COLOURFUL
DJ Sly Now: DJ Sly
Email Me
Call +44 (0) 203 239 7575
Roy Medallion Next: Roy Medallion
Starts 7PM

Hashtag Lightie Hashtag Lightie
Relevant, modern and socially conscious play.

14/11/2017 8PM | REVIEW | Jacqueline Malcolm


Ella, (principle lead, portrayed beautifully by the very talented Adele James) is a youthful, naive girl who perfectly represents the real world millennial generation and their somewhat consuming fascination with self-image. As we follow her journey of self-discovery through her popular online YouTube channel, we are immediately introduced to a world of characters that all play clear and definitive parts in joining the dots to create one perfectly honed story.


The use of modern technology and ‘only as needed’ set and props kept us focused on the dialogue, which was quite simply superb (thank you, Lynette Linton). It is clear, unashamedly direct and socially poignant allowing the audience to engage, learn, consider and reflect in the midst of being highly entertained rather than ‘educated’ (thank you, Rikki Beadle-Blair).


Audience involvement and physical engagement was rife without being intrusive whilst the intimacy of the setting allowed for a wonderful creative space where the cast were able to play, improvise and deliver a play that grabs you from the very start and holds you until the closing bow and even into the nightly Question & Answer session with cast and crew.


If you’re looking for a more relevant, modern and socially conscious play then you couldn’t ask for more than in Lynette Linton’s play, #Hashtag Lightie. Expertly lead by visionary Director, Rikki Beadle-Blair, this very versatile ensemble offered characters that were open and honest in order to give voice to racial issues that were hard hitting and direct.

go
+1

Related - review

The Fall

A Brilliant Use Of Storytelling To Address The Subject Of A Dying Generation That Is Too Often Avoided.


11/05/2018 7PM | REVIEW | More
Circus Abyssinia Ethiopian Dreams

A celebration of childhood with a plethora of bumbling hilarious clowns, mesmerising contortionists and masterful jugglers.


03/05/2018 11AM | REVIEW | More
Cinderella

A Dazzling Glitzy Extravaganza to get even the Grinch into the Christmas Spirit


10/12/2017 1PM | REVIEW | More
Hashtag Lightie

Relevant, modern and socially conscious play.


14/11/2017 8PM | REVIEW | More
Victory Condition

Victory Condition is unconventional, thought provoking with some great dialogue as long as you are able to keep your focus and are willing to accept that the beauty of the play is the total disconnection between the action and dialogue.


05/10/2017 7PM | REVIEW | More
Beowulf

Beowulf is a hugely gripping play with a cast of one.


01/10/2017 7PM | REVIEW | More
B

B is a clever and thoughtful piece of work, driven by penetrating monologues, that left me reflecting on the characters and the choices they had made long after I left the building.


28/09/2017 7PM | REVIEW | More
The Listening Room

The Listening Room offers a powerful, evocative evening of entertainment that is captivating, compelling and raw


19/09/2017 7PM | REVIEW | More

Recent

UK Black Business Show 2018 UK Black Business Show 2018

Created to inspire and connect black business owners and professionals working in various industries.


13/10/2018 9AM | EVENT | More
The London Jobs Fair is Coming to Lambeth Town Hall The London Jobs Fair is Coming to Lambeth Town Hall

Sharpen up you CV, mark the date in your diary and plan to make a day of it


21/06/2018 10AM | EVENT | More
The Greats - Soul II Soul The Greats - Soul II Soul

Audio biography of the world renown collective


Tomorrow 9AM | THE GREATS | More
Leee John Leee John

Presenting the Police and Thieves music video, the brain child of Leee John, lead vocalist and writer of the group Imagination, inspired by his observations of the challenges facing young people today.


Today 5PM | GUEST | More
Kristy McKenzie Kristy McKenzie

Engagement Manager at The Bakery


24/05/2018 11AM | GUEST | More
Shisha Dublin Green Shisha Dublin Green

Shisha is a Business Success Coach and the founder of AydaOntheGo Business Coaching.


23/05/2018 9AM | GUEST | More
Zoe Adjonyoh Zoe Adjonyoh

Founder of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen


23/05/2018 8AM | GUEST | More
Actor Gisselle Gant  and Director Nathalie Adlam Actor Gisselle Gant and Director Nathalie Adlam

Hot on the heels of its success at Vault 2018, a ward winning company Les Foules presents The Year of the Rooster Monk at the Pleasance Downstairs.


22/05/2018 11AM | GUEST | More
Stroke survey reveals that Black and Asian women know more about stroke than men. Stroke survey reveals that Black and Asian women know more about stroke than men.

72% of women knew the Act F.A.S.T. acronym which is used to help people identify the signs of a stroke compared to 62% of men.


22/05/2018 11AM | HEALTH | More
Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE
0:00
0:00
Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE

Newly appointed director of The Africa Centre


21/05/2018 11AM | GUEST | More
Jessica Laditan Jessica Laditan

Jessica is the founder and CEO of Pop Up Africa.


19/05/2018 4PM | GUEST | More
Mark Higham and Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE Mark Higham and Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE

Outgoing director and newly appointed director of The Africa Centre


18/05/2018 9AM | GUEST | More
Hilary McCrea Hilary McCrea

Creator of FashionBytes which assists new and emerging fashion designers flourish


17/05/2018 9AM | GUEST | More
Ayoola John
0:00
0:00
Ayoola John

Founder, WakandaNameGenerator and Academyby


17/05/2018 11AM | GUEST | More
Kifle Bantayeu Kifle Bantayeu

In September 2016 Kifle launched Afrinection in response to what he saw as a critical void in the African community (diaspora as well as on-continent.)


17/05/2018 11AM | GUEST | More
Natalie Freeman Natalie Freeman

The Business Mix brings you our monthly Q & A session


16/05/2018 9AM | GUEST | More
Lade Olugbemi Lade Olugbemi

Lade is a lawyer and a manager working at one of the Local Authorities in London. She is passionate about mental wellbeing and an advocate for mental health cause.


16/05/2018 11AM | GUEST | More
Kadeem Pearse Kadeem Pearse

Kadeem a London-based actor, known for roles across TV, stage and film, including for No Shade.


14/05/2018 11AM | GUEST | More
Alan Charles Alan Charles

Alan is a gifted and talented individual who wears the hats of playwright, poet, MOBO award nominee gospel artiste and event’s organizer.


13/05/2018 5PM | GUEST | More
Jajii Official Jajii Official

David Obima (Jajii), is a Kenyan born Afro-fusion artist


12/05/2018 1PM | GUEST | More
The Fall The Fall

A Brilliant Use Of Storytelling To Address The Subject Of A Dying Generation That Is Too Often Avoided.


11/05/2018 7PM | REVIEW | More
Arnie Krogh Arnie Krogh

Relationship and Communication Coach and Holistic Therapist


10/05/2018 8AM | GUEST | More
Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE appointed Director of The Africa Centre Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE appointed Director of The Africa Centre

Under Kenneth’s direction the Africa Centre will continue to celebrate and showcase the richness of African and black British culture, challenging stereotypes and telling the diverse stories of Africa and its diaspora


10/05/2018 12PM | PRESS | More
Jennifer Aikins-Appiah Jennifer Aikins-Appiah

A lawyer by training, Jennifer is a Data Privacy and Compliance professional with 15 years experience in private and regulated industry and commerce.


09/05/2018 9AM | GUEST | More
Ebony Gayle Ebony Gayle

Ebony is a Committee Member for Women in PR UK and a volunteer for the CIPR, and co-founder of the CIPR Independents Network -a network for freelance and independent PR and communication professionals.


09/05/2018 11AM | GUEST | More
Joycelyn Mate and Rachael Corson
0:00
0:00
Joycelyn Mate and Rachael Corson

Joycelyn and Rachael Founders of Afrocenchix have launched a crowdfunding campaign to enable the brand to add two new products to their vegan certified range.


08/05/2018 11AM | GUEST | More
Earth, Wind and Fire Earth, Wind and Fire

Audio biography of the one of the best selling bands of all time


08/05/2018 9AM | THE GREATS | More
Dr Neville Lawrence and Dr Angela Herbert Dr Neville Lawrence and Dr Angela Herbert

Dr Lawrence and Dr Herbert are working on a project to prevent young people becoming involved in violent crime.


06/05/2018 9AM | GUEST | More
Nadu Placca Nadu Placca

Nadu uses her experiences as a mother, entrepreneur and businesswoman to motivate others. Through motivational talks, seminars and group discussions with the aim to inspire generations to achieve their goals through determination. 


05/05/2018 4PM | GUEST | More
Rolande Sumner
0:00
0:00
Rolande Sumner

Mogul’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and a US Army Veteran


03/05/2018 9AM | GUEST | More
Circus Abyssinia Ethiopian Dreams Circus Abyssinia Ethiopian Dreams

A celebration of childhood with a plethora of bumbling hilarious clowns, mesmerising contortionists and masterful jugglers.


03/05/2018 11AM | REVIEW | More
Tayo Idowu Tayo Idowu

Editor, Ebonylife Magazine and Ebonyonline.net


02/05/2018 9AM | GUEST | More
Shana Lewis Shana Lewis

High End Professional Cake Baker, Artist and Craft Maker.


02/05/2018 11AM | GUEST | More
Paul Reid
0:00
0:00
Paul Reid

Director of Black Cultural Archive


01/05/2018 10AM | GUEST | More
Ethiopian brothers Bibi and Bichu Ethiopian brothers Bibi and Bichu

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams the magical true tale of two Ethiopian brothers, who dreamed as little boys of joining the circus


24/04/2018 10AM | GUEST | More
Colourful Radio LIVE Broadcast from Employ Wandsworth 2018 Colourful Radio LIVE Broadcast from Employ Wandsworth 2018

Employ Wandsworth 2018 is the Wandsworth Jobs Fair and it is back for the third year running.


20/04/2018 10AM | EVENT | More
Colourful Radio to Broadcast LIVE from Pop Up Africa Colourful Radio to Broadcast LIVE from Pop Up Africa

Pop Up Africa returns to Spitalfields E1 on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018 to host the much-loved Africa at Spitalfields.


20/04/2018 10AM | STORY | More