Join us for a relaxed evening celebrating Black women, femmes and hair. There will be discussions, performances and a zine launch exploring how nostalgia and identity are interwoven with our hair. You can get ticket here!
Tickets are by donation. Pay what you can and all proceeds will go directly to Kachipanda Village in Malawi which was devastated by Cyclone Idai in March.
Featuring guest speakers:
Ruth Sutoyé: Creator and curator behind Bald Black Girl(s), creative producer, visual artist and poet. She is a Roundhouse Resident Artist and Barbican Young Poet alumna.
Sicgmone Kludje: Co-founder of Black Girl Knit Club, knitwear designer and Textile Lecturer at UAL. She has also worked as a model, featuring in editorials for Black Hair Magazine and the Afro Hair & Beauty live show.
Councillor Vicky te Velde: Labour Councillor for Wood Street and Junior Cabinet Member for Connecting Communities. She is also VC of the North East branch of the Fabian Society and has a PhD in International Relations.
Sandra Shakespeare: Co-founder of Museum Detox, a network for people of colour making radical change in museums. She is also a museum constultant and creative producer formerly of the National Archives.
Nawi Collective: Vocal collective of Black women and femmes
Son of a Tutu: Award winning drag queen and equality activist
Loussin-Torah: Poet and producer
My exhibition Plaits, Princesses + Pink Moisturiser won a ‘Making History’ Award from the Mayor of London. It is currently featured in Room to Breathe at the Migration Museum until June 2019.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
In 2015, I began the long bumpy road to writing my dissertation on hair and heritage as part of my Masters degree in Cultural Heritage at University College London. Since then, I have been funded by the Mayor of London and Borough of Culture to continue the project.
Zines all about hair