Caribbean-style New Year’s Resolutions for a Blessed 2021

2020 was historic for all the wrong reasons. Hopefully now that 2021 is here we can finally start doing more of the things that matter to us and keep the legacy of our heritage alive! Here are some ideas to see you through the next few months as you look

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5 books to read over Christmas

This selection is set in the Caribbean with references to Jamaica, Trinidad, St Lucia and Haiti. Pirate Latitudes – Michael Crichton An action-packed novel set in the 17th century.  The story is about a fictional privateer Captain Charles Hunter who having been hired by Jamaica’s Governor Sir James Almont plots to

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5 inspirational readings & quotes voted for by Friends of Museumand

For with God nothing shall be impossible – Luke 1:37 suggested by Karen Okra. For God so loved the World, that he gave his only begotten son that whosever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life – St John 3:16 suggested by Chelsie Wint. To everything there

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Caribbean Christmas Tunes

Top 5 Caribbean Christmas Tunes

Enjoy these not just on Christmas Day but throughout December. Whether you whine or just listen to the beat – enjoy! 1. Relaxing Caribbean Steel Pan Christmas Music – Tropical Beach Christmas 2. Christmas Medley on Steel Drums by Ravon Rhoden 3. Merry Caribbean Christmas by Treagus Reggae/Caribbean Instrumental Christmas Mix

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Top 5 films to watch this Christmas

Old Caribbean Christmas Film Classics that families can watch together on TV (or in your garden cinema under the heat lamp) to get you in the Festive Holiday Spirit… 1. Almost Christmas (2016) Cast: Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, Mo’Nique, Kimberly Elise, Romany Malco, J.B. Smoove, Nicole Ari Parker, Omar Epps

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Xmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

Museumand’s Christmas Gift Guide 2020 Inspire your Christmas shopping with our festive gift guide designed to help you find unique presents for your family and friends while supporting black businesses in the UK and beyond.   Bath, body, beauty & barnetThe Afro Hair & Skin Company The Afro Hair &

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A Caribbean Ghost Story

A ghost or restless spirit is known as a ‘Duppy’ in Jamaica, or a Jumbie in many smaller Caribbean islands. Traditionally, a good duppy is usually a deceased family member or friend who ‘dreams you’ – meaning they appear in your dreams and give you advice or information. Bad duppies

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31 of the best Black Culture films to celebrate Black History Month 2020

To celebrate Black History Month 2020, we’ve curated reviews of must-see films with the help of our supporters and some very well known names featuring, exploring and celebrating Black Culture on the big screen. Guaranteed to inspire, uplift and stir your emotions, some films will make you laugh, others will

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Why Black History Month is more important than ever this year

2020 has held a mirror up to the world and forced many to see the reality of racism in all its guises. From Black people dying disproportionately in the pandemic, to the horrific murder of George Floyd and no justice for Breonna Taylor – the 26-year-old emergency medical worker killed

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Jon Daniel – The creative genius who helped bring our identity to life

It’s not every work event I go to that I meet someone who’s acknowledged as a legend by his peers. At a private viewing of Michael McMillan’s exhibition, Rockers, Soulheads and Lovers: Sound Systems Back in Da Day, on 19 March 2016, I had such an opportunity. The exhibition at

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