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CREOLE DAY FESTIVAL 2016
Sat, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM BST
The 3rd CREOLE DAY FESTIVAL will take place in London @ St Anne’s Hall SE11 5AY. Once again it will be a special celebration of the success and achievement of the Caribbean French Creole speaking diaspora in London.
The celebration will be attended by a wide variety of guest speakers, writers, poets, artists, singers, dancers and other talented entertainers.
Three writers will present and sign copies of their new books.
Andrew Beckford – Writer of ‘The Missing Fathers’
Andrew Beckford a Jamaican born Teacher and writer living in London will present his new book; ‘The Missing Fathers’. ‘The Missing Fathers’ continues young Anthony's journey from ‘A Boy's Cry’ and shows the struggles he must now face, growing up, facing all of life’s challenges. When someone from his past emerges it turns his, and others, lives upside down! …..
Vanessa Bolosier – Writer of ‘Creole Kitchen’
Vanessa Bolosier born in Guadeloupe is a French Caribbean food writer living in London. She's the author of Creole Kitchen an original collection of 100 exciting French Caribbean Creole recipes sunshine-filled fusion food. Vanessa has made an appearance on ITV's cooking live.
Cindy MARIE-NELLY - Writer of PEAUX ÉCHAPPÉES
Cindy Marie Nelly is a Guadeloupean born teacher and writer also living in London. Her first novel, Peaux Echappées tells the stories of several women from the last days of slavery in Guadeloupe to Paris' suburbs in 2008. They are searching for their own paths, looking for love, happiness and most importantly trying to define themselves in an ever changing reality where their destinies are burdened by an ancestral curse.
As well as the usual children activities, creole dictation, hair consultations (Afro & European), artists stalls, fashion show, domino game, evening dance party, creole food & drinks, this year, there will be an unprecedented discussion forum on Brexit to provide a unique opportunity for the event’s participants and guests to reflect, share, plan and prepare for the future.
The United Haitians UK association will make a special presentation in support of the THE AHADEPA PROJECT to help build a school in Haiti.
A former BBC2 contestant on the Great British Sewing Bee Ghislaine Gazon, will lead the fashion show. The event will end with live music with DJs.
Saturday 15 OCTOBER 2016 – 2pm – 11pm
The St Anne’s Catholic Settlement Hall
42-46 Harleyford Road, London, SE11 5AY
Tube/Train = Vauxhall
Entrance = Adults: £8 Children £2