The story so far …

Cinnamon & Brown is an arts, culture and lifestyle platform for all things Afrocentric.  It was conceived from a desire to see black art, culture and lifestyle from the perspective of people who live it, love it, value and respect it.

Why the name Cinnamon & Brown?  Well we felt it conjured up associations with warmth, spice, richness and sweetness along with being earthy, special and distinct.   We aim to be all these things and more.  Join us as we celebrate our heritage, legacy, culture and diversity.


Elise Markham – Content creator and artist

Image by Robert Hooper Photography: www.roberthooper.co.uk
Image by Robert Hooper Photography: http://www.roberthooper.co.uk

I love everything Afrocentric, it just makes me smile!

I started this blog to showcase, celebrate and promote what’s out there in the community; who is doing what, when and where.   My aim is to inform, inspire, affirm, motivate, educate and connect readers with thought provoking, informative blog posts, inspirational images and entertaining videos.

My background is quite diverse – Banking and HR as my day jobs.   I am also a qualified Wedding Planner and self taught digital illustrator!   The art on the products in the Cinnamon & Brown shop (see separate page) has all been created by me.  My creativity and my interest in what other creatives are doing makes this a great outlet for me.

Cinnamon & Brown is a creative collective of guest bloggers and artists.   We are still learning and still growing but we hope you like what we do.

Please visit the Contact us page for collaborations, shout outs and advertising.  Follow us on all social media platforms and join the mailing list for the latest blog posts.

Keep in touch and come along with us for the journey.   See you soon.


Cinnamon & Brown