Misuse of the English language, Bare Lit Festival, Lauren Halsey at MOCA & Plantain Papers x Special Guest (B+A Bulletin #139)

Misuse of the English language, Bare Lit Festival, Lauren Halsey at MOCA & Plantain Papers x Special Guest (B+A Bulletin #139)

Hi there,
How’s it going?

It me (Tamika, talking to you right now) but this (the beaut picture above) is Nicola in Mexico Ciiiity holding a workshop with a bunch of inspirational Latina women. If you’ve got CDMX insider knowledge, send us your tips for good eats/ drinks/ inspo.

Riiiight. This is B+A Bulletin one. three. nine.

B+A Brilliance

Words are important. They last way longer than we do. the truth. Sombre for a Wednesday afternoon, but here we are. Read this article about adland taking ‘a mallet to the English language‘ : do we demand a traditional command of the English language or is it ours to play with and evolve?

B+A Books etc.

If you’re London-dwelling this weekend, take a peek at Bare Lit Festival : for writers of colour and allies of writers of colour yassss. We’ve got our eye on poet Bridget Minamore and author/writer Noo Saro-Wiwa discussing the role of the cultural critic/ tastemaker. Get your literary life…

B+A Big Up

Whilst Ade and Tamika were in LA, they checked out the MOCA. Lauren Halsey created an immersive space which she regularly changes. This environment serves as a living, malleable archive which reflects the diversity of everyday black cultural experiences in South Central L.A., the artist’s home. Big up yourself Lauren, we see you…

B+A Babble

Little ‘toot toot’ alert. Plantain Papers hosted Special Guest at Hackney Attic last night : an experiment where the guests are also the speakers. We bonded it was a laugh-fest, tear-fest and a real human-connection-fest (yeah, its a thing). Here’s a blurry iPhone pic for you to to enjoy before the next event on June 19th…

B+A Bye…

Til next time, friends.
Take care of you and yours. Get your nutrients in. Add SPF to your skincare routine.

Peace out.
Team B+A x