Afrojam is a "festival in my neighbourhood event" taking place on the 25th May in Whitworth Park, Manchester from 12-6pm. It will feature live music, dance, fashion shows, hand-on creative workshops and a selection of fabulous food from Africa and the West Indies. This rich celebration of African and West Indian heritage is open to all - and completely free. Admission by free ticket here.
Afrojam is organised by Carisma and and Out Of Africa events as part of Manchester International Festival.
Hear Erinma Bell talking about Afrojam on Reform Radio here. Download a poster here.
This was a workshop which I organised. Basically chocolate was used to teach participants how our wants and desires actually cause conflict and often hate.
The chocolate beans we used was from Ghana. If purchased directly from the farmers, this enables them to receive the western economy directly. However beans should be bought for the price they are worth. However because we do not want to pay over the top for a bar of chocolate the price at source is kept very low, but the price is still quite high for pure chocolate.
What is pure chocolate? The bitter the chocolate the nearer it is to pure chocolate. Adding a pint and a half of milk is not pure chocolate, probably not even chocolate - just a thought.
This was another event put on by a group calling themselves Classic Onyx and based in Rochdale. I was invited as a guest speaker to come along and inspire other women to be proud of who they are and proud to be a woman.