Sir David Adjaye on Architecture, Black Lives Matter and the Cherry Groce Memorial

Sir David Adjaye OBE RA Interview By Joy Sigaud   His illustrative answers are inspirational.  The British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye’s views on overcoming racism, the Black Lives Matter movement and the ultimate sacrifice of Cherry Groce representing so many victims come to the forefront as his latest monument – a lasting memorial to her, […]

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Hackney’s New Square: Tribute to its Hidden African Caribbean History – Live Aid 1985 Reggae Artistes Famine Appeal

A new square at the entrance to Britannia Leisure Centre is to be named BRAFA Square after a fascinating, yet forgotten, part of Hackney’s African Caribbean history. The name reveals the story of the British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal (BRAFA) which became Hackney’s own answer to Live Aid in 1985.   When Band Aid was […]

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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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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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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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Black first year students at Cambridge Trinity College share their views

J. Sigaud SUCCESSION Third year law student Wanipa Ndhlovu takes the lead for Black History Month at Cambridge with open discussions and a new film about life at the University It’s one week into the new academic year at Trinity College Cambridge and the new students share their views, experiences and outlook. Cambridge University prides […]

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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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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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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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First Contemporary African Photography Gallery Launches – London

By Joy Sigaud In spite of the  restrictions caused by the pandemic Covid-19, the London art scene continues to thrive with many exhibitions now presented online. This Black History Month sees a number of Black artists making their mark in the sector which can be visited for the live experience.    Doyle Wham, a contemporary […]

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Black London, Harlesden Through The Lens

By Joy Sigaud North West London is often sidelined when it comes to Black Afro-Caribbean culture in London yet, Harlesden was the year ’round heartbeat of North West London for several decades and still is today attracting all types, rich and poor, great and small from surrounding areas including the far away leafy suburbs who […]

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Black History Month Magazine 2020 Editor’s Statement for Editions Lifestyle ®

1st October 2020 Welcome to Black History Month 2020 Editions Lifestyle Magazine. Black History Month UK celebrates the lives and contributions of the Afro-Caribbean and African diasporas in Britain irrespective of their origins. Since the first official Black History Month in 1987, which was created to fill the void in knowledge about the history of […]

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Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall DJ Rodigan Awarded by Jamaican Government

By Joy Sigaud English DJ David Rodigan has been awarded an Order Of Distinction by the Jamaican Government for his global promotion of Jamaican music. Rodigan’s undeniable success comes from his deep-rooted passion for reggae music and culture since he was a schoolboy. The longstanding champion of reggae and dancehall began his career in London […]

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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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