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Teenage Rampage and Torch Relay: Your chance to compere the Olympic Torch Relay stage in Bristol

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Events | Comments Off on Teenage Rampage and Torch Relay: Your chance to compere the Olympic Torch Relay stage in Bristol

Tweet Teenage Rampage and Torch Relay It’s your chance to compere the Olympic Torch Relay stage in Bristol! Tuesday 22nd May 2012 in Millennium Square. On 22nd May 2012 the Olympic Torch will arrive in Bristol. It will be greeted by a fantastic event across the city that will culminate in the arrival of the Torch in the city centre, and a free concert in Millennium Square. Torch With the Torch comes never before incredible opportunities to perform, showcase, help run the event, connect and build your future! As well as musical performers, and people to help run the event, we are looking right now for one talented and outgoing person aged between 13 and 19 years old from anywhere in the South West to help compere the main stage of the Bristol Torch Relay event! Workshop We will...

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Bristol is proud of Marathon Joel Jackson

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in News Archive | Comments Off on Bristol is proud of Marathon Joel Jackson

Tweet Congratulations to Bristol son Joel Jackson who ran the 32nd marathon for the first time ever to raise money and awareness of cancer. Joel’s motivation came from the loss of her mum to cancer a few years ago.   To donate please visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/en-gb/donate...

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Lord Mayor’s Medal awarded for DJ Derek

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Lord Mayor’s Medal awarded for DJ Derek

Tweet Living legend DJ Derek has been awarded the Lord Mayor’s medal for his contribution to Reggae Music in the UK. DJ Derek has continued his work as a DJ / MC to various venues across the country and has built a good reputation amongst Jamaicans in and out of the UK. His frequent headliners at Bristol’s major events such as the Harbourside festival has made Derek a respectable son of the city. Ujima Radio CIC salutes DJ Derek....

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New release at Ujima shop AMJ Dub Collective “Sound History Volume 1”

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in News | Comments Off on New release at Ujima shop AMJ Dub Collective “Sound History Volume 1”

Tweet Leading to upcoming international celebrations of Caribbean talent around 50 years of independence, August 2012, Ujima have partnered up with Bristol Archive Records and Sugar Shack Records to bring you exclusive signed copies of Bristol’s finest Reggae, Roots and Dub talent. Some of these brilliant tracks are previously unreleased artist recordings. We hope you will join us in celebrating Bristol’s finest talent by ordering their products through our website shop: http://www.ujimaradio.com/store/ Announcing the 4th release on 23rd April in Ujima Radio 98FM & Bristol Archive Records partnership promotion – Bristol’s classic reggae & roots talent   AMJ DUB COLLECTIVE ‘Sound History Volume One’         For their first venture into reggae, Sugar Shack teamed up with a new group, AMJ Dub Collective. The group’s name may be new to people, but their part in Bristol’s musical heritage...

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Election fever grips Black Britain

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Election fever grips Black Britain

Tweet Bristol Election Fever Right across the UK, political battle lines are being drawn. There’s a lot at stake. Local elections, Mayoral referendums, and perhaps the biggest single battle, the London Mayoral election. OBV was involved in putting together the Black Britain Decides event which focused on the the capital’s Mayoral debate at Ruach Church in Kilburn, London. Without these events, it is impossible to effectively hold candidates to account. With a 700- strong audience and a bank of TV cameras and reporters, candidates felt under considerable pressure to respond to Black Londoner’s concerns. Policing issues dominated the event, but it was encouraging to see Boris Johnson, Jenny Jones, Ken Livingstone, Brian Paddick, and Independent candidate Siobhan Benita positively respond with answers such as, inquiries into Black deaths in police custody, bringing down ‘Stop and Search’ figures, and cameras...

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