6 Places + Events in London to visit this July

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…

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An exclusive interview with Alexandra Afryea as Lady Macbeth

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…

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Macbeth: A familiar story re-imagined to explore themes of race, class and betrayal

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. …

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A tribute to Olive Morris

Olive Elaine Morris (b: 26th June 1952, St Catherine Jamaica) has left behind a prominent legacy as a community leader, as well as an anti-discrimination and squatters’ rights activist.  In celebration of Women’s History Month, Brits + Pieces will be celebrating her contribution to British history throughout her short life in the 1960s-70s. Morris’s arrest…

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The British Black Panthers: A Fight for Justice, an Advocacy of Black Education

We do not dream for one moment that the Black people in Britain can organise themselves as a unit totally separate from other Black forces in the world. Black Power is an international concept. – Obi Egbuna (founder of the BBPM) Civil Rights movements are often remembered as being based in America to fight against…

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Who Said You Can’t Have a Lit Motive This Autumn?

Summer has officially come to an end after a longevity of heatwaves, frozen bottles of water and melted foundation.  It’s finally time to welcome back our English weather with a smile of chattering teeth and wave goodbye to your autumn/winter blues before they even begin.  Life is way too short to be locked up at…

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Connecting with Family History Abroad as a Black Brit

Be the person who connects the branches to your family tree. There is so much more to us than just being Brits.  We are Black Brits and for some of us, our identities derive from a variety of countries – which we should be visiting – at least once.  As the Christmas season creeps up…

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7 Black British Spoken Word Poets You Should Know (and Love)

Prepared to be entertained and educated listeners of spoken word poetry. Many Black Brits are using spoken word poetry as a platform to celebrate the fragments of cultures that make our identities hybridised and unique.  They also position themselves as representatives of our community’s shared frustration regarding inequalities, ethnic tags and other ongoing issues that…

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Upcoming Talent: N8tive

“My goal for this year is to make myself present inside the music scene, I want people to know that I’m here… people all over the country.” For those of you who want to hear fresh new talent, keep your ears and eyes open for upcoming rapper N8tive. Representing South East London, he is already…

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