BRAP review of the inaugural Tottenham Literature Festival

‘Developing culturally diverse artists’ is the strapline for the purpose-built Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham. The complex’s namesake ‘firmly believed that the arts have the power to transform lives’, and what better place to do so than in one of London’s culturally-rich boroughs. It is here that the inaugural Tottenham Literature Festival took place:…

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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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Dave wins the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize 2019 for debut album Psychodrama

The most coveted prize in British and Irish music was awarded to South London rapper Dave. The 21-year old rapper – whose full name is David Orobosa Omoregie – won the 2019 Hyundai Mercury prize for his debut album, Psychodrama. Announcing the winner, judge Annie Mac said the album “showed remarkable levels of musicianship, true…

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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 Double Bill 2 explores the experience of Black British Women

This is Black is a festival celebrating the work of four emerging Black playwrights. It is running throughout August at the Bunker Theatre in London Bridge, an intimate venue that champions upcoming and “ambitious” artists. The four plays will run in paired double bills, with an exhibition on display every Sunday. Click here to read…

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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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This is Black: Curated Festival for Black British stories at The Bunker announces Cast and Creatives

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…

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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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Broadcasting ourselves: up and coming Black British YouTubers

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…

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