Pop Up Market, Discussion and Acoustic evening - Saturday 23rd September 2017

Inspirational YOU, The Village, weareunEdited and Motherhood Reconstructed


 The Village Pop Up Market and festival

Saturday 23rd September 2017

2.00pm – 9.00pm


Join independent makers and designers who are selling:

Clothing | Jewellery | Accessories | Arts | Natural skincare and beauty | Homeware | Books

Music on rotation by

Ace of Jacks


Our pop up shop is an opportunity for you to purchase high quality goods from independent brands.

Pop Up Shop Traders include:

  • Nature’s Gift Products – Hand made skin care stuff; creams, soaps, hand creams and hand made bags
  • FunkyNChunky – Handmade African print bags, statement jewellery, Head wraps and purses
  • AyoJoy - Handmade African print upholstered furniture
  • Jamaica Deli - Cold pressed sugar cane juice, jerk chicken and healthy vegetarian wraps 

Throughout the day enjoy fresh refreshments, the best in local art, craft and clothing stalls, books, children’s activities, face-painting, live music, and discussions.


2.30pm - Natural hair and self care 

Inspirational YOU proudly present the third instalment of their natural hair and well-being series. 

For black women across the diaspora, the choice of how one wears their hair is at times more than simply a personal choice. Often, it’s rife with social and political implications that can have a profound impact on all aspects of one’s life.

This series is a forum for all to come together and discuss the beauty and visibility of natural hair.  The Black hair care industry is worth £88 million and as utilising the rise of social influencers to reach a new audience. 

This panel of industry influencers will discuss hair maintenance, wellbeing, hair stories, style options, professional experiences and reflections on the importance of self care in an inclusive and lively environment. 

Lance Lowe - @UndergroundHairdresser - Salon based in Notting Hill

Vicki Igbokwe - Creative Director of Uchenna Dance 

Jahdusha - Co-Editor of Natural Hair Weekly

4.00pm - Bend so you don't break (mental health & wellbeing discussion) 

Wellbeing and mental health is a concern for everyone, regardless of race, status, class, and power.  There are many positive steps being taking by businesses and local communities to break down the stigma and silence around mental health, but more needs to be done

Kelechi Okafor - Actress and Founder of Kelechnekoff Fitness Studio

Lisa Bent - Counsellor, Commentator & Founder of Self-Central

Tevin Vassell - Poet and Presenter 

7.00pm - Live Acoustic Show (Booking required)

In the evening we have a live acoustic showcase 

Mr. Working @officialjr100 

Valentina @Valentinamusic_ 

Poetic Impact @Poetic_impact 

Janaishia Wade @theangelsings 

SJ Soulist - @sjsoulist 

Ella CR 

Come and hear about The Village CIC and their plans for this new community space.

More info:

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Call: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111