Labour’s Diane Abbott, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington famously became the first black female MP to be elected into the British Parliament in 1987.
Ms Abbott attended the CharitableBookings.com Jamaican art launch event for Black History Month 2021, sponsored by Black History Month Magazine and Duppy Share Rum.
It was a living example of how incredibly far Jamaica has come on the world stage.
An exclusive private view was held in the Cadogan Square, London home of Jamaican Cultural Activist, Theresa Roberts on Fri 1st Oct. Roberts founded and owns her ‘Future Jamaica’ concept-store, The Jamacia Patty Company in Covent Garden and Liverpool Street.
Abbott highly rated the work of David Neita, the Human rights lawyer, poet and artist. His work ‘We Belong’ adorned the wall of Theresa Roberts’ home. It depicts the shape of the UK with the Jamaican flag colours inside it.
Other incredible Jamaican artists, all supported through Theresa Roberts’ Art-Jamaica organisation, include Christopher K. Lawrence, who produced a haunting artwork called ‘Paper Boat’ and organised all of the other artists for Roberts. These include Alicia Brown, Carol Crichton, Greg Bailey, Laura Facey, Lesli-Ann Belnavis Elliott, Mabusha Dennis, Marlon James, Michael Elliott, Nova Williams and Richard Nattoom Akazzi Hutchinson.
QR codes next to all the pictures sent everyone to the online art gallery, which is a pivotal feature of CharitableBookings.com in association with Booking.com.
“Once sold, a digital memory of every affordable artwork will remain in the CharitableBookings.com art gallery,” says Johnstone.
Already three of the artists’ artworks have been purchased.
The Jamaican art, produced exclusively for CharitableBookings.com, is raising money for the ‘Save Our Boys And Girls Foundation’. This is the charity founded by Juliet Holness MP, the wife of Jamaica Prime Minister, Andrew Holness
Entrepreneur David Johnstone launched CharitableBookings.com with backing from Lord Fink, the former Conservative Treasurer.