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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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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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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Author and events

I have been doing a few author visits although the face-to-face visits have stopped on a temporary basis due to Covid-19. My last visit in November was to Kobi Nazrul Primary School in Tower Hamlets. I have to say, I was overwhelmed with the reception that I received from the school. Please let me know

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Oxford University

I’m delighted to be one of the expert advisors on this Child and Adolescent Psychiatry project run by the University of Oxford. “The Duchess of Cambridge visited Nower Hill High School in Harrow where she joined a science lesson studying neuroscience and the importance of early childhood development.”  Please click on this link to read more.  Follow the

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Have a Kitkat!

The deputy head of Wendell Park Primary School (School Partnership), Rosie, ordered a signed copy of My Skin, Your Skin for every class; they already had a copy and were keen to use the book to support their reflections for Anti-Bullying Week. It was my absolute pleasure to personally drop off the books on Thursday.

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