Welcome to Terra Kulture. Your choice destination for the very best of Nigerian Food, Arts, Culture, Entertainment & so much more.
Founded in 2003 by Mrs Bolanle Austen-Peters, Terra Kulture has become the Premier destination in Lagos for visitors, students and culture practitioners seeking to Learn & experience Nigerian arts, food, fashion, theater and history. The concept of the Center was borne out of the fact that there is no venue with the intended ambiance in Nigeria, for Nigerians and foreigners alike to learn about the languages of our cultures and so much more. Terra Kulture Comprises of 5 Major Operative Arms:
THE FOOD LOUNGE: Our Restaurant throbs at the epicenter of the Lagos life. With a modern and sophisticated restaurant gallantly groomed with African Décor and a welcoming ambiance, we leave no doubts in the hearts of the customers that the food business should be taken seriously. Our food leaves you purely satisfied. Our bar provides an array of skillfully mixed cocktails, fresh fruits, well blended lattes that project perfection, fresh African palm wine and fine wines from around the world.
BOOKSTORE AND AN INFORMATION CENTER: The purpose of this arm is to have a place that stocks a wide variety of books on Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Our documentation center also has a contemporary section with current journals, articles and newspapers from all over the world.The information center boasts of an information technology area that has flat screen computers with wireless internet facilities for our members and visitors. To maintain standards and have the desired ambiance, access to this unit is by membership ONLY.
The unit anchors book readings, book fairs and organizes symposiums and lectures on selected topics and equally provides members an opportunity to network with other professionals and people from other cultures.At the center, monthly book readings are organized in conjunction with authors or book reviewers to promote African literature and to promote the reading culture among Nigerians.
THE GALLERY: A Gallery that aims to have thematic exhibitions focusing on the diversity of Nigeria by celebrating the different cultures and people of Nigeria. The gallery also organizes interactive sessions with renowned members of the art community. Sculpture, decorative arts, furniture, textiles, costume, drawings, pastels, watercolors, collages, prints, artists’ books, photographs and installation art are regularly shown at out gallery space. We also create group and solo exhibitions.
The Gallery works with the event center to organize exhibitions and excursions for school children, foreigners, Nigerians etc. These exhibitions will be held on a scheduled basis.We showcase, sell, exhibit and auction the best of Nigerian art. MULTIPURPOSE EVENT HALL: Quintessentially designed to serve as a venue for the promotion of Nigerian Art and Culture, we proudly present to you our Multi-purpose Hall which is fully equipped with facilities for drama presentation, conferences and seminars.
The Hall can conveniently sit 200 people dinner setting and 300-350 theatrical arrangement. Over the past few years, Terra Kulture, in its continuous pursuit of promoting the arts have given preference at subsidized rates to theater practitioners and art related causes.
The Revenue from the Multipurpose Hall helps finance all the other arms which are mostly social projects. Some of our clients include: Airtel, Telnet, Transocean, Oando, Chevron, Multichoice, Platinum Bank, GT Bank, Microsoft, Citigroup, British Airways, Accenture, Profound securities, GT Assurance, Socket Works, Adic Insurance, Heirs Insurance, Lagos Business School, National Electric Power Authority, Security Exchange Commission; to mention a few. The Language School: The Center is committed to ensuring that Nigerian languages are passed on from generation to generation and made popular home and abroad. The unit teaches the three major Nigerian Languages: Yoruba, Hausa and Ibo.
The understanding, speaking and writing of these languages is emphasized. So far, we have trained over 150 Nigerian and foreign students in local crafts such as: Tye & Dye and Batik, Basket weaving. We operate cookery classes and excursions. Our summer classes are organized for kids during the holidays. This program showcases every aspect of Nigerian art and culture. Activities include dance, craft, painting, cookery classes and teaching Nigerian Languages.
A certificate of participation is given out to each student at the end of the program. There is always an interesting stage play every Sunday of the month to promote the theater culture.. There are many exciting reasons to come to Terra Kulture all through the year.