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Get ready for Créole Day Festival 2017

EVENT: Créole Day Festival

THE ANNUAL Creole Day Festival will take place in London at St Anne’s Hall SE11 5AY on Saturday 21 October, 2017.

This year, the event is under the patronage of both the embassy of Haiti in London and the Ambassador, who will feature as a guest speaker. Together, the Deputy Mayor of London and some of the people who have touched the community by their successes and achievements namely;

Danni Blechner - founder and Book Journey Mentor at Conscious Dreams Publishing - will show you how to self-publish a book when you have a story to tell.

Manuel Wachter - Diversity and Inclusion Expert who offers coaching in 6 languages; Creole, French, Spanish, German, English and Portuguese, to help minority groups achieving their full potential.

Kevin Gordon – Family Law Barrister & Jimmy Lirvat, Engineer & Business founder - who will provide their most inspirational speeches on two pertinent societal/current issues.

The event will also be attended by a wide variety of writers, poets, artists, singers, dancers and other talented entertainers. Three London-based female writers from Guadeloupe will present and sign copies of their new books. They are:

1- Cindy Marie-Nelly - Writer of ‘Peaux Echappées’

Cindy Marie-Nelly is a Guadeloupean-born teacher and writer living in London. Her first novel, Peaux Echappées tells the stories of several women from the last days of slavery in Guadeloupe to Paris' suburbs in 2008. They are searching for their own paths, looking for love, happiness and most importantly, trying to define themselves in an ever-changing reality where their destinies are burdened by an ancestral curse.

2- Marcelle Roujade – Writer of ‘Black Boy Can’t Fly?’

Marcelle Roujade, born in Guadeloupe, is passionate about aviation. She lives in London. After coaching her son to become a commercial pilot, she wrote: Black Boy Can't Fly?, an inspiring account of a young black boy's quest to fulfil his dream. You will discover that once a seed of belief is set, and with a burning desire to succeed, you can turn a "no" into an "yes".  

3- KLS Fuerte – Writer of ‘Never Saw You Coming’

Born and raised in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, a French native speaker, educated in Paris and Oxford, Fuerte's journey to settle and live in the U.K is very colourful with dark and light shades. Her passion for teaching is leading her current life, but her dream of writing is finally becoming a reality. Never Saw You Coming is the story of the role-model mixed couple, which unfolds and takes some surprising turns where love, romance, truth, lies, death, and illusions boil at a hot temperature. This is a book where the characters never know what is around the corner.

For the second consecutive year, there will be a Brexit forum where event participants and guests can reflect, share, plan and prepare for the future. Other activities include creole dictation, hair consultations (Afro and European), artist’s stalls, fashion show, dominoes, evening dance party and creole food & drinks.

The event will end with live music with DJs.

Saturday 21 October 2017 – 2pm – 11pm
The St Anne’s Catholic Settlement Hall 
42-46 Harleyford Road, London, SE11 5AY 
Children under 16: Free - Adults: £8 early birds - £10 online & at the door

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