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Amunet Fables: Lessons in Soul Survival

AMUNET 

AMUNET is a Wellness Advocate, Comparative Rites of Passage Researcher.  She is a positive thought leader for self-help transformation, through one to one or group work, coaching, talking therapy, workshops & seminars , panel member invitations, public speaking, peer-reviewed academic papers.

AMUNET is the creator of inclusive and motivational educational resources with a focus on peace education global citizenship and the social and emotional aspects of learning. An action based researcher with a focus on inclusion and African indigenous knowledge systems.

Amunet Fables: Lessons in Soul Survival

AMUNET has written the first of a 4 book series for personal development and spiritual growth.

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Amunet’s Fables is written in the tradition of ancient story telling. The themes coalesce around lessons in emotional survival for navigating life on earth. The reader is encouraged to light a candle to the darkness and find the solutions from within.
Purchase your copy only £10 online from https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amunets-Fables-Lessons-Soul-Survival/dp/1540413640

or purchase from the following shops
 Pempamsie – 102 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1AH
Diverse, 190 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LF
The Astrology Shop, 78 Neal St, Covent Garden, WC2H 9PA

For more information about Amunet, book series 2-4 and up and coming events check out her website https://www.amunetsfables.com/
https://bluewaterfamily.wordpress.com/

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Kitchen Treasures – Workshop

Skin & Hair Care Workshop, 17th September 2016. Venue: Enterprise Centre, 639 Tottenham High Road, London N17 8AA. Only 10 places left @ £20 –  Contact info@thecalabashhub.com

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Kitchen Treasures Workshop - 17 September 2016



For alternative payment or enquiries email:  info@thecalabashhub.com

 

Workshop Presenters

Sister E is the culturepreneur of The Calabash Hub. She imports Shea/Cocoa Butter and Black Soap from Ghana her home country. Being a kitchen beautician and the love of natures gifts she created Kitchen Treasures from Natures Pleasures so that friends could enjoy mixing and blending for that pampering experience

 

Kadifa is the founder of Naturally Made For You which launched in October 2012. She started making products for her hair which is naturally curly using Youtube as a source of research and inspiration. The amazing discoveries about natural home made products encouraged her to make her own and ‘Naturally Made For You’ was birthed creating products to cleanse, refresh, relax and pamper. Check out her website of Bath Oils, Body & Foot Care, Salt Scrubs and Candles.
https://naturallymadeforyou.co.uk/

Products  from the presenters will be on sale
Shea/Cocoa Butter,  Soaps, Salt Scrubs,  Moisturisers,  Hair Oil, Herbs

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Vegan Restaurant 222

222 Vegan Restaurant is a short walk from West Kensington.
222 vegan (7)The owner Ben Asamani is a chief was very friendly and gave us a brief history of how he started in Soho and Piccadilly until he eventually opened in Kensington. I was very surprised that the restaurant had been open for 11 years.

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Ben was busy with overseas visitors, but he was kind enough to spend time with us about his background, family, trials and tribulations. Some people will think its strange for a Ghanaian to open a Vegan restaurant as you know most Africans like to chew on meat. However I do commend him on his determination. Its great how he connects with the customers with his warm smile and greetings.

I did not know what to order so I was very grateful to the friendly waiter who had patience with me and was able to describe all the dishes.  If you unsure like me, then there is the lunch time buffet between 12-3:30pm where you can eat from 6 hot dishes and 6 cold dishes.
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This was the first time that I had been to a vegan restaurant and I am glad that 222 was my first as it did not disappoint my taste buds. Although my belly was full I couldn’t resist the kind offering of a complementary dessert that we shared.

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 So what are you waiting for. If you want a healthy, delicious meal then head towards Kensington. The place was very busy so I suggest booking before you visit.
222 North End Road, Hammersmith W14 9NU
http://www.222veggievegan.com/

bless Sister E

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Exhibition Visits

So I attended 2 informative exhibitions in London

NO COLOUR BAR exhibition at Guildhall.

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The exhibition is based on Guyanese-born Jessica and Eric Huntley who were pioneers, political activists, supporters of the artist movement that signified the radical cultural politics of the in the 1960’s and 1970’s. No Colour Bar was a banner slogan used for international struggle against racism.
The exhibition included sculptures, business and personal letters, books, artist’s expressions from the Caribbean and UK exploring identity, place, celebration and protest. There was a very large map of London showing where book shops were once operating.
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We met daughter Accabre to which we had a lengthily discussion about black businesses and post political uprisings. She informed that many of the Huntley archive is with the London Metropolitan Archives.

Exhibition ends 24th January, 2016. However there are talks of taking the exhibition to other places.
Free admission. http://huntleysonline.com/f-h-a-l-m-a/bbaa-art-exhibition/

WORD, SYMBOL and SONG at the British Library.
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A collection of ancient oral traditions, artefacts, textiles, manuscripts, books, photographs music that showcases historical film and sound recordings of great West African empires.

I took my mentee who was fascinated by the vast amount of history. Its a great visual way of introducing the youth to our history. However I found it vital to add some of my knowledge. There is a vast amount of information to see and read, so I advise all visitors to attend early as it took us almost 3 hours to study each section.

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The exhibition runs until 16th February 2016 – £10, under 18 Free, Conc.
http://www.bl.uk/events/west-africa-word-symbol-song

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Happy New Beginnings

            Greetings. Here are some of the highlights for 2015. It has been a busy but joyous venture full of business, networking and creativity as well as fun, sea and smiles. Give thanks for all who have supported me throughout and have been a great stepping stone helping me towards achieving goals and aspirations for self and The Calabash Hub.

January – Presentation on Ghana in Leicester
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February – Ascension Awakening Session
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March – Day of the Goddess
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April – Kitchen Treasures Workshop
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May – Headwrap Workshop – Amsterdam
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June – Earthstong in Morocco
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July – Headwrap Workshop – Norwood School
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August – Storytelling Festival – Essex
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September – Akuah Rites of Passage Programme
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October – BAFTA Awards
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November – Ghana Cultural Experience
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December – Kwanzaa Umoja Celebrations

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 Wishing all my friends, family, acquaintances, customers and supporters ‘Happy New Beginnings’ for 2016
bless – Sister E

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Lounge & Learn

UNITED KURLs COLLECTIVE –  presents LOUNGE & LEARN.
Sunday 6th December, 12-5pm. The Grange Hotel.

Free Entrance to exhibitor area. For registration and session attendance http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-united-kurls-collective-presents-lounge-learn-the-christmas-edition-tickets-17478512702

I will be conducting a Head Wrap demonstration and also selling Adinkra Prints, Batik Bags/Purses, Jewellery, Shea/Cocoa Butter, Black Soap.

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Africa on the Square

On Saturday I went to Africa on the Square (Trafalgar), to celebrate art and culture which was co-hosted by Usifu Jalloh known as the Cowfoot Prince and programmed by Open The Gate.

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It was great listening to live performances by Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Tanzanian, Ethiopian and Ghanaian artists. We were entertained with music, fashion show, drumming circle, acrobats and childrens workshops.

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Surrounding the square was colourful tents where creative vendors displayed their African wears, arts & crafts.

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The food lines were long and vendor Jollof Pot was very popular as they sold out of Jollof rice.
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The music and entertainment was great but disapointed that the crowd were not rocking as much but chillin. Well at least it did not rain this year.
I met up with some friends

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I purchased a very nice bowl from Joli Creat with a nice head wrap design.

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Bless Sister E

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Kitchen Treasures

On Monday I was asked by the College of North West London to deliver a Kitchen Treasures workshop as part of Black History Month.
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It was also a great opportunity to wear my apron that I made at Akuah Rites of Passage Programme. I even had a piece of material left over for a head wrap.
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Facial Masks

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Dead Sea Salt Scrubs

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The young students showed enthusiasm and asked so many questions as they said they had never done anything like this before and were facinated about the process of shea butter that local village women in Ghana make.

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After a few hours they had made exfoliating salt scrubs, blended shea butter moisturiser and a oat facial mask.

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One of the staff members tested a sample of my shea body smother and he surprised me and said that he had seen them for sale in  Pempamsie in Brixton.

bless Sister E

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Akua Rites of Passage Programme

I recently joined Akuah – Rites of Passage programme to become a mentor for young girls in London.
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AKUAH provides a positive context for female development to assist young women in attaining the knowledge, skills and acceptance of the responsibilities, privileges and duties of an adult member of society thereby promoting positive, and effective life choices.

The programme is developed by the community for the community and is run by a dedicated team of females which consists of teachers, youth and social workers who volunteer their time, skills and knowledge to mentor young girls.

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After the launch of the 2015 programme in June we continued to meet at the New Initiatives community centre in Clapham most Mondays. We had sessions in order to bond and share ideas. This also included dance & drum sessions, head wrapping and a creative workshop where I made an apron.

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akua sewing class

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The young girls also went on a residential before the programme started.residential
We had our first matching session in September.
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A few weeks later I arranged to met with my mentee in a local library where we began to create vision boards based on short term goals.

http://ritesofpassage.uk.com/

bless Sister E

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Africa Utopia

On Sunday I was given a day pass to Africa Utopia at the Royal Festival Hall.
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Outside was a food court where you could buy spicy or vegan food and event quench your thirst with a coconut.
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I listened to a couple of talks and debates hosted by Hanna Pool about the development of Africa.
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The market area was buzzing where it was great to see exhibitors House of Loulee, Lekia Lee, Dionne Ible. I purchased an ankh incense holder and some natural soap from Ndulge.

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There was some creative sections where you can get your hair braided by Braidbox, make mosaics with Dionne and jewellery making with Vickies Jewels.

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It was a pleasure to catch up with friends throughout the day.
bless Sister E

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