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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Black Cultural Archives Appoints New Chair – Ansel Wong

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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Winnifred Atwell Heritage Double Plaque Honour and Double Firsts, but there’s more…

Thanks to the Nubian Jak Community Trust another two* national heritage plaques have been erected. This time to honour the once celebrated but often forgotten Trinidadian pianist Winnifred Atwell who shot to fame in the 1950s with her fusion of ragtime, boogie-woogie and classical music. An alumna of the Royal Academy of Music, she was […]

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‘Queen of the May’ 1944: Little Black Girl Crowned During WW2 in Rural English Village

Rural life in wartime Britain movie clips often omit Black faces but this little girl was an exception. Archived footage shows the little Black girl, jolly as ever,  being crowned Queen of the May alongside her colleagues  beaming and wearing a beautiful dress as she is presented to the judges during the Spring Festival. Who […]

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Black Brand Sheer Chemistry Ladies Tights Now Available at John Lewis!

    And not a day too soon! Black owned brand Sheer Chemistry ladies tights is now available from five key  John Lewis stores. An Editions Lifestyle favourite, there is a shade to suit every woman of colour. Founder and CEO Tahlia Gray says: “We have come a long way…and this is a win for […]

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Schools: Hackney Celebrates Black History in the Curriculum.

A new interactive  poster has been designed to  complement Hackney’s recent introduction of the Black history curriculum.  Hackney’s Diverse Curriculum – The Black Contribution has seen 480+ schools nationwide sign up in just under a month. The curriculum  has been developed by teachers and council staff, with a nine week lesson plan for any age […]

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Black Unity for All African Diasporas, The road to our success WEBINAR

  Join the debate with  Black History experts and panel guests: Charmaine Simpson, Lavinya Stennett, Robin Walker, Dele Ogun and Apeika Umalu On Thursday 26th November Elo Akin and Natasha Antoine will host a Black Unity, Shared History event encompassing Africa, the UK, the Caribbean, South and North America. The programme includes: What have we […]

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Kamala Harris A New Dawn Joe Biden A New Hope in Both!

By Joy Sigaud   A new day has dawned in America, a beacon,  bringing a new unexpected hope to millions across the globe. Millions of Black people have witnessed their people gunned down, persecuted in broad daylight, suffered systemic racism and racial injustices that for so long have been swept under the carpet as swiftly […]

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British West Indies Regiment – Remembrance Day 2020 Military Awards plus film HERO.

By Joy Sigaud As more and more information comes to light about the sheer number of African and Caribbean soldiers who fought and served in World War 2, not least to  mention African-American soldiers it is not surprising that the desire to erect further monuments is gaining momentum as the few remaining with us to […]

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Windrush Caribbean Film Festival going from strength to strength

Launched to coincide with Black History Month, the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF)  is well under way. If you missed any of the films and Q & A audience participation find our more here. Set to become an annual fixture the WCFF is gaining momentum with a panel of experts discussing relevant issues around the films […]

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The Black Heroes of WW1 and WW2

By A Prisoner in HMP Birmingham Thanks to the wonderful distribution network, Editions Lifestyle Magazine has reached many people including prisoners at HMP Birmingham and inspired by Black History Month we are publishing verbatim a story he wrote about Black people who served in the Great War and World War 2. On the 4th August […]

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‘Diversity Built Britain’ 50p coin unveiled

By Joy Sigaud  The Government has announced a new 50p coin to mark the profound contribution minority communities have made to the shared history of the United Kingdom will enter circulation next week. Around 2.5 million of the coins, which recognise and celebrate Britain’s diverse history, will be released on Monday. The coin features a […]

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Black Britain: Miseducation and Afro-Caribbeans Black History Month 2020

By Joy Sigaud 2020 has been a pivotal year for the Black Community of Great Britain and it is not over yet.  As well as being disproportionately represented victims of the Covid-19 pandemic, police attempts to undermine and humiliate Black people has come to the fore, thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement. Welcoming the […]

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Abolish Racism in all Forms – The Times Cry Out by Professor Hakim Adi

Professor Adi,  an expert on the struggles of Black people in Britain through the centuries acknowledging the root and calling for an end to racism, he examines the times in historical and current context.  Dr Adi is the first Professor of History who was of African heritage and his scholarly insight is highly respected.  His […]

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Editions Lifestyle Black History Month Magazine 2020 issue is Out Now! – Read Here

Click below to read: 30th September 2020: The magazine is available in selected major supermarkets.  A big thank you to our readers, distributors and supporters. We have been informed by the supermarkets that the uptake was  100% within days,  so they have thankfully now all gone but you can still read it here

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