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Becoming an inclusive, anti-racist early educator

April 16, 2021
Free event and guide Join Tiney’s Matt Lloyd-Rose and me for the launch of our free guide for the Early Years sector: Day: Wednesday 21st April 2021 Time: 19:00 GMT Becoming …

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Bookseller Special Edition

April 12, 2021
Thanks to Nathan Byron for including Onyinye Iwu’s and my new children’s picture book: My Skin, Your Skin, in The Bookseller’s The Black Issue.  Pre-order here: …

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I put pen to paper

March 22, 2021
Thank you to The People’s Friend magazine for the article on my gran and me.

Secret Story Draw

March 13, 2021
Delighted to be involved with this new incentive. The Secret Story draw, is dedicated to providing positive opportunities for illustrators …

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Funny is Power

January 29, 2021
Look who is having a carnival on Red Nose Day? I had such fun working with Comic Relief  and Cbeebies …

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My Skin, Your Skin

January 27, 2021
Delighted to have been showcased on Penguin Random’s House new children’s picture books, for 2021, for my new book My …

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Home Schooling Advice

January 11, 2021
Home Schooling Advice It was an honour to be interviewed on BBC London news. I’ve shared the interview from Monday …

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PRESS RELEASE: Creator of the BBC Characters JoJo and Gran Gran Awarded MBE in New Years Honours List

December 30, 2020
Press Release: Creator of BBC Characters JoJo and Gran Gran Awarded MBE in New Years Honours List Laura Henry-Allain, award-winning, …

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MFF: An Interview with the Creators of JoJo and Gran Gran

December 5, 2020
MFF: An Interview with the Creators of JoJo and Gran Gran Sharing the recent interview that I and Tom Cousins, …

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Beyond the Chameleon – An interview with Laura Henry-Allain

December 2, 2020
Beyond the Chameleon: An Interview with Laura Henry-Allain Sharing my interview with Ella Jarman-Pinto for her series of podcasts, ‘Beyond …

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JoJo and Gran Gran Special Christmas Episode

December 1, 2020
JoJo and Gran Gran Special Christmas Episode CeeBeebies are screening the first JoJo and Gran Gran Christmas Special this coming …

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#EYWellbeingWeek – Early Years Conversations with Laura Henry-Allain

October 6, 2020
Podcast for #EYWellbeingWeek: Blowing Your Own Trumpet Sharing my podcast recording with Kate Moxley and Kerry Payne for #EYWellbeingWeek Showing …

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An Interview with June O’Sullivan: Remembering the Power of Grandmothers

September 26, 2020
An Interview with June O’Sullivan: Remembering the Power of Grandmothers Sharing my recent podcast with June O’Sullivan I was recently …

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Woke Kidz Books – Singer VV Brown: An interview with Laura Henry-Allain

September 15, 2020
Woke Kidz Book – Singer VV Brown: An Interview with Laura Henry-Allain Sharing my recent interview with Singer VV Brown …

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Daily Mail Article: CBeebies JoJo and Gran Gran Praised for Celebrating Diversity

June 14, 2020
Daily Mail Article: JoJo and GranGran Praised for Celebrating Diversity Sharing the Daily Mail Article:First British animated TV series about …

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POPSUGAR.Parenting: Why Britain’s First Black Animation, Jo Jo & Gran Gran, Is So Important For Cultural Representation

June 2, 2020
POPSUGAR.Parenting: Why JoJo and GranGran is so important for cultural representation Delighted to be sharing the POPSUGAR.Parenting article ‘Why Britain’s …

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The Creator’s Inner Child Series

June 1, 2020
The Creator’s Inner Child Series I was delighted to be interviewed by The Children’s Media Conference for The Creators Inner …

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Relationships and Connections

May 8, 2020
Relationships and Connections Part of my ‘why’ has always been about relationships and connections on a global level. This short …

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In Conversation with Dr Miriam Ketait on Family and Education at Home

April 21, 2020
In Conversation with Dr Miriam Ketait on Family Bonding at Home Education I really enjoyed by conversation with Dr Miriam …

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Scoo News Webinar: Global Impact of COVID-19 on Early Years Education

April 17, 2020
SCOONEWS Webinar: Global Impact of COVID-19 on Early Years Education I was honoured to be invited to take part in …

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Edx Education In conversation with Laura Henry

April 8, 2020
Edx Education in Conversation with Laura Henry-Allain I was delighted to be invited by Edx Education to record a Podcast …

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Guardian Interview – Wide Awoke Club: Children’s TV that Represents Britain’s Diversity

April 8, 2020
The Guardian Interview: Children’s TV that represents Britain’s Diversity Sharing the recent article in The Guardian about Children’s TV that …

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CEI Virtual Community of Practice – Self Care

April 3, 2020
CEI Virtual Community of Practice – Selfcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Childhood Education International are holding weekly webinars that they …

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JoJo and Gran Gran in the media

March 30, 2020
JoJo and Gran Gran in the Media It has been more than two weeks since the first 11 episodes of …

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The Voice: CBeebies’ first cartoon about a black British family

March 25, 2020
The Voice: CBeebies first cartoon about a British Black Family Sharing with you this article in The Voice about the …

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Free Resources for Parental Support & Professional Development in Response to COVID-19

March 24, 2020
Free Resources for Parental Support & Professional Development in Response to COVID-19 I’d like to share my latest newsletter with …

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BBC News: JoJo & Gran Gran: ‘My grandmother lives on in my stories’

March 16, 2020
BBC News: My Grandmother Lives On Sharing the film clip of my Interview with BBC News around the launch of …

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Press release: Laura Henry-Allain’s popular characters JoJo & Gran Gran launch in TV programme

March 3, 2020
Press Release: Laura Henry-Allain’s Popular Characters, JoJo and GranGran Launch in Animated TV Series JoJo & Gran Gran, based on …

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NurseryWorld Interview: JoJo and GranGran Series Launch on CBeebies

March 2, 2020
NurseryWorld Interview: JoJo and GranGran Series Launch Sharing my interview with the Early Years sector publication, NurseryWorld just prior to …

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