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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Turner Prize 2022 – Veronica Ryan

I am delighted that artist Veronica Ryan has been awarded the 2022 Turner Prize. The prize highlights the work of British visual artists and “aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art.” This year, the judging panel recognised Ryan’s exceptional work, which includes her sculptures of Caribbean fruit – the first permanent

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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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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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Hackney’s Windrush Artwork Commission plans to reveal Windrush Art Commission

I’m super excited to be writing the education resources for the Windrush Sculpture, created by renowned artist Veronica Ryan OBE for the London Borough of Hackney and Create London.  It is the first sculpture in the UK, in honour of the Windrush generation.  The resources will be for educators/teachers and parents/carers to use with children.  The unveiling will

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