Why you can’t miss ‘3 sisters’, a play about 3 Igbo women and war

Inua Ellams takes a classic and makes it a proper Nigerian story…well Igbo.

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Must See Black British Theatre This Autumn/Winter

We may not always see them on huge billboards in central London but Black Brits have been creating amazing content in the theatre space. Recently, iconic plays like Misty, Barber Shop Chronicles and Nine Nights have come and gone but there’s always a new wave of plays to discover. Autumn and Winter is the perfect time to get cosy in a dark theatre and immerse yourself in black stories. Here is a list of must-see plays from Black British theatre-makers this season. 

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A review of ‘Black, Listed’, Jeffrey Boakye’s Black British dictionary

Words don’t just have literal meanings. They also say a lot about cultures, history, and geography, usually without us realising. The study of this is called etymology and it’s a lot more interesting than it sounds if you are the curious type. Imagine the history behind words like ‘Yardie’, ‘BAME’ or ‘Coon’.  This is what…

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How ‘This Is Black’ Festival confronts parental conflict in our community

This is Black was formed to create a “fringe-like experience” for Black artists. 

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‘Queenie’ by Candice Carty- Williams Review: Black British women get the spotlight

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…

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J’Ouvert: A play taking on the politics of Notting Hill Carnival

J’ouvert is an honest, fun, warm and witty story and the perfect warm-up for Carnival!

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Why you should read Akala’s Natives

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…

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The godfather of multiculturalism: Stuart Hall

You may be in favour of Black History Month. You may hate the idea. You may believe that Black History should be a year-round affair and that giving it just one month is an insult to Black Culture. Truthfully, I understand both arguments. It’s why Brits + Pieces have a dedicated space for Black History…

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2 Tone: The quirky love child of Ska, Reggae & Punk Rock

Two-Tone: adj. Coloured in two colours or two shades of one colour. OR noun. a genre of British music that fuses traditional ska with musical elements of punk rock. OR Noun. 2 Tone Records was an English record label that mostly released ska- and reggae-influenced music with a punk rock and pop music overtone. THE…

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Neil Kenlock: Opening a window into the Black British experience

Born: Port Antonio, Jamaica – 1950 Claim to fame: Photographer, media professional Highlights:  Photographer for the British Black Panther Party Co-founder of Choice FM Work exhibited at Tate Britain, National Portrait Gallery, Black Cultural Archives and the Victoria and Albert Museum Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is –  Anon Neil…

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