I volunteered for Balloon Ventures because I want to help people like me. My goal is to improve the financial status of people in Africa and the Caribbean by empowering them to build sustainable businesses … More Renee’s African entrepreneurs
The aim of the ‘love carnival’ group within the Brixton Design Trail is to celebrate the music, craft and creativity of carnival, the people who make it happen and the love and laughter it brings. We also aim to showcase and celebrate the African and Caribbean experience and our contribution to Brixton and the wider community. … More Brixton Design Trail – What’s that?!
In a world where women can be competitive towards each other it’s great that a group of like minded women, unknown to each other, can come together in a positive sister circle to laugh, encourage, support and uplift each other. … More Sister circle
What many visitors to Brixton don’t know is that slightly off the beaten track, in a more residential part of town there is a new gift shop and cultural hub that encapsulates all that Brixton has to offer and more. This shop is well known by local residents and those lucky enough to be in the know. The name of this shop is Gida, which means ‘Home’ in the Hausa language of Africa. … More Home sweet home
At first glance I thought Flo’s artwork was a print or a painting, which would be beautiful enough, but on closer inspection I realised that the vibrant mosaics consisted of intricately interwoven fabrics that are cut with unusual swirls and flourishes. … More Cut from a different cloth
The producers of a vibrant and eclectic range of clothes and accessories made with African fabrics are husband and wife team, Sharon and King Solomon (yes this is his real name). I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon who has a warm, friendly and bubbly personality and asked her to give me the background on who … More The King and I
Happy new year! You made it to 2017. Here are 20 tips to help you have an awesome 2017, all 12 months of it. … More 20 tips to get you through 2017 – let’s go!