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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Celebrate Black History with Black Dolls: The Power of Representation

In celebration of Black History Month, we’re hosting ‘Have Your Say Saturday’ on 6 October from 12 noon to 4.30pm at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood and Sudbury Village Parish Rooms. The FREE event is part of our National Lottery funded, family-friendly exhibition Black Dolls: The Power

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Discover The Real Toy Story – Toys Tea Party & Family Saturday 21 July

We’re inviting toys and their families to our Toys Tea Party & Family Saturday at the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall, Sudbury, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT on 21 July from 11am-4pm. All toys and families welcome, including dolls, teddy bears and action figures! The Toys Tea Party & Family Saturday

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Shebeen: Day of Events – 4 June

As part of Nottingham Playhouse’s production of Shebeen, we’ll be hosting a day of events celebrating the Caribbean Shebeen and blues party culture in Nottingham – on 4th June 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham, NG1 5AF. Shebeen: Memories and Recollections – FREE DROP-IN SESSION 12pm – 4.30pm –

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