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April 2017

The Closer I Get To You Sun 16th April 2017

This event is the annual big people Easter party for those that like their back in days music. Music on the night will be strictly Revival, Rare Grooves, Lovers Rock and Old Skool Soul.
The dj's are some of London's most experienced and renowned especially resurfacing memories and getting people singing as well as dancing.
The dj's are: Daddy Ernie, Equation Roadshow, Mellow Bostic, Delroy P, Gemi in thing Magic, Robo (the Bonifide One) Ranks. Venue: Cyprus Gardens, The Fairways, Southend Road, Chingford, London, E4 8TA   Sunday 16th April 2017

Tickets Available from £13.87 from

Spring Charity Fundraiser Gala 22nd April 2017

MoChíc Events presents its Spring Fundraising Gala.
A Black Tie & Evening Dress, Dinner, Show and Dance event, in aid of The African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust and Prostate Cancer UK. On Saturday 22nd April 2017 @ the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT.
Guests will receive a Luxury 3 Course Caribbean Meal, including half a bottle of wine per person, along with enjoying a Musical & Fashion Showcase. Music on the night will be supplied and streamed live by All Flavas Radio
For ticket purchases offline, please contact: Nicole @ MoChíc Events on 07751 986 992 / Smitty @ All Flavas  on 07748 640 426  /Glenda on 07596 822 979 / JC on 07912 863 425

Cake International 22nd - 23rd April 2017 Alexandra Palace London

Cake International returns to the stunning Alexandra Palace, London, for another spring extravaganza with a romantic twist! Be astounded by the display in the competition area, take your seats to see industry experts teaching the newest Cake Art trends, and browse stands full of must-have baking and sugarcraft essentials! You’ll have a delicious day! Adults from £12.00 · Seniors from £11.00

Hill St. Soul in Concert Thursday 27th April 2017

Hilary Mwelwa aka Hil St. Soul was born in Lusaka, Zambia and relocated to London with her family at age five. As a child she adopted her father’s love of music, as their home was immersed with the sounds of traditional Zambian music along with American R&B/Soul icons such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

Her 1999 debut album "Soul Organic" received widespread acclaim and featured a cover of Aretha Franklin's "Until you Come Back to me" which has been playlisted on Jazz FM and Soul and Smooth Jazz Radio Stations all over the world for over 17 years. This was followed in 2002 with "Copasetik & Cool" which included her hit version of The Isley Brothers evergreen classic "For the Love of You". Her last album "Black Rose" featured the Neo-Soul anthem "Smile" which has had over half a million plays on YouTube.

Venue: The Jazz Cafe 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG

The Black Market & Film Festival Sat 29th April 2017

Black by popular demand, The Black Market & Film Festival returns to The Learning Centre @ Parkview Academy West Green Road London N15 3QR on Saturday 29th April 2017. Featuring food, music, jewellery, hair care and body wellness remedies. A screen presentation and debate in the ample cinema screen style auditorium and a separate play area for the children. 

Tickets & Stall enquiries via email only to                                £6:50 - £8:00 OTD

May 2017

Morgan Heritage Tour 4 - 7th May 2017

The Royal Family of Reggae will be doing four dates in the UK as part of their Avrakedabra World Tour for 2017. With special Guests Etana, J Bloggs and Jermere Morgan, the Royal Rasses will be in Oxford O2 Academy on Thur 4th - Manchester O2 Ritz on Fri 5th - Birmingham O2 on Sat 6th and bringing it all to a close in London @ The O2 Kentish Town Forum on Sun 7th May.

Tickets available now from TicketMaster WWW.TICKETMASTER.CO.UK

Loose Ends In Concert 11th May 2017

One of the most successful UK soul bands of the 1980's, Loose Ends first hit the charts in 1985 with "Hanging on a String" which went to number one in the USA and hit the national top 10 in the UK. More hits followed on both sides of the Atlantic with "Magic Touch", "Slow Down" and "Watching You ( Watching Me )". In 1990 two of the original members, Jane Eugene and Steve Nichol, left the band and were replaced with Linda Carriere andSonay Suleyman, who joined founding member Carl McIntosh. The band's final hit was "Don't be a Fool" in the same year. Carl has now brought back Loose Ends to overwhelming demand.

Venue: 229 | 229 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PN                    Thursday 11th May 2017             Showtime: 7pm Tickets:              £22.50 + booking fee             


Yolanda Brown In Concert Fri 12th May 2017

Double MOBO award-winning YolanDa Brown is UK's premier female saxophonist, known for seamlessly blending jazz, soul and reggae. She has toured with The Temptations, Diana Krall, Courtney Pine and Billy Ocean and collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Reggae Legend Bob Marley’s son Julian and as part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

Fresh off her Reggae Love Songs Tour, YolanDa Brown plays from her New Album to be released in 2017, “Love Politics War”  a delicious fusion of reggae and jazz melodies: sunshine music.

Venue: 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG 020 7485 6834

June 2017

The Apps World Evolution 13-15th June 2017

Apps World returns as part of London Tech Week’s new festival of technology ‘TechXLR8’ - showcasing a paradigm shift in the digital services industry. Bringing together brands, developers and enterprises who are innovating in the multiplatform ecosystem to learn how to maximise personal assistants, conversational commerce and Chatbots to engage consumers.

Email:  Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7017 7169 The Excel London 13-15 June 2017

Iyanla Vanzant Live in London - Sat 24th June 2017

For one night only, In Celebration of My Sistas in association with Inner Visions Worldwide bring you and evening with  Iyanla Vanzant, who will be interviewed by Brenda Emanus on stage at the Light House Theatre 254 Camberwell Road London SE5 0DP.

Tickets available from the theatre box office 07821 612 280 or 07534 644490

July 2017

Erykah Badu @ The Eventim Hammersmith 6th July 2017

For one night only the city of London will be graced with one of soul music’s foremost visionaries. Erykah Badu is hailed not just as an incredible singer or songwriter, but also a producer in the broadest, most creatively generative sense. Badu’s voice draw comparisons to Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and, in particular, Billie Holiday. This is one artist who will never stop surprising us, musically, or otherwise.

Exclusive London Show Date: Thursday 6th July 2017  Venue: The Eventim 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, England W6 9QH

Tickets go on general sale Friday 31st March via / / 0844 249 1000

Chaka Khan @ The Indigo O2 6th - 12th July 2017

Chaka Khan is a ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner (with 22 GRAMMY® nominations) who has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 singles. From the moment she burst onto the music scene in the 1970s as the 18-year-old lead singer of the band Rufus, her powerful voice and show-stopping stage presence set her apart from any other singer.

Location: The Indigo O2 London SE10 0DX  Date: 6th - 12th July 2017  Tickets: £39.75 @  Tel: 0844 249 1000

Curly Treats Natural Hair Expo Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd July 2017

Date: Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd July,

Venue: The ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1UD.

Time:  10am to 6pm.

For tickets and info contact:   info email 

August 2017

Curly Treats Festival 5-6 August 2017

As part of Natural hair week, the CurlyTreats Festival London, 5-6 August 2017 will reflect the very nature of Black culture – seamlessly blending creativity, inspiration and practical application. Be part of this unique experience, where you can discover, learn and celebrate natural hair, beauty and wellness.

Vinna & team can be contacted at mobile +44(0)7984 10 88 62 or Diane Hall will continue to offer advice/consultations and can be contacted on or tel +44(0)7951475744 and followed on her...

The Brit Funk Association Friday 11th August 2017

The Brit-Funk Association is a new project featuring musicians from Beggar & Co, Central Line, Hi-Tension and ex-members of Light of the World and Incognito to perform from each of the band's back catalogue such as "Time", "Somebody (Help Me Out)", "Walking Into Sunshine", "Hi-Tension", "British Hustle", "There's a Reason", "I'm So Happy", "London Town", "Nature Boy", "Everyday" and choice selections of band's that influenced them by acts such as Mass Production, Kool & The Gang, Roy Ayers Ubiquity etc

Location: The London 100 Club  Date: Friday 11th August 2017  Tickets:  Tel: 0844 249 1000 - 0203 239 2732

Kitenge Festival UK 12th August 2017

Preparations are now underway for the 5th Annual Kitenge Festival. This year they have partnered with Open The Gate who will oversea the African Market and business expo. Registration for stalls is now open.

Contact to book a stand for your business. For all other enquiries and how you can get involved in this year's event please contact

Jus' Caribbean Festival 18-20th August 2017

CaribDirect is pleased to announce the Caribbean Food and Drink Conference and Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017 will be taking place @ Lambeth College in South London as a follow-up to Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015. Last years outdoor event has modified its market to appeal to a more British & European audience and has since changed its name to the Jus’ Caribbean Festival.  Providing opportunities to small & medium size Caribbean businesses; the very best of the Caribbean, in terms of its culture, food, drink, music, dance and much more will be showcased.

Grace Foods Caribbean Food and Drink Conference will be held on Friday 18th August 2017 and the                                 Grace Foods UK Jus’ Caribbean Festival will be held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2017.

Contact: +44 (0) 844 357 9707    Direct Line +44 (0) 750 814 2478 Email:


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