Category Archives: Event Reviews

Reviews of events I’ve attended

Jamaica 50 years independence Celebrations

Birmingham City Council, in collaboration with the Drum Arts Centre, hosted five days of celebration of Jamaica’s 50 years of independence in Victoria Square. It culminated with the raising of the Jamaican flag outside the council building at about 6.30 … Continue reading

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I was on my way to spend my M&S vouchers in High Street outside the Pavillion Shopping Centre on Sunday afternoon (6/5/12) when I was accosted my a man in an International Dance Festival T-shirt, and invited to stay to watch … Continue reading

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Narrating The Caribbean Nation

Celebrating the Silver Anniversary of Peepal Tree Press, home of Caribbean and Black British writing. 14-15 April 2012: Leeds Metropolitan University Why I went: I was still in the energy of the Black Writers Conference inManchester two weeks earlier where … Continue reading

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Dance for Ethopia -Charity Event

When I got a text from Becks (Rebecca Hemmings) of Shok Out Dance Fitness on Sunday informing me of this two hour charity Zumba event, I checked my diary quickly. It’s one I didn’t want to miss. Becks is one … Continue reading

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Black Writers Conference, Manchester 2012

I’ve never been to a writer’s conference before so when my friends from Mahogany T’ree suggested attending the 6th Black Writer’s Conference in Manchester on 24th March, I was pretty certain I’d be going. Yet despite this I was one … Continue reading

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