could also mean tickets go fast.

So, you can buy your tickets at The Guitar Store on Argyle Street or Tickets Scotland also on Argyle Street in Glasgow. Or you can follow this Eventbrite link and buy online. Choosing any of these options will cost you just 8 pounds.

We’re keeping back 30 tickets for selling on the door on the night and they will be ten pounds each.
Any questions just email Anne or Graham on accglasgow@gmail.com or call Graham on 07855 303 604. 

Monday, 18 November 2013

Sat 30th Scots / African / Caribbean Night

This will be a very special St Andrew’s Night. As part of the STUC St Andrew’s Anti-Racism Weekender we are bringing together NationalCollective and Graham Campbell and Africans for an Independent Scotland. They will each be providing some fantastic live acts and if you fancy joining them there will be a 30 minute open mic slot so email us on accglasgow@gmail.com if you want to book a place.

You’ll also have the chance to sample African, Caribbean andScottish food from just 2.50 for a plate. And the bar will be well stocked and reasonably priced. So with a donation of a fiver to get it we reckon you won’t find a better value or more fun St Andrew’s Night anywhere in Scotland.

We look forward to welcoming you. 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Food from around the world for St Andrew's Night

St Andrews day menu at African & Caribbean Centre

Our good friend and regular chef at ACC events will be providing a plate of African, Scots or Caribbean food at this event this Saturday night for the incredibly generous price of ...

£3 each or 2 for a fiver!!!

You can choose from ...

Haggis, Neeps 'n' Tatties.

Jollof Rice, Fried Fish & Pepper Sauce.

Veg Skewers, Sweet Potato Wedges, Fried Plantain & BBQ Jerk Sauce.

Grilled Chicken served with your choice of Rice/Pepper Sauce or Mashed Tatties/Gravy 

Bar prices are as always very reasonable and everyone is welcome. 

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Fantastic write up from the Evening Times

How excited were we to read this fantastic write up of the African Caribbean Centre and our Hallowe'en Night last weekend organised by Mark McG? You can read it all by clicking here but our favourite bits are as follows ...

"It's a brilliant space for it: a former vacant building that was host to galleries and performance art, it's now a thriving hub for the city's growing African and Caribbean population."

"The basement's unreconstructed d├ęcor makes it a wonderfully unique setting for such a party. You get the feeling that this relatively-undiscovered gem might not stay that way for long."