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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About the Editor & Founder Joy Sigaud

  She speaks 3 languages, though a little rusty in some now by her own admission,   and has a longstanding history in publishing which began in 1979, after a short stint with Times Newspapers and then as Special Projects Manager for Africa’s leading business magazine at that time. She went on to publish her own […]

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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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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:   The Black Heroes Foundation Virtual Soul Food Café Free zoom  event every Friday at 7.30pm. celebrating Black heroes through song, dance and the spoken word. Old school videos, talks and special guests to entertain and enlighten. […]

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History of Black British Intellectuals with Historian Dr Angelina Osbourne – A Q&A Event

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION   PRESENTS A HISTORY OF BLACK BRITISH INTELLECTUALS   KEYNOTE SPEAKER:   DR ANGELINA OSBORNE ON SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2020 FROM 7PM TO 8.30PM DR OSBORNE WILL EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF RACE, EDUCATION, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN BRITAIN THROUGH THE WORK OF ACTIVISTS, SCHOLARS AND EDUCATORS. BRITAIN HAS ITS OWN BLACK INTELLECTUAL TRADITIONS, EXEMPLIFIED THROUGH OLAUDAH EQUIANO, CLR […]

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Lord Woodbine, The Beatles and Hamburg Tour – 60 Years Ago – Windrush Event

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION PRESENTS LORD WOODBINE, THE BEATLES & HAMBURG Born in 1929 in Trinidad, Harold Phillips (who later became known as Lord Woodbine, the Calypsonian) volunteered for the Royal Air Force to fight for Britain in World War II. After being demobbed when the War ended, he returned to England on the Empire Windrush on […]

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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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