Tag Adeptales

Windrush Scandal

Imagine being invited to work to help build the country after the war effort. Not only are you adjusting to a new country, you also adjust to a new culture and weather. After 50 plus years, you have created a…

Alexandre Dumas

July 24th, 1802 – December 5th, 1870 This is a storytime about Alexandre Dumas, the author of The Three Musketeers. I was first introduced to Alexandre Dumas through Joseph Bologne. Bologne was the inspiration for the character Aramis in The…

My sister the serial killer

I had been waiting to read this for a long time. Over the months we’ve been in lockdown, I’ve been buying a lot of books, but instead of reading them, I have been watching a lot of documentaries! Plus some…

Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias starts as young as when we are at a pre-school age. As kids we follow the example set and what we hear from our parents, siblings and what we see on TV. It continues to become a real…

Alex Wheatle

Tonight’s latest episode of Small Axe is based on Adeptales favourite Alex Wheatle. We have reviewed a couple of his books, “Crongton Knights” and “East of Acre Lane”. Alex has never shied away from his background and used his experiences…

Blackface

A lot of people embrace this time to dress up for Halloween, Sinterklass, and Christmas. A dark aspect of this is Blackface. blackface is when a non-black person darkens their skin with charcoal, shoe polish, and exaggerate their features. The…

C.L.R James

C.L.R James – 4th January 1901 – 31st May 1989 This is a short storytime about C.L.R James, a celebrated author, historian, journalist, and activist. Cyril Lionel Robert James was born in Trinidad. After graduating from school he became a…

Leroy Logan

Small Axe has done a stellar job of bringing stories on Black British History to life. Directed by Award-winning Steve McQueen, the latest offering is ‘Red, White, and Blue’ This is based on the true story of Leroy Logan MBE’s…

Dr. Harold Moody 1882-1947

Dr. Harold Moody was born on the 8th October 1882, in Kingston, Jamaica. Harold’s interest in medicine was sparked by his father who ran a pharmaceutical business.  Seeing his father’s success inspired Harold to move to London, England in 1904…