Britain’s first Black Pop Star ‘Winifred Atwell’Honoured with a Blue Heritage Plaque

In December 1954, Winifred Atwell scored the first of her two UK no. 1s with Let’s Have Another Party. She enjoyed great popularity in the 1950s, with a series of boogie-woogie pop hits, selling over 20 million records in the process. Winifred Atwell was the first Black British artist to have a UK no.1, and remains […]

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First Black British Radio Station, Choice FM,has been awarded a Blue Plaque in honour of its contribution to British history

We are pleased to announce the unveiling of a Blue Heritage Plaque in honour of Choice FM, the first and only Black Radio Station with a London wide commercial licence.  On March 31st 1990, a group of pioneering entrepreneurs and DJs delivered the first historic broadcast on the famous 96.9FM frequency.  This year marks the […]

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VE Day Commemoration to Commonwealth and Windrush Veterans

Hundreds are expected to gather on Windrush Square in Brixton, South London, on Tuesday, 8 May 2018, to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the Allied Victory (over the Luftwaffe) in Europe, also known as VE Day.  The significant role that African and Caribbean soldiers played in Britain’s military successes during both World Wars is only […]

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