London is just a beautiful city. All you have to do is look up…..at the buildings of course.
This was taken as a friend and I were walking away from the Flora London Marathon area, The Mall, on our way to catch our train home. The sun was shining, the weather was beautiful and I just couldn’t resist taking some more pics.
UK Kenyans Achievers Awards inconjunction with London 2gether Ltd, hosted for the first time an awards ceremony to recognise Kenyans in the UK who have made their mark in the Kenyan community.
The awards has been supported by the Kenya High Commission and various organisations.
The categories included, Best Company, Best Charity, Best Community Service Organisation, Best Kenyan Dj, Best Musician, Most Outstanding Journalist, Most Innovative Person, Top Academican, Most Outstanding Business Person, Pastor/Bishop of the Year and Unsung Heroes and Heroines.
The event was held the the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury London on 18th April 2009.
The guests of honour included Hon Julius Kiema Kilonzo, Cllr Marianne Alapini and other dignitaries.
The event was to raise funds to build UK’s first national home to Black culture and heritage, the £6.5M Black Heritage Center in Brixton. A further £2.3M is needed to make this dream a reality and the community fundraising event kicked off on the 29th of March, 2009 at the O2 Academy Brixton.
To help bring the community together, the showcase was graced by the presence of comedienne Gina Yashere, Yolanda Brown (MOBO Award Winner), Kele le Roc, Ashley Walters aka Asher D (rapper/actor), Status Dance Group, Richard Blackwood, Omar and more. The hosts for the evening were Felicity Ethnic and Diahanne Rhiney.
Yesterday was a very VERY close call for me. I almost lost two of the most precious things in my kit bag…..the only two things that I have at the moment to produce my work. My two babies…….Canon 18-55mm and Sigma 70-300mm lenses.
How I managed to drop both of them from standing height and they both survived is beyond me. God was and is surely watching over me. All I let out was a weird sounding shriek/scream that the people around me were well nervous. I managed to pick myself up and continued with the job at hand.
Lesson for the day:
Change your lens on a level secure area and make sure that is has been locked into place before proceeding. Also, helps if you have a small light bag to carry stuff around if you are shooting from different locations.