I’m very proud of my mother Jane Grell, who recently launched ‘White River Blues‘ her second collection of adult poems. I was delighted that mum received strong support from Janet Charles, Acting Dominican High Commissioner to the UK (pictured above with mum and I) who kindly hosted the launch at the (Commonwealth of) Dominica High Commission. Please watch and enjoy this wonderful short video of the launch, made by Opello Media.
The Magic Flute
I spent four glorious hours at London’s Southbank Centre (my favourite place in the world) earlier this month, listening to and participating in discussion about my favourite opera, Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute‘. My love for and interest in this sublime opera goes back 19 years – when I was living in Frankfurt studying German – and had to choose two topics in which to take an in-depth exam. Due to my interest in history and politics, I chose the Nazi Period. Due to my love of music (playing and listening), I chose the Magic Flute.
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Exciting new times for London and Law
One of the highlights of having worked at Hackney Community Law Centre over the past few years has been the opportunity for me, as its Business Development Manager (BDM), to test out new projects and initiatives with complete freedom and support from my Manager and the Board of Directors. Last month, wearing my HCLC BDM hat, I was chuffed to work with the brilliant Legal Geek who hosted Europe’s first ever Law Tech hackathon for HCLC at Google Campus in Shoreditch. It’s an exciting time for both law and tech in London and I am really excited to be a part of it. Read more about the Legal Geek/HCLC hackathon HERE and watch a lovely one minute video (set to music) of the hackathon’s highlights below.
Museum of Grooves International Women’s Month Show
I really enjoyed taking part in Hackney based Reel Rebels Radio‘s Museum of Grooves’ International Women’s Month programme on Tuesday evening, following an invitation from the programme’s presenter Patrick Vernon OBE. Over the course of the show, Lambeth Councillor Jacqui Dyer and I discussed Hackney Community Law Centre, gender equality, mental health and our favourite tunes! You can listen to the programme HERE (my interview starts at 46 minutes approx).
Saluting the Survivors of The Rivonia Trial
I visited the Guardian Newspaper’s offices for the first time last night to listen to former ANC leader Denis Goldberg and Denis’ and Nelson Mandela’s Rivonia Trial lawyer Joel Joffe in conversation with former British High Court judge Nick Stadlen.
The event was held for Guardian newspaper members, as the men are in London to receive the freedom of the City of London from UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Continue reading “Saluting the Survivors of The Rivonia Trial”