Black History Month Activities With Award Winning Poet and Performer Patricia Foster – October 2016. BHM Workshop at UWLSU, At The Inkwell London Celebrates Black History Month, ‘Southbound: An Evening of Poetry’ (Southwark Libraries).

The UK celebrates Black History Month in October and I would love to share what I’ll be up to this month.
This Wednesday 19th October 2016, I’ll be delivering a poetry workshop for Black History Month. My workshop will be part of the University of West London Students’ Union (UWLSU) Black Histoy Month programme. I very much look forward to it:


Click here for link to UWLSU web page 

On Thursday 20th October, I will be co-hosting the third instalment of the monthly event At The Inkwell London. We will celebrate and acknowledge Black History Month; the rich and varied accounts of migration, belonging, culture and family.


Our featured writers will be

Millie MurrayRacheal Joseph and Nadeem Din-Gabisi.
Please find below a weblink to our official website for this month’s event:

http://attheinkwell.com/readings/black-history-month-london/

The Facebook Event Page is: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/188808594893206/

The event is FREE, but do let us know if you plan to come. The Eventbrite link is: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/at-the-inkwell-london-celebrates-black-history-month-ft-millie-murray-racheal-joseph-tickets-28574841119

Hosts will be writers Gemma Weekes, myself Patricia Foster and Rachel Rigby.


We also have an open mic for anyone who would love to share their work.
At The Inkwell has been created to be a warm, welcoming, encouraging and engaging environment for writers to share and promote their work. I hope this event will provide a positive space for you to hear great work, as well as participate!

Please contact us on inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com if you would like further information, to sign up for the open mic, or read at future events.
Warmest regards,

Patricia
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Best,

Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes & Rachel Rigby

At The Inkwell London Co-hosts

Email: inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com

Website: www.attheinkwell.com
‘Like’ the At The Inkwell Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AtTheInkwell/

Follow At The Inkwell on Twitter: @AtTheInkwell
On Friday 21 October 2016, I will be a feature poet for ‘Southbound: A Evening of Poetry. Also featured will be Zena Edwards, Janett Plummer and Suléy Muhidin.

Newspaper article of Southwark Libraries BHM events in October 2016. Photos include Zena Edwards and Patricia Foster

“Four talented performers Patricia Foster, Zena Edwards, Suléy Muhidin and Janett Plummer reveal a window into their lives through moving, funny, fierce, and inspirational poetry. South London life – sometimes frustrating, often surprising – forms a consistent thread through the poems as they reflect global worries, personal hopes and diverse backgrounds.

Target Audience: Adults

Cost: Free – but advance booking is essential via Eventbrite

Book your space via Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southbound-an-evening-of-poetry-tickets-27544444174?aff=es2
DATE AND TIME

Fri, October 21, 2016

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM BST
LOCATION

Camberwell Library

48 Camberwell Green

London

SE5 7AL

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Poet, Holistic Coach, Trainer and Speaker Patricia Foster Nominated in THREE Categories at 2016 R.E.E.B.A Awards. Please vote for her!

Dear Friends, Clients and Acquantences,
I am really flattered and humbled and equally delighted to share with you that I have been nominated in THREE categories at this year’s R.E.E.B.A Awards.
I would therefore be extremely honoured if you could please vote for me.

The Categories in which I have been nominated for are:

• CREATIVE ARTS

• MENTOR.. // BUS OF THE YEAR

• MOTIVATIONAL ROLE MODEL
How can people Vote for me?
1) You will need to Scan the Bar Code on my Voting Flyer/ or Visit the R.E.E.B.A Website http://www.reebaawards.com/#!vote-now-1/c1159
2) Enter your name and email, followed by name of nominee (Patricia Foster) and category.
For every time a person votes for me, if they Visit the R.E.E.B.A facebook page https://www.facebook.com/reeba.gov.uk/?ref=bookmarks and write a comment saying WHY they voted for me, then they will be automatically entered in with a chance to win a FREE ticket to attend the 2016 R.E.E.B.A Awards Ceremony. The R.E.E.B.A Awards will be choosing 1 lucky Winner!
So please VOTE for Patricia Foster.
Thank you so much and stay blessed!

YouAreYOU founder, Award-Winning Poet, Sable Poet-In-Residence & Holistic Life Coach Patricia Foster to facilitate at ‘Every Woman Inspired’ conference, Ocho Rios Jamaica 18 & 19 October 2015

News From YouAreYOU founder, Award-Winning Poet, Sable Poet-In-Residence and Holistic Life Coach Patricia Foster 
     

 I am extremely excited to share I will be one of the international facilitators and speakers at the incredible 3rd annual 

Every Woman Inspired 2015 conference, 

to be held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica 

18 & 19 October 2015. 

Tickets going fast!
‘If you are a woman living in Jamaica, The Caribbean, USA or The UK, who is looking to be inspired and empowered, why not attend this year’s event.’
Venue: Hibiscus Lodge HotelOcho Rios, Jamaica

For more information and booking details, visit:

http://www.everywomaninspired.org/

#Jamaica

#EveryWomanInspired #EWI

#OchoRios

#HibiscusLodgeHotel

#StAnnesBay

#InspirationForWomen

#EmpowermentForWomen

#WomensEvent

#SablePoetInResidence

Reiki Healing – What is it All About? By Patricia Foster

Creating Positive Shifts in your Life

Photo courtesy of Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Gallery

Photo courtesy of Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Gallery

 

In 2012, I received my Reiki Level 2 certificate! I am thoroughly pleased to be a certified Reiki Practitioner, as I love the benefits of Reiki Healing, as well as delivering it. I also receive an incredibly sense of wellbeing, as does the recipient.

Reiki finds its origins in Japan and is a way of directing Universal Healing Energy to a client through a healer/practitioner. It has mutual, positive benefits for the client as well as the healer. It also promotes relaxation, wellbeing and reduced stress, as well as healing on many levels (emotional and physical) in recipients.

The Reiki Healing tradition was developed in Japan by Dr. Usui and allegedly brought to the West by Mrs Takata. Many Reiki practitioners and scholars have identified parallels between traditional Christian healing and Reiki. For further information about Reiki practices, visit http://www.reiki.org/

 

I can safely say that I have experienced many positive changes during my Reiki journey thus far. I have also received many positive and startling feedback from recipients of my Reiki healing sessions.

Photo courtesy of Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Gallery

Photo courtesy of Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Gallery

It is possible for you to also experience positive changes and shifts in your life!

Contact me for Reiki healing sessions on:

Email: prfoster@hotmail.com
Mobile: +447956 476 546
Skype: patricia_foster_trainer

This blog was originally posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 and is filed under Energy, Healing, Health, Holistic, Reiki, Spiritual, Wellbeing, Workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quote of the Day, by Patricia Foster: ‘Acceptance, Patience and Love Towards Others’

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In our modern style of living and busyness, it is very easy to lose sight of where a friend or loved one is in their life. To misunderstand the journey they are on. To have little or no concept of what they are going through.

For those experiencing pain or personal challenges, reaching out to another can be extremely difficult.

This week, two high profile young twenty-somethings – Peaches Geldof, daughter of Sir Bob and the late Paula Yates (25) and Karyn Washington, founder of forbrowngirls.com (22) – were both found dead on 7th April and 8th April respectively. At the time of writing this blog, tests are still being carried out on Peaches and Karyn apparently committed suicide.

In my line of work with young people, I often rely on intuition to gauge if someone is in need of support. A listening ear, or by removing our own judgement of another, is usually all it takes to help that friend or loved one get back on track.

Who could do with your listening ear today?

Please feel free to leave a comment and share.

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Happy International Women’s Month, 1st March 2014

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Photo: Giorgismedia.com

Happy, sunny (yes it’s sunny here in south London) greetings on the first day of International Women’s Month. For women, and everyone else who loves the Goddess-laden paths that each individual one of us walks, it is a fantastic time for celebration. A great opportunity to revere women. A month for acknowledging the beautiful, graceful power of women. A time to remember the historical struggles women have endured to gain equality, freedom and respect.

Daily, I am enriched by the positive, female energy that surrounds me: from my mother, sisters, nieces, aunties, cousins and sister-friends to clients and colleagues. Through collaborating with other, positive women, we gift each other.
Positive Women collaborating and working together create miracles.

I have a fairly busy month ahead and thought I’d share the women-centred events I will be involved in, some which I have been recommended for through collaboration:

🔴Poetry Reading, Sunday 2nd March 2014, 4:30pm
At Calabash of Culture, 21 Sydenham Rd, SE6 5EX

I’ll be performing Poetry at the launch of The Calabash of Culture Boutique – NATBIANA

🔴Presentation and Speech, Sunday 9th March 2014, 2pm
At Calabash of Culture, 21 Sydenham Rd, SE6 5EX

I’ll be giving a Presentation and talk at a Cultural Cafe launch, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

🔴Performing Poetry at ‘Divas of Colour 2014’, Saturday, 22 March 2014 from 10:00 to 19:00 (GMT), Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge, London.
I will be a featured poet at ‘Diva’s of Colour’ “largest gathering of world’s most powerful women of colour in the UK in celebration of the many talents of women of colour.” It promises to be a grand affair – Dress code Evening gown / red carpet glam, with a touch of purple Men – tuxedo, black tie and smart.
Tickets/Bookings http://www.fauntee.com/blog/tickets/

🔴Facilitating Poetry Workshop. Sunday 16 March 2014, 7:30pm. At ‘Open Space’ Perry Rise Baptist Church, Perry Rise, London SE23 2QL
I will be co-facilitating a workshop with poet Lucreta La Pierre, looking at poetry as an alternative form of worship.

With the work that I do in the community and abroad, I am committed to empowering women and young females through poetry, creativity, literature, multi media, workshops and talks.

Remember ladies, we are a gift to the world and our communities.

Have a wonderful, blessed month, filled with positive, female energy.

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Super Woman: Taking Everyday In Her Stride!

“As a woman, today and hereafter, I choose to express myself at my highest potential! That is my divine purpose and mission on this Earth.”
~ Patricia Foster, 8th March 2012

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Performance at book launch of ‘Irki’, at The Barbican. Photo: Rousha Browning / SABLE LitMag

Imagine how this world would be if as individual women, we decided to reach for our highest potential and operate from that place for as much of our lives as possible. Imagine if we tapped into our innate powers and energies daily.

I wrote the above quote for International Women’s Day in March. March is also reknowned for celebrating International Women’s Week and International Women’s Month. We are also celebrating Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 30th in 2014, so lots of female energy to tap into and generate. Lots of magic and miracles to create.

So as a woman, how will you choose to express yourself and your positive, female energy today, this month, in March and for the rest of the year? It is our divine gift to share with our loved ones and the world.

MANY BLESSINGS,
Patricia Foster.

Patricia will be running Poetry Workshops, Self-Esteem Workshops for Young Women and Writing/Personal Development Workshops for Women during International Women’s Month. She’ll also be performing at various Poetry Readings throughout March. For bookings, contact:

+447956 476 547
Or
prfoster@hotmail.com

Please feel free to follow Patricia on Twitter @Ms_P_Foster

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Wishing You All The Best for Christmas, The Holidays and a Prosperous 2014

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For many, this time of year represents something unique and personal. Some relish the magic of Christmas, it’s true original meaning, the precious time with family and exciting expectation of presents and gifts. For others, it is a celebration of Kwanzaa, the build up of Holiday Season stress, bittersweet memories of a departed loved one, or acute loneliness.

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On a personal note, throughout 2013, I have experienced extreme highs and lows. I have encountered the loss of loved ones, disappointment and setbacks. I have, however, been blessed to receive the constant love and support of family and friends to counteract this. I have also managed to celebrate new additions to my family, positive new initiatives, been involved in progressive projects, facilitated on important community programmes, had poems and articles published, had a film made, participated successfully in an international women’s expo, travelled and been brave enough to venture outside of my comfort zone.

Whatever route your journey has taken you on this year, or however far you have travelled, I wish you a time of healing, rejuvenation and comfort this Holiday Season. I also wish you a successful and joyous 2014. Look forward to meeting up with you!

© Patricia Foster

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Facilitating My Workshop and Performing Poetry at ‘Every Woman Inspired’ Expo, Kingston Jamaica. 22-24 November, 2013!

Delivering my workshop 'Return to Princess, Wonder Woman & Goddess' In Kingston, Jamaica, November 2013. Photo: Denise Henry

Delivering my workshop ‘Return to Princess, Wonder Woman & Goddess’ In Kingston, Jamaica, November 2013. Photo: Denise Henry

The Every Woman Inspired (EWI) Expo was an opportunity I felt I couldn’t ignore. EWI 2013 allowed me to work alongside and spend quality time with some remarkable women: Rasheda ‘Ginger’ Malcolm, Patricia McKenzie-Thomas and Marcia ‘Culture’ Gordon. These generous, humble, beautiful yet incredibly powerful women created an event that provided me with a life changing experience; the type that is etched in your memory for the rest of your life!

Marcia 'Culture' Gordon, Patricia McKenzie-Thomas and Rasheda 'Ginger' Malcolm, at the opening of 'Every Woman Inspired' Expo

Marcia ‘Culture’ Gordon, Patricia McKenzie-Thomas and Rasheda ‘Ginger’ Malcolm, at the opening of ‘Every Woman Inspired’ Expo

I had the opportunity to deliver my workshop entitled ‘The Return To Princess, Wonder Woman & Goddess
~ Exploring The Powerful Female Within Us’
. This was a writing and personal development workshop which produced phenomenal results. I also recited some of my published poetry at the launch/opening event of ‘Every Woman Inspired’.

Photo: Denise Henry

Photo: Denise Henry

Photo: Patricia Foster

Photo: Patricia Foster

Reading poetry at the 'Every Woman Inspired' launched reception. Photo: Denise Henry

Reading poetry at the ‘Every Woman Inspired’ launched reception. Photo: Denise Henry

Additionally I, alongside other facilitators and attendees, was interviewed live on Power 106 FM Radio.

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Photo: Rasheda Malcolm

Photo: Rasheda Malcolm

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I also performed to a receptive audience at the EWI Gala Dinner and Dance, alongside the likes of international reggae singer Sharon Tucker. There were also powerful performances of poetry.

Sharon Tucker

Sharon Tucker

Poet Abena Bedeau

Poet Abena Bedeau

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The expo also attracted the likes of the current Miss Jamaica UK Gemma Feare, a remarkable, talented and very inspirational young woman who delivered a powerful keynote speech.

Miss Jamaica UK 2013 Gemma Feare

Miss Jamaica UK 2013 Gemma Feare

Miss Jamaica UK 2013 Gemma Feare

Miss Jamaica UK 2013 Gemma Feare

The attendees and participants were also treated to exceptional workshops:

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), by phenomenal Specialist Midwife and Perineal Health expert Denise Henry

Denise Henry

Denise Henry

‘Thriving at Twenty! Transformed at Thirty! Fabulous at Forty! Fulfilled at Fifty! Still Sexy at Sixty’ Workshop, by Marcia ‘Culture’ Gordon. Amazing and Inspirational.

Marcia 'Culture' Gordon delivering her workshop

Marcia ‘Culture’ Gordon delivering her workshop

Career and CV Workshop by Nadine Chambers-Goss. Career specialist and coach extraordinaire!

Nadine Chambers-Goss

Nadine Chambers-Goss

Creative Education Consultant, Poet, Tutor and Holistic Coach for Sensitive, EBD Pupils | Patricia Foster

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Is your child emotionally sensitive and slightly overwhelmed by the school learning environment?

Does your child require an educator or education environment which holistically supports their emotional sensitivity?

Is your child labelled ‘shy’, ‘introverted’, ‘misunderstood’ or even ‘disruptive’?

Does your child prefer a calmer, relaxing, more sedate learning environment, supportive of their emotional needs?

Does your child have any unrealised creative gifts or talents and need a empathic educator to help them realise their potential?

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Tel: +44(0)7956 476 547

Email: prfoster@hotmail.com

http://about.me/patriciafoster

Twitter: @Ms_P_Foster

Skype: patricia_foster_trainer

Main Photos of Patricia Foster by Clive Powell