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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At The Inkwell (London) Celebrates Black History Month | Thursday 20 October 2016. 7-9pm. Doors 6:30pm. Venue: Counter Albion, Shoreditch. FREE! Ft Millie Murray & Racheal Joseph. Hosted by Poets Gemma Weekes, Patricia Foster and Journalist Rachel Rigby.

Good Day To You All,
I hope you are enjoying the sunny, autumnal afternoon (if in London).
Thank you to ALL who read, came down and supported At The Inkwell London last month.
Just over a week to go now, until our next At The Inkwell London on Thursday 20th October, where we’ll celebrate and acknowledge Black History Month; the rich and varied accounts of migration, belonging, culture and family.
Our featured writers will be

Millie Murray and Racheal Joseph.
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 Eventbrite link is: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/at-the-inkwell-london-celebrates-black-history-month-ft-millie-murray-racheal-joseph-tickets-28574841119
Please also find attached a flyer/graphic for the event. 
Your hosts will be writers Gemma Weekes, Patricia Foster and Rachel Rigby.

Designed by Patricia Foster

Please share this with all your contacts, friends, family and lovers of poetry and fiction that you know. 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 Foster
— 

Best,

Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes & Rachel Rigby

At The Inkwell London Co-hosts

inkwellreadings.london@gmail.com

www.attheinkwell.com

Black, Bitter And Beautiful – Poets Against Brutality. Evening of poetry in solidarity with #blackpoetspeakout Goldsmiths University, UK‎. Friday 27th February 2015. 18:30 – 20:30 Ft Dorothea Smartt, Sable Poet-in-Residence Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes, Michael Datcher and MC Kadija Sesay.

Michael Datcher

Michael Datcher

This Friday 27th February 2015, in my role as Sable Poet-in-Residence, I will be featuring in the poetry event ‘Black, Bitter and Beautiful: Poets against Brutality’ at Goldsmith’s University of London,
Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW.

The event will be in solidarity with the #blackpoetspeakout and ‘I Can’t Breathe’ movements in The USA.

Featuring on the night:
Dorothea Smartt, Sable Poet-in-Residence Patricia Foster, Gemma Weekes, Tolu Agbelusi, special US guest Michael Datcher, and MC Kadija Sesay.

We will also mark the 50th anniversary since Malcolm X’s death and his legacy.

TICKETS ARE MOVING FAST!

Free Event. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-bitter-and-beautiful-poets-against-brutality-tickets-15095992520

For further information:

http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=8397

(TONIGHT) ONE LAST LIME – SABLE READING SERIES with Fringe Saint Lucia in East London: Feat. Jane King, Kendel Hippolyte (St Lucia), Gemma Weekes and Patricia Foster (UK). Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:30 PM

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I am delighted to share that I will be reading poetry on Thursday 12th June 2014 (tonight) at the fabulous event ‘ONE MORE LIME’, in Dalston. Come and join me Patricia Foster, along with some excellent Poets and Writers hailing from St Lucia! Yummy food on sale, as well as open-mic slots.

ONE LAST LIME – SABLE READING SERIES with

Fringe Saint Lucia in East London:

Feat. Jane King, Kendel Hippolyte from St Lucia,

plus two London based performers –

Gemma Weekes, St Lucian novelist, poet and singer

and Patricia Foster, poet and performer from Jamaica.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

Share REALLY good Caribbean food a drink and a chat with editors about publishing your work in SABLE and collect a free Fringe Saint Lucia bag.

For more information visit

http://www.fringestlucia.com/programme/other-uk-events/

http://onelastlime12june.eventbrite.com

Time: Doors 6.30pm – Open Mic
Ends: 9.30/10pm
Price: £3 entry

Venue:
All Nations Café & Bar – Dalston
8 Sandringham Road
Dalston
E8 2LP London
United Kingdom

Trains: Dalston Kingsland-2 mins; 8 mins Dalston Junction
Buses: 30, 38, 56, 67, 149, 242, 277

T +44 (0)207 254 0023 | W http://www.allnationsdalston.co.uk
http://www.sablelitmag.org

https://onelastlime12june.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw

Next Poetry Reading: 5th LOOSE MUSE ANTHOLOGY of NEW WRITING by WOMEN, LAUNCH EVENT Thursday 24th April – 7.30 pm

Good Afternoon!

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I am delighted to share with you about my next poetry reading.

Tomorrow evening, I will be reading my poetry to be included in the new Loose Muse Anthology, at the
5th LOOSE MUSE ANTHOLOGY of NEW WRITING by WOMEN LAUNCH EVENT
Thursday 24th April – 7.30 pm
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So honoured to be included in such excellent writing company.

The venue will be the fabulous Cotton’s Caribbean Restaurant
Downstairs Bar, 70 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QP

It will be a packed night, as well as an enjoyable one. Agnes Meadows has done a stellar job, putting together the fifth Loose Muse Anthology, dedicated to women’s writing. It will be a great opportunity to hear an array of different, quality women’s voices.

Look forward to seeing you on the night!

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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R.I.P. Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela – A Great Source of Inspiration For Young People. 1918 – 2013. by Patricia Foster

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Yesterday the world momentarily paused and individual heartbeats stopped, as we learned of the sad passing of arguably one of the most inspirational and powerful men of the last one hundred years – Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela. Also known as Madiba. Commonly known as Nelson Mandela.

He has left a legacy that in my eyes will never, ever be matched and taught so many about perseverance while living under scrutiny, standing firm against injustice, as well as the power and healing in forgiveness.

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To many, in particular the young, he was an incredible source of guidance and a visible presence they could link to for motivation.

He advocated the importance of education and the impact and difference it can make on a personal and global level:

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela

He always provided inspiration and encouragement, showing how young people can utilise their own gifts to be successful:

“Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what they had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?” ~ Nelson Mandela

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During his challenges, struggles, battles against injustice and the Apartheid regime, personal grief and his twenty-seven years of imprisonment, Madiba learned tools and gained the strength to overcome fear:

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela epitomised the essence of love, peace and forgiveness. Humble and gently powerful, with the ability to let go so gracefully! R.I.P.

© Patricia Foster

Patricia Foster is an Internationally Published Poet, Performer, Visual and Multimedia Artist (BA Hons), Broadcaster, Certified Tutor/Trainer & Facilitator, Dynamic Educator and Creative Consultant. She is also a Life Coach, Certified Reiki Practitioner, Wellbeing Advisor, Vegan and lover of Raw Food. As a writer, she has toured the UK, Europe and the USA and has worked for the BBC as a workshop facilitator.

Black History Month – A Welcome Celebration

Black History Month – A Welcome Celebration

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Performance at the Southwark Libraries Black History Month Poetry Slam, 8th October 2011

In schools, libraries, youth centres and community groups across The UK, Black History Month provides an insight into African Caribbean communities, traditions and their cultural flavours.

In The UK, the month of October is a highly anticipated time for celebration, acknowledgement and education. The recognition of African Caribbean people who have contributed to British History and British present. Facts from over the centuries, that go way back, beyond June 22nd 1948, when Empire Windrush set sail from Jamaica to Tilbury with her Caribbean citizens from the former British Empire.

I look forward to taking part in a few events during Black History Month. It has always been a pleasure to do so over the years. I am still taking bookings for:

  • Poetry and Identity Workshops
  • School Poetry Workshops
  • Storytelling Workshops
  • ‘Celebrating People in Black History Using Multimedia’ Workshop
  • Poetry Readings
  • Have a great October!

    Photo by Carri Charles

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    Patricia Foster – Poet, Educator and Inspirational Workshops

    “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
    ~ Albert Einstein

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    Teaching, Training and Coaching – the connection from my soul to the Universe. My gift to all. I love what I do and enjoy doing what I love! This quote by Albert Einstein probably explains why I love to create the best learning environment for my learners, of all ages and abilities!

     
    My approach to education is unique, empathic, holistic, creative and empowering. My aim is to empower individuals of all ages and sections of the community, to be the best person they can be. To guide them to uncover their own inner tools and gifts to succeed in life. To help improve their lives and wellbeing through poetry, writing, creativity, multi media, coaching, consultancy and holistic health & nutrition advice.
     

    I am available for poetry workshops, as well as creative, multi media, personal development and wellbeing workshops, in any establishment – the more unusual, the better! I can also provide consultancy or guide you through the steps to set up your community multi media project.

    If you require an internationally recognised professional poet for:

    • Primary or Secondary Schools
    • PSHE Classes
    • Assemblies
    • Black History Month
    • National Poetry Day
    • World Book Day
    • International Women’s Day
    • Residencies
    • Interactive or Traditional Storytelling
    • Corporate Training Days
    • Team Building Events
    • Workshops with Senior Citizens
    • Workshops in Youth and Community Groups
    • Workshops on Bullying
    • Workshops in Pupil Referal Units (PRUs)
    • Workshops in Libraries
    • Workshops in Prisons

    contact me and I’ll guarantee a stimulating, positive and engaging session.

    Check out the rest of my site to find out what other training and education services I can provide.