I’m currently in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to volunteer for 3 weeks with #Art4ChangeHaiti project to offer art & crafts workshops to children living in camps… And of course – I’ll be using this opportunity to rekindle some existing contacts Continue reading
Let’s do Lunch: My Soho Times and SoHo Strut at Numero 28 NYC
What do two young enterprising women who’ve set up blogs about Soho from opposite sides of the globe – SoHo Strut (New York City) and My Soho Times (London) have in common besides arts, events and connecting their local community?… Love for pizza! Continue reading
Let’s meet: Seoul Friends Janelle and Maja
Within hours of arriving in Seoul, I’d already heard of a Ghanaian actor famous in Korea (I tweeted Sam Okyere right away!), and met two American young women. That was 3 more black people I’d interacted with than my original project prior to Seoul, “Black in Japan“! Continue reading
Let’s do Lunch: Union Square meeting with Fred Kuwornu and Afro-Italians in NYC
When Fred Kuwornu mentioned to me he was planning a meeting which would bring together a group of his “Afro-Italian” friends, I jumped at the opportunity to attend.
This wouldn’t be the first time I’d immerse myself in the company of black Italians. For a start, the 10-year-plus friendship with my Eritrean Continue reading
Seoul Brotha: An Interview with Ghanaian TV Star Sam Okyere
Meeting Ghanaian TV star Sam Okyere during my visit to Seoul, S. Korea was amongst the highlights of my trip a few months ago, and I certainly couldn’t have asked for a better send off than for him to respond to a tweet I sent for an interview Continue reading
When Are We Doing Lunch in NYC? 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Short Trip
On my first day in New York, thankfully there was no sign of jet-lag. I was up before 6am ready to be out and about in the city like a local (that lives up state!). The thing is, NYC is so similar to London that an urban girl can fit right in. However with just 5 days to get my interviews done, check out alternative scenes, and of course – make those contacts; staying organised is the only way to keep things running like the yellow taxi cabs of NYC! Continue reading
Signs of The Big Apple: NYC Countdown Begins!
Well, it’s not exactly a countdown if it starts and ends at 1… That’s right, I have just 1 day before I’ll be on a flight to NYC tomorrow! Given my short stay, I’ve had to plan ahead to pack in as much as possible (as with my suitcase) to make the most of this trip and create opportunities for my projects. Continue reading
Let’s do Lunch – The Urban Guide goes to NYC 19th – 25th Aug!
An urban girl takes every opportunity she can to get ahead, and makes the most of it while she’s at it. So I’ll be making the most of my travels this summer when I pass through New York on the 19th August – 25th August en route to Haiti for #Art4Change project. Continue reading
The Urban Guide Open Call: New York Street Portraits of Creatives
The Urban Guide network presents “New York City Streets: A Portrait” to be exhibited at a London venue, December 2015 – February 2016.
I’ll be visiting NYC between 19th August – 24th August 2015. I’m putting out an open call to get a diverse mix of creative individuals for a street photography exhibition. The prints will go alongside “London City Streets: A Portrait” Continue reading