Children’s Media Foundation – Board Member

I am honoured to be invited to be on the board of CMF. Please click on this link on CMF website to read my rationale for this. Follow the conversation on the socials: @LauraHAllain Laura Henry-Allain MBE Joins the Board – The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF) (thechildrensmediafoundation.org)      

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POWER OF A WOMAN AWARD NOMINATION!

I am truly honoured and speechless to be nominated for a Power of a Woman award, particularly alongside so many other great women who I admire and respect. As a producer, storyteller, educationalist and consultant, I am passionate about what I do and how my work impacts others. I am proud of being a woman of colour and

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JoJo and Gran Gran Specials – St Lucia

Super delighted that there are two special episodes of JoJo and Gran Gran will launch this weekend on CBeebies. JoJo and her family are making a special trip to St Lucia! Saturday: It’s Time to go to the Airport! Sunday: It’s Time to Visit Saint Lucia! Watch on BBCiplayer from Monday onwards. Last week we

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Grenada Community Library welcomes JoJo and Gran Gran author Laura Henry-Allain MBE

Laura Henry-Allain MBE, award-winning global producer, storyteller, educationalist and consultant, recently visited the Grenada Community Library to lead reading and storytelling activities with local schoolchildren from St George’s and St Louis schools. Laura shared stories from JoJo and Gran Gran, the award-winning series that inspired the characters developed by the BBC’s CBeebies, which has delighted

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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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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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