As well as composing small works played by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Joy Sigaud is an Editor and Publisher with a wealth of experience in the field. She writes and reviews matters of general interest, including interviews and dialogues.
She has a longstanding history in publishing which began in 1979, after a short stint with Times Newspapers, as Special Projects Manager for Africa’s leading magazine African Review, the longest running and most successful periodical which took her on an international journey 40 years ago. She then published her own journal Expansion Today which was successfully sold in 1987 to a prominent Nigerian and leading Nigerian newspaper editor.
BLACK HISTORY MATTERS. In her role as Editor of BHM 360 a Black History Month Magazine she introduced and generated a broad spectrum of features representing the community both in the UK and more recently the USA. Boosting the distributorship, her groundbreaking interview with Prime Minister Theresa May at the heart of the 2018 Windrush Scandal for the Windrush 70 Commemorative Magazine, a sister publication, was a first. She also introduced a celebration of African American History here in the UK in February 2019. She is Editor of the Windrush Day 2019 magazine.
Editions Media with a team of dedicated volunteers and support from the community, continues the tradition of producing high quality Publications and Events under one banner.
Black History Matters are stories that are of broad interest with an international appeal told through words, music, song and dance. Joy Sigaud also has a portfolio of many articles and short stories of interest written by herself including:
Six Black Brothers From Rutherford NJ. an acclaimed, heartfelt report on 6 brothers who all served in WW2 and returned home safely to their family, living in a home where their ancestors had lived for 4 generations. As a result of this moving story being brought to light, a tribute was paid to honour the brothers with a parade in May this year alongside a great family reunion. Written in celebration of African American History Month in February 2019 she co-operated with historian Rod Leith on the project.
Review of “Becoming” by Michelle Obama – the best selling book of 2018, inspirational and frank depicting some wonderful photos from her youth.
Interview with former Prime Minister Theresa May a 21st Century Stateswoman. At the heart of the Windrush Scandal Joy Sigaud went along to Downing Street and put some poignant questions to the then PM. A first and only by a member of the British Black Community at a time when the Hostile Policy seemed to have taken a firm foothold affecting the lives of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora at unprecedented levels. The struggle goes on.
Tribute to Motown at 60. This pioneering organisation unlocked the talents and future potential of thousands of black performers. Their legacy cannot be overstated. Aside from music they also recorded one of Martin Luther King’s great rallies which was a sellout. Alongside great music their sense of fashion and slick style remains embedded in the hearts of all from that era and their pioneering spirit raised the hopes and aspirations of millions of black people worldwide. A great legacy indeed!
The Global Dispersion of the African People An easy read interactive report showing the movement of enslaved Africans throughout the centuries worldwide – A UNESCO co-operation this is an ongoing project.
Shaun Bailey Interview – the first Black candidate to stand for Mayor of London. A candid questionnaire with some interesting answers
Sport – Arrows Netball Team A West London phenomenon in the late 1970’s, founded by a group of friends, they never lost a single match! What a wonderful legacy to the Windrush descendants!
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