Black History Matters – About The Editor

As well as composing small works played by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Joy Sigaud is an Editor and Publisher with a wealth of experience in the field. She writes and reviews matters of general interest, including interviews and dialogues. She has a longstanding history in publishing which began in 1979, after a short stint with Times […]

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2 Blue Plaques for Bob Marley Heralds the start of Black History Month 2019

Bob Marley Awarded English Heritage Blue Plaque & Nubian Jak Plaque in One Week.  New plaques marks London base of Jamaican singer-songwriter. Described as one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time Jamaican born  Bob Marley has been honoured with an English Heritage blue today,  joining the likes of  Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, George Frideric Handel […]

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Editions Lifestyle Magazine For Black History Month 2019

Having edited two of the foremost magazines for Black History in the UK, editor Joy Sigaud recognised  there was no publication representing the general black population that was neither politically motivated nor constantly justifying and proving the mere existence of the African, Afro-Caribbean and mixed Afro population in the UK. Historically there were one or […]

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Raising the Anchor – A Windrush Memorial Project Launch

Leading protagonist, social commentator and human rights activist Patrick Vernon launched the first in a series of public meetings to be held nationwide in his campaign to raise the profile and create a lasting monument to the Windrush Generation and their descendants. Hosted by the BCA (Black Cultural Archives) with Chair Dawn Hill in attendance, […]

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Artist Faith Ringgold Brings An American Story to London

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 […]

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The Jamaican Ambassadors Youth Choir

Once again The Jamaican Ambassadors Youth Choir shone like stars and their performance received rousing ovations at the 2019 Jamaican Independence Day Service under the direction of Joy Sigaud.   The choir members are aged between 4 and 16 years old singing “Don’t Look Back” © written by Joy Sigaud 2019 – A tribute to […]

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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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Happy Windrush Day 2019

Windrush Day is the 22nd June and it is now celebrated every year in recognition of the thousands who came from the Caribbean, beginning with the first post war arrivals who docked on the SS Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks on 22nd June 1948. To hear Joy’s radio commentaries see details below and to read […]

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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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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.     contact: mailto:info@editionbhm.com    

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Short Stories

Joy Sigaud is a British author of Jamaican and a very mixed heritage.  She writes short stories on everyday themes,  things embedded in our subconscious yet pertinent and real.  She has been invited to  feature as a guest on a number of radio stations and television for her views. A Poem about a Jamaican’s journey written […]

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