With just over four weeks left until the 20th anniversary edition of In Celebration of My Sisters, we offer you four good reasons why you should be there this year.
1. Terry McMillan treats audiences to an exclusive reading of her new novel.
The bestselling author has sold millions of her addictive, page-turning novels, selling the film rights to stories like Waiting To Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back which went on to become box office hits. Terry first graced the stage of In Celebration of My Sisters many years ago, so if you’re a fan, don’t miss out as she will be live in the flesh treating audiences to a live reading of her new novel Who Asked You?, as well as participate in a Q&A.
2. Angie Le Mar officially launches her new autobiography.
Angie is our very own renaissance woman, conquering and excelling in a multitude of creative territories such as comedy, acting, TV production, playwriting and scriptwriting. Now for the first time Angie tells her remarkable story of becoming a self-made media maven in her autobiography, which will be officially launched at In Celebration of My Sisters.
3. Sisters of Lovers Rock reunite
Lovers rock is one of the most celebrated genres in Black British music guaranteed to instantly put you in a good mood when you hear it, as well as conjure warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia. At In Celebration of My Sisters you’ll be able to take a trip down memory lane as some of the stars of the golden era of reggae take to the stage such as Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson, Paulette Tajah and Audrey Scott.
4. It’s one of few events that fervently celebrates black female achievement and sisterhood
For twenty years ICOMS has been ardently celebrating the remarkable achievements of black women across a wide sector of industries. Held annually to coincide with International Women’s Month and Mother’s Day, the event is one of few which allows generations of women to come together and celebrate. This year is no exception. As well as the guests previously mentioned, additional performers include Yolanda Brown, Floetic Lara, Jennifer Phillips (X Factor) as well as comedians Felicity Ethnic and Curtis Walker. The audience will also be presented with an onscreen tribute to some of the greats who have now departed such as Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela and Louisa Marks.
So there you have it, these are just a few of the reasons why you should be at this year’s In Celebration of My Sisters. For further details visit the official website here.