Basil Watson Appointed to Design National Windrush Monument

  Joy Sigaud Internationally renowned artist Basil Watson has been selected to design the National Windrush Monument, which will stand at London Waterloo station. The unveiling is expected to take place on Windrush Day, June 22nd 2022.   The monument, which is backed by £1 million of government funding, will pay tribute to the dreams, ambition, courage and resilience of […]

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Black Design Company in John Lewis

Karen Hamilton-Bannis founder of AK-Wilde has designed a range of soft furnishings in honour of the Windrush Generation pioneers capturing some of the essence of their heritage. These will be available this month for a limited period. AK-Wilde’s range of bespoke printed accessories is thoughtfully hand designed by the artist and print designer Karen Hamilton-Bannis. […]

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Meet The Rap Artists Competing for BBC’s £20,000 Prize – The Rap Game UK

  The Rap Game UK is a  BBC Three success story  with many viral moments across the last couple of series. The next series will begin later this month.  Award wins for previous series include The Edinburgh TV Awards – Best Entertainment Series, Broadcast Digital Awards – Best Entertainment Programme, and RTS Midlands Awards – […]

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NATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WINDRUSH GENERATION

  Communities across the country gear up to mark national Windrush Day on June 22  Backed by £500,000, the third national day will celebrate and commemorate the Windrush community  Mix of in-person and virtual events across the country include concerts, exhibitions and programmes for children  The nation will pay tribute to the outstanding contribution of […]

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Windrush Caribbean Film Festival Set to Launch on National Windrush Day!

The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival heads online for its second year! Editions Lifestyle and  EDITIONS EXTRA! Windrush Review are  happy to be partnering with them from June 22 – August 29, highlighting films celebrating the Windrush Generation and the newest generation of Caribbean filmmakers! Visit the virtual media launch on Tuesday June 22nd 2021 for […]

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Margaret Busby Book Publisher to Receive The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award 2021

  The London Book Fair will present the LBF Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 to Margaret Busby, co-founder of the publishing company Allison & Busby. The Lifetime Achievement Award committee selected Margaret Busby from a shortlist of leading international publishing figures. Margaret Busby OBE, Hon. FRSL (Nana Akua Ackon) was born in Ghana and educated in […]

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Steve McQueen – back on our television screens with a brand new series

BBC ONE ANNOUNCES “UPRISING” A BRAND NEW SERIES FROM ACCLAIMED MULTI-AWARD WINNING ARTIST AND FILMMAKER SIR STEVE MCQUEEN  Uprising is a vivid and visceral three-part series which has been commissioned by the BBC.  It will examine three major events that took place during 1981.  In January 1981, the New Cross Fire which killed 13 Black […]

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THE AFRICAN CHAPTER OF THE UN SDG BOOK CLUB IS HERE!

By Olatoun Gabi-Williams   After 8 months of planning and building, the UN SDG Book Club African Chapter is here. It is a unique, multi-lateral project that has brought the United Nations [UN] and key institutions of the African book industry together to achieve a common and important goal: African Publishers Network [APNET], African Library […]

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Cherry Groce Memorial Monument Unveiling Scheduled for 25th 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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