An art affair: Frieze, PAD and 1:54

  My weekend was a pretty ‘artful’ affair as I attended the last days of Frieze Art Fair, PAD Art Fair and1:54 Contempaorary Art Fair. Being at an arts school has done me no favors in getting my foot through the creative industry door – I’ve had to get out there and network. So on that … Continue reading An art affair: Frieze, PAD and 1:54

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Telling our own story: JAMIE’S JOLLOF RICE RECIPE

  “It’s amazing how food can tell a story…” That’s the opening sentence of Jamie Oliver’s GHANA: JAMIE’S JOLLOF RICE RECIPE. And I ask myself “where is our story in this picture?. It’s no doubt attractive and appealing, but it certainly doesn’t link directly to sub-saharan Africa, let alone Ghana. Now, I don’t have an issue … Continue reading Telling our own story: JAMIE’S JOLLOF RICE RECIPE

Black British Academics: a brief review of Leaders Forum conference 2014

Black British Academics, set up by Dr Deborah Gabriel and directed by Shades of Noir founder – Aisha Richards, aims to ensure that black and minority ethnic staff and students enjoy equal opportunities and rewards within academia. The first Black Academics Leaders Forum conference took place on the 8th October 2014 at Westminster University. Delegates at the conference included a broad … Continue reading Black British Academics: a brief review of Leaders Forum conference 2014

Shining a light on Diversity… Shine Media LTD

  Shine Media is the sort of organisation I hoped for when I was younger. The sort of organisation that instils confidence in people of all ages and abilities who have a raw passion for media. The type that offers the enthusiastic “go-getter” a foot through the media door… I didn’t see many of such organisations around when I was … Continue reading Shining a light on Diversity… Shine Media LTD