Book Love!

 

THE TRAVELLING MULTICULTURAL BOOK CARNIVAL NOW INTO ITS 4TH YEAR TRAVELLING THE COUNTRY

FRIDAY 6th -  SUNDAY 8th MARCH

WOMEN OF THE WORLD 

WOW FESTIVAL // BOOKLOVE CARNIVAL

SOUTHBANK CENTRE,

ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

LONDON

SATURDAY 14th MARCH

BLACK BOOK FESTIVAL

GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY

LONDON

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-book-festival-tickets-83042583603?aff=ean

HALF-TERM FUN!

TUESDAY  FEBRUARY 18TH UNTIL 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22ND

10AM - 6PM 

BLACK CULTURAL ARCHIVES 

WINDRUSH SQUARE

BRIXTON

LONDON, SW2

FREE!!!!! 

STORYTELLING

 AUTHORS

FACEPAINTING

MUSIC AND BOOKS TO BUY FROM THE BOOKLOVE CARNIVAL!

Join #BookLoveStoryTime at the Black Cultural Archives. Please be aware that the schedule may change, so please check back daily.

 

TUESDAY FEB 18th

 

11am - 11.20am:  Samantha, Founder of BookLove,  reads from one of her favourite stories, followed by song time  - All ages welcome. 

 

12pm - 12.45pm: Meet Author Toye Sunday and hear her read from "Tiana Eat Up", a lovely story, based in Nigeria with food props to encourage children and adults and to try foods from all over the World. 

 

1.15pm - 2pm:  Meet Nathan Hawthorne, a comic creator and Art Teacher best known for his comic series 'Arksong'. On the day he will be signing books, answering questions and showing children and adults how to create a sky pirate in his drawing workshop. All ages welcome

 

WEDNESDAY FEB 19th 

 

Facepainting available 11 - 5pm in the BCA CAFE! 

 

11am -12pm:  Samantha, Founder of BookLove, reads from one of her favourite stories, followed by song time  - All ages welcome 

 

11.30 - 12 pm  - Hear real life stories about The Black Tudors of London from  Historian and Archivist Michael Ohajuru who'll be informally presenting and talking about his amazing work looking at the Black presence in Tudor England and the Black presence found in Art galleries across London. All ages welcome, especially great for families/children looking at Tudor Times on the curriculum. 

 

 

1pm  - 1.45 Hear real life stories About The Black Tudors of London from  Historian and Archivist Michael Ohajuru who will be informally presenting and talking through his amazing work looking at the Black presence in Tudor England and the black presence found in art galleries across London  - All ages welcome, especially great for families/children looking at Tudor Times at school

 

3pm:  Hear from author Arielle Phoenix on why she started her series of bi-lingual books in Yoruba, Twi and Swahili. She will also read from her new book about the cultural celebration Kwanza and The Tale Of The Three Cookie Men. If you read or speak the languages spoken above , please come and read with us. 

5pm:  Samantha, Founder of BookLove,  reads from one of her favourite stories, followed by song time  - All ages welcome 

 

 

THURS FEB 20th :

 

Facepainting available 11 - 5pm in the BCA CAFE! 

11 am  - Meet Aunty Maureen whose Caribbean inspired stories will keep children entertained with the adventures had by Penny and Monique in "Penny and Monique's Caribbean Adventure Stories". 

 

1pm  - 1.30  - Hear from Authors and publisher Zia Reynolds, whose book   "When I came to England" gives a personal account and oral history of life during the Windrush Years with Voices of the Windrush being brought to life. All ages welcome 

 

2.30pm - 3.25  Ricky baxter, fantasy author of "Queen", "Mother Gaia" and more, talks about how he creates a compelling fantasy character creating depth and character development. Hear from him on his influences and tips on how to create the most cost effective book. All ages welcome 

 

3.30pm - 4.15  Illustator Onyinye Iwu, Illustrator of published Books, "Tola Too Small", "What Sunny Saw In the Flames" amongst others,  reads and shares her illustration journey, whilst offering a workshop using African Inspired print fabrics. All ages welcome

 

5pm - 6pm  - Black History Matters! Meet Historian, Publisher, Author and Writer Robin Walker on all matters related to Ancient & Medieval African History. He will be talking us through his newly published illustrated book "Black History Matters",  geared towards  children, but perfect for adults too. 

 

 

FRIDAY FEB 21st: 

 

Facepainting available 11 - 5pm in the BCA CAFE! 

 

11am - 11.45. Meet author, Pam Aculey, author championing diversity, inclusiveness, acceptance and kindness.  Pam will read "Buster Finds His Beat", about a little boy with autism. She will also be using Makaton, which is a signs and symbols language, great for those who may struggle to communicate or are non verbal. All ages welcome

 

12pm - 12.45 - Meet Author Toye Sunday read from "Tiana Eat Up", a lovely Nigerian story with food props to encourage children and adults and to try foods from all over the World.  All ages welcome

 

1.30 -2.30 Sinem Erkas reads from her new graphic and illustrative books  about the lives of Mae C Jemison (first Black woman in space) and Michelle Obama followed by art workshop - All ages welcome 

 

3.30pm - 4pm - Meet Athina Gordon who will be reading from her book  "Just Like You" which promotes diversity, equality ,acceptance and being proud of ones heritage. All ages welcome

 

5PM - 5.30 - Meet Lorna Jones, famous Trichologist and Author of "If Only Hair Could Talk" a book designed to be educational and informative in a fun way. It will appeal to anyone eager to learn about this type of hair texture and associated hair care practices.

 

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22nd 

 

Facepainting AND Dancing Author Desiree Bashi available all day 11 - 5pm in the BCA CAFE! 

 

​11.30am - 12.15 - Meet Author and classically trained author Desiree Author who uses traditional instruments to inspire her stories "Dancing With Your Eyes" and "Sekuru", songs and her Indian-influenced art. On the day Desiree will be reading and demonstrating her instruments throughout the day. All ages welcome

 

12pm - 12.45 Meet Kandace Chimbiri author of children's book ''The Story of The Windrush" and her read a short extract from her book followed by  questions and comments. All ages welcome 

 

1.30 - 2pm  Miss Joyce, Lambeth Swimming Teacher of 27 years and Author will be reading from her book "I don't like Swimming",  a children's picture story book that supports and encourages teachers, families and children through their swimming journey. 

 

3.00 - 3.30 Meet Meet Lucy Thatcher who will read from her debut book 'Small Thoughts and Poetry' followed by a short workshop on the benefits of keeping a journal and using writing for emotional well-being.  A workshop for all ages! 

 

4PM - 4.45. Meet Author Enomwoyi who will be reading from her book "Nzingha and saying Goodbye". A beautiful heartfelt story about loss followed, by a brief colouring in session and song time to close.

THURSDAY 27th FEBRUARY

THE LITERARY SALON// BOOKLOVE CARNIVAL 

Ace Hotel,

Shoreditch, London

27th Feb - 6PM

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-the-literary-salon-tickets-86791586973?aff=eand

Our online shop includes some of our favourites and bestsellers, but when we're travelling the country, 'Book Love', The Travelling  Multicultural Book Carnival' carries hundreds more titles, that we are adding to our online shop daily.

 

So, please keep checking back with us for new multicultural titles, exciting events and online story times for children ! 

EST. 2014

The Mission // Who are we?//

The Travelling Multicultural Book Carnival...

This is Book Love is an award winning collective of Educators, Artists, Musicians, Creatives, Aunties, Uncles, Parents and Grandparents working together to make multicultural matter. 

 

In schools, libraries, galleries, on screens and even on our high streets - the stark lack of culturally inclusive representation, is sadly too obvious.

 

We at 'Book Love' have made it our mission to change this AND to change the narrative and the Travelling Multicultural Book Carnival is spreading the 'Book Love'. 

We are curating, showcasing and bringing together the best multicultural content the world of arts has to offer and we're taking it on tour! Schools, Nurseries, Public and corporate spaces, Markets...you name it - we're there! 

New and exciting childrens' books, young adult fiction, art, stationery, fashion, toys and so much more - all with one focus - to positively portray the beautiful multicultural world around us. 

 

'Book Love' takes you on a journey of discovery, where those that don't see themselves - find themselves...

 

Thisisbooklove.com and we represent!

The stats released this year, to the right are dire and we have been on a mission for the last few years, school-by-school, nursery-by-nursery, high street by high street to revolutionise the landscape of literature. 

 

This continues to be our main focus, because our children and young people deserve nothing less! We are working closely with publishers, self-published and established writers and illustrators to redress the balance. 

 

We get everyone excited about each others' cultural heritage, hoping to create a better understanding of one another, a love for self and a boosting of esteem, which is second to none.

 

Through reading, learning and cultural sharing, we can aim to build a more cohesive and understanding society where we are less suspicious of each other - a place built on unity, peace and of course booklove

 

Our children and young people deserve nothing less!

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