Bronze Age treasure comes to the Museum of London Docklands – What can the Havering Hoard tell us about the history of the UK’s capital city?

If you are a Londoner, you will know that not only are you surrounded by history in the buildings around you but you have walked upon it. If you have ever taken the London Underground you have travelled under and even through the city’s history. All of us are a little curious to see what… Read More Bronze Age treasure comes to the Museum of London Docklands – What can the Havering Hoard tell us about the history of the UK’s capital city?

Warrior Women – Actor Lupita Nyong’o travels to West Africa to search for a formidable female army that history chose to forget

Lupita Nyong’o is famous for her onscreen and theatre roles as awe-inspiring women. The acting skills she has honed have made her an award winning actor. She is most well known as Adelaide/Red in Us and Nakia in Black Panther. Together with SandStone Global Productions, Lupita brings to our screens a documentary that allows us… Read More Warrior Women – Actor Lupita Nyong’o travels to West Africa to search for a formidable female army that history chose to forget

The Gentleman Jack Tour Weekend – A Sapphic literary getaway inspired by the diaries of Anne Lister

Earlier this year the incredible TV series Gentleman Jack was brought to our screens by HBO and BBC one. Set in Halifax and York, the show explored the life of Victorian lesbian Anne Lister. Now, Diva Destinations, a travel company for lesbian women gives you a chance to explore the world that filled the pages… Read More The Gentleman Jack Tour Weekend – A Sapphic literary getaway inspired by the diaries of Anne Lister

Nuclear Future – The play that contemplates what happens to your family when the Doomsday Clock strikes midnight

The world is a little crazy right now. A little while ago there was a false alarm of a nuclear attack in Hawaii and people thought it was real. In a world where the Doomsday clock sits at 2 minutes to midnight, award-winning production company, Gameshow wants you ask what happens to your family. Nuclear… Read More Nuclear Future – The play that contemplates what happens to your family when the Doomsday Clock strikes midnight

Book Review: Soon by Lois Murphy – Old school horror set in small town Australia

The horror of this book will creep over you and surround you like the mist that haunts the residents of the small Australian town from its pages. Soon by Lois Murphy tells the story of Pete, an ex-cop living in the town of Nebulah with his dog, Gina. The town was never hugely populated before… Read More Book Review: Soon by Lois Murphy – Old school horror set in small town Australia

Dutchman Review: Amiri Baraka’s 1964 play highlights how modern day Britain is still struggling to hear Black voices

Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman may have been written during the civil rights era but it has lost none of its power as it holds a magnifying glass to the current social issues facing the black community. It is the story of a young black man called Clay and his encounter with a strange white woman on… Read More Dutchman Review: Amiri Baraka’s 1964 play highlights how modern day Britain is still struggling to hear Black voices

Diversity in Children’s Literature: How Imagine Me Stories shines a spotlight on black characters in children’s books

The delight of reading as a child is being able to image yourself as the hero. Looking at the adventurer on the page and seeing yourself in them can really spark a child’s creativity. Having characters that children can identify with in books is a powerful form of representation. It says to them that there… Read More Diversity in Children’s Literature: How Imagine Me Stories shines a spotlight on black characters in children’s books

Book Review: Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson – The novel I wish I could love

In Frankissstein, Jeanette Winterson uses a two narrative telling different stories to reanimate the questions once illuminated by Mary Shelley’s classic literary creation Frankenstein. In the first narrative, Winterson gives us the voice of Shelly during the gloomy vacation in Geneva, 1816 in which she first put pen to paper to bring her novel to… Read More Book Review: Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson – The novel I wish I could love

Book Review: Hex Life edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering – Wicked New Tales of Witchery

Have you ever imaged what it must be like to hear the tales of a coven of incredible women? Editors Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering have conjured up just that. Inside the pages of Hex Life are a collection of enchanted tales from the pens of eighteen fantastically talented female authors. Within these stories… Read More Book Review: Hex Life edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering – Wicked New Tales of Witchery

Book Review: We Have Always Been Here – Samra Habib’s Queer Muslim Memoir

We Have Always Been Here is the fantastic queer Muslim memoir of editor and photographer Samra Habib. In the book she details her life so far starting with her birth and early childhood in Pakistan. There are some beautifully written snapshots of her early life in the first part of the book. Her memories of… Read More Book Review: We Have Always Been Here – Samra Habib’s Queer Muslim Memoir