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Tour Dates 2018
September 2018 Patti launched her internet streaming chat show “Life With Patti Boulaye” in which she encouraged celebrities and successful people from all walks of life to share with her and her audience challenges they had overcome in their life career and how they had endured difficult times to show young people that difficulties can be surmounted, but it may not be easy.
In October 2018 Patti was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree for services to The Arts and Education by the Joint Council of Churches just after she appeared in the BBCTV series “Celebrity Master Chef” among other national TV shows.
2019 Following the last two years of sell-outs of her show “Billie & Me” Patti returns to the The Pheasantry, in London’s iconic King’s Road, with her brand new one-woman show “Aretha and Me”, which sold out in eight days. In this fascinating show, Patti compares and contrasts her life with that of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, whose celebrated career included 17 Top 10 singles and 20 No.1 R&B hits during her 5 decades of recording. Patti will be singing some of her favourite Aretha Franklin numbers including Respect, Say A Little Prayer, Chain of Fools and Think and many more with some of her own favourites which are special to her.
The official UK Launch of Patti's Memoirs "The Faith of a Child, March 10th 2017
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Patti said; "My O.B.E. (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of The British Empire) Investiture received from HRH Prince Charles at the Palace; for Charitable works in the UK and Sub_Saharan Africa.
What a day at Buckingham Palace with my husband Stephen, daughter Aret and son Sebastian! It all finally came together and to God be the glory!
I was ecstatic when they announced the ceremony was to be done by my favourite Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Charles. He was as charming as ever and spent some time chatting with me. What a wonderful man! "Patti!" He exclaimed. "How wonderful to see you. We haven't seen you for a long time. Have you been jetting around the world as usual........God bless you." Says HRH Prince Charles to me. Oh-my-goodness!!!! "God bless your Sir!" I replied with all my heart as I took a few steps back curtsied and bowed, shaking with excitement and giggling like a child.
The Palace staff were charm and loveliness itself, all of them smiling and saying congratulations to me, making me feel at home. So proud and grateful to have my husband Stephen, our son and daughter with me. It was incredible!!!!
After the ceremony had an interview at L'Escargot with Joyce Ohaja of TVS. Then rushed back to pick up my grandson from the nursery.
A perfect and blessed day!"
The Real Marigold Hotel
BBC Two announces an ambitious new travel documentary series, The Real Marigold Hotel, which takes an all-star cast on the journey of a lifetime.
The series, inspired by but otherwise unrelated to the blockbuster film, documents the authentic experience of eight famous senior citizens as they head to India on an experimental adventure.
Patti Boulaye OBE
"This year is a milestone for Her Majesty who is set to be the longest reigning British Monarch and I feel particularly humbled, blessed and grateful to God that I am on this historic Queen's Birthday Honour's List."
Patti was awarded an OBE (Officer of The Order of The British Empire) in Her Majesty The Queen's #BirthdayHonours List for her charity work in the UK & Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Freedom of the City of London
Patti was proud to receive the Freedom of the City of London.
Middlesex University Diversity Conference Streams
Patti presented a workshop on Diversity in Show Business at the Middlesex University Diversity Presentation Conference Streams ....
Gibraltar's International Literary Festival Oxford Times
Patti performed her 'Autobiographical Show' at the Gibraltar International Festival at the invitation of HM's Government of Gibraltar. The Festival is organised by Sally Dunsmore director of the Oxford and Blenheim Palace Literary Festivals. Patti also spoke at the festival about her forthcoming autobiography.
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Patti featured in The Express
Patti returned to live performances after years of organising fundraising concerts at The Royal Albert Hall for Support For Africa charity, during which time Patti built 5 healthcare clinics in villages in Africa and sponsored a school in Lesotho with HRH Prince Harry's charity, Sentebale. She appeared in Europe and the Far East in front of the world's Royals and toured her Motown Rock show and Dance Nights.
This year Patti has been performing her autobiographical show "A Trip Down Memory Lane" at the London Hippodrome, and various private events.................
Support For Africa
Patti is President of Support For Africa Charity, which was formed after a visit in Africa in the year 2000, where Patti visited a home for babies with HIV abandoned in the forest by their mothers. There was a little one-year old boy called Victor who had full-blown AIDS. Victor had only two more weeks to live. "When I picked him up he wrapped his skeletal body around me. The feeling was indescribable – as tears came to my eyes. I learnt first hand of the devastation AIDS is causing in Africa." Watching babies like Victor die but feeling powerless to do something as the disease rages on, feeding on ignorance and prejudices, drove me on to make build healthcare clinics in Villages in Africa............
Iman Foundation Worldwide (Advisory Board)
Patti is on the Advisory Board of The Iman Foundation which is a non-partisan and not for profit organisation, which aims to promote dialogue to strengthen international understanding and co-existence through the exchange of ideas, people, culture and religion...........
British American Drama Academy (BADA)
Patti is a Governor of BADA, the British American Drama Academy, which was founded in 1984 to enable students from around the world to study classical theatre with leading actors and directors of the British stage. BADA is affiliated with Yale University and Oxford University............
Patti has had eight London Exhibitions of her paintings. Her first ever showing was at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Mayfair and the Exhibition was opened by Lord Archer. It was featured in the Financial Times.........................
Order of St Hadrian of Cantebury
Patti and her husband Stephen Komlosy were both appointed Senior Fellows of the Order of Saint Hadrian of Canterbury by Bishop Agama at Manchester Cathedral. The Awards were presented by His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Haile Selassie in 2012 for charitable works......