Does Regeneration need re-generating?

November 20, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

A forthcoming series of seminars presented by Goldsmith’s Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) will look at London’s regeneration initiatives and assess it’s impact on the BME communities in the immediate and surrounding areas. The first of these half day seminars is to be held at the Laban Center, Creekside, Deptford on Wednesday 22nd November from 2pm – 4.30pm. Read more

Kulture2Couture: by design

November 18, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

aims1.jpgEstablished by the Mayor in partnership with Creative London to celebrate, acknowledge and promote the creativity and talent of London’s African and Caribbean fashion, jewellery and textile designers, over 3,000 people attended Kulture2Couture last year. Now in its new home at the V&A Museum, Londoners can once again enjoy breathtaking fashion shows, workshops and seminars – all about fashion and all about style!

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 November 2006
11am – 6pm
V&A Museum, London SW7 2RL
Admission: FREE (booking essential)
Ticket hotline: 020 7942 2211 (9am – 5.30pm, seven days a week)
Textphone: 020 7942 2002

Further background and information about the event and the organisation behind it can be found at their website

Kings to rest together forever

November 13, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

Current King memorial and gravesiteDr Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta Scott King are to be buried together at the King Center, Auburn Ave Atlanta Georgia. The enlarged crypt has been built to comply with the final wishes of Mrs King, who died 30th January this year. Read more

Windrush writer to be buried in Islington

November 6, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Fryer, journalist and author of ‘Staying Power:The History of Black People in Britain’, died 31st October and is to be buried Wednesday 8th November at 2pm at Islington Crematorium.

He is perhaps best know for his book Hungarian Tragedy in which he chronicalled the uprisings in Hungary in 1956. It was in his work as a journalist for the Daily Worker that he covered the story of the arrival of Jamaican workers on the Empire Windrush on June 22nd 1948.

University of Hertfordshire Writing Competition

November 2, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

The University of Hertfordshire has announced details of it’s inaugural Writing Award to support new a talented writers. The competition has a first prize of £1000 plus the winner will be eligible to apply for the UH Writing Award three-year scholarship to the University of Hertfordshire, study commencing in 2007.

Entrants are invited to submit a short story of no more than 3500 words on the theme ‘Vision’. The deadline for entries is 15th January 2007.

Entry forms and more details on the competition can be found at the UH website or by clicking this link.

No Problem Star requires donor. Can you help?

November 1, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

Actor Malcolm Fredricks suffers from a form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma called Mantle Cell LymphomaTV & theatre actor Malcolm Fredricks suffers from a form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma called Mantle Cell Lymphoma. He requires a Bone Marrow transplant to cure him of this aggressive cancer and you can help.

The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) is running another of their highly successful Donor Clinics on Wednesday 1st November, Time 3pm till 7pm at Holbeach Primary School, Doggett Road, Catford, London SE6 4QB. ACLT have been signing up potential donors from African Caribbean and Mixed parentage backgrounds on the Bone Marrow Donors register to help sufferers from African Caribbean ethnic groups whose genetic makeup require donors from the same background. Read more