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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Black Marriage Network Launch – a screening of ‘Happily Ever After: a positive image of black marriage’ created by Ronnie and Lamar Tyler, BMWK. This will be followed by a guest couple led Q and A discussion on Black British marriages. To end there will be networking with Caribbean canapés.


Ade and Victoria Ogunsanya, Co-Founders of Black Marriage Network and co-hosts of the ‘Together Forever’ show on Przfm radio.

The aim of setting up this network is to provide a safe place for other married black couples to meet, share experiences, support each other and have fun. We aim to do this by organising at least four couples events a year. The events would vary and hope to be educational, fun and empowering. Ade and Victoria have been married 5 years and have three amazing children. “We set up this organisation as we wanted to join one like this but couldn’t find one”. They believe that there are other couples like them who would benefit from meeting new couples to form friendships with and are very excited that Black Marriage Network is finally here!!!

Couple Guest panelists:

Patrick Reid and Claudine Reid MBE, PJ’s Community Services

Voted Community Champion in 2003 Patrick is considered to be one of the most inspirational and entrepreneurial men of the time. In addition to his role as Founder and Director of PJ’s Community Service, he is a renowned Social Enterprise specialising in providing services to enhance and transform communities, by providing, Care, Education and Economic Empowerment & Arts services and development programs. Patrick is dedicated to using his expertise to work with youth and tackle issues around crime prevention, anti-social behaviour, the underachievement of BME boys. As well as being the Chair of Croydon BME forum he is involved in a number of organisations.

Voted as one of Britain’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs by Real Business magazine in 2008, Claudine Reid MBE is considered to be one of the most inspirational women of the time. In addition to her role as Director of PJ’s Community Service, she is a Renowned Social Enterprise specialising in providing services to enhance and transform communities, by providing, Care, Education and Economic Empowerment & Arts services and development programs.

Claudine is also a trainer, inspirational speaker and TV & Radio presenter. She supports organisations and individuals to develop their social enterprise and develop social impact strategies. As a result of the recognition for her achievements in Social Enterprise, Claudine is also involved in a number of other organisations including government departments.

Patrick and Claudine have been happily married for 22 years and have two wonderful children.

Michael and Grace Oggudah, Weatherproof Marriage

Michael & Grace are sought after speakers on marriage and family. They have been married for almost 16year and have three beautiful children (two girls – 19 and 12 year old + 2 year old son).

They have been working with married couples for the past four years and have a proven track record of helping dedicated married couples reconcile and build happy marriages. They also offer Marriage Booster programmes for those who need to add some spice into their relationship.

Michael and Grace are passionate about marriage and have dedicated their lives to putting out material that will help and offer guidelines which will enable marriages to flourish. Their goal is that their love and commitment to the institute of marriage will inspire every single person they are privileged to meet either personally or through their various social media platforms.

This will be a chance for you to find out more about the Network. On the day we will be offering annual membership for the Network for the special price of £25 per couple. It will be £40 per annum per couple after the launch.

Unfortunately, children are not permitted at this event. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. Please contact us if you find you need to do this.

We look forward to having you at Black Marriage Network Launch.

For more information please visit, email or call or text 07706972126.



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