Andrea Levy’s Small Island at the National Theatre full cast

Casting for the revival of the critically acclaimed production Small Island is announced today as the company…

ARMANI BEAUTY ANNOUNCE TESSA THOMPSON AS THE NEWEST BEAUTY FACE

Armani beauty is pleased to announce American actress Tessa Thompson as the newest face. Thompson will feature in both…

Sunday Reads:  Cool Bookshops you should know!

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London Screen Academy’s (LSA) mission to transform and diversify UK screen industries by enabling access to all, regardless of background

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Interview with Sian Carter the New Writer Behind Lyric’s “Running With Lions”

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company co-produce the debut stage play from new…

Former Vogue editor and Fashion icon André Leon Talley dies at 73

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

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Review – Black and Blue: World premiere of The Black Cop: An Officer Atones His Past

Listen as Gamal Turawa, “G”, recounts his experiences from childhood to becoming the Met police’s…

Diary Date: Old Vic presents “A Number” 24 Jan – 19 March 2022

Every parent makes mistakes. Salter makes a number of them. Now 35 years later, his…

London Short Film Festival 2022 LSFF Full Programme includes: Black British History and LGBTQIA+ ends 23 Jan

The London Short Film Festival (LSFF) 2022 festival programme, to screen at venues across London…

Africa Cup of Nations: Match Facts – Gabon v Morocco

Gabon and Morocco lock horns on Tuesday in Yaoundé, as curtain draws on Group C…

Queens of Sheba triumphantly returns to the London stage February 7th

“They ask me where I am from! I say I am a mix. Of both…

Deutsche Bank Production of Macbeth: Globe announce full cast of 2022’S Playing Shakespeare Francesca Amewudah-Rivers & Hannah  Azuonye play Lady Macbeth

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the full cast for the 2022 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche…

Nicola Roberts, Craig David and Tom Grennan among famous faces in new NHS mental health ad reciting words from Beatles song Help!

Today, the NHS will launch a new landmark campaign using the iconic Beatles song ‘Help!”…

Sunday Reads: #Vegunuary recommended cookbooks to enjoy: Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats & more

#Vegunuary month is still on, and ALT recommends some cookbooks with delicious vegan recipes for…

Free events: Celebration of Blackness FESTIVAL Full Line up includes Le Gateau Chocolat, Alfred Enoch, Susan Wokoma, Ronke Adekoluojo,  Shan Ako and more

New free events announced for first ever For The Culture – Celebrations Of Blackness Festival at the Lyric Hammersmith…

Olympian Kye Whyte signs up to Dancing On Ice 2022

Dancing On Ice returns to ITV in the new year with the all new class…

Josephine Baker Receives Highest Honour In France

Legendary trailblazing performer Josephine Baker received one of the highest honours in France with her…

The Black Cop: An Officer Atones His Past

A former police officer relives his experience of being both a victim and a perpetrator…

Finally Charlie Phillips and Horace Ové on honours list: full list of Black and Asian recipients Sara Khan, Trevor Phillips, Nitin Ganatra….

Twice each year, the honours list recognises the achievements and services of those who have…

Will Smith Wins Best Win Actor at very defining boycotted Golden Globes Ceremony following ongoing lack of diversity in voting membership: all winners

Arguably one of the world’s most well-known red-carpet events, since 1944, The Golden Globes usually…

Announcing the Jury Members of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the members of the six juries awarding prizes for artistic…

RELAX & pamper yourself this weekend with ALT’s beauty & wellness loves

ELA LIFE: Nurture No 2 Bath Salts 500ml £16 This 500ml bottle of Nurture No…

Sir Sidney Poitier death: First Black and oldest living man to win Best Actor Oscar dies aged 94

He pathed the way for many Black actors and was one of the biggest stars…

PinkPantheress wins BBC Radio 1’s Sound of 2022

The 20-year-old from Bath was chosen by a panel of over 130 industry experts and…

Black Lives Matter protestors cleared over toppling of Colston statue

Anti-racism campaigners have hailed a jury’s decision to clear protesters responsible for toppling a statue…

6 Harmful Skin Habits for Eczema Sufferers

Eczema is a complex skin condition that is characterised by red, itchy, inflamed, dry skin.  Symptoms…

Jessica Chastain’s espionage thriller The 355 with Lupita Nyong’o to open Friday

“The 355” by Divyani Sharma and Mercedes Gonzales-Bazan. “The 355” is finally making its way…

Exclusive Clip: AILEY new doc on Gay Black Ballet icon in cinemas 7th January

Ailey – will be released in cinemas and on demand Friday 7th.

VideoTalk: Will Smith on “King Richard”

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen, 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to…

Rest in Power: celebrities and notables who have passed in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close it is time to commemorate some of the notable…

New Beacon Books: UK’s First Black Bookshop hit by Pandemic: closure is  imminent – donate to crowdfunder

Based in north London New Beacon Books has stated it will close its doors in…

Sundance 2022: Kwame Kwei-Armah’s co-written biopic 892 in Dramatic Competition stars John Boyega and Michael K. Williams

 U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION Presenting the world premieres of fiction feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers…

The Children’s Code: 10 Things You should know- protect your child’s Online Data

Children’s Code The Children’s Code contains 15 standards that online services need to follow. This…

VideoTalk: Reggie Rock Bythewood on Swagger

Talking to Reggie Rock Bythewood  on new basketball drama Swagger on Apple TV+ Born July…

Changing Faces: 2021 new appointments across the arts shaping a more diverse landscape

2021 has seen a big shape up across the arts as a result of the…

Sundance Film Festival 2022: Guide to All the Women- and Non-Binary-Helmed Projects

From deep dives into the fraught history of safe abortion access and the backstories of…

Desmond Tutu: “Prisoner of Hope” South African Anti-apartheid activist who fought majority white rule dies age 90

The Queen was among those who paid tribute to South African archbishop Desmond Tutu the…

Sunday Reads – 2021 Best Sellers

Here are some best sellers from 2021 that you should add to your reading list!…

Last 2021 Sunday Reads: The Books you should read or have read….

Must READ memoirs of 2021 and what to expect of 2022! You Got Anything Stronger?:…

Your Weekend: Must see Theatre to support safely; The Wife Of Willesden, Aladdin,The Drifters Girl & Trouble in Mind

Within these difficult times during this festive season a lot of small businesses have had…

Ascension – Oscar Shortlisted Documentary Set For 14 Jan Uk Release Date

ASCENSION ​​登楼叹 SET FOR 14 JANUARY CINEMA RELEASE IN UK Oscar Shortlisted Documentary is one…

Shakespeare’s Globe Announces Relaunch of Globe Player

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the relaunch of their video-on-demand streaming service, Globe Player. The original platform…

First Look Images Kathryn Hunter in King Lear at The Globe

Kathryn Hunter, who most recently appeared as all three witches in Joel Coen’s 2021 movie The…

For The Culture – Celebrations of Blackness Festival Headline Acts Announced

Friday 28 January to Sunday 30 January 2022 The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre is excited to…

Talking to Pie Herring on first solo exhibit “Fortitude” inspired by year spent painting in two continents

“The word ‘fortitude’ means demonstrating courage in the face of adversity and/or pain. This is…

Kuenzler’s grasp of the absurd prevails throughout cynical yet familiar trilogy “The Worst Thing You Could Do” 

The Worst Thing You Could Do is mesmerizingly perplexing, an intriguing and thought-provoking experience.  The…

Are you still looking to find the perfect tree for this Christmas? We’ve got you covered! Here are five recommendations from ALT

Shoots & Leaves Get your London Christmas tree from Shoots and Leaves all wrapped up…

Best Skincare Favourites for This Winter

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Running with Lions to star Bridgerton’s Ruby Barker as full casting announced at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Ruby Barker best known as Marina Thompson in Bridgerton, Suzette Llewellyn as seen in EastEnders,…

Quick Chat: “The Girl Before” actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw and meet the cast…

The Girl Before tells the story of Jane (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who gets the chance to…

Sunday Reads: bell hooks offer x Book This is BookLove 10% off your purchase!

In loving memory of bell hooks, this Sunday ALT has collaborated with Book Love, recommending…

Get the Look From OUR favourite New Yorker’s And Just Like That Cast

The Sex and The City revival with Sarah Jessica Parker is finally in the UK!…

Meet Gallery OCA Founder, Sherece Rainford promoting, and showcasing work of artists of Caribbean heritage

Gallery OCA launched this December, established by Sherece Rainford to support, promote, and showcase the…

Carline Ikoroha wins National Employment Award for Helping SEN Community Pandemic Recovery  

Carline Ikoroha, Supported Internship job coach at West Lea School in Enfield, has been awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ Practitioner…

The Yard announces cast and creatives for ‘An unfinished man’

The Yard Theatre announce the cast and creative team for the world premiere of An unfinished…

Tanya Moodie And Company In Rehearsals For Trouble In Mind At The National Theatre

Rehearsal imagery for Trouble In Mind by Alice Childress is released today. Opening in the Dorfman on December 2 and running until the 19 January,…

Volunteers needed  in the capital to  help  people experiencing homelessness  this Christmas

National homelessness charity Crisis is calling on people across London to volunteer at their Christmas services…

Author and Feminist bell hooks dies age 69

Beloved author, professor and feminist bell hooks known for titles including “Aint I A Woman:…

Nadine Ijewere first Black Woman to shoot a Vogue cover: new book challenges fashion stereotypes

160 vibrant, groundbreaking, stylish portraits of beautiful black women that challenge the stereotypes in the…

Seven-time F1 champion Sir Lewis Hamilton knighted at Windsor Castle

The 36-year-old was awarded his knighthood and the resulting title in the 2021 New Year…

Nationality and Borders “Priti Patel” Bill has power to strip nationality without warning: 6 million people in England could have citizenship revoked, 39% of Black-Britons affected

Author, Ian Dunt, tweeted “The bill is obscene: cruel, pointless, illiterate, racist, constitutionally unsound and…

Gemma Rolls-Bentley joins Avant Arte as Chief Curator

Avant Arte, the creative marketplace that makes discovering and owning art radically more accessible, announced…

Final Days to Catch Pie Herring’s First London Solo Show ‘Fortitude’ At Wigmore Street

Albany Arts is delighted to announce the latest solo exhibition of work by Pie Herring.…

BIG Xmas Gift Guide: Beauty by Brown Skin Dark Lips, Fragrance by Jo Malone,Toys by Our Kids Trove, Stories for 3-9 year olds by Storytime and more

STORYTIME Storytime Magazine | £38.99 – £41.99  There’s no better gift than a whole year of stories!…

Swan Song Review & Director and Cast Interviews: Ben, Mahershala and Naomie Talk New Apple+ Movie

It is difficult to believe that Mahershala Ali has not played the lead until now,…

Mother’s Search for Black Santa turned into mission for change creating first Black Grotto

Diverse Christmas Cheer for all to hear!!!  When Charlotte Lewis had her first child, she…

Sabrina Elba & Misan Harriman star in new documentary exploring what it means to be Black and British

Creatives behind the London based Audax Conceptual Collective and Treehouse Films have joined forces to launch #FORTITUDE,…

Best of Enemies Young Vic

“A man should never turn down two things. Sex, and appearing on television.” Production images…

Orient Express makes a Grand Return to Italy with La Dolce Vita Train

More than 150 years ago, Georges Nagelmackers turned a dream into a reality when he…

Boris Johnson announces return of work from home guidance: a run-down of the new Plan B guidance

Face masks will be mandatory in most public indoor settings, including theatres and cinemas —…

✨Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette GIVEAWAY✨

ALT is feeling extra giving this festive month, enter for a chance to !!WIN!! The…

The perfect Getaway Holiday 

Covid restrictions are uncertain but we can still dream Cinque Terre, Italy | Hotel Villa…

Theatre Peckham’s The Wonderful brings positivity and laughter: follow the yellow brick road to Ozanda via Peckham

Imagine the Wizard of Oz meets Black Panther, set in Peckham and Ozanda, where ruby…

Talking to Star of John Lewis Xmas Advert Jordan Nash

14 year old Jordan Nash, stars in this year’s John Lewis Christmas 2021 Advert –…

Giles Terera returns to Hamilton for Six Weeks from 17 Dec 2021 in Olivier Award-Winning Role as Aaron Burr

Giles Terera will return to the West End production of Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre from 17 December…

Swagger on Apple TV+ now: created by Reggie Rock Bythewood stars Isaiah Hill, O’Shea Jackson, Shinelle Azoroh + Quvenzhané Wallis

“Swagger,” is the highly anticipated drama inspired by NBA superstar’s Kevin Durant’s experiences in the…

Lubaina Himid’s at the Tate Modern

Lubaina Himid’s powerful and poetic work has made her an increasingly influential figure in contemporary…

2021 Precious Awards: Leading women of colour recognised: include Nadine White and Sonita Alleyne OBE

Guests gathered to celebrate the 2021 Precious Awards finalists and winners. Now in its fifteenth…

Wizkid Wins Two Awards Best International Act and Best African Music Act

Tonight, the MOBO Awards made its live show return and cemented its status as the UK’s biggest…

25th Alfred Fagon Awards: Mojisola Adebayo wins Best New Play of the Year for Family Tree and all winners

The 25th Alfred Fagon Awards went ahead at the National Theatre with the theatre industry…

South Africa’s Advanced Virus Detection Met With Adversity: President Calls for Country’s Removal from UK Red List

The Omicron variant has been classed by the World Health Organisation as a “variant of…

Array Collective win Turner Prize 2021

The Turner Prize 2021 has been awarded to Array Collective, it was announced this evening…

Review: New Film Boxing Day by Brit Director/Actor Aml Ameen gives that ‘Love Actually” Vibe

Think Love Actually, and meld it with Crazy Rich Asians.  Set in the heart of…

Duchess Wins Privacy Battle: Victory as Tabloid Court Appeal is squashed

Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, hailed victory over a tabloid newspaper on Thursday after a…

WIN: The ultimate MERMADE hair set, 3 best-selling tools, 2x waver, and 1x blow dry brush! RRP £160+ 🧜‍♀️

Christmas has come early this year! !!WIN!! The ultimate MERMADE hair set, all three of…

Exclusive Screening /Q&A for New Comedy Film: On The Other Foot

Kush Films presents the UK release of new comedy race-film #OnTheOtherFoot from director Fredi Nwaka. Kush…

The Fashion Awards 2021 presented by TIKTOK winners announced: Idris Elba Tribute to Virgil Abloh

The Fashion Awards 2021 opened with a tribute for the late Virgil Abloh by British…

TIFF appoints Cameron Bailey as CEO

The Board of Directors of the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF) today announced the appointment…

BERNARDINE EVARISTO OBE ANNOUNCED AS NEW PRESIDENT OF ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL), the UK’s charity for the advancement of literature, has…

Luxury Brand Burberry partners with Rashford to help develop children’s literacy skills

Burberry announce its collaboration with footballer and youth advocate Marcus Rashford MBE to help disadvantaged children…

Mayor launches initiative to tackle  underrepresentation of young Black men in London’s thriving technology sector

Workforce initiative will support businesses to identify and address the barriers that stop young Black…

Lewisham: London Borough of Culture 2022 programme, to showcase creativity, diversity and tackle climate emergency

The London Borough of Lewisham has unveiled plans for its year as London Borough of…

Louis Vuitton star designer Virgil Abloh dies after private battle with cancer age 41

Virgil Abloh, fashion’s highest profile Black designer and the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton’s menswear…

Bush Theatre: Fair Play Cast Visit Crystal Palace Stadium

Charlotte Beaumont and NicK King who will perform Olivier award-nominated playwright Ella Road’s new play…

De Buck Gallery at Untitled, Art Miami Beach: fresh works include Annan Affotey, Jackie Milad, and Zak Ové

De Buck Gallery returns to Miami this year for Untitled, Art Miami Beach 2021. With…

New Gallery OCA exclusively dedicated to Caribbean Art to open with an exhibition by acclaimed artist, Anthony Daley

Gallery OCA announce ANTHONY DALEY: CORPOREALITY, an exhibition of recent paintings by the critically acclaimed British…

Aladdin at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Production images are released today for the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s 2021 pantomime Aladdin, written by Vikki Stone and directed…

Review – Malaolu’s Samskara, a fusion of dance-theatre examining generational Black masculinity

Hackney Wick’s The Yard presents Samskara, a physical theatre show blending hip-hop, dance and text,…

Apple Original Films present Swan Song with Mahershala Ali

Set in the near future, “Swan Song” is a powerful, emotional journey told through the…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Celebrates Hogwarts House Pride

The internationally award-winning London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will celebrate the Hogwarts houses early next year…

Recording Academy® Announce Nominees for The 64TH Annual Grammy Awards®

“This is an exciting day for music,” said Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording…

The Battle at Lake Changjin in UK & IRL Cinemas now…..

“Starts off with great suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat. As…

Red Carpet: The Black British Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Derek Griffiths and all winners…..

The 2021 Black British Theatre Awards took place this Sunday 21st November at the illustrious…

Paradise Row presents International Showcase of Indigenous Art and Culture from Brazil

Paradise Row proudly presents Ka’a Body: Cosmovision of the Rainforest, curated by Sandra Benites and…

Garrick Theatre presents World Premiere of The Drifters Girl stars Beverley Knight

Brand-new musical The Drifters Girl, with Queen of British Soul and West End leading lady…

Talking to NT’s Deputy Artistic Director, Clint Dyer as “Death of England: Face to Face” is about to drop on Sky Arts

“……….definitely the biggest high ever, and just a real testament to the building’s desire to…

Director Frances-Anne Solomon announces launch of BIPOC-focused Black Market Releasing

Toronto’s Black Market Releasing will begin serving the dynamic, untapped theatrical market for diverse voices,…

Inaugural Edition of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s New Annual Contemporary Art Exhibition Opens to the Public

For the first edition of The Richard Mille Art Prize, Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2021 exhibition…

The Actors Church: New rock musical ‘Artaban’ showcases November – cast confirmed

‘Artaban’ is a new rock musical, based on the book ‘The Other Wise Man’ by Henry…

AFIKARIS GALLERY: ANGOLAN ARTIST CRISTIANO MANGOVO QUESTIONS THE RELATION BETWEEN HUMAN AND NATURE

A platform for its artists to explore political and socioeconomic dynamics and questionings – from…

My Life as a Cop: Afua Hirsch in conversation with Leroy Logan

When Leroy Logan was in his mid-20s, his father (a Windrush-generation Jamaican) was brutally beaten by Metropolitan…

De Buck Gallery New York present their first solo exhibition of artist ZAK OVÉ: CANBOULAY

VISIT ONLINE VIEWING ROOM De Buck Gallery present Canboulay, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of artist…

BFI announce programme for BUSTING THE BIAS – a showcase of work by Disabled practitioners at BFI Southbank, 3-5 December

The BFI today announced full programme details for BUSTING THE BIAS, a series of screenings, talks…

Bush Theatre is searching for Young Men with Acting and Football Skills to join Cast of Red Pitch

London’s Bush Theatre is searching for young men with skills both in acting and football…

Arike Oke joins BFI as Executive Director of Knowledge and Collections

The BFI announces two highly anticipated appointments to its new Executive Director Board. Appointed by…

Black Britain and Beyond “Be the One: Creating a Legacy of Empowerment.”

11- 14 November 2021 This hybrid event highlights Black Britons’ rich legacy and progressive contributions…

Review – Provocative revival of Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange a conversation around institutionalised racism and men’s mental health in modern Britain

Much has changed in the twenty years since Penhall’s ground-breaking Blue/Orange premiered, yet its interrogation…

GREEN ENERGY PIONEER FROM SIERRA LEONE JEREMIAH THORONKA WINS INAUGURAL $100,000 CHEGG.ORG GLOBAL STUDENT PRIZE

Jeremiah Thoronka invented a device that uses kinetic energy from traffic and pedestrians to generate clean…

Sirens: Sophie von Hellermann & Anne Ryan

Sophie von Hellermann and Anne Ryan present Sirens, a new collaborative commission made for Turner Contemporary’s ground floor Sunley Gallery, which looks out over the North Sea. It will…

SAMSKARA at The Yard by Lanre Malaolu

Commissioned by The Yard Theatre, the world premiere of SAMSKARA, written, directed & choreographed by…

Cynthia Erivo and Danny Sapani to host the 2021 Black British Theatre Awards

The 2021 Black British Theatre Awards will be hosted by Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-Winner,…

America is open! Euphoria as the US lifts border restrictions for vaccinated Britons

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, foreign travellers can enter the…

Review – Battersea Arts Centre’s The Body Remembers…Heather Agyepong’s powerful new solo performance

Heather Agyepong’s one woman show The Body Remembers, a must-see piece exploring how trauma lives…

There’s No Place Like Peckham! The Wonderful: Christmas Show at Theatre Peckham

1 – 22 December 2021 This December, Theatre Peckham’s Christmas Show is The Wonderful, a…

This winter Addis Fine Art, London, presents Ermias Kifleyesus new solo show, Cascade of Knowledge

12 November – 04 December 2021 In his latest body of work, informed by his…

McCartney Family, Joaquin Phoenix, Ela Gandhi & Others Urge UN’s COP26 to Adopt the Plant Based Treaty to Avert Climate Catastrophe 

The McCartney family — who launched the Meat Free Monday campaign in 2009 — said: “We believe in…

Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall – Behind the scenes talk with Giles Terera, Ralph Davis, Michael Balogun: win tickets offer ends Nov 16

Premiere of multi-award-winning Blue/Orange comes to theatres near you. At Theatre Royal Bath until 13…

Missed some of this edition’s 1-54 Forum events? – 1-54 FORUM LONDON 2021 IS NOW ON THE PODCAST!

This year, 1-54 was accompanied by 1-54 Forum curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif, the fair’s…

Art X Lagos returns: Dada Gallery showcases four pan-African contemporary artists

From 4 – 7 November, DADA Gallery will be presenting a Pan-African display at the…

Last few days to catch Mary Evans’ Saints and Saviours 

Southampton’s John Hansard Gallery is pleased to present Saints and Saviours by Mary Evans, an…

Diversity at COP26: Meet the young activists and influential voices like Mia Mottley and Leah Namugerwa… it is not all “blah blah blah”

World leaders, politicians, environmental-icons and activists: the range of speakers at this year’s Conference of…

BLUE / ORANGE. Photography of Giles Terera, Michael Balogun and Ralph Davis in Joe Penhall’s Olivier Award-winning play

Royal & Derngate Northampton, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, and Oxford Playhouse present the multi award-winning…

Calls for Cumbria to become UK’s first Anti Racist county gather pace 

NOW is the time to act if we are to build and equitable and Anti…

VideoTALK: Reggie Rock Bythewood on new Project “Swagger”

Swagger explores the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk…

Diary Date:THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN

The literary queen Zadie Smith of North West London writes her first play. Clare Perkins…

Clock Change: Experts explain how to prepare routine for Daylight Saving Time

As the UK prepares for the clocks to go back one hour on Sunday 31st October, sleep…

Diversity at Raindance. What to watch and how to watch it…

Beans: One girl’s inner conflict as she comes to terms with two contradictory identities: her…

Halle Berry in Moonfall – New Images Now Available!

Cast: Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak,…

Interview: Raindance Shorts programme: Catch Edicius by Photographer and Director Uzo Oleh

Today at Raindance Edicius Director: Uzo Oleh | United Kingdom | 2021 | 23 Minutes When things go…

Video Q&A Clint Dyer and Roy Williams watch here: Death of England: Face to Face plays for ONE night only at Curzon cinemas across UK on Tuesday 2 Nov

Check out clips of the Q&A from special screening at Curzon Bloomsbury on Tuesday 26…

Independent Venue Week is Back In Person, and Announces 2022 Ambassador – Wet Leg

Independent Venue Week returns, in person, for its ninth consecutive year – the annual, seven-day…

BFI African Odysseys celebrate Darcus Howe BFI Southbank, 5 – 14 November 2021

The BFI announce full details of a new programme from BFI AFRICAN ODYSSEYS exploring the…

Review – New Diorama Theatre’s For Black Boys… Ryan Calais Cameron’s new play inspired by Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls

Nouveau Riche is a diverse, multi-award-winning creative movement led by artistic director Ryan Calais Cameron.…

Arike Oke, Managing Director departs Black Cultural Archives on 30 October

The board of trustees of Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has today announced that Arike Oke…

Art for hearts – Grab a bargain masterpiece from internationally acclaimed artists and help save lives

National charity Heart Research UK have launched the ‘anonymous heART project 2021’, an online fundraising…

Review & Interview Arinzé Kene MBE: “Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical” Kene lights up stage as legend

“For real, this is going to sound cheesy, but listen, Get Up, Stand Up! Stand…

British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) announces longlist

British Independent Film Awards announced this year’s longlists in its influential new talent categories for…

The Fashion Minority Alliance celebrates its first year with an interactive digital festival

All are invited to come together, learn, network and have fun at this weekend’s Festival.…

V&A and National Trust – two of the world’s largest Beatrix Potter collections – come together to tell her life story in V&A exhibition

Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature 12 February 2022 – 8 January 2023 Location: The Porter…

Interview with Freddie Opoku-Addaie Artist Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella

Freddie Opoku-Addaie, acclaimed choreographer, dancer/performer and Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella, London’s…

The Studio Museum in Harlem Announces: Artists In Residence 2021–22

The Studio Museum in Harlem today announced the 2021–22 participants in its renowned Artist-in-Residence program, recognized for…

National Theatre releases first-look at original film by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams, Death of England: Face to Face

The film will premiere on television on 25 November on free-to-air Sky Arts Images have…

Interview: Heather Agyepong tours new solo performance The Body Remembers “how trauma lives in the body”

 Heather Agyepong is touring a new solo performance The Body Remembers exploring how trauma lives in the body,…

29th RAIN-DANCE FILM FESTIVAL Opening gala: Michael Caine in Best Sellers +UK premieres of the best from the international festival circuit

Raindance returns to cinemas from 27 October to 6November for the 29th edition of the…

Colin Powell, first Black US secretary of state, dies of Covid-19 complications

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations…

The Amplify Project: Black British Writers In Their Own Words

The new podcast series is hosted by award-winning writers; playwright, author and director, Patricia Cumper MBE and writer…

Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Thoughts Unseen’, two decades of conceptual enquiry, subverting stereotypes of Black men and women within society and traditional power structures

Price’s Icons gaze beyond the viewer consumed in their own thoughts and emotional worlds, reframing…

Earthshot Prize Awards hosted by Clara Amfo and Dermot O’Leary: Republic of Costa Rica is Protect & Restore Nature Winner

The first-ever Earthshot Prize awards ceremony took place at the iconic Alexandra Palace in London.…

Iranian road trip movie HIT THE ROAD – Panah Panahi, wins Best Film Award in Official Competition at London Film Festival Competition

The BFI London Film Festival 2021 Competition sections are a celebration of the most exciting,…

#Africa Writes to conclude with two-day in person festival at the British Library

23 – 24 October 2021 Africa Writes is back for its ninth year, showcasing a…

Art ON Weekend: 1-54 & Frieze London & Frieze Masters ends soon

Head down to The Regent’s Park this weekend to catch the ending of the world’s…

ear for eye actor David Gyasi talks about how heart breaking having that “conversation” with 13 year old son was

Debbie Tucker Green’s ear for eye is now available on BBC iPlayer after making its…

“Coiled” Brand New Podcast Doc Exploring Afro Hair and Black British Experience

Kinky, wooly, nappy, poufy, difficult to manage. These are some of the words that are…

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to Somerset House for 9th London edition

Self-established as a leading voice in the global discussion on contemporary African art, and with…

The Young Vic: Cush Jumbo’s long anticipated gender-blind Hamlet opens

“Jumbo proves that any great actor can be Hamlet. She is not a woman mimicking…

New data shows Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority and poorer communities are more likely to live in areas with toxic air

New data from City Hall shows communities which have higher levels of deprivation, or a…

Rudie’s Jerk Shack collaborates with ASH Culinaria x Chef Anthony Cumberbatch for a BHM Supper club until 29 October

In celebration of Black History month this October, Rudie’s Jerk Shack at Hawley Wharf Camden…

Diversity at the BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: King Richard, Missing, 4 Feet High, ear for eye, The Tragedy of Macbeth and more…. 

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MATT DAMON, JODIE COMER, AND BEN AFFLECK CELEBRATE RIDLEY SCOTT’S “THE LAST DUEL” U.S. PREMIERE

The Historical Action Thriller Based on Actual Events Opens in US Theaters Nationwide October 15,…

Tanzanian novelist Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel for depicting impact of colonialism, migration

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature “for his uncompromising and…

Illycaffè introduces illy Art Collection by Ron Arad for the 53rd Barcolana sailing regatta

The new illy Art Collection Barcolana features a minimalistic style with sinuous lines that give…

will.i.am: The Blackprint

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New body of work by prominent artist Pablo Bronstein: “Hell in its Heyday” opens at Sir John Soane’s Museum

The past and the present, the monumental and the mundane, are combined throughout Bronstein’s new…

5 London Eateries to Visit This Week

The Queen of Sheba Location: 12 Fortess Road, London, NW5 2EU  Independent restaurant serving exotic,…

Sundance Institute: Vanguard Award Celebration to Honor  Summer Of Soul director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and CODA director Siân Heder

he nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today that it will present the 2021 Vanguard Award to filmmaker Siân Heder for…

Frieze London: Addis Fine Art to Open First Permanent Gallery Outside of Ethiopia

Joining a handful of black-owned galleries in London, the gallery launches with a show of…

Debbie Tucker Green’s second feature, Eye for Ear to premiere at BFI London Film Festival, BBC Two and iPlayer on 16 October 2021

Debbie Tucker Green has re-written her highly acclaimed play Ear for Eye for film. The…

Unframing Art: Alba Amicorum liberates art from the frame and onto fluid fabric – to be worn, draped or wrapped in any way you like

For this year’s London Craft Week, Alba Amicorum presents a new interpretation of Man Ray’s…

Join University of West London celebrate BHM with launch of MA in Global Black Studies, Decolonisation and Social Justice today 1st October

UWL celebrates BHM by launching MA in Global Black Studies, Decolonisation and Social Justice. The…

Interview: Rebekah Murrell plays Juliet at The Globe runs until 17th October

“It’s very Brechtian and it’s not a usual Shakespeare production.” Rebekah Murrell Rebekah Murrell is…

Revere the creative power of the earth between your feet! Theaster Gates delivers conceptual sermons on the meaning and significance of clay in an expansive new survey 

The exhibition initiates the artist’s year-long, multi-location investigation into the material and spiritual significance of…

DADA Gallery: Bunmi Agusto creates series of artworks and immersive tapestries to feature at Paris Fashion Week

Running from 27 September – 5 October 2021, Agusto’s mixed-media work will feature in the…

Interview Ryan Calais Cameron: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy

“I read For Colored Girls by Ntozake Shange over a decade ago; although there were…

Japan Week : Lexus is official car partner of the Japan Week Festival Week  starts today 27th September

#Lexus is official car partner of the Japan Week Festival Week from Monday 27 September to Sunday 3 October 2021 – a celebration of…

Alfred Fagon Awards call for 25 Black Champions of Theatre celebrating their 25th anniversary: Nominate your Black Champion HERE!!

2021 is the 25th anniversary of the Alfred Fagon Award which awards an annual prize…

5 Things To Do September: London Design Festival | Hapticity: A Theory of Touch and Identity | London Coffee Festival | RA Summer Exhibition | A Clay Sermon

The London Design Festival  18 – 26 September 2021 This year’s London Design Festival ties…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Fatima Bhutto, Margaret Busby, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Edmund de Waal join English PEN’s centenary celebrations at the Southbank Centre

A three-day programme on themes of literature, exile, free expression, translation, activism, and solidarity, drawn…

Breaking the Mould: New Signatures from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Breaking the Mould: new signatures from DRC features the work of 12 emerging artists from the…

Park Theatre are recruiting: Are you their new Trustee or Trustee (Chair of Finance Committee)

Park Theatre are seeking to recruit a new Trustee to provide a link with the…

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song Melvin Van Peebles, Filmmaker Heralded Godfather of Black Cinema Dies age 89

Melvin Van Peebles, the filmmaker, writer, and musician who was heralded as the Godfather of…

London Design Festival ties together challenge of climate change and sustainability with celebration of diversity

This year’s London Design Festival ties together the challenge of climate change and sustainability with…

Seena Hodges Named First African American President of the Board Of Trustees at the Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center announces the election of Seena Hodges as President of the Board…

Judi Love talks about being part of Strictly and her “excitement” to learn Rumba

The multi-award-winning Strictly Come Dancing returned this September to BBC One and BBC iPlayer, as…

First-look images released for psychological thriller The Girl Before coming soon to BBC One

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London Fashion Week SS22 highlights: Bora Aksu – Pink is in!!

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Review: Athol Fugard’s “Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act” revival by Diane Page stands as powerful reminder of the inhumanity in South Africa as recent as 1985

Athol Fugard’s Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, is a poetic condemnation of…

Michaela Coel historic win first Black woman to win #Emmys for limited series writing: and complete Listing Of 73rd Emmy Winners here

Michaela Coel makes history as the first Black woman to win at the #Emmys for…

Major funding opportunity for environmentally-friendly projects in Harrow: Small businesses, not-for-profit groups and social enterprises can apply @GroundworkLON 

Groundwork London, in partnership with Harrow Council, is running a competition to promote the development…

Rockets and Blue Lights by Winsome Pinnock Win Tickets: 2 Tickets end 22nd Sept

A co-production with the Royal Exchange Theatre To get tickets email the editor answering the…

theatre peckham presents YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK 2021: 5 weeks of events includes Inua Ellams’s “Search Party” & Annette Brook’s queer drama “how we love”

Theatre Peckham, South London’s flagship cultural venue and pioneering learning theatre, celebrates its third annual…

Radio 4 increases airtime for the arts with new shows and an extended Front Row

Three new regular arts, film and music strands to launch on Radio 4 and flagship…

Quick Chat with Actress, Author Karyn Parsons AKA “Hilary Banks” on her new multi-award winning Film “Sweet Thing”

“I think what Alex (Rockwell) was trying to do and I think what he does…

Leeds Festival of Ideas: The MOBOs and Me with Kanya King

Leeds International Festival of Ideas is a metropolitan celebration of new ideas and innovation. We…

Review – Rockets and Blue Lights: Pinnock’s urgent play inspired by JMW Turner painting, asks who owns our past and who has the right to tell its stories?

Winsome Pinnock’s amazing new play Rockets and Blue Lights now on at the National Theatre…

Fenty Beauty Unveils New Limited Edition 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette Dubbed Bomb Posse

Rihanna‘s Fenty Beauty has introduced a brand new product to its makeup lineup called the Bomb Posse. The upcoming…

Comedy at iconic Globe Theatre: Dara Ó Briain is joined by Athena Kugblenu for 1 night of comedy 13th Sept

Show And Tell present an uproarious night of comedy in the iconic Globe Theatre, headlined…

Arcola Theatre: Utopia Theatre, by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited, presents And the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses

Written by Zakes Mda Directed by Mojisola Elufowoju In the tenacious shadow of apartheid, the possibility of…

GET READY FOR THE PARTY OF THE YEAR WITH PIRATES A REGGIE YATES FILM ARRIVING IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 2021

Watch the teaser trailer HERE The debut feature film from Reggie Yates, PIRATES. Set in London…

“Rockets and Blue Lights” comes to National Theatre: Director Miranda Cromwell talks career, her love for Winsome Pinnock’s “master storytelling” and more

Directed by Miranda Cromwell, and first staged at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, this astonishing…

Talking to Emmy-winning director Jake Scott: his new doc “Kipchoge: The Last Milestone” follows record breaking marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge

Kipchoge: The Last Milestone is a new uplifting documentary by American Woman director Jake Scott…

Laemmle Monica Film Center: 2021 Tribeca Film Festival audience award winner FERGUSON RISES opens Sept 17

Directed by Mobolaji Olambiwonnu and produced by David Oyelewo and Jessica Oyelowo, the film goes deep into the aftermath and…

Orange Tree Theatre: Talking to Diane Page Director “Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act”: Win tickets WOMEN only!!

Her director credits include Out West (Co-director), In Love and Loyalty (also as writer), Ghost…

Reggae Dub Legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry the man who gave Bob Marley reggae dies aged 85

Born Rainford Perry in Kendal, Jamaica in 1936, Perry died in hospital in Lucea, north-west…

Cast and creatives announced for #Foxes at #Theatre503

Michael Fatogun (Sweet Like Chocolate Boy, Tobacco Factory Theatre) and Anyebe Godwin (Little Baby Jesus, Orange Tree Theatre) will…

Bank Holiday TV Monday 30 Aug: New ITV drama Stephen stars Sharlene Whyte, Steve Coogan and Hugh Quarshie supported by Lawrence family

Sharlene Whyte, Steve Coogan and Hugh Quarshie play leading roles in Stephen, the three-part sequel…

Marvel first #Asian Superhero: SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS in Cinemas 3rd Sept 21: exclusive first look red carpet images Mayfair UK

Shang-Chi star Simu Liu commented on playing Marvel’s first Asian superhero: ‘Feels like a moment…

Kanye West: Elusive album #Donda has listening party in Atlanta

Kanye West has been quiet in 2021 on the music front even more so by…

Mr. Soul! on HBOMAX now

From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and…

James Freeman Gallery presents SIKELELA OWEN 9 September – 2 October 2021

Discover new works by the young black British painter, Sikelela Owen, who graduated from the…

World Premiere: Debbie Tucker Green’s Second “ear for eye” to get a Unique Multiple Platform Launch as part of 65th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

Starring Lashana Lynch, Tosin Cole, Carmen Munroe, Danny Sapani, Nadine Marshall and Arinzé Kene The…

Channel 4 crowns Candice Carty-Williams “Queenie”

With the award-winning author commissioned to create an 8×30’ drama series based upon the critically…

CANDYMAN (2021): WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE MONSTER IN THE MIRROR: Cast and characters in cinemas Aug 27th

29 years after Clive Barker’s hook-handed urban legend first leapt onto the big screen and…

Black Cultural Archives: Marketing Manager Salary £ 35,000 pro rata for 0.8FTE @bcaheritage

JOB TITLE: Marketing ManagerREPORTING TO: Managing DirectorLINE MANAGES: Social Media OfficerKEY RELATIONSHIPS: Management teamSALARY: £35,000…

London Fashion Week presented by #Clearpay return 17 to 21 Sept encouraging a better world and Fashion Industry

London Fashion Week presented by Clearpay, will run from Friday 17th to Tuesday 21st September 2021 as a physical-digital…

Grammy award winning Beenie Man announces first UK show in over a decade at Yam Carnival

Jamaican superstar and worldwide King of the Dancehall, Beenie Man, announces his long-awaited return to…

Diary Date: CHINEKE! ORCHESTRA AT THE 2021 BBC PROMS with Jeneba Kanneh-Mason celebrating great Black Composers @thekannehmasons @bbcproms @Chineke4Change

The live audience in the Royal Albert Hall will experience an exhilarating programme that celebrates…

ONLINE: The Purpose of Power: An Evening with Alicia Garza

SixByNines&Co. is proud to present ‘An evening with Alicia Garza’. Wed 8TH Sept 2021 to…

Screen and Film School Birmingham Adil Ray OBE Scholarship winner announced

Screen and Film School Birmingham are delighted to announce the winner of this year’s Adil…

Book now: join Ballet Black for screening debut Eightfold voiced Patron Thandiwe Newton

Join Ballet Black for their cinematic debut, Eightfold, a film unprecedented in its radical use of…

“Her Dark Materials” celebration of female creativity across art and tech features works include Nancy Cadogan, Helen Epega, and Emma Talbot @DGirlJay

Her Dark Materials, curated by Philippa Adams, an exhibition that brings together an international group of women…

BBC Proms celebrates return of live music over 44 days 2,000 plus musicians and 52 concerts: Chineke!, Clarke Peters, Kanneh-Mason siblings and Nubiya

Six weeks of live concerts every day from the Royal Albert Hall in its 150th-anniversary…

STORMZY unveils first ever Madame Tussauds London figure

Stormzy unveiled his first ever Madame Tussauds London figure at a special #Merky event in…

OPERA NORTH Mark Reopening With Five New Production: includes Femi Elufowoju’s “Rigoletto” first Black Director to run a Major Opera

In January 2022, Rigoletto, will be conducted by Garry Walker and directed by the British…

Jodie Whittaker and David Tennant face new nemesis in quest to save reality in brand new video game, Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality

Compatible with current and next-gen consoles as well as PC, Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality reimagines…

Review: ‘Zola’ a Viral Twitter Thread turns into riotous “chick flick” by Director Janicza Bravo

New chick flick that shines light on the USA sex traffic industry arrives based on…

The Africa Institute: OPEN CALL FOR Okwui Enwezor, Fatema Merniss and Ali A. Mazru POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Applications now open for Okwui Enwezor Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Culture, Performance Studies and Critical…

World Premiere of Jeymes Samuel’s The Harder They Fall to Open 65th BFI London Film Festival

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that…

Whitechapel Gallery: Yoko Ono presents MEND PIECE for London

This autumn, Whitechapel Gallery visitors are invited to participate in an interactive installation by world…

Louis Armstrong in A MAN CALLED ADAM | Born on this day 4 August 1901 | The 1966 Musical Drama is restored with Cicely Tyson & Ossie Davis

In 1966, Louis Armstrong starred in A MAN CALLED ADAM alongside Sammy Davis Jr., Cicely…

Review: Changing Destiny comes to Young Vic asking “where is your spirit”? Adapted from 4000-year-old African poem transcending time and culture

Kwame Kwei-Armah’s  Changing  Destiny is written by the Booker Prize winning poet and novelist Ben…

DIANE PAGE WINS 2021 JMK AWARD

The Trustees of the JMK Trust announced that Diane Page wins this year’s JMK Award…

SIGHT & SOUND Magazine Relaunches with Revamped Editorial and ‘FUTURE OF FILM’ Sept Issue includes Steve McQueen & Black Film Bulletin

FEATURING COVER STARS CHLOE ZHAO, STEVE MCQUEEN, SOFIA COPPOLA AND LUCA GUADAGNINO Iconic international film…

Young Vic: First Look images Changing Destiny

Two actors, a hundred characters, and a 4000-year-old tale about the strength of the human…

Stanley Hall: James Baldwin: The Price of a Ticket + Performances

In honour of James Baldwin’s would be 97th Birthday, Stanley Hall are hosting a screening…

Last Chance to Apply for the Access Bank ART X Prize 2021: bolstering careers of emerging Nigerian artists

Applications for the Access Bank ART X Prize 2021 will close in 3 days on…

Nadifa Mohamed, Anuk Arudpragasam, Sunjeev Sahota and Nathan Harris make 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction Longlist

·       The longlist features 1989 Booker winner, Nobel Prize winner, and three times shortlisted author Kazuo…

Summer Movie picks:| Night of The Kings | Zola | The Suicide Squad | The Surrogate | How to Stop a Recurring Dream

NIGHT OF THE KINGS, the new film written and directed by acclaimed Ivorian filmmaker Philippe…

Berlin: Folakunle Oshun presents Museum of Hope

Berliner Dom. July 25–August 12 A horse rears, muscles rippling, and the rider is unseated,…

Arab Britain: Jarda جاردا exhibition at People’s History Museum in Manchester open now

The Arab British Centre is delighted to announce the opening of Jarda جاردا  , a mixed media installation open from…

HRH The Duke of Cornwall, Patron of The Prince’s Countryside Fund attends a celebration of rural communities

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cornwall, Patron of The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF), with…

Quick Chat with Norman Jay MBE as Kaleidoscope Festival comes to the legendary Ally Pally on 24th July

Norman Jay MBE is a British club, radio and sound system DJ. He first came…

H&M AND NETFLIX’S SEX EDUCATION COLLABORATES ON A BACK-TO-CAMPUS INSPIRED COLLECTION

Netflix’s Sex Education has been on top of everyone’s watchlist since its premiere. Now, with…

BBC Studios and Directors UK join forces to fund director mentorship scheme seeking under-represented voices

I’m delighted that EastEnders, Holby, Casualty and Doctors are opening up their doors to provide…

TRIBUTE TO GLEN YEARWOOD: A PEERLESS MEDIA PIONEER by Richard Adeshiyan

Glen Yearwood will be remembered as a pioneering media operator who contributed significantly to Black…

Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani are back on stage in HYMN by Lolita Chakrabarti directed by BLANCHE MCINTYRE 26 July – 13 Aug 21

“Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani deliver note-perfect performances”The Times ★★★★★ “Tremendous”The Observer ★★★★★ “Mind-blowingly excellent”WhatsOnStage…

Utopia Theatre: Visual Play in Production with Matthew Xia: fundraiser to #passthebaton to next generation of theatremakers from African diaspora

This workshop is in support of the Utopia Baobab Project, a fundraiser investing in 3…

OLD – NIGHT’S VISION FEATURETTE : Watch Trailer

From visionary filmmaker M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN comes OLD— a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a…