London

THE BRITISH URBAN FILM FESTIVAL 2011 COMING THIS SEPTEMBER (LONDON)

The British Urban Film Festival will take place on the 16th, 17th and 18th of September 2011. Check out the festival’s opening feature David Is Dying below. ……………………. For more information about the festival click HERE [Thanks Charlene] So I am guessing (but I could be wrong) that The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) replaces the BFM International Film Festival  (Black Filmmaker) which ran for 10 years here, but unfortunately not enough people seemed to know about this annual event, partly due to a distinct lack of promotion on the []

ALICIA KEYS ‘KEEP A CHILD ALIVE’ BLACK BALL (LONDON)

On Wednesday night (15 June) Alicia Keys’ prestigious Keep A Child Alive Black Ball took place at London’s The Roundhouse. Jay Sean, Claire Forlani, Jesse Metcalfe and Wretch 32 were just a few of the celebrity attendees who came out to support the annual fundraiser in aid of raising awareness and money for victims of HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. With musical direction from Mark Ronson, the audience was treated to performances from Alicia Keys herself, Beth Ditto, Kyle Falconer, Tinie Tempah, []

UK EVENT: INTELLIGENT MOVEMENT – WEEKEND OF HIP HOP CULTURE (SOUTHBANK CENTRE – LONDON)

London’s prestigious Southbank Centre presents:  Intelligent Movement: A Celebration of Hip-Hop Culture in association with Channel 4 Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 July 2011, a spectacular weekend exploring the four pillars of hip-hop  Djing, MCing, Breaking and Graffiti as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Festival of Britain with MasterCard. For event listing, tickets and registration please visit  southbankcentre.co.uk/hiphop  For more information on Channel 4 Street Summer programmes please visit  channel4.com/info/press/news/arts-at-the-heart-of-the-summer-schedule-on-4 Southbank Centre Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/southbankcentre Southbank Centre Twitter  http://twitter.com/southbankcentre  

UK EVENT: SINGER MISHAL MOORE IN LONDON

I have been following up and coming US singer Mishal Moore’s career since 2006 and believe me when I tell you that the woman is talented. She can sing! Anyway at long last Mishal is finally here in London so check out her performance dates below.

UK NEWS: BUSINESSWOMAN GUILTY OF ‘NON-EXISTANT JOB’ FRAUD

Via The Voice Online A BUSINESSWOMAN who conned hopeful job seekers out of 400 (GBP) was found guilty of four counts of fraud by false representation. Michelle Rowe, 40, was given a 16-week suspended sentence and 148 hours of community service for advertising non-existent job vacancies for trainee housing officers through her south London-based company, Arlington Networks. Successful candidates were then interviewed before being told that they had to pay 400 (GBP) to complete a course to secure their position. Continue Reading…. []

UK EVENT: MIKE SCHREIBER EXHIBITION – TRUE HIP-HOP (LONDON)

Protein® is pleased to host the first European “TRUE Hip-Hop” exhibition and book launch, a collection of photographs by New York-based photographer Mike Schreiber shot over a 12 year period. Mike Schreiber will present 14 of his most famous photos from his book ‘TRUE Hip-Hop’ which features artists like M.I.A, Mos Def, Nas, Eminem and Wu Tang Clan. The exhibition, curated by Zeyna Sy, is open to the public from May 20-26 2011 and provides a deep insight into the daily lives []

KEEP A CHILD ALIVE ANNOUNCES BLACK BALL LONDON 2011 – HOSTED BY ALICIA KEYS AND MARK RONSON AND FEATURING TINIE TEMPAH

Keep a Child Alive’s Annual Fundraiser, the Black Ball returns for the third time to London. Hosted by Alicia Keys and Mark Ronson, this star-studded event will take place on June 15th 2011 at Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH. The evening celebrates the work of Keep a Child Alive (KCA) while raising money to provide treatment, care, nutrition and a future to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Tinie Tempah is the first artist to be announced to []