Legacy Of The Sugar Plantations

By Joy Sigaud From the lush groves of cane Standing in majestic rows under vivid blue sky Tall green grasslike feathered poles The juice is sweet, Who would ask for sweeter Who could ask for more. That sweet tooth is with us still today. They, the plundered, chop chop chop in season with their machetes […]

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Miss World, Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh to reign an extra year

By Joy Sigaud The people of Jamaica are delighted to learn that the Jamaican beauty Toni-Ann Singh,  the reigning Miss World,  will continue her reign for another year as this year’s pageant is deferred to late 2021,  a result of the Covid 19 Pandemic.  Few places remain untouched by this plague whilst in the UK […]

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El Anatsui Ghanaian Artist – Two Stunning Concurrent Exhibitions

From 15th July – 8th August the October Gallery London  is  focusing on Ghanaian born artist El Anatsui.  They will be showing his metal wall sculptures and a selection of prints created in collaboration with Factum Arte, Madrid.     El Anatsui who lives and works in Nigeria  is arguably one of the most influential […]

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Nigerian born artist Toyin Ojih Odutola’s installation commissioned by Barbican

Supported by The Arts Council England and Jack Shainman Gallery New York,  the Barbican Art Gallery will present A Countervailing Theory, a site-specific installation for The Curve. It is the  first-ever UK commission by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola. Ojih Odutola’s epic cycle of groundbreaking new work unfurls across the 90-metre long gallery.  An immersive soundscape […]

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Lifeline: Covid 19 Malcolm X Food Hub in Bristol set to become a permanent fixture

Covid 19 has certainly unearthed some of the worst discrepancies in our society and implored us all to get up and assist those in need where we can.  The homeless were suddenly housed albeit temporarily, the hungry need to be fed, How many of us in 2020 Britain were aware that children and adults were […]

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BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Singer of the Year Competition

  Entries Invited Songs of Praise launch a brand new competition to find the best amateur gospel singer in the UK. If you lead worship in your church, sing solos in a gospel choir or just have a passion for gospel music then they wish you to get in touch. In this celebration of Gospel […]

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New Daughters of Africa

By Joy Sigaud   PUBLISHER AND EDITOR MARGARET BUSBY’S LANDMARK ANTHOLOGY SHOWCASES MORE THAN 200 CONTEMPORARY FEMALE WRITERS OF AFRICAN DESCENT FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO MUCH ACCLAIM… Published in 2019 the book continues to inspire and attract both readers and aspiring writers in equal measure. The authors have also now waived their fees to […]

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THANK YOU! From Editions Lifestyle Magazine, Windrush Review & Editions’ Review

The team at Editions Media would like to thank our readers, contributors and supporters for their encouragement and support over the past year. Since its inception we have successfully produced and distributed 3 publications for the Afro-Caribbean and African diasporas including one specifically for the Windrush Generation. We are also pleased to announce that we […]

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The UK’s First History Professor of African Heritage Dr Hakim Adi gives Scholarly Insight: Pan-Africanism, Slavery, Colonialism and African Diasporas

 Olatoun Gabi-Williams,  founder  of Borders Literature, interviews Professor Hakim Adi with very enlightening results covering a range of historical and current issues including some affecting the diasporas of African heritage in the UK. Professor Hakim Adi a British historian  brought inspiration to Africa and to the nation of Guinea-Bissau with his nomination of Amílcar Cabral, […]

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BLACK LIVES MATTER Scotland’s Top University – St. Andrews – says SORRY

Scotland’s top university, St Andrews,  established in 1413,  has formally apologised to the BAME community in the wake of worldwide protests lead by the Black Lives Matter movement. The protests began as an outright condemnation of the murder of Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis last month and has since seen a tidal wave of […]

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Windrush Heroes Sam King MBE and Claudia Jones – Joyce Fraser gives a personal insight.

 A woman of many talents, award winning descendant of the first Windrush pioneers,  Joyce Fraser is the  founder of the charity Black Heroes Foundation. Here she speaks frankly to Joy Sigaud about some of her personal experiences as a child of the Windrush Generation and the making of the acclaimed film, The Story of Sam […]

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Vanessa James, Champion Pair Skater – A sobering reflection in these times of change.

 Five times French national champion, Canadian born pair skater Vanessa James and Morgan’s stunning performance to The Sound of Silence which was a hit song written by Simon and Garfunkel in 1964,  performed here by Disturbed in 2017. By Sybil Kretzmer main photo courtesy CNW. Film clip you tube.

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The Black British Theatre Awards Goes Virtual For 2020

Ensuring  Covid 19 Does Not Impact The Celebration of Black Talent Leading the way in so many arenas and following the devastating impact of Covid 19 on all sectors, not least the theatre and performing arts, Black British Theatre Awards, BBTA,  are pressing ahead.  Opening up no less than four new nomination categories, in addition […]

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What’s On Worldwide Connect – Leading the way, Innovative Virtual & Online Events, Exhibitions, Workshops…

Click and Link:  For Music, Films, Virtual Tours, Dance, Museums, Professional Seminars and much more…something for all ages.   British Black Music Event celebrating British Black Music Month  June 2020. Music for causes. Discussion and sing-a-long,  register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-for-causes-discussion-and-sing-alongtickets-106540559682 Black Heroes Foundation have teamed up with Wandsworth Arts Fringe and organised  a series of events […]

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Black Cultural Archives – A Legacy

By Arike Oke.  Extract from Editions Lifestyle Black History Month Magazine 2019   CEO of the BCA Arike Oke updates us on the purpose and poignance of the Black Cultural Archives institution. Following the successful Windrush Exhibition and National Windrush Day celebrations on site.  With a new injection of funds BCA are looking to the […]

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