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Buy Tickets Buy Tickets on Eventbrite iLive Radio are to host an iLive Volcano Relief for the victims of La Soufriere Eruption in St. Vincent & the Grenadines on Wednesday 18th August 2021 being held at The Night Owl, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DQ. After the “explosive” volcanic eruption which blanketed the Caribbean island of […]

On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson claims the women’s singles tennis title at Wimbledon and becomes the first African American to win a championship at London’s All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Gibson was born on August 25, 1927, in Silver, South Carolina, and raised in the Harlem section of New York City. She began playing tennis as […]

On February 1, 1957, reggae singer Dennis Brown was born in Kingston. He began his career in the 1960s at the age of 11 with his first recording “No Man Is an Island” and recorded some 80 albums before he died on July 1, 1999. He was known as a child prodigy because of his early recording […]

The Bernie Grant Arts Centre announces its reopening season as it opens for the first time since Spring 2020. From June 21st the centre will launch a 6 month series of events which will continue to put Black British Culture at the heart of the community. This reopening season will commence with the Windrush Festival on […]

OMAR LAUNCHES UNRELEASED FULL  VERSION RECORDING OF 1994’s “MY BABY SAYS” (Watch Me Feel It Now). AS AN NFT ON JULY 14, 2021   THE UK SOUL LEGEND COLLABORATES WITH CANADIAN  PRODUCTION TEAM TO CREATE A REVOLUTIONARY ART /  MUSIC COLLECTIBLE   OMARnft.com  Omar Lyefook MBE (known simply as Omar to his fans) has enjoyed a celebrated […]

The Night Owl is coming to Finsbury Park Your new favourite eatery, music venue and late night bar with plenty of heart and a whole lotta SOUL.   The Night Owl Finsbury Park will be swinging open its doors for the first time this summer, ready to rub shoulders with some of the most legendary […]

Menelik Shabazz, the impactful British filmmaker, has died at 67. The news has been widely circulated on social media, with numerous people who worked closely with the director confirming his passing and adding tributes today. According to arts website alt-africa, he died in Zimbabwe on June 28. No cause of death was given. Born in […]

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June 22, 2021

Windrush then and now – A day to celebrate how the Windrush Generation helped to create the Black British society we know today 22 June 2021 will mark the fourth national Windrush Day and 73 years since the SS Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948 carrying the first Caribbean migrants to […]

The organisers of the historic event have released a statement about the festival this year. Find out if it is cancelled and how you can celebrate. Notting Hill Carnival is a huge London event that celebrates Afro-Caribbean culture and is part of London’s DNA. The annual event, which usually sees two million-strong revellers take to the […]

Long road to recovery for St. Vincent and the Grenadines two months on from volcano eruption Many Vincentians who live in the Orange zone have returned, to begin the long process of conducting repairs to their homes. Two months after the volcano eruption in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) the road to recovery will […]


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