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Must READ, READ AND READ SOME MORE…
It’s National Read a New Book Month. And with the release of the top 5 UK cities who are reading most, it’s our pleasure to have fun and add to this number. Is your city on the list?
1 = York
1 = Oxford
4 = Edinburgh
4 = Manchester
6 = Brighton & Hove
Let us know what you’re reading at email@example.com and don’t forget to check out our Book Club every issue, with the wonderful author, Adele Parks.
Champion Shock Absorbers sports bras.
They’ve come a long way. The once-boring-garment was seen as a necessity for working out, but now, they’re making waves. No longer do we need to deal with a ‘once size fits all’. No, we don’t mean the actual size, but you can now tailor your supportive wear to your specific sport.
From high impact such as horse-riding, aerobics and running through to low impact like Pilates, yoga and walking, there’s a bra for everyone.
We’re obsessed with this new leopard-print colour and design. It’s a part of their brand new additions launching this month for the FW22 collection. But head over to www.shockabsorber.co.uk and create your own fitness fashion statement.
Black History Month. Running from now throughout the entire month of October in the UK, make sure to get involved, especially in London, as you discover cultural events celebrating Black communities, culture and history.
- Celebrate the contribution Black people have made to the city with the Black History Tube map, from TfL and the Black Cultural Archives.
- Head to the Museum of London Docklands to sharpen your knowledge about the impact of the trade of sugar and enslaved Africans, through the London, Sugar and Slavery exhibition.
- Journey through 60 years of Nigerian independence through objects, images and words as part of Nigeria60 at the Horniman Museum.
- Choose from 12 guided tours by Black History Walks around the capital, all uncovering more than 3,500 years of London’s Black history.
- You can also join an educational movie screening each month to widen your horizons.
- Go on a search for the Blue Plaques and Nubian Jak plaques, which commemorate Black members of the community who left a powerful footprint on London and the world.
- Seek out the Gilt of Cain sculpture in the City of London, which marks the abolition of transatlantic slave trade in 1807.
- Keep up to date with news and campaigns, and learn how you can be a better ally with London-based educational charity, the Institute of Race Relations.
- Support Black-owned businesses across London! Stock up on top-quality chocolates from Dark Sugars, enjoy a juice from Get Juiced! Bar in Tooting, pick up a new prickly plant friend from Prick LDN or grab a cuppa at the beautiful Saint Aymes café.
- Learn about the Windrush Stories at the British Library, which explore the relationship between Britain and the Caribbean from 1948 and beyond.
- And pick up a book on the topic from New Beacon Books, which was the first Black publisher in the UK, founded in 1966.
If you’re not near London, then discover a full listing of events and exhibitions taking place across the UK at www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk.