You’ve just left the safety and familiarity of your primary school where you had a few close friends. You’re still shy but you were comfortable in your surroundings. Lots of things are changing, you’ve moved to a new area, a new house and you are about to go to a new, much bigger secondary school. It’s scary. … More A letter to my younger self
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
Can you imagine emigrating to a country that you have never visited before? A country that you have only heard and read about. There is no internet and limited television to do any research on this country. There are only limited history books or novels about it. This country is mainly just a concept, forged in your imagination. This country is Britain. … More 1948 – A one way ticket to Britain
So it’s that time of year again. As soon as the Christmas stock was sold the Valentine stock came out. Just a little bit a first, just enough to permeate our consciousness, then as January progressed the stock increased and more and more shops and businesses came on board. … More Valentine’s day – Is love all you need?
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!