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Eating & Drinking Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
The RumFest returns to the UK

Fans rejoice as The RumFest returns to the UK on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October with a fresh look and a new venue.

DATE POSTED: 01 Oct 14
The RumFest returns to the UK
Events & Activities Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
The Black Cultural Archives

Founded in 1981, the vision was to build a space dedicated to the history and culture of African and Caribbean people in Britain.

DATE POSTED: 15 Jul 14
The Black Cultural Archives
Theatre Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco.

Translation by Martin Crimp And announces new funding project

DATE POSTED: 26 Mar 14
The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco.
Theatre Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Ghost Stories

Tickets from £25.00, £10 OFF SUNDAYS at 4pm & 7pm 2nd Mar - 20th April Quote LIME when booking. TOP 2 PRICE BANDS ONLY

 
DATE POSTED: 06 Feb 14
Ghost Stories
Screen Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Black Nativity

Starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jacob Latimore, Tyrese Gibson, Mary J. Blige and Nasir ‘Nas’ Jones.

DATE POSTED: 01 Dec 13
Black Nativity
Screen Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Ex Black Panthers Lorenzo and JoNina Abron-Ervin

To speak at  the Anarchist Bookfair as part of their UK speakers tour.

DATE POSTED: 21 Oct 13
Ex Black Panthers Lorenzo and JoNina Abron-Ervin
Music Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Lively Up Festival presents the UK Tour of Denys Baptistes

NOW IS THE TIME…LET FREEDOM RING!,

DATE POSTED: 02 Oct 13
Lively Up Festival presents the UK Tour of Denys Baptistes
Eating & Drinking Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Chukka Bar

If you fancy horsing around this summer, head to Chukka at Archer Street. 

DATE POSTED: 07 Jun 13
Chukka  Bar
Clubs & Nightlife Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
The Joy of Disco Hits Soho

This summer will see the launch of The Inception Group’s Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling with their fifth and newest venue, Disco. An underground boîte that will see 70’s Manhattan reborn in Soho!

DATE POSTED: 09 May 13
The Joy of Disco Hits Soho
Beauty & Lifestyle Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Getting ready for your Big Day

It’s wedding season and no doubt those of you who are looking to tie the knot have a whole list of things to organise and arrange for your big day!

DATE POSTED: 09 May 13
Getting ready for your Big Day
Beauty & Lifestyle Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
10 Ways to Become a Thrifty Bride

Being thrifty and saving money where you can has become very savvy in 2013. With the average wedding costing £20,000, this is the ideal occasion where you can save some money.

DATE POSTED: 08 May 13
10 Ways to Become a Thrifty Bride
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
New Movie Releases

It's officially Spring, and there are a whole host of movies trying to pry you away from the great outdoors and into a stuffy cinema. 

DATE POSTED: 07 May 13
New Movie Releases
Clubs & Nightlife Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Mr Foggs
Summer 2013 will see the arrival of Mr Fogg’s in Mayfair, brought to you by London’s Bunga Bunga, Barts and Maggie's owners, Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling. 
DATE POSTED: 07 May 13
Mr Foggs
Screen Feature. WORDS:Micallar Walker
Lime Top Five Coming of Age Movies

In honour of our Bright Young Things issue; here's a selection of films about the teen to adult transition

DATE POSTED: 17 Mar 13
Lime Top Five Coming of Age Movies
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
New Movie Releases 2012-2013

Looking back at the year, 2012 has been slightly disappointing at the cinema. 

DATE POSTED: 03 Dec 12
New Movie Releases  2012-2013
Music Feature. WORDS:Semper - Azeez -Harris
New Music Releases 2012 - 2013

Bem Iordah-Faded Grace

Bem Iordah is born, raised and living in Nigeria but his music can and will travel the world with his easy melodies. 

DATE POSTED: 03 Dec 12
New Music Releases 2012 - 2013
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
56th BFI London Film Festival

The London Film Festival (LFF) returns this year in a shortened format. Now running for 11 days, and venturing away from its traditional central London home, the festival is set to be accessible to more people than ever before. 

DATE POSTED: 30 Sep 12
56th BFI London Film Festival
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
Sparkle – Whitney Houstons Swansong

The release of new movie 'Sparkle' is set to be an emotional one for music lovers and film fans alike. A remake of a 1976 film of the same name, this version is now best known for featuring final on screen appearance by Whitney Houston. 

DATE POSTED: 30 Sep 12
Sparkle – Whitney Houstons Swansong
Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Ronnie Wood

A Major Retrospective of 50 years of Rock and Roll at the Symbolic London pop-up showroom

 

 

 

 

 

DATE POSTED: 10 Sep 12
Ronnie Wood
Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Efe Ezekiel
Founder of Ushine Ishine shortlisted for a National Diversity Award 2012.
 
 
DATE POSTED: 10 Sep 12
Efe Ezekiel
Events & Activities Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
South West Four Weekender 2012

South West Four returns to London’s scenic Clapham Common this August, firmly established as one of the UK’s most important and influential electronic music festivals. After being awarded DJ Magazine’s coveted ‘Best British Festival’ at the Best of British Awards, this year’s offering will close what will be a truly monumental summer for the Capital.

DATE POSTED: 25 Aug 12
South West Four Weekender 2012
Events & Activities Feature. WORDS:EDITOR - Vernia Mengot
25-26 August Festibelly

Festibelly, now in its fifth year, is a hidden gem on the festival calendar. Nestled among the woodland on the edge of the New Forest, there is something for the entire family. 

DATE POSTED: 05 Aug 12
25-26 August Festibelly
Beauty & Lifestyle Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Woman on top

Internationally acclaimed jewellery designer Bina Goenka, founder and owner of the Bina Goenka brand

DATE POSTED: 01 Aug 12
Woman on top
Screen Feature. WORDS:Semper - Azeez -Harris
Ill Manors

The Defamation Of Strickland Banks (2010) launched Plan B as an artist into the commercial world with his soulful cuts that brought him huge acclaim, Ill Manors (2012) is however a return to the hip-hop and bars which he displayed in his debut album Who Needs Action When You Got Words (2006)

 

DATE POSTED: 01 Aug 12
Ill Manors
Community & Support Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Launch of unique Brixton tour led by a formerly homeless guide

Unseen Tours- London’s Street Voices for unique city walks led by homeless guides, bring you the new Brixton Unseen Tour. 

DATE POSTED: 01 Aug 12
Launch of unique Brixton tour led by a formerly homeless guide
Beauty & Lifestyle Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Nindy’s top five moves from the new wave in Bollywood dancing

Nindy Kaur from RDB, International Urban Bhangra group and Brit-music artist is taking the UK by storm with her unique blend of mainstream dance, RnB and pop with elements of traditional Bhangra beats.

DATE POSTED: 01 Aug 12
Nindy’s top five moves from the new wave in Bollywood dancing
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
July 2012 new movie releases

It's time for two of the biggest films of this, or any other year. First up a rebooted and re-suited version of Spider-Man swings into action as Andrew Garfield becomes the latest man to play Peter Parker. 

DATE POSTED: 29 Jun 12
July 2012 new movie releases
Music Feature. WORDS:Semper - Azeez -Harris
Limes July 2012 music releases

Florence and the Machine-Spectrum

Last up are the rather great Florence and The Machines who have gone from underground artists to the darlings of British pop culture and music in just under three years. 

DATE POSTED: 29 Jun 12
Limes July 2012 music releases
Events & Activities Feature. WORDS:EDITOR - Vernia Mengot
Limes Essential Guide to the Olympics

In celebration of London hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games a number of events are taking place across the capital and as the first medal event is underway, Lime has some helpful tips to prepare you for the event of the summer!

DATE POSTED: 28 Jun 12
Limes Essential Guide to the Olympics
Events & Activities Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
30 Nigeria House

Theatre Royal Stratford East announces 30 Nigeria House

Call for submissions from young artists of Nigerian descent for new awards

DATE POSTED: 12 Jun 12
30 Nigeria House
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
June 2012 Film Releases

It's another big month in the film world, and with a number of sporting events beginning as well the cinema might be the best place to escape to. 

DATE POSTED: 05 Jun 12
June 2012 Film Releases
Music Feature. WORDS:Semper - Azeez -Harris
June 2012 Music Releases

Natty- Out of Fire Mix-tape

DATE POSTED: 05 Jun 12
June 2012 Music Releases
Music Feature. WORDS:Semper - Azeez -Harris
Star One featuring Sarah Lillie Respect

Fresh from remixing some of the hottest upcoming UK talent, production duo Star One deservingly step into the limelight with their debut single ‘Respect’, out 11th June.

DATE POSTED: 05 Jun 12
 Star One featuring Sarah Lillie Respect
Events & Activities Feature. WORDS:The Happy Soul Festival
The sixth Happy Soul Festival

A celebration of Black and Minority Ethnic film and arts exploring wellbeing - takes place 25th May-10th June.

DATE POSTED: 17 May 12
The sixth Happy Soul Festival
Community & Support Feature. WORDS:Creme Of Nature
Vote now and help make a dream come true

Now into its fifth year, the Creme of Nature £10,000 Community Action Award is focused on those individuals with great ideas and vision who work in voluntary,

DATE POSTED: 01 May 12
Vote now and help make a dream come true
Music Feature. WORDS: Time2Shine Ministry
Time 2 Shine Gospel Talent Quest

Time 2 Shine Gospel Talent Quest are inviting Christian singers and rappers to submit video auditions online for their chance to join a new four-piece music act.  

 

 

DATE POSTED: 01 May 12
Time 2 Shine Gospel Talent Quest
Eating & Drinking Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Say I do Roast

With its delicious British menu, stylish and contemporary interior and stunning views over Borough Market and St Paul’s, it’s not hard to see why so many couples view Roast restaurant as the marrying kind.

 

DATE POSTED: 30 Apr 12
Say I do Roast
Events & Activities Feature. WORDS:EDITOR - Vernia Mengot
Limes essential guide to the Queens Diamond Jubilee

After 60 years of the Queen’s reign; London will be buzzing with festivities to kick off the summer, and this year in true British patriotism lots of events will be taking place in and around the Capital to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. 

DATE POSTED: 30 Apr 12
Limes essential guide to the Queens Diamond Jubilee
Screen Feature. WORDS:EDITOR - Vernia Mengot
Top 10 Wedding Films

I must admit this was a difficult task, to narrow down some of the best wedding films felt impossible. So I have put it down to my top ten, to avoid going on forever. 

DATE POSTED: 30 Apr 12
Top 10 Wedding Films
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
Mays new movie releases

It's the traditional start of the Blockbuster season, not that the weather is giving as anything to go on, so here are some of our picks from May.  

DATE POSTED: 30 Apr 12
 Mays new movie releases
Beauty & Lifestyle Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Wedding Trends for 2012

If you're unsure about the finer details for your big day, or just need a bit of inspiration; Luxury Wedding Planner June Dixon from Prenuptial Angel has put together some of the hottest trends in the wedding world for 2012.

 

 

DATE POSTED: 30 Apr 12
Wedding Trends for 2012
Eating & Drinking Feature. WORDS:EDITOR - Vernia Mengot
Barts goes flower power for Chelsea show

Secret speakeasy bar Barts is going flower power in honour of The Chelsea Flower Show, 

 
DATE POSTED: 25 Apr 12
Barts goes flower power for Chelsea show
Music Feature. WORDS:Saint Lucia Tourist Board
Diana Ross and Toni Braxton Groove into St Lucia Jazz

Ross and Braxton replace Lionel Richie who has cited other engagements’ 

DATE POSTED: 19 Apr 12
Diana Ross and Toni Braxton Groove into St Lucia Jazz
Music Feature. WORDS:Semper - Azeez -Harris
Mays new music releases

So it is another month of releases and Lime will try and point you in the right direction. 

 

DATE POSTED: 19 Apr 12
Mays new music releases
Beauty & Lifestyle Feature. WORDS:EDITOR - Vernia Mengot
Thinking outside the Box

If you’re fed up of spending a fortune on beauty products, make way for the Amarya beauty box! 

DATE POSTED: 03 Apr 12
Thinking outside the Box
Community & Support Feature. WORDS:Ealing Adoption and Fostering Team
Meet Jamika

Adoption Changes Lives

DATE POSTED: 05 Mar 12
Meet Jamika
Community & Support Feature. WORDS:Jennifer Rock
Save The Africa Centre

The Africa Centre to be sold

DATE POSTED: 01 Mar 12
Save The Africa Centre
Music Feature. WORDS:Nicke Adebowale
RIP Whitney Houston

It’s hard to begin to sum up the impact and enormous success that Houston enjoyed at the height of her career.

DATE POSTED: 01 Mar 12
RIP Whitney Houston
Music Feature. WORDS:Semper - Azeez -Harris
Hot New Music

Feed your ears with the latest music releases

DATE POSTED: 01 Mar 12
Hot New Music
Music Feature. WORDS:Nicke Adebowale
RIP Etta James

Etta James, the legendary blues singer died on January 20th aged 73 after a battle with leukaemia. 

DATE POSTED: 01 Mar 12
RIP Etta James
Exhibitions Feature. WORDS:Adelaide Damoah
Awe Inspiring Female Artists

We live in a patriarchal society that is a fact

DATE POSTED: 01 Mar 12
Awe Inspiring Female Artists
Theatre Feature. WORDS:Sophia Jackson
Death and the Maiden

My heart was in my throat when I left Harold Pinter Theatre after being gripped by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman’s classic 1990 play Death and the Maiden.

DATE POSTED: 01 Feb 12
Death and the Maiden
Beauty & Lifestyle Feature. WORDS:Sophia Jackson
Add a Touch of Bollywood Bling To Your Party Look

With Beauty Inspired by Nindy Kaur.

DATE POSTED: 31 Jan 12
Add a Touch of Bollywood Bling To Your Party Look
Screen Feature. WORDS:Nicke Adebowale
Why I Love Mad Men

On paper I probably shouldn’t adore this US import as obsessively as I do. 

DATE POSTED: 31 Jan 12
Why I Love Mad Men
Exhibitions Feature. WORDS:Adelaide Damoah
Love and art. A personal perspective

The ideal scenario for me is to love and be loved back. Fully, madly and deeply

DATE POSTED: 31 Jan 12
Love and art. A personal perspective
Books & Spoken Word Feature. WORDS:Tricia Wombell
Top 50 Black British Books

For a while I have been wondering what a must read Black British book list would look like.

DATE POSTED: 31 Jan 12
Top 50 Black British Books
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
It's Awards Season

You're probably reading this in the middle of the of the traditional awards season. 

DATE POSTED: 31 Jan 12
It's Awards Season
Music Feature. WORDS:Semper - Azeez -Harris
New Music Releases

Feed your ears with this month’s hot new releases

DATE POSTED: 31 Jan 12
New Music Releases
Beauty & Lifestyle Feature. WORDS:Paul Aaaron
2 new Creme of Nature Products for you to try

The Creme of Nature Argan Oil range includes 2 products that are proving very popular.

DATE POSTED: 13 Jan 12
2 new Creme of Nature Products for you to try
Books & Spoken Word Feature. WORDS:Tricia Wombell
Hot in 2012: Books

This book year has been the year of the Kindle.

DATE POSTED: 12 Jan 12
Hot in 2012: Books
Music Feature. WORDS:Nicke Adebowale
A Tribute to Heavy D

Last month, Heavy D the overweight lover of hip hop died.

DATE POSTED: 12 Jan 12
A Tribute to Heavy D
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
Hot in 2012: Screen

Let's get the inevitable one out of the way...

DATE POSTED: 12 Jan 12
Hot in 2012: Screen
Community & Support Feature. WORDS:Fiona Luke
TEBBSSC in Gambia

The kids were so happy to receive the gifts - some classes sang special songs for us.

DATE POSTED: 12 Jan 12
TEBBSSC in Gambia
Exhibitions Feature. WORDS:Adelaide Damoah
Hot in 2012: Arts

Top arts events and artists to look out for in 2012.

DATE POSTED: 12 Jan 12
Hot in 2012: Arts
Music Feature. WORDS:Nicke Adebowale
Hot in 2012: Music

Black Star

DATE POSTED: 28 Nov 11
Hot in 2012: Music
Exhibitions Feature. WORDS:Adelaide Damoah
50 YEARS OF BLACK ART IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

Curator, writer and critic Eddie Chambers once described black art as, “Art produced by black people, largely and specially for the black audience, and which, in terms of its content, addresses black experience.”

DATE POSTED: 28 Nov 11
50 YEARS OF BLACK ART IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
55th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW

For film fans, the London Film Festival has firmly established itself as one of the highlights on the film calendar. The combination of high profile crowd-pleasers, awards contenders and undiscovered gems make for a thrilling, if busy, October feast. 

DATE POSTED: 01 Oct 11
55th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
Lime Summer Movie Guide 2011

Superheroes, sequels, cowboys and a certain boy wizard that about sums up the summer ahead for film fans looking to venture into the multiplexes over the next few months.

DATE POSTED: 01 Jul 11
Lime Summer Movie Guide 2011
Beauty & Lifestyle Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Bridal Beauty on a Budget

Industry insider and Brides and Beauty founder Joyce Connor's advice on how to achieve bridal beauty in times of austerity

DATE POSTED: 01 May 11
Bridal Beauty on a Budget
Beauty & Lifestyle Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Malta For Honeymooners

A Mediterranean retreat for culture vultures

DATE POSTED: 01 May 11
Malta For Honeymooners
Community & Support Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
MIFUMI

UK based African Diaspora fights to ban bride price DATE POSTED: 01 Apr 11

MIFUMI
Community & Support Feature. WORDS:Nicke Adebowale
Sierra Leone 50

This month Sierra Leone joins a growing list of African countries celebrating 50 years of independence. Every former colony struggled for freedom and Sierra Leone was no different.

DATE POSTED: 01 Apr 11
Sierra Leone 50
Screen Feature. WORDS:Karla Williams
Suicide Kids

'It is a slasher flick essentially that touches on a lot of different issues and a lot about friendship.

DATE POSTED: 01 Feb 11
Suicide Kids
Community & Support Feature. WORDS:Lime Contributor
Taste the Okra Experience

If your tastes are not confined to one stream of the Diaspora, and you can appreciate ancient traditions in the same breath as modern cultural expressions then Okra may be for you.

DATE POSTED: 01 Oct 10
Taste the Okra Experience
Screen Feature. WORDS:Cassam Looch
Limes Christmas Gift Guide

One of the most anticipated films of the year, arguably the most anticipated film of all-time, 'The Dark Knight Rises' is the epic conclusion to the Batman trilogy as imagined by Christopher Nolan. 

DATE POSTED: 04 Aug 10
Limes Christmas Gift Guide
Feature. WORDS:

The first officially released Digital Soundboy mix, FABRICLIVE 63 perfectly captures the carnival spirit of the label and its parties. 

DATE POSTED: 30 Nov -1