BAFTA award for Taiya Samuel, JoJo and Gran Gran

I am delighted to share that Taiya Samuel, who voices JoJo and Gran Gran, was named Young Performer of the Year at the 2022 BAFTA Children & Young People awards on Sunday 27th November.   Big congratulations also to Cathy Tyson, who voices Gran Gran, who was shortlisted for the Performer award. I’m sending a

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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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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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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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Billboard – London

I was delighted that my new book, My Skin, Your Skin,  illustrated by the talented Onyinye Iwu. w as chosen by Amazon as part of the Amplifying Voices project for Black History Month. The billboard was on display for one week in Leicester Square in London. Click on the link here to order: Follow the

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Audio recording of My Skin Your Skin

It was a blessing to record the audio for my new book, My Skin Your Skin, at Penguin Random House’s UK headquarters this week. The book is illustrated by the talented Onyinye Iwu. My Skin Your Skin will be published on Thursday 14th October 2021 and copies can be pre-ordered today. Please click on this link to order: 

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