Book Signing & Talk: The Naked Truth About Having A Baby with Jernine Russell
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Book Signing & Talk: The Naked Truth About Having A Baby with Jernine Russell

Join us as we discuss 'The Naked Truth About Having a Baby' with debut author, Jernine Russell 

The Naked Truth About Having A Baby is a new book which depicts a heartfelt, personal account of a young woman's emotional roller coaster journey into motherhood.

It's often said that having a baby should come with a manual, but this isn't one of those. Instead, the author gives an honest and open account of some of the pivotal stages of the transition into motherhood. She delves into the feelings and emotions that all new mothers go through, but rarely, truly speak of. From pregnancy to bringing baby home, to baby weight, to childcare, she tackles it all, candidly but with compassion.

Jernine is a mother of three and on a journey of re-discovering herself. She has spent the past 15 years working with disadvantaged and disenfranchised young people as a youth worker, then with both young and adult offenders as a probation officer. After a tough transition into motherhood in 2007, she felt compelled to share her thoughts and feelings with other first time mothers using one of her many skills: writing.

Fear, self-doubt and more babies meant that it took her 10 years to complete her first book. Despite the arduous task of juggling motherhood, a husband and a challenging job, she persevered to get it to publication, and along the way founded the company She Reigns. She Reigns’ core values are to empower, uplift and encourage others to reach their potential and realise their dreams.

Starting 7pm sharp

Tickets 

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Mini Black Market - Christmas Special
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Mini Black Market - Christmas Special

New Beacon Books presents their final market for 2017

Mini Black Market - Christmas Special 

As part of our bid to prolong the life of New Beacon Books and feed back into the community, we would like to present our fourth Mini Black Market - The Christmas Special.

Two floors of beautiful and unique products, perfect for the festive season.

Free entry

This is a mini market - with a select number of vendors at each market.

Come and have a browse through; Clothing & Fashion, Arts & Crafts, Jewellery, Health & Well being products and more.

 

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Self Made: Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole Signing
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Self Made: Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole Signing

Are you an entrepreneur, aspiring entrepreneur, intrigued by entrepreneurship, working on a project within your organisation, looking to network with movers and shakers, or do your simply have a great idea but you are not sure what to do with it? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you are invited to join us in the Launch of “Self Made” Book in association with New Beacon Books for an evening of networking, comments from Authors Byron and Bianca and a Q & A Panel featuring, Oliver from Trademark Wizards (Trademark lawyer), New Beacon Books, Byron Cole and Bianca Miller-Cole

Bianca Miller-Cole is the hugely successful entrepreneur and finalist from The Apprentice 2014 who went on to major business success, founding The Be group and hosiery brand, Bianca Miller London. She is an in-demand public speaker and was awarded a Power Profile by Linked in 2016.

Byron Cole is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and mentor to entrepreneurs and students. He runs the BLC Group, an umbrella company that look after his many business interests.

And together they have written

SELF MADE :The Definitive Guide to Business Startup Success

Is a comprehensive toolkit for anyone who wants to make a success of running their own business. Featuring interviews with well-known entrepreneurs, entertainers and industry experts, the book covers every tier of the business development process, from start-up to exit, offering practical, implementable and global advice on the start-up process.

De-coding the jargon that is prevalent in business circles today, this book provides straightforward advice on converting an innovative business concept into a commercially viable proposition. It will help you to avoid the costly common mistakes of many who have gone before you, and create a sustainable enterprise that will flourish.

Tickets:

FREE: Includes Entry, welcome drink, unreserved seating. 

Extreamly Limited VIP Gold Ticket: £14.99: Includes a signed copy of the book, reserved priority seating and welcome drink on arrival.

LIMITED LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE DON'T MISS OUT!!!

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Strangers at the Gate, with James Omolo
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Strangers at the Gate, with James Omolo

Join self-published writer, broadcaster, lecturer and activist James Omolo as he brings his novel Strangers at the Gate: Black Poland to the UK for the first time. The Kenyan-blooded Omolo has resided in Poland for a number of years, and has used his time there to collate his unique experiences in this fresh take on the black experience in Europe.

Hosted by the UK's first publisher of literature of black writers, New Beacon Books, Omolo will be conducting an intimate reading of his book and will be in discussion with Malakai Sargeant throughout the evening, talking all things displacement, documentation and diaspora. The evening will also feature two special performances from guest London-based performance poets Anita Barton-Williams and Gemma Weekes, with sets responding to the theme "strangers at the gate".

Out of all the events celebrating blackness throughout October 2017, this is one not to be missed – and is completely free of charge. Get your tickets now, and get your discounted copy of the book on the night.

JAMES OMOLO: James Omolo studied in Kenya, India and Poland. He is the founder of Africa Connect Foundation, a radio host at Imiradio and an activist on Human Rights related issues affecting People of African Descent. He has previously lectured at numerous academic instutions, including at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Training on ‘Africa Business and Beyond’. He has also contributed to publications in local academic journals.

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Mini Black Market - Black History Month Special
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Mini Black Market - Black History Month Special

As part of our bid to prolong the life of New Beacon Books and feed back into the community, we would like to present our third Mini Black Market.

Our aim is to give a select number of entrepeneurs and small business owners, an opportunity/platform to sell their goods & services plus make links and network with other people in the community at each event.

Our next event will be held on Saturday 21st October from 11am - 6pm.
Free entry

This is a mini market - with a select number of vendors at each market.

Come and have a browse through; Clothing & Fashion, Arts & Crafts, Jewellery, Health & Well being products and more.

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mini-black-market-tickets-38138227465

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The life & times Laurie Cunningham - Discussion & book signing
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

The life & times Laurie Cunningham - Discussion & book signing

The life & times Laurie Cunningham - Discussion & book signing

Come and hear the story of Laurie Cunningham, pioneering black British footballer,  London soul boy and dancer.

Cunningham's biographer, Dermot Kavanagh will be discussing his life with his friends and team mates from his teenage years on what promises to be a trip down memory lane of one of Britain's black sporting icons.  

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Book Launch - Margaret Stevens - Red International and Black Caribbean: Communists in New York City, Mexico and the West Indies, 1919-1939
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Book Launch - Margaret Stevens - Red International and Black Caribbean: Communists in New York City, Mexico and the West Indies, 1919-1939

This is the history of the black radicals who organised as Communists between the two imperialist wars of the twentieth century.  It explores the political roots of a dozen organisations and parties in New York City, Mexico and the Black Caribbean, including the Anti-Imperialist League, and the American Negro Labour Congress and the Haiti Patriotic League, and reveals a history of myriad connections and shared struggle across the continent.  

 

This book reclaims the centrality of class consciousness and political solidarity amongst these black radicals, who are too often represented as separate from the international Communist movement which emerged after the Russian Revolution in 1917. Instead, it describes the inner workings of the ‘Red International’ in relation to struggles against racial and colonial oppression. It introduces a cast of radical characters including Richard Moore, Otto Huiswoud, Navares Sager, Grace Campbell, Rose Pastor Stokes and Wilfred Domingo.   

 

Challenging the ‘great men’ narrative, Margaret Stevens emphasises the role of women in their capacity as laborers; the struggles of peasants of colour; and of black workers in and around Communist parties.

 

Margaret Stevens is Professor in the Department of History at Essex County College in Newark. She is a contributor to the volume Communist Histories, Volume 1(LeftWord, 2016) and the author of Red International and Black Caribbean (Pluto, 2017).

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The Red Dress Ball
Sep
30
to Oct 1

The Red Dress Ball

MMCo Emporium is an interactive, multi-zoned Ball held in one of London’s finest and oldest mansion house.  It’s décor reflects the classical Victorian elegance prevalent at the time the venue was built.

Spread over three floors the Emporium will provide each guest with a different experience.

7 rooms, 3 floors and 1 amazing experience

Enjoy the music in the main Ball room by

  • Mr Marlon
  • PD Coolie, Knight Ravers
  • Cass Manhattan and
  • Roy Medallion

with live PA by Camara Fearon, UK UNSIGNED’s Song for Jamaica Runner Up and Special Guests.

Soak up the Latin vibes and brush up your salsa moves in the Let’s Go Salsa Lounge with music by Salseology.

Chill out in the VIP Champagne and Jazz Lounge or laugh until you cry in the Comedy Store and Wine Bar.

Be uplifted in the Urban Arts Lounge and take in a show and see up and coming talent in the UK UNSIGNED Room

New Beacon Books will be treating MMCo Emporium guests to a literary banquet of African & Caribbean books, Arts, Crafts and special guests from the creative world of literature.

Come and have a unique shopping experience featuring:

  • Wide selection of Fiction & Non – Fiction books from authors likes; James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, W.E.B Du Bois,& Robin Walker
  • Children’s Books
  • Handmade African & Caribbean inspired Arts & Crafts 
  • Book signings
  • Book readings

Come and savour a slice of New Beacon history – a beacon for the UK’s Black community, and those interested in the African Caribbean literary world.

Dress code: Ladies - Red Dress, Evening dress or Ball gown
Dress code: Gentlemen  - Black Tie

Tickets available instore from New Beacon Books or https://mmco-emporium.com/tickets/

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