Accra Cycle Share & Tour claims to be the first of its kind to introduce a cycle, share and tourism experience to Accra.
Established in June 2018, the concept came out of a desire to get visitors seeing as much of Accra as possible in an efficient and ‘green’ way. Continue reading “Accra’s alternative tourism experience”
It’s been over 20 years since I visited Cape Coast Castle in Ghana but to this day the smell of the female dungeon still haunts me. I can only describe it as a deathly pungency made of salty sea water and human decay. Continue reading “Elmina and Cape Coast Castles revisited”
Generating content for TV/ radio or online news can be achieved by following a few simple steps and need not be a strain on the budget. Click here for more. For other presentations on writing, check out: Blogging Better, When Writers Gather and Pa Gya 2017 . Continue reading Journalism Content Writing Workshop
Film Africa 2018 returns to London for an eighth year and will be showcasing titles from 15 African countries and African-themed films from 18 countries across the UK and EU between 2 November and 11 November. These films include UK and world premieres such as The Burial of Kojo by Ghanaian hip hop artist turned writer/director Blitz Bazawule (aka Blitz the Ambassador). Continue reading “Film Africa 2018: Showcasing contemporary African film”
Pa Gya! is a literary festival in Accra, Ghana that organised by the Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana. The festival seeks to engage the general public on a literary platform, and to showcase writers and their craft. As such, various activities such as readings, panel discussions, poetry and story-telling sessions, book launches, the launch of literary prizes and performance of different literary forms are being planned for the three-day festival. Pa Gya 2018 – #WhenWritersGather Blogging Better @ Pa Gya Literary Festival 2018 Pa Gya 2017 – Blogging and Journalism Continue reading Pa Gya – A Literary Festival
The Writers’ Project Ghana and the Goethe-Institut Ghana collaborated for a second time to produce Pa Gya – A Literary Festival in October 2018. And thank God they did. This event drew on the rich history of oral storytelling that is embedded in Ghanaian and wider African cultures; celebrated the wealth of talent from across African and the Diaspora, and created a space for controversial topics to be aired, challenged and explored.
Keeping your blog active and readers engaged is a full time job. How do you decide which is the best blog template to use? Is it ever ok to source an image from the internet? How do I make the most of social media to keep my blog page looking active? Continue reading “Blogging Better @ Pa Gya Literary Festival 2018”
My cousin recently introduced me to a comedy skit making waves on social media featuring a young guy and his parents that has had me rolling on the floor in tears of uncontrolled laughter. The comedian’s name is SDK and this young man has managed to capture all that is good and bad about growing up with Ghanaian parents in skits no longer than three minutes. Continue reading “Keeping comedy in the family”
If you are looking for a game, can’t find it in the shops – why not make it yourself? That was the thinking behind Patrick Adom’s ‘Very Puzzled’ creation – a jigsaw puzzle with an Africa theme designed to make learning fun, educational and accessible to all. Continue reading “Puzzle-maker proves learning can be fun”
Getting students to think critically about science and apply this learning to their everyday lives is never a bad thing. Couple that with a national competition inviting schools to submit science experiments, a chance for the public to vote on the most creative experiment and an opportunity for prizes to be won and the idea sounds like a winner! Continue reading “Ghana – vote for your favourite science experiment!”
Imagine you’ve invested your time and money into building your own house. Pleased with your efforts, you take a photo and share it publicly with friends and family. It’s natural to assume that since you paid for the building, you own the design. Continue reading “What image is Ghana’s copyright law projecting?”
Ernest Kofi Abbeyquaye has been in the film-making business since the early 60s and before that had a childhood talent for telling stories. Continue reading “In conversation with film-maker legend Ernest Abbeyquaye”