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23
NOV
2017

Gender Equality Awards and The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women and the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards 2018 are open for entry until Thursday, 23 November at 5 PM. The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is the UK’s most comprehensive and prestigious listing of employers that are leading the way on workplace gender equality and making it part of their business strategy at all levels. Entrants also have the opportunity, through one application process, to enter the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards. Both programmes, from Business in the Community, recognise the progress employers are making to create inclusive workplace cultures that enable women to reach their full potential. The awards are the UK’s most respected awards for gender equality in the workplace and recognise outstanding progress and examples of best practice, impact, innovation and individual achievement, celebrating the positive impact inclusive cultures have on individuals, business and society. The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is published in Responsible Business Week 2018 and the overall Gender Equality Award winner announced at Business in the Community’s prestigious Responsible Business Gala Dinner at the Royal Albert Hall on 3 July 2018.


5
DEC
2017

The Story of Reggae in Britain

You may know the artists, but do you know the story behind them? A great new production called The Story of Reggae is premiered at Sage Gateshead on 5th December. With an evening of music, spoken word and and film, renowned dub reggae master Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell will take the audience on an immersive journey through the first three decades of Reggae in Britain, from the 1950’s – 1980’s. This vibrant story-telling performance will include live musical performances by Dennis Bovell and his band and recorded spoken word by ‘Dub Poet’ Benjamin Zephaniah and others Presented by Waka Waka Africa North East and with support from Arts Council England, The Story of Reggae is a rare opportunity to hear the sounds and national history of this beloved music genre from the mouths of those who helped make it great. Our main message throughout the show is that reggae deserves its rightful place in the music hall of fame and in history as the foundation of different musical genres, crossovers and hits. We chart its movement in Britain and its engulfing of different cultures and people – for example the rock and reggae genres fuelling each other in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The Story of Reggae will depict all of this chronologically with key events and figures in a vibrant performance of live music, various interviews and film – commentated and performed by reggae authority, historian and legend Dennis Bovell The Story of Reggae features live interviews with Linton Kwesi Johnson, Don Letts, Benjamin Zephaniah, Janet Kay, Suggs (Madness), Ranking Rodger (The Beat), Carol Thompson, Karen Wheeler and Jazzy B. The show will also include the music of Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Decker, Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Janet Kay, Toots and the Maytals, Assad, Steel Pulse, Althea and Donna, Millie Small, Prince Buster, the Skatalites, Ken Booth, UB40, The Specials and more. You may know the artists, but do you know the story behind them? A great new production called The Story of Reggae is premiered at Sage Gateshead on 5th December. With an evening of music, spoken word and and film, renowned dub reggae master Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell will take the audience on an immersive journey through the first threedecades of Reggae in Britain, from the 1950’s – 1980’s. This vibrant story-telling performance will include live musical performances by Dennis Bovell and his band and recorded spoken word by ‘Dub Poet’ Benjamin Zephaniah and others. Tickets are £13 and are available from the Sage Gateshead website or from the ticket office on 0191 443 4661. http://sagegateshead.com/event/dennis-bovell46800/ that celebrates and promotes African and African-Caribbean music and culture. https://wakawakaafricanortheast.com/ https://www.facebook.com/wakawakaafricanortheast/