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African Spirituality in the modern age - A conversation with Dalian Adofo & Neferatiti Ife
Sep
27
7:00 pm19:00

African Spirituality in the modern age - A conversation with Dalian Adofo & Neferatiti Ife

Join us for an interactive discussion with Dalian Adofo & Neferatiti Ife as we explore African Spirituality in the modern ages..

In the book Ancestral Voices, Dalian explores the topic across millennia from the times of the Ancient Black Egyptians to contemporary practices on the Continent and in the Diaspora. Evidenced are striking commonalities in the spiritual philosophies and practices over time and space, showing they are derived from a common mind or source.
The book also gives practical advice and suggestions from various systems on how to cultivate an African Centred Spiritual life, so it is not just an essential piece of scholarly work to read but also an invaluable manual of instruction to have for cultivating one’s personal spiritual development.

Shine Your Divine Light by Neferatiti Ife is a mind body and spirit experience that offers unique perspectives to understanding the meaning of life. It combines ancient Egyptian/Kemetian information, psychology, personal development and channelling. Through these combined insights the book offers the reader a holistic view of self and how to heal self and becoming abundant in all aspects of life. Neferatiti's takes you on the ups and downs of her own personal journey interwoven with Ancient wisdom. For the first time Ancient Egyptian/Kemetian wisdom is downloaded to assist you in your practical life. The book considers the major milestones that affects each and everyone of us. You are taken on an adventure to explore relationships, self -esteem, self love, family issues, nature, the chakras and much more.

Dalian & Neferatiti will be discussing African Spirituality and how it can guide you in todays world.

Dalian Adofo is a freelance creative artist who works across a range of media; from graphic design to film and video. He has also been in the teaching profession for over 10 years and also works on a range of youth work initiatives, both locally in the UK and abroad. He has also written and directed personal shorts and exhibited his artwork.

Culture is a fundamental element which bonds communities together, without it we lose identity and self awareness. The importance of preserving such knowledge is key to retelling the story of Africa and its contribution to world history, in a manner that is free from colonial imposition.

Neferatiti Ife is an Author, Channeler and Healer. Over the last 9 years, she has developed psychic channelling abilities, connecting with Ancient ancestral beings as well as Light beings from the ethereal world. These communications led to the publication of her first book, ‘Conversations with the Blackman’s God’.

As well as being an experienced psychic communicator, she holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Social Work and a Sociology Degree.

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Heart of The Race - A Conversation with Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie & Suzanne Scafe
Aug
30
7:00 pm19:00

Heart of The Race - A Conversation with Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie & Suzanne Scafe

Join us for an interactive discussion with Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie & Suzanne Scafe about their 
influential republished book Heart of the Race, its relevance and what it means for black feminists in the UK. 

The Heart of the Race is a powerful corrective to a version of Britain’s history from which black women have long been excluded. It reclaims and records black women’s place in that history, documenting their day-to-day struggles, their experiences of education, work and health care, and the personal and political struggles they have waged to preserve a sense of identity and community. First published in 1985 and winner of the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize that year, The Heart of the Race is a testimony to the collective experience of black women in Britain, and their relationship to the British state throughout its long history of slavery, empire and colonialism.

This new re printed edition includes a foreword by Lola Okolosie and an interview with the authors, chaired by Heidi Safia Mirza, focusing on the impact of their book since publication and its continuing relevance today.

Beverley Bryan is a founding member of the Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent and recently retired from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, as Professor of Language Education.

Stella Dadzie is a founding member of OWAAD. Her career as a writer, speaker and education activist spans over forty years, gaining her an international reputation in her field.

Suzanne Scafe is an Associate Professor of Literature at London South Bank University. She was a member of OWAAD and the Brixton Black Women’s Group.

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Heart of The Race - A Conversation with Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie & Suzanne Scafe
Aug
23
7:00 pm19:00

Heart of The Race - A Conversation with Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie & Suzanne Scafe

Join us for an interactive discussion with Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie & Suzanne Scafe about their 
influential republished book Heart of the Race, its relevance and what it means for black feminists in the UK. 

The Heart of the Race is a powerful corrective to a version of Britain’s history from which black women have long been excluded. It reclaims and records black women’s place in that history, documenting their day-to-day struggles, their experiences of education, work and health care, and the personal and political struggles they have waged to preserve a sense of identity and community. First published in 1985 and winner of the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize that year, The Heart of the Race is a testimony to the collective experience of black women in Britain, and their relationship to the British state throughout its long history of slavery, empire and colonialism.

This new re printed edition includes a foreword by Lola Okolosie and an interview with the authors, chaired by Heidi Safia Mirza, focusing on the impact of their book since publication and its continuing relevance today.

Beverley Bryan is a founding member of the Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent and recently retired from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, as Professor of Language Education.

Stella Dadzie is a founding member of OWAAD. Her career as a writer, speaker and education activist spans over forty years, gaining her an international reputation in her field.

Suzanne Scafe is an Associate Professor of Literature at London South Bank University. She was a member of OWAAD and the Brixton Black Women’s Group.

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Book Signing| Discussion | Q&A: La Petite Negress By author Shelaagh Ferrell
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

Book Signing| Discussion | Q&A: La Petite Negress By author Shelaagh Ferrell

Join us, Shelaagh and friends as we explore her new book.

1772 La Petite courageously escapes slavery in Jamaica with her brother across the seas to freedom in England. They have no money, no contacts and no papers. How can they survive?

Hope is eroding but a carefree dance changes the tide. La Petite’s unique allure attracts a mysterious aristocrat who draws her into an elite partnership. When tragedy strikes, La Petite finds herself on the wrong side of the law. Heart pounding as she is forced to go on the run. Fearful and alone, unsure of who is friend or foe, La Petite needs her wits to survive her precarious ordeal that sees her on an action filled journey across the mainland, unwittingly getting deeper and deeper into seemingly irreversible trouble…

La Petite Negress is a lyrical adventure astonishingly written in verse but one would hardly notice. The characters are intriguing and the narrative page turning compelling.

Shelaagh Ferrell

Shelaagh is a British author of Jamaican and Guyanese parentage. She is also an actress, singer and film producer

 

 

SHELAAGH graduated with a Masters’ Degree in Drama Process of production from Goldsmiths College, University of London having first trained in musical theatre at The Arts Educational Schools, London. She has had a distinguished career working as a performer in Theatre and as an instructional trainer in education. She was mentored in screen writing by leading screenwriter Sam Snape whom she met while working as a performer on one of his productions and went on to work in collaboration with Sam Snape to co-ordinate the first full-time screenwriters’ laboratory at BBC Wales. The project was so successful it was repeated the following year. She turned to film production when she met producing partner Yvonne Deutschman with whom she set up their production company One Love Films Ltd with a company remit to focus on non-stereotypical diverse film making. Together they successfully produced the Jamaican themed movie One Love with Nik Powell as Executive producer. Part financed by the UK Film Council, One Love, written by the late Trevor D Rhone (The Harder They Come) directed by Rick Elgood and Don Letts starred, Idris Elba (Molly’s Game,Thor, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Pacific Rim, The Wire) Ky-Mani Marley (Shottas), Cherine Anderson (Dancehall Queen) and Vas Blackwood (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels). One Love, first played at the Cannes Film Festival then premiered in Jamaica before going on to have a UK mainstream cinema release. In addition it has gone on to have DVD releases in France, Japan, Holland. Shelaagh has return to her native UK from the US where she was living and worked as an occasional actor and political and charity fundraiser. While in the US she single-handedly negotiated a US distribution deal for One Love. As a result One Love is available on DVD and all major online and streaming platforms in the US and was picked up by and broadcast on BET (Black Entertainment Television). As well as working as a producer for One Love, Shelaagh is credited as the lead script/story editor. She took up the pen to write herself in more recent years and is a gifted storyteller poet and lyricist. Her first published book/audiobook, La Petite Negress, an 18th Century historical fictional novel-in-verse with cover artwork by Neil Campbell Ross known as Tim Burton’s concept artist for Charlie And the Chocolate Factory and The Corpse Bride.Shelaagh has a specialist interest in 18th Century Black Britain and her article on the subject appears in the Jan/Feb issue of Jane Austin Regency World magazine. In 2018 Shelaagh was shortlisted for the Victoria and Albert museum (VARI) Artist in Residence.

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