Category Sheffield

www.johnypitts.com now live!

This won’t be the most riveting post you’ll read today, so we’ll keep it brief… Most of my articles can now be found on http://www.afropean.com, but I am looking at integrating this blog into my new personal website http://www.johnypitts.com, as a way of showing all the articles I personally write (rather than the articles I […]

www.afropean.com: A new Afro European Culture Magazine!

Afropean.com: A New Afro-European Resource The Afropean is a new online multimedia, multidisciplinary journal exploring the social, cultural and aesthetic interplay of black and European cultures, and the synergy of styles and ideas brought about because of this union. After winning an ENAR Award for a contribution toward a racism-free Europe with our Afropean Culture […]

On Having an Afro in Britain…

My white friends from Sheffield always mock me…. “He only pulls ’cause of his afro” they say, if I ever get attention from the opposite sex. I’ve shaved it off on numerous occasions to try prove them wrong, but, alas, I’m afraid they might be onto something. Even past girlfriends have encouraged me to keep […]

A Traveller’s Tale: Return to Eden

The sign at the gym read: “DO YOU WANT TO BE SHIPWRECKED WITH THE CHANCE TO WIN £25’000? CHANNEL 4 ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE AGED 18-25 TO SPEND THREE MONTHS ON A TROPICAL ISLAND…” Only a few weeks earlier, at the same gym (Fitness First in Sheffield), I’d rented out Danny Boyle’s film adaptation of […]

Art Deco & Africa

Art Deco & Africa, 1925 This weekend, after picking up an ENAR Foundation Award in Paris for the Facebook page Afropean Culture (Woo Hoo!), I spent some time with my good friend Chris and his lovely (& expecting!) lady Naj at their home near the 13th Arrondissement. In between hours of musical indulgence (Chris is […]