The month of May…let’s catch up!

Hi folks, I know it’s been a while since my last post, however I have been super busy, but this means I have loads to share!

In this post, I want to talk about the month of May…why? May was a great month.  This is when I started blogging and ever since life has been somewhat crazy (but in a good way). Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, in fact it’s the complete opposite. Blogging has opened up a another realm of social media and events that I never even knew existed. For those that don’t know, the hashtag is my new best friend!

So let’s get started…

Anansi and the London Girl- The Lost Theatre

I was lucky enough to attend the performance of a play called Anansi and the London Girl.

This production was brought to life by Project 1957, who collaborated with a group of actors to produce this adaptation. The production was held at The Lost Theatre, which is a very small and intimate theatre in South London.

For those that have never heard of Anansi, the character has been around for years and is one of the most popular character stories read or told to children mainly of an Afro Caribean background.

I had heard stories of Anansi when I was growing up, needless to say I was very intrigued to to see a story involving Anansi brought to life.

The story itself was simple in nature, essentially Anansi finding himself in debt to the local gangster called Kwesi Kunu and having to carryout tasks to repay the debt. The London Girl, comes into play when the gangster decides that he would like to get married to a girl from abrochi  (from abroad) that says ‘innit’.

Anansi comes into contact with the London Girl and her friend who are on holiday in Ghana and decides that she would be the one he would present to the Kwesi Kunu as the potential bride to be.

The casting was perfect and the use of Twi (local Ghana dialect) was not overused, and was incorporated at the right points placing emphasis on the meaning, (with the English meaning included straight after so the non Twi speakers could understand).

The story was strangely close to home, with ‘the london girl’ going to Ghana for the first time with her friend. On one of my earlier trips to Ghana I went with my cousin (who is also a blogger…shameless plug alert coming,  www.thetrousseaudiaries.com) and we found ourselves in various situations with the locals, which now we laugh at but at the time were scared to death!

What I liked about the play, is that it was funny, relatable, and the acting was good (not over dramatic or dull). The play was only on for two nights, which is a shame, as both nights were sold out and am sure that had more nights been scheduled they also would have been sold out.

For now, I can only wait in anticipation with the hope that there will be more shows in the pipeline.

Anansi picture

Yelp and TwoRuba presents: Yelp newbies and Chelsea flower cocktails.

This was an event put together by Yelp to introduce ‘newbies’ to their app. The actual event was held at a fabulous bar at The Hilton London Bridge called TwoRuba, and the event involved a night of cocktail making and tasting.

Mixologist doing his thing!

Now all my friends know that I am partial to the odd cocktail  (especially a Strawberry daiquiri lol), so this event was right up my alley. The theme of the cocktails was based on the Chelsea flower show, and it was lovely to see the created display of fauna which represented the ingredients in the cocktails.

Make your own cocktail with the ingredients below 🙂

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This was my first Yelp event, and I have to say I throughly enjoyed it, the free cocktails of course added to my enjoyment. I would certainly attend any other events that they may put on in the future. For details of what’s happening, places to eat or drink check our their app and also check out TwoRuba for a great place for drinks.

http://tworuba.com

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What’s next?

Having just returned from a trip away, I am about to go on another one, and so my next main posts will be about my travels. My social media gives away where I went and where I am going, so if you can’t wait till my posts,  please feel free to check out my Twitter or Instagram.

Until next time folks!

Hilda-Jo

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Samantha
    June 9, 2016 / 9:06 am

    I want a cocktail like right now! Great blog post!

    • June 9, 2016 / 9:28 am

      I know, me too! Quite worryingly I feel like I am becoming addicted to cocktails lol. Thanks for checking out the post and for commenting, much appreciated.

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