February 9, 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
Described as an original sweetheart of Motown, Mary Wilson (March 6th 1944 – February 8th 2021) has earned her place in the history books. She was a founding member of the Supremes who between 1964 and 1969 had 12 number 1 hits in the US pop charts. The indelible sound of the three Motown sweethearts […]
February 9, 2021.Reading time 3 minutes.
THE EYE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH SEEING… New York-based painter Jennifer Packer recalibrates art historical approaches to portraiture and still life, casting these enduring genres in a fresh political and contemporary light, while keeping them rooted in a deeply personal context. Combining observation, improvisation and memory, Packer’s intimate portraits of friends and family members and […]
February 2, 2021.Reading time 3 minutes.
“The legacy of slavery still affects the position of Black people in American society today…” The film IN THE COLD DARK NIGHT examines the 1983 and 2018 investigations into the racially-motivated murder of a young Black man, Timothy Coggins. Set in Griffin, Georgia, in the heart of the American South, IN THE COLD DARK NIGHT […]
January 28, 2021.Reading time 3 minutes.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave is a must read for those who wish to begin to understand or contemplate the life of a slave in the 18th Century Americas. Born around 1817/1818 Frederick Douglass was himself enslaved for twenty years. Whilst conditions varied somewhat throughout the southern states of America, […]
October 10, 2020.Reading time 2 minutes.
Africa Outside HUSH! Did Rachel weep for her children? Yes, Who wept for me? Hush, the day has dawned Hush, are these the lost of Africa? Hush! Lost! Never! We are easily identifiable No matter how diluted So hush, Let your heart not weep How many prophets have we had How many slain? Hush, […]
February 28, 2020.Reading time 1 minute.
As Black History Month USA comes to a close we pay tribute to Florence Price. The first African American female composer to have her work performed by a major orchestra. Against a backdrop of racial tensions in 1933 her first symphony was performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra Unwrapped concert designed […]
February 5, 2020.Reading time 11 minutes.
Originated and updated by Joy Sigaud When Reverend John Wates OBE first approached me at a drinks party a while back and said “did you know I was at the Martin Luther King rally in Washington in 1963?” I was so impressed. I had literally never met anyone from England who had actually attended. He […]
January 27, 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
The editor of Editions Lifestyle magazine chatted with the outstanding Faith Ringgold at the launch of her exhibition at The Serpentine Gallery in June. As the exhibition comes to a close Editions Lifestyle remembers her legacy. Her works are haunting. One has to stop and deliberate over the detail of every piece to understand the […]
September 15, 2019.Reading time 2 minutes.
By Joy Sigaud The celebrations and commemorations continue as we approach the end of the 60th Anniversary Year of the most successful record label of all time. As Hitsville The Making of Motown, a new film about the iconic organisation has been screening in the US and in the UK, we can’t help but remember […]
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