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More Lockdown Arts and Entertainment from the London Southbank’s Online Programme ‘Inside Out’

The London Southbank’s Centre has extended a second season of its successful multi arts online programme ‘Inside Out’. Audiences will not be disappointed with a top line up of international artists and diverse events. From music, to literature, to the spoken word, the second season, launched 24 January until 6 May 2021, promises to entertain …

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Africa Utopia Festival – Celebrating the Vibrancy and Energy of African Culture at the Southbank Centre

Review by Mbeke Waseme Africa Utopia – the 52 countries in one of the most disparate and diverse continents in a perfect state.  That is what we want! The 2019 African Utopia took place at London Southbank in collaboration with Indaba X. It was opened by Kojo Annan, the son of the former UN Secretary …

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A Starry, Starry Night at The Screen Nation Awards 2019

You could feel the buzz and excitement as guests and nominees arrived on the red carpet at the Screen Nation Awards 2019 at the Mayfair Hotel in London. They came in beautiful attire, ranging from African to arts inspired outfits. A colourful array of clothes that certainly got the photographers snapping! The age ranges of …

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A Moving Tribute by Chineke Orchestra in Celebration of Stephen Lawrence Day

Review by Mercy Francis The sound from the Chineke Junior Orchestra struck some eclectic cords at the Southbank Centre on April 22nd 2019. The pieces were moving and a great tribute to the young Steven Lawrence who had everything to live for. Some of the young musicians were of the same age as Steven Lawrence when …

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Making Young Voices Matter – Angie Thomas In Conversation at the Southbank Centre, London

When Angie Thomas published her debut novel, ‘The Hate You Give’ it literally rocked the literature world. Inspired by her experience of viewing a real live shoot out in her home town of Jackson, Mississippi when she was just six and the divisions created by the gun violence and police brutality aimed at African Americans …

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Soul Searching, Not Box-Ticking: One Person’s Experience Of An Online Research Community of Cancer Patients

(This is the full version of a personal account of being a participant of an online research community, that appeared on Research Live on 11th December 2018. What follows is Shae Eccleston’s account of her incredible experience) Shae Eccleston: In 2014, I took part in an online community of cancer patients. The cancer patients in …

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Making a Global Impact – Gladness Ojo Links Passion with Purpose Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

To say Mrs Gladness Ojo is a busy lady would be to make the biggest understatement. Gladness spins so many plates at the same time, it’s hard to believe that she keeps them spinning with only one pair of hands. She has founded ‘IAMWOMANPRENEUR,’a platform for female entrepreneurs, The ‘African World Business Associates’, a Pan-African …

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Black Heroes of Kent – An Evening of Pure Joy and Edutainment.

There are shows that you prepare to review, genuinely not knowing what to expect.  Then you appear at the venue, and you see Joseph Marcell, the Shakespearian actor and his wife. He of course is better known for his role as Geoffrey in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. A few seats away, from Marcell …

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