Book Cover Reveal!

Gather around! Gather around! Book cover reveal, for the first book in the Maya and Marley book series: The Great Big Tidy Up! Two cheeky goats, Lou and Chou, getting up to mischief! Illustrated by the outstanding Yabaewah Scott. Big thank you to team Ladybird Books! Pre-order via this link, to hit your letterbox on […]

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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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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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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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