Michelle Obama – The Light We Carry

I’m delighted to be part of a forthcoming series hosted by Black Ballad to celebrate the release of Michelle Obama’s new book The Light We Carry. If you’ve never come across Black Ballad, it’s a fantastic membership organisation that celebrates black womanhood across the UK. In their own words, Black Ballad “exists to help every black […]

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Bon Jounen Kwéyòl

Bon Junen Kwéyòl, to everyone celebrating! In brief, Jounen Kwéyòl is a month-long celebration in St Lucia and Dominica (with the final celebration on the last Sunday of the month), of French and African culture, language, food, customs, etc. Although, I visit St Lucia many times, I haven’t been for Jounen Kwéyòl, since 2008, for

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From NNEB to MBE

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending my investiture at Windsor Castle, accompanied by my mum and my sons. I went on to have a scrumptious lunch with close family and friends. I was awarded the MBE in the Queens New Year Honours list in 2021 for services to education. I waited until now to

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JoJo and Gran Gran – Black History Month special

Delighted to share this special JoJo and Gran Gran Black History Month episode. This episode was written by the talented Katrina Smith-Jackson. A big thanks to all those involved with this episode, especially the Black Cultural Archives. Quote: “In It’s Time for a Voyage, JoJo and Gran Gran visit an exhibition to learn about the

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Where are the Smart Black Boys in TV?

I was delighted to be asked to be part of the above documentary with The Children’s Media Conference. The documentary was narrated and produced by Jide Johnson.  We also here from in the documentary: Casey Elisha, Marvyn Harrison, Maxwell Oginni, and Patrick Younge Positive black male role models vs harmful stereotypes in children’s content Animation

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New children’s show Daddio & Co gets boost with YACF development funding

A new project from storyteller Laura Henry-Allain MBE has been awarded development funding from the UK Government funded Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF), which is managed by the BFI to bring new material to audiences 18 and under for regulated TV channels and online platforms. Daddio & Co is an inspiring, 2D-animated warm-hearted comedy series

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Deptford Literature Festival

Super excited to be doing this event with Onyinye Iwu, part of the Deptford Literature Festival, for children aged 4-7. DATE: 19 March 2022 TIME: 11:30am – 12:30pm Only £2:00! WHERE: Deptford Lounge Children’s Library 9 Giffin Street Deptford London SE8 4RJ BSL Interpreted! “Laura and Onyinye will offer a reading of My Skin, Your

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Juno Magazine

Delighted to be interviewed by Juno Magazine on all things to do with my television work and books, especially My Skin, Your Skin.  To access the magazine and article, please visit Juno Magazine’s website. Follow the conversation on the socials: Instagram|Facebook|Twitter  @LauraHAllain    

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National Story Telling Week

Ooh, it is National Story Telling Week! Getting ready for a range of online and in person events, over the next few months. Includes a school in Japan! *Author readings *Assemblies *Author Q&A *Literacy workshops *Sessions for parents and/or educators/teachers 💻Please email my PA: Admin@LauraHenryAllain.Com Follow the conversation: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook @LauraHAllain

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Becoming Dad

I am delighted to share Elliott Rae’s Press Release, on a new profound, emotive and informative documentary: On Wednesday 26th January 2022, the BBC will broadcast Becoming Dad – the first TV documentary of its kind to bring issues around dads’ mental health, equal parenting, work-life balance and masculinity to the mainstream. Becoming Dad is

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