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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Amina Mohammed – Winner of the Global Citizen World Leader Prize – Deputy Secretary-General of the UN writes exclusively for Editions Lifestyle

By Joy Sigaud.  On the eve of the Global Citizens Awards, well deserved winner of the Global Citizen World Leader Prize,  Amina J Mohammed of British/ Nigerian descent also listed in Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women is aptly placed to discuss sustainable goals for women worldwide.  A shining beacon of hope for many, not the […]

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Black children in 19th Century England From Workhouse to Barnardo’s to Forced Migrations

By Joy Sigaud   Editions Lifestyle remembers the Black children of Victorian England. Many were biracial, often abandoned by their parents on account of their colour. Others who were not intentionally abandoned were often from extremely poor families who could not be  maintained by their parents,  who sometimes committed themselves to the notorious workhouses out […]

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What’s On! Black History Month! Black History Matters! Black History…

For Black History Month 2019 Editions Lifestyle Black History Matters  list just some of the wonderful array of activities and events. There’s more than enough around to fill any diary, whatever your preference:     Africa: Did You Know? A Hip-Hop Musical.  Music4Causes is a hip-hop musical theatre featuring rapper Kimba. Followed by Q&A + […]

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Art Not Aid Raises £20,000 – A Resounding Black History Month Success!

The brainchild of Hindy Mohammed and Chukwudi Onwadiwe owner of Chuck Gallery in Manchester collaborated to promote Nigerian artists and raise money through a one off auction event in London last week. Sponsored by Mocoh Oil, Alhaji Hassan Tukur and Targett-Desso the organisers say they raised £20,000 in under an hour as guests clamoured for […]

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Editions Lifestyle Magazine At 10 Downing Street Reception for Black History Month

Head of BME Communications Rachel Brown at No. 10 introduced a new theme to  the 2019 Black History Month reception. There was a wonderful array of stalls displaying a variety of products from the manufacturing, catering, music and fashion sectors with an impressive number of young entrepreneurs from the BME community attending as well as […]

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Belle The Ballad Opera – A Joy Sigaud Composition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH MUSIC! Contemporary meets classical – It’s a Jamaican story where reggae fuses seamlessly with techno and neo-classical with solo piano accompaniments.  A composition of several songs and instrumentals about a young woman who comes to England in the 1950s to start a new life and in spite of adversities through sheer […]

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Lifestyle

J. Sigaud’s motto is “If it is relevant to you then it is relevant.” EDITIONS LIFESTYLE enveloping a range of themes and issues that affect the lives of the Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Mixed Heritage and African Diaspora in general. Read here:  https://editionbhm.com/2019/11/03/the-magazine/ For further information and enquiries contact : mailto:info@editionbhm.com    

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Music

MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH MUSIC! “The donation will fund the integration of 3 specialists programme part of our  curriculum ending this school year… ”  What began as a hobby, having studied piano from an early age, the self taught composer’s works depict themes of current and historical interest in musical form. Sigaud’s style is neo-classical […]

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