This year commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and to mark this auspicious occasion Studio 3 Arts will present an exciting promenade outdoor production of The Merchant of Venice from Tuesday 5 – Sunday 10 July around Barking Town Centre’s key landmarks.
interview with vocal duo Hanlei
Interview with vocal duo Hanlei who perform Live at the Deep Into Soul 5th Anniversary on Saturday March 12th at the Prince Of Wales Brixton.
This Christmas Theatre Royal Stratford East will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland as they present their adaptation of the Panto favourite Robin Hood.
Allyson Ava Brown
This month Lime caught up with the phenomonal actor and songtress Allyson Ava Brown to discuss her role in Chè Walkers new play
The Etienne Sisters.
‘Move Your Feet’ is your hot new single and can you tell us how it all came together and how it feels to be working with DJ Pats and Samson Lewis on remix duties
Up and coming actress Savannah Gordon-Liburd is going from strength to strength.
This winter, Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life on the Olivier stage in a thrilling new adaptation by Bryony Lavery.
LIME MAGAZINE catches up with original Dreem Team member, Mikee B, who's reunited on the decks with his former partner, DJ Spoony, at the massive Back To 95: Back To Back DJ Special on Saturday June 7th at Area.
As the award-winning '12 Years a Slave' arrives on Home Entertainment, we talk to the director of the film about some of the controversies surround it as well as the extraordinary success of the harrowing drama.
Condola Rashad Broadways Juliet
Romeo & Juliet is arguably the best-known love story of all time.
We caught up with India ahead of her performace at next months Groove Odyssey to discuss her past, present and future in music.
We catch up with Dennis Ferrer before hejoins Yousef and Andre Hommen at the Circus Meets Objektivity Christmas Party on Friday December 20th at Egg London.
Spoony headlines the Back To 95: Boxing Day Back To Back Special, and should be a great party over the festive season and let me know if you want to come along as our guest.
Los Charlys Orchestra
Los Charlys Orchestra have just released their new 'Rediscovering The Big Apple' album and are the resident band on Saturday nights at Floridita.
A rousing and heart-warming story, BLACK NATIVITY has a stellar ensemble cast of consummately talented musicians and award-winning actors.
Chicago born and raised, Jennifer Hudson began singing and performing at the age of seven with her church choir and community theatre group.
Emil and the Detectives - Jason Barnett interview
Erich Kästner’s famous children’s story, Emil and the Detectives, is being brought to life at the National Theatre this November by Carl Miller.
Mecury Prize Winning musician Speech Debelle , currently working on her third new album Full Circle. h Debelle – The Strength & Vulnerability Bunker
Soul Singer SEL and Fugi Rock
Lime caught up with the amazing soul singer S.E.L and Fugi Rock to discuss their Journey into music and their new Single 'Dangerous'
The engaging and charismatic Paula Patton stars in the upbeat rom com BAGGAGE CLAIM, as a beautiful and engaging 30-something flight attendant, on a mission to find the perfect man - before it’s too late.
The multi-talented actor Taye Diggs joins the stellar cast of the new comedy, BAGGAGE CLAIM, playing a highly ambitious politician, who is reunited with an old flame, played by Paula Patton.
Lime Caught up with DJ Spinna to talk to him about his inspirations, his motivations and the Scottish Soulful Weekender.
BuyMyWardrobe to fill yours
Interview with Kal Di Paola
Top Boy Series
After the critical success of its BAFTA nominated first run, Top Boy returns to Channel 4 this August.
Since breaking onto scene with his huge number one, When The Going Gets Tough (1986) which stayed at the top of the charts for some four weeks, Billy Ocean has gone onto global success. The Trinidadian who grew up in East London has had some ten albums and numerous top ten singles in a career that spans well over thirty years.
Born in 1943, Harold Klunder is one of Canada's leading painters. Klunder was born just two years before the Second World War in the Netherlands. His family moved to Canada in the early fifties after the war was over.
Meeting Righteous down in Camden it’s a wonder that the Margate verbal warrior is here instead of in a hospital.
When you meet someone that truly has the right to use the term ‘legend’ or indeed the “greatest” it’s a brilliant experience and when that person carries the tags with such grace it’s mind blowing.
Oya Dance for Abrantee
The Triple Award Winning Club, TV & Radio DJ Abrantee has established himself as one of the most exciting and entertaining DJ’s on the Urban & African music scene.
Undoubtedly one of the top vocalists and songwriters in house music today.
Born in 1981, Ben H. Summers studied Fine Art at the Slade School of Art in London. Summers recalls being interested in drawing from a very early age, taking inspiration from the natural world, the human form and built spaces.
George the Poet
You know when there's an awkward silence during a conversation and most people attempt to fill it by spouting inane, mostly irrelevant drivel? George the Poet is so not one of those people.
MonologueSlam UK has become a new high for the hugely successful actor’s showcase that gives actors from a wide range of backgrounds a chance to boost their careers by performing to a prestigious range of industry professionals.
Bobby and Steve
With the launch of the Groove Odyssey Sessions Vol 1 Album; Easter Sunday will mark this momentous occasion as they’ll be throwing a huge party with international headliners including, Bobby & Steve, DJ Louie Vega and diva extraordinaire, Barbara Tucker at London's world famous Ministry Of Sound.
Known as one of the greatest DJ’s ever to grace the British garage scene, EZ currently hosts popular UK Garage radio show called Destination Weekend on London's Kiss 100.
One of the hottest properties in British urban music today...
For the past two years, us music journos have known Grace as a hidden treasure, a unique and genuine talent and one of the loveliest people on the London music circuit.
Renee Cox, a Jamaican American mixed media artist is described in her biography as one of the most “Controversial African-American artists working today.”
Kwame Kwei- Armah
In this interview Lime caught up with profound actor and playwright Kwame Kwei- Armah
I smell the sweet scent of Roses Gabor
The paths for artist into music are as varied as the genres of music that occupy the musical world.
This month Lime catches up with Independent musician, producer, songwriter and singer Seb Stone.
Interview with Nirjay Mahindru
This month Lime got talking to the founder of the critically acclaimed Conspirators’ Kitchen Theatre about his new play GOLGOTHA.
X Factor remains at best a punishing TV spectacle that is more about the theatre of the individual artists’ journeys while trying to forge a music career rather than the actual music at times.
Flying higher: Angel
It’s taken the singer, songwriter and producer Angel (Sirach Charles) approximately eight months from his debut solo single Go In Go Hard to reach a stage where he will be sharing the stage with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Tulisa in November.
Ruud van Empel
I came across Ruud van Empel's work on Facebook because someone posted one of his stunning images from the “World” series.
Baltimore-based DJ Spen aka Sean Spencer is without doubt one of the most influential DJs and producers of his generation.
A huge hit its homeland, Australian musical comedy 'The Sapphires' made its UK debut at the 56th London Film Festival.
Interview with Christine Allen - Mosiac
Ahead of National Adoption Week this month, Mosaic Adoption and Permanence Service Team Manager; Christine Allen shares information about adoption services, campaigns and resources.
This month Lime Magazine gets talking to the talented writer behind the hilariously biting satire that is Blackta
Interview with Usha Penumuchi
Usha Penumuchi acts as a mentor and coach, working with people via the media of tailor-made training programmes and workshops to build their confidence and self-esteem.
Interview with Alison Limerick
Alison Limerick scored success in the 90’s with the huge club anthem and her first solo-debut "Where Love Lives"
Interview with Neeru Bhandari
The International Asian Fashion Awards -‘the Oscars of the Asian fashion world
interview with Gary Lloyd
Award winning choreographer and director Gary Lloyd has a long list of theatre and television credits.
Tremaine Aldon Neverson aka Trey Songz continues his onslaught in the category of the best male singer.
Vocalist, cellist and pianist Ayanna Witter-Johnson has developed musically from a diverse background of mixed cultures.
Trenyce set to thrill
Back in 2003 when American Idol was a more controllable beast Trenyce Cobbins took part and while she did not win (she came fifth) she showed herself to be an amazing vocalist.
This autumn sees 20 groundbreaking events across the UK, in the new Lively Up! Festival which includes; exciting concerts, talks and events that showcase the extraordinary talents of an eclectic mix of performers, artistes and musicians.
An interview with Bernard Kordieh
Black history Month returns once again and while a history should be never forgotten a concerted reminder to remember cannot be bad.
Born in 1957 in Takoradi, Ghana, Wiz Kudowor is one of Ghana's most respected visual artists.
Interview with Don Warrington
This month Lime caught up with Don Warrington ahead of his performance in Driving Miss Daisy at the Fairfield Halls.
Tim Okamura is a contemporary Canadian artist most well known for his beautiful and realistic depictions of African Americans and other minorities in urban landscapes.
Carnival Village Trust
This month Lime gets talking to Carole Morrison the new director of Carnival Village Trust.
The name Marley is intrinsically linked to music, Jamaica and indeed a movement of people.
Sunday Best is the popular cable Gospel show that is now entering its fourth year.
The Black Eyed Peas of India
International urban music group RDB set to conquer new heights with their new album and world tour
Try to think of a famous female vocalist from Bristol…….give it a second…….still nothing well in truth it’s no surprise because while Bristol has given us brilliant bands like Massive Attack and brilliant male leads like the existential trip-hop champion Tricky-female vocalist have been more of a rarity- until now.
Born in 1972, Adebanji Alade says that his interest in the arts first started at the tender age of six when he became obsessed with drawing his favourite football stars.
In the run up to Zoo Nation’s smash-hit show Some Like it Hip Hop’s return to the West End, Lime gets talking to Teneisha Bonner.
The 2011 winners of the No.1 Gospel talent show in the UK.
Lime Magazine interview with Fulanito
London’s second biggest festival, Carnaval del Pueblo explodes in joyous and colourful fiesta glory on Saturday August 18th 2012 at the brand new London Pleasure Gardens, this month Lime Catches up with headlining act Fulanito.
Lime Magazine interview with Lloyd Newton
Founder and Artistic Director of the Pegasus Opera Company, Lloyd Newton talks to Lime about the leading mid-scale professional touring opera company in the UK.
Moya-definitely not lost
Moya bringing a breath of fresh air to the music world.
EBRU Is MAD for music
EBRU brings a big band sound into the commercial world.
Serious About Youth
Lifelong friends Rommell Wallace and Paul Matthews launched SAY in 2003 with the intention of inspiring young people to reach their full potential in life.
Akshay Kumar's return to action roars at the box office as 'Rowdie Rathore' stamps bollywood stars's huge appeal with fans worldwide.
Hear the Lioness roar- Teedra Moses
If you ask any fan of RnB their top five albums from 2004 then I am sure that you will get a fair percentage that will mention Complex Simplicity as one of the biggest albums from that year-it was the kind of RnB that brings a warm feeling inside.
Muyiwa- ascending to the next level of success
After performing live at HMV Hammersmith Apollo with his concert with Riversongz ‘All Around The World’; This month Lime talks to the face of British Gospel, Muyiwa.
Kiki Kamanu- trends are sooo last season
If Lime is going to celebrate Africa then there is no way that we could forget the unique, bold and vibrant fashion of Africa with one of the designers making African fashion popular Kiki Kamanu a former model.
Born in 1962 in Benin, West Africa, Romuald Hazoumè, is considered one of Africa's leading visual artists.
Junior James - Different
Lime gets talking to Junior James aka Sherlock about his book, based on his life story.
Natty finding freedom
Natty talks about getting away from music politricks
British star David Oyelowo is certainly making a big splash in Hollywood at the moment.
Nigerias Super Sun
Bez taking Nigerian music to the next level.
Associate Director at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Dawn Reid talks to Lime about work on ‘The Harder They Come
Guvna B has wisdom and knowledge beyond his years, a boundless musical talent and a burning desire to relevantly equip the nation with the word of God.
Noel Clarke is a busy man. When we met him recently he had just finished filming his part in a major Hollywood Blockbuster, and was in London to talk about his upcoming June releases.
This month Lime catches up with Dillon Khan on his book The Intern- donned as the ‘Devil Wears Prada for Music Television’.
Fashion designer Emile Carr talks to Lime about it his latest collection, style icons and work in the fashion industry.
Actor Lucian Msamati takes on the role as the foreigner in his homeland.
Adverts for Bola Agbaje’s play ‘Belong’ are everywhere. So to find out more Lime caught up with the play’s lead Lucian Msamati, to talk politics and artistic direction.
The Hair Maestro
This month Lime magazine talks to the UK based hair maestro who has worked his magic on scores of celebrities and dignitaries the world over
Paul Trouble Anderson
On Sunday May 20th the cream of London’s club DJ’s and artists across the last three decades come together to celebrate the legendary master mix DJ and club pioneer,
What time is it Donaeo? : “It’s Big to the Ben!” Donaeo talks music, aspirations and suffering with ADHD.
In this exclusive interview Lime magazine talks to Jennifer Holliday the original Dreamgirl on Broadway that was Effie Melody White.
EJ we want you to Sing Sing.
Edwina Johnson aka EJ is the Swedish born singer who has managed to storm the UK scene with absolutely no promotional work.
99 Problems not Rita Ora
Rita Ora on her love of music and being signed to Roc Nation.
The sensational voice behind hits like “Beautiful People”, Precious Love”, “Deep Inside” & “I Get Lifted” talks to Lime magazine
Goapele bringing something inspirational and pragmatic.
Beauty, confidence, exuberance, intelligence and tenacity. These are just a few adjectives I would use to describe this talented artist.
In this exclusive interview Lime talks to Ash Cole and Bernita Shaw about their model management agency, how they aim to bring a fresh approach to the fashion industry and their focus on representing the next generation of top models.
In this exclusive interview Lime magazine catches up with the first lady of Digital Soundboy
Saran Green brings the word to the people
In business you have to do what you say you are able to do and if you can’t do it find someone who can
Dr Maya Angelou and Still She Rises
An exclusive interview with one of the world’s most inspirational women.
Trim as you mean to go on
Lime got the Hype Coiffure experience at their Brixton based salon.
Jareth Find Her Path
You might not know Jareth yet but keep your ears tuned for this soulful young lady
Ozwald Boetang: A mans story
Bespoke suit designer Ozwald Boateng on screen
Algerian born Sofia Boutella is already well-known as a dancer
De La Soul. No this is First Served
De La Soul remain a big draw from the hip-hop world
Meet Margaret Busby
Margaret Busby is a co-founder of the publishers Allison and Busby, which began n 1967
Discover Etta Smith
The sad passing of Etta James in January signalled the end of a magnificent and illustrious career spanning numerous decades.
The Dj Interview with Cee Six
Following in his father’s footsteps, Colin Aldridge, aka CeeSix of Blaze It Up Entertainment shares his DJ story with Lime.
ROCK THE KOSIBAH
The name Cosiba comes from the Republic of Benin and is the day name of a female child born on a Sunday.
John Akomfrah discusses his new movie The Nine Muses
In celebration of the ‘Ready’ EP we caught up with G.R.E.Ed.S (Generating Rhymes to Engage the EnlighteneD Soul)
BETTER THE DEVLIN YOU KNOW
Devlin is one of the hardest emcees to come out of London mixing his barrow boy like swagger with an infinitely street flex
King of the Crops
Errol Douglas, 44, is the UK’s leading black and Asian hair stylist, renowned for his classic styling, striking cuts and the best blow-drying and polished finishing in London.
Yvvette Edwards talks about her new book A Cupboard Full of Coats
The Girl Next Door
In June, Irene Sabatini won the Orange Award for New Writers 2010 for her moving book The Boy Next Door.
A BRIMFUL OF ASHBELL
US BBQ King Ashbell McElveen officially opened Soulful Sundays at Brasa on October 9th 2011.
Secret Signs - Hidden Meanings
Ghanaian born artist Owusu-Ankomah decided “emphatically to be an artist” after graduating from the Ghanatta College of art at 18.
The Unstoppable Mr Washington
One of the biggest stars in Hollywood was recently in London to talk about his new action-thriller Unstoppable.
Born to do it
Award-winning writer, director, and actor Noel Clarke flips the script with his new British movie, 126.96.36.199.
ART SUCCESS WITH REBECCA FONTAINE-WOLF
Is Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf the next big thing?
Blaze it up
In this exclusive interview Lime Magazine caught up with Nathan Lindsay otherwise known as DJ Houdini who tells us all about Blaze it Up Entertainment.
Eleven years after premiering in London, award winning musical extravaganza UMOJA is back with a vengeance for a run at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre.
An exclusive interview with Professor Wole Soyinka
In benefit for theatre company, Collective Artistes, friend and patron of the organisation,
Rikki Beadle Blair and Shalom Baby
The multitalented Rikki Beadle Blair discusses his latest production Shalom Baby.
Kat's got your tongue
Lime caught up with Kat Francois to talk about the power of the spoken word and her comedy show at Theatre Royal Stratford East
The show must go on
Having had Sheffield audiences in stitches, One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show is heading to London.
Positive Image Project
A passionate company who believe in doing great things for great people.
Lola Shoneyin is the author of the acclaimed The Secrets of Baba Segi’s Wives.
Fashion never sleeps
Soon we will see the launch of the Styling website Fashion Never Sleeps.
SAVE THE ACLT FROM CLOSURE
Lime speaks to Beverley De-Gale, co-founder of the ACLT about the organisations funding crisis
Lime’s editor gets the Blackfingers experience and talks racism, business and hair follicles with the award-winning founder, Tasha Dixon.
Clement Marfo and the Frontline
Seven is the magic number
We caught up with Mosaic founder Denise Mahmud to find out more about her African Diaspora lifestyle event which is taking place this month at the Africa Centre
We caught up with east Londoner Quincy to find out how being at a party with Idris Elba led to a transition from DJ to comedian
Heritage Social Arts and Dance group
Ahead of Notting Hill Carnival we caught up with Kevin Antoine from Heritage Social Arts and Dance group to find out what they have in store for us this year
Sharon Kay the fabulous founder of London’s first burlesque school reveals all
The DJ Interview with Ministry of Sound’s LA Bomba resident DJ JOSE
Kay Oldroyd launched the Black Youth Achievement Awards to provide a platform for young people to be recognised for their personal accomplishments.