ARTS + CULTURE (A)

  • This is Black: Curated Festival for Black British stories at The Bunker announces Cast and Creatives (7/18/2019) - The Bunker, 53A Southwark Street London SE1 1RU Monday 5th – Sunday 25th August 2019  Opening The Bunker’s Autumn Season the curated festival This is Black will premiere theatre productions by four new and exciting Black British writers across an alternating double-bill. Exploring identity, family relationships and universal struggles, the festival will showcase All the…
  • 6 Places + Events in London to visit this July (7/10/2019) - After months of inconsistent weather, it’s safe to say that summer has officially started this July.  Better late than never.  Brits + Pieces have found a great selection of events running this month in London to help you make the most of this tropical weather before it goes back to being British again. Somerset House…
  • Broadcasting ourselves: up and coming Black British YouTubers (6/30/2019) - YouTube is to video watching what Google is to search. Having been acquired by the infamous search engine giant in 2006, YouTube’s momentum as a ubiquitous social media platform has grown since its very first video was uploaded in 2005. From raw footage to seamless production, the website plays host to a wealth of content…
  • An Interview with Yasmin Joseph, the playwright behind J’Ouvert (6/21/2019) - Written by Yasmin Joseph, directed by Rebekah Murrell and brought to life by an outstanding team of black women and non-binary people, _J’ouvert_ is a play you’ll love watching. The story is honest, fun, warm, witty, heartfelt, and the perfect warm-up for Carnival. We sat down with Yasmin to find out the story behind the…
  • Drama Review: Custody (6/21/2019) - Photos by Bianca Stella Written by Tom Wainwright who was inspired by the banned Migrant Media documentary Injustice, directed by Gbemisola Ikumelo and based on creator Urban Wolf’s personal experiences, Custody follows a Black British family as they experience all the different stages of grief after losing someone to police brutality.   January has seen…
  • ‘Queenie’ by Candice Carty- Williams Review: Black British women get the spotlight (6/16/2019) - Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams was published in March of this year but buzz around the story built up well before its release. This is partly due to it being a contemporary fiction novel where an everyday Black British woman takes centre stage. It’s being hailed as the ‘black Bridget Jones’ (it’s not). I find it…
  • J’Ouvert: A play taking on the politics of Notting Hill Carnival (6/9/2019) - J’ouvert is an honest, fun, warm and witty story and the perfect warm-up for Carnival!
  • Why you should read Akala’s Natives (5/15/2019) - The ability for collective, selective amnesia in the service of easing a nation’s cognitive dissonance is nowhere better exemplified than in the manner that much of Britain has chosen to remember transatlantic slavery…and the British Empire I have a lot of respect for Akala. He is a hip hop artist who has won at the…
  • An exclusive interview with Alexandra Afryea as Lady Macbeth (3/27/2019) - Alexandra Afryea – who has starred in Silent Witness, Care and Emmerdale – plays the leading role as Lady Macbeth in the corporate adaptation of Macbeth.  Set in 1987 during London’s stock market crash, the play explores themes of race and class in the midst of greed and genocide.  Before her performance, I was able…
  • Macbeth: A familiar story re-imagined to explore themes of race, class and betrayal (3/27/2019) - Proteus presents a re-imagination of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, setting the Scotland based play in London during the 1987 stock market crash.  Directed by Mary Swan, the corporate thriller explores a disastrous era in Britain, exploring themes of race, class and betrayal in the trading room floor, which is brought to life by an all BAME cast. …