Saturday 23rd September 2017
2pm – 9pm
The Village Pop Up and Festival
Inspirational YOU, The Village, Ideas Genius and Ace of Jacks
Join us for the Autumn edition of our bi-monthly Pop Up monthly, debate and showcase.
Come and join us as we welcome local talent and performers. This will be a day of talks, shopping, heritage, arts, family and wellbeing.
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
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
Host – Tamu Thomas from Motherhood Reconstructed
Kelechi Okafor – Actress and Founder of Kelechnekoff Fitness Studio
Lisa Bent – Counsellor, Commentator and founder of Self-Central
Tevin Vassell – Poet and Presenter
7.00pm – Live Acoustic Show
Mr. Working @officialjr100 – Musician, Songwriter and Actor
Valentina @Valentinamusic_ – Singer and Songwriter
Poetic Impact @Poetic_impact
Janaishia Wade @theangelsings – Singer
SJ Soulist – @sjsoulist – Singer, rapper
Ella CR – Artist