WEEKEND EDIT…. The Convert Young Vic, Zara McFarlane Jazz Cafe, New Beacon Books Xmas Market and more

New Beacon Books African & Caribbean Mini Market – Christmas Special


Today 15th December, New Beacon Books in Finsbury Park, North London presents their final Mini African & Caribbean Market of the year with a Christmas Special. 2018 has been an incredible year for iconic bookshop ‘New Beacon Books’, and what better way to end the year than to give a platform to other Black entrepreneurs. Due to level of interest this year, the market will be held at Stroud Green Primary School, located 2 mins walk away from the bookshop.

As well as featuring an array of vendors selling toys, clothes, skin care products, jewellery and art. The day will also play host to Patrick Vernon; speaking about his new game focused on the Windrush. Book signings by 10 year old authors; Romeo Bremmer & Brianna-Kayla Lynch. Writers of Hey, Black Boy! And Hey, Black Girl! READ MORE

Zara McFarlane at Jazz Café Parkway Camden,London this Sun 16 Dec

Eloquent and provocative singer-songwriter Zara McFarlane is the UK’s British foremost jazz vocalist. With two critically acclaimed albums to her name, she inhabits an unusual musical landscape, fearlessly exploring original material and reworking well known classics from the worlds of jazz and Jamaican music. Read More

This Monday 17th Dec- Re-imagining Nigerian-British Cinema: the politics of Integration & Identity in the Diaspora A conversation with Tomisin Adepeju & guests 


Join film-maker Tomisin Adepeju for a screening of his award winning shorts, The Good Son (2015), Marianne (2016) and his anticipated new work, Appreciation (2018). Award-winning film-maker, Adeyemi Michael will also be screening his lauded short film, Entitled (2018). The screening will be followed by a conversation with the film-makers and some special guests which are to be announced. Book Tickets HERE.

MediaPartner: Announcing the Destinations of the PORTRAIT OF HUMANITY Global Tour


1854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography , together with Magnum Photos, have announced the destinations of the PORTRAIT OF HUMANITY global tour. The 50 winning Portrait of Humanity images will be exhibited in galleries, museums and international photography festivals around the world, from September 2019 to January 2020. Competition entry closes 9th January 2019.
Image credit: © Jean-Baptiste Pellerin, Backtothestreet (3)

Here are the confirmed destinations:

September 2019 Organ Vida International Photography Festival Zagreb, Croatia

October-November 2019 LagosPhoto Festival Lagos, Nigeria

November 2019 National Centre For Photography Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

November 2019 – January 2020 Louisiana State Museum,as part of PhotoNOLA Festival New Orleans, United States READ MORE 

The Convert at Young Vic


Black Panther star and Tony-nominated writer Danai Gurira’s striking play explores if faith has a cost and if so, when is that cost too much? (Main image: Ivanno Jeremiah (c) Marc Brenner)

It’s 1896 in what is modern day Zimbabwe and Jekesai, a young woman fleeing forced marriage finds herself working for devout Catholic priest, Chilford. He relishes the opportunity to mould his new convert but Jekesai’s salvation has a price.

Cast includes Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Paapa Essiedu(RSC Hamlet) and Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans) directed by Ola Ince. Runs until 26th Jan 2019 BOOK HERE

Stage Review: Nine Night (Trafalgar Studios): A Historic Moment _

On until 23 February 2019

Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY


A fresh new voice comes to the West End in the form of Natasha Gordon’s debut play Nine Night. A huge wall has been broken down as this is the first production by a black female to grace the West End stage, empowering but should the industry not be shamed by this. Gordon’s play explores an aspect of Caribbean culture that many may not be aware of including the younger generation of British Caribbean families. Read More.

BeYOND: African Art Edit: Rele Gallery Nigeria This Weekend “She is Not Dreaming”  


Rele Gallery is proud to present “She Was Not Dreaming” by Marcellina Akpojotor – a generational story of timeless ambition and the living legacies of one woman who saw into the future.

The body of work in the exhibition is made up of 2 parts. First, a chronological account of a family’s journey to fulfillment of this woman’s radical vision. The second part is an ode to the countless number of women who are being empowered all around the world, just as this woman sought to do with her family. Read more  ..exhibition ends 

Book Interview: “GOING TO THE MOUNTAIN: Life Lessons from my Grandfather” by Ndaba Mandela


As his beautiful entitled book“GOING TO THE MOUNTAIN: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela”hit the book stalls, Alt A managed to get an exclusive interview with the grandson of Nelson Mandela. Ndaba Mandela, who was raised by Mandela on his release from prison, talks about growing up with the remarkable might of his grandfather’s love, the political warrior who brought down Apartheid in South Africa.

  1. When did you realise that your Grandfather was Nelson Mandela?

“I realised he was my grandfather when we met him at Victor Verster Prison just before he was released in 1990 as my parents told me we were going to visit our grandfather in jail”. Read more.

FOOD FOOD FOOD

NEW PLACES TO EAT!!! Check out this offer at THE GOJK … for the whole of December there is 15% of your bill …

Gambian Chef Lawrence Gomez opens his new eatery.


– “like most good things – the product of a friendship between a group of senior Hospitality professionals in the fields of food, wine and mixology. We wanted to create the space that we ourselves would like to go to. The kind of “hidden gem” in which to enjoy exciting food, fantastic wines and original cocktails in great”   Address: 275 Old Brompton Road – SW5 9JA

www.thegojk.co.uk

YOU…. Skincare 

Coming soon a page for YOU the best skincare and products. Sustainable brands that respect the earth and the people who work for them. 


Shea Butter(Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Awards)

Nutritious as well as replenishing, premium grade luxurious creamy organic unrefined Organic Shea butter superbly moisturising and healing for the skin, rich in Oleic, Stearic and Linoleic acids that help protect, nourish and keep the skin beautifully soft and moisturised. Rich in essential vitamins A, E and F. Vitamin F protects the skin, particularly from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It helps promote youthful skin, reduce fine lines and dryness. Vitamins A and E help maintain overall health of the skin and hair working to maintain blemish free skin. With its cleansing abilities, it penetrates the pores and expels clogged dirt and oil accumulation allowing the skin to breathe. Shea Butter benefits also include wound-healing (anti-bacterial) properties to heal skin problems in a healthy, soothing way.

The Shea Butter is sourced from from a Women’s Co-Operative Scheme in Ghana  and made in the traditional method. BUY HERE

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Merry Christmas

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