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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Y SQUARE POD: S02E06 – Sex & Education


In this episode of Y Square Pod we discuss when we were first taught about sex and our different educational backgrounds, Sierra Leone’s educational structure and exams alongside connecting topics such as, the school environment, unemployment and study camps. Not to forget the podcast features, the interesting fact about Sierra Leone and the African Proverb. The Mama Lu’s Kitchen hamper giveaway winner is also announced in this episode. Check out the second to last episode of the podcast here.

Interesting Fact: Sierra Leone won the Jollof Rice competition this year in Washington DC, USA

African Proverb: A fly that has no one to advise it follows the corpse into the grave. – Gambian Proverb






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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

WHAT NOT TO MISS THIS AUGUST


Happy new month! Here are a few event across the globe not to miss out on!

AFRICA:

1.    Chalewote Street Art Festival| Accra, Ghana |14th-25th August

Since 2011, Chalewote is an alternative street art festival that happens annually in Accra, Ghana in the streets of Jametown. The event is supported by Accra Dot Radio and showcases the arts, music and performance to locals and visitors.

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2.    Yoga Retreat at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary | Sierra Leone |17th- 18th August
Tacugama are hosting their monthly Yoga Retreat at the Sanctuary from the 17th-18th August the package includes not only three yoga sessions but a tour of the Sanctuary itself and a night stay. Book at info@tacugama.com. 



EUROPE:

Don’t miss this food and beverage pop up experience in London filled with African Inspired Canapes by Afrinape and Cupcakes like no other by Build-A- Cupcake. The evening will be hosted by Caroline Sande of ‘Travel EatSlay’. Get tickets here!



4.     The Barbershop Chronicles| London, UK | 1st – 24th August
The Barbershop Chronicles is back on stage for the second year in a row. Sharing a thousand stories across six cities in one day. For generations, African men have gathered in barbershops to discuss the world The Barber Shop Chronicles showcases this so effortlessly. This year the play is shown at The Roundhouse. Click here for tickets and more information.
 
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5.    Berlin Atonal | Germany | 28th August – 1st September
Berlin Atonal is an Annual festival for sonic and visual arts. Find out more information about the event here about the visual festival that pushes artists and musicians to collaborate and produce something new.



AMERICAS:

6.    Afropunk | Brooklyn, NYC | 24th – 26th August
Afropunk is an annual event that celebrates live music, arts, fashion and film that is produced by black artists.  The first Afropunk took place in Brooklyn in 2005. The festival now happens in South Africa and Paris. For tickets for the Brooklyn weekend Afropunk.

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7. Sao Paulo Design Festival | Brazil | 18th -25th August
São Paulo Design Weekend is a celebration of Latin American design, including hundreds of independent events. www.designweekend.com.br




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Thursday, 1 August 2019

YASMIN TELLS YOUTUBE: LETS TALK ABOUT IT: RAINY SEASON IN SIERRA LEONE



In this video I talk about rainy season in Sierra Leone, how I'm coping with it and what I've noticed that comes during the six month period of rain! August apparently has the heaviest fall of rain so we shall see how that goes! Enjoy the video.

Have you experience rainy season in Sierra Leone before?



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