Cherry Groce Memorial Monument Unveiling Scheduled for April 2021

The Cherry Groce Memorial    A life-changing incident that happened over 35 years ago brings together Sir David Adjaye, Lee Lawrence and the Cherry Groce Foundation to create  a monument in the heart of Brixton as a lasting tribute to  Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce.   The memorial, designed by Sir David Adjaye will be delivered by […]

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African-American Artist Jennifer Packer Captures the Times

THE EYE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH SEEING… New York-based painter Jennifer Packer recalibrates art historical approaches to portraiture and still life, casting these enduring genres in a fresh political and contemporary light, while keeping them rooted in a deeply personal context. Combining observation, improvisation and memory, Packer’s intimate portraits of friends and family members and […]

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Child Prodigy – Omari McQueen Wins Several Awards, has a TV Show and a Published Cookbook

Omari McQueen,  at just 12 years old,  is the youngest award winning vegan chef in the UK and the CEO of Dipalicious. He has published a new cookbook, Best Bites, has his own TV show and sells his culinary creations on his website.  He has won several awards for his achievements and… at such a […]

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In The Cold Dark Night – Murder of a Black Man in Georgia – Documentary

“The legacy of slavery still affects the position of Black people in American society today…” The film IN THE COLD DARK NIGHT examines the 1983 and 2018 investigations into the racially-motivated murder of a young Black man, Timothy Coggins.  Set in Griffin, Georgia, in the heart of the American South, IN THE COLD DARK NIGHT […]

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Clint Dyer Appointed as Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre

The National Theatre has announced that Clint Dyer has been appointed Deputy Artistic Director. He will work closely with Rufus Norris, Director and Joint Chief Executive, and Emily McLaughlin, Director of New Work to support and shape the NT’s creative output. Over the course of his award-winning career Clint has worked across theatre, film and […]

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Ansel Wong- New Chair Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives has appointed Ansel Wong CBE as the new Chair of its Board    Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has selected the cultural historian, community leader, and political activist Ansel Wong CBE as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. In his new role, Mr Wong – alongside the roster of trustees – […]

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New Curatorial Director for the Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine has appointed Yesomi Umolu as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice. A new position created in an effort to centre its audience experience and civi engagement enabling their programmes to be more inclusive. The Serpentine already leads with a diverse array of important exhibitors from a global pool and Yesomi’s impressive international  […]

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Small Axe: Black Film Miniseries by Steve McQueen

The first film from Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated Small Axe will premiere on BBC One and iPlayer on Sunday 15th November at 9pm. The five original films that make up the Small Axe collection by Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker, Steve McQueen will air weekly on the BBC’s heartland channel. Set from the […]

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Paulette Wilson Award Acceptance Speeches

By Joy Sigaud   The first annual Windrush Caribbean Film Festival came to a close this weekend. Coinciding with Remembrance Sunday, screenings and discussion panels took place throughout the day culminating in the Awards Ceremony which this year had to be virtual in accordance with Covid-19 national lockdown rules. The new Paulette Wilson award, so […]

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Kelvin Okafor Artist, Editions Cover Story, Baby Zuri, Winnie Harlow, Naomi Campbell and more…

By J. Sigaud The front cover image that captured thousands of  hearts and imagination yet many were surprised to learn this was not a photograph but a pencil drawing. Such talent has earned Okafor recognition and acclaim and yet he remains humble to his craft. Editions Black Lifestyle Magazine captures the growing spirit of entrepreneurship […]

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Pelé – The Legend – Art World Celebrates his 80th Birthday with Exclusive Exhibition

By Joy Sigaud Revisiting the exhibition of his 75th year it is timely that for perhaps the “greatest footballer of all time”  his birthday falls during  Black History Month Whether you like football or not, everyone knows the name Pelé, celebrated worldwide for his great talent and skills with the ball. It is claimed that […]

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BBTA Award Winners aired on Sky Arts Last Night!

By Joy Sigaud See Gallery Below In case you missed the first ever national televised screening from the Young Vic  of the Black British Theatre Awards (BBTA) here is a list of the winners.  Founded by directors Solange Urdang and Omar F Okai and sponsored by Sky Arts, the BBTA has gone from strength to […]

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Virtual Events that Inspire, Educate and Motivate 

This Month’s Black History Month Events and What’s Still to come by Serena Lee    The month, so far, has been jam-packed with BHM events sparking enlightening online conversations. Back on the 8th October, Black Cultural Archives hosted ‘Commemorating Black British History in the Public Realm’ an on-going lively conversation on how to practically achieve […]

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BBTA Launches Global Black Theatre Directory for Black Creatives

By Joy Sigaud The Black British Theatre Awards are launching The Black Theatre Directory. The much needed  global online database will feature profiles of Black theatre talent right across the industry including performers and creatives. Designed to expand awareness and visibility of Black expertise, it will provide the international theatre industry with a pool of […]

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