2018 Shades of Beauty LIVE! ‘The Hair and Beauty Show for Black and Mixed Race Women’

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August 2018, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ The Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2QW   The unmissable 2-day Hair & Beauty Expo! Explore your favorite brands and discover some new ones, at a show tailored to meet the needs of women from mixed heritage or…

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6th KITENGE FESTIVAL UK

Saturday 11th August 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ The London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB ONE COMMUNITY, CELEBRATING AFRICA! After last year’s successful and remarkable event, the hotly anticipated multi-cultural day out is back! 6th Kitenge Festival UK is the biggest annual cultural event bringing all African businesses and startup…

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AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON 2018

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th August 2018, 12;00 PM – 8:00 PM @ The Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B   #AFWL – A GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR AFRICAN INSPIRED DESIGNERS   The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, #AFWL is back for Season 8! Reserve your seat to watch catwalk showcases featuring…

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L’AVIYE 2018 Summer Pop Up: LONDON

Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th July 2018, 10:00 – 6:00 PM @ 11 Durnford Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BF The L’AVIYE pop-up shop is an opportunity for fashion lovers to experience beautiful high-quality African Inspired garments and accessories. This event is an exclusive shopping experience, featuring new pieces never seen before! You will have the…

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‘Creating African Fashion Histories in the UK’

Thursday 28th June 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM @ Northumbria University London Campus, 110 Middlesex Street, London EH1 7TH   The presentation will look at a Heritage Lottery Funded project ‘Fashioning Africa’ which sought to address a gap in UK museum collections of African clothing from the post-colonial period. The paper will explore the…

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“BLACK WOMEN IN AFROS” by Code Ébène

Thursday 28th June 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF Where is your Afro? Is it standing tall or hidden low? Are you inspired or underwhelmed by the Natural Hair Movement? Perhaps you haven’t had an Afro since you were a child. How might you…

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“FASHION4AFRICA POP UP”: showcasing contemporary African art and fashion in the heart of the Westend,

Friday 27th July 2018, 12:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The China Exchange (UK), 32a Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JA We are pleased to announce that ‘Fashion4Africa‘ will be rekindling and showcase contemporary creative African art and fashion in the heart of the Westend, surrounded by UK’s theatre-land, hotels, tourism and Soho nightlife. Fashion4Africa’s boutique…

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THE ULTIMATE DAY OF INDULGENCE: “The 2018 CurlyTreats Festival” – The UK’s Biggest Natural Hair & Beauty Event!

CurlyTreats Festival London 2018 is the ultimate one-day event focused on all things natural hair, beauty and wellness. Known as the UK’s leading event of its kind, this is a day of empowerment, entertainment and influence at its best. Packed with vendors, seminars, interactive workshops, live features and expert speakers.

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‘BlackWoman 2018 – The Inauguration’ 

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM @ COS, 146 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4BY BlackWoman will showcase the best of four emerging designers and 20 models with Catwalk Shows, Human Rights Presentations, and Cultural Debates. BlackWoman will be a glossy, crowd-pulling experience where young, edgy designers will showcase their next-generation cool, with art-world…

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** CALLING ALL PARENTS ** Bring your little one’s to Read and Sing-a-long to: “KECHI’S HAIR GOES EVERY WHICH WAY” by Tola Okogwu

Saurday 19th May 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ New Beacon Books, 76 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EN Read & Sing-along to Kechi’s Hair Goes Every Which Way by Tola Okogwu. Meet The Little Girl Who Loves Her Beautiful Natural Afro Hair and Doesn’t Care Who Knows it! ‘Kechi’s Hair Goes…

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“HAIL THE DARK LIONESS” Exhibition by South African visual activist Zanele Muholi

Now til 24th June 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE  Hail the Dark Lioness by South African visual activist Zanele Muholi “I’m reclaiming my blackness, which I feel is continuously performed by the privileged ‘other’. My reality is that I do not mimic being black;…

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RAPHAEL ALBERT: “MISS BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL EXHIBITION”

For more than three decades from the late 1960’s, Raphael Albert organised and documented numerous black British beauty pageants and other cultural events, while creating a portfolio of photographs of aspiring models in his home studio.

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“RETURN TO YOUR ROOTS FESTIVAL 2018 – NATURAL HAIR, BEAUTY, HEALTH & WELLNESS” by Khembe Clarke

A family occasion full of positive vibes and high energy. Want to know more about looking after natural hair? Interested in improving your health and wellness. Looking for useful information and guidance – then look no further

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“FUTURE FIRST” THE EMPOWERING SHORT FILM IS A LOVE LETTER TO BLACK WOMEN AND THEIR HAIR

The short film Future First (watch now on YouTube) is an artistic interpretation of a black girls response to cornrows being renamed as ‘boxer braids’. The empowering short film is a love letter to Black women, encourages black girls to reclaim their time, as society often tries to steal from us then decline us. It shows how…

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“DON’T TOUCH MY HAIR” by Sisters-who-lock-together

Sunday 15th April 2018, 3-8pm @ Chuck Gallery, 166 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 0AF Taking place at the Chuck Gallery an art space in Manchester dedicated to the promotion of modern and contemporary African art, this event will celebrate the beauty of black hair and what it means to be natural in today’s society. Participants will have…

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*** BIGGER, BRIGHTER & BOLDER *** THE 2018 AFRO HAIR & BEAUTY SHOW

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th May @ The Business Design Center, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH Renowned as Europe’s largest afro hair and beauty show, Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2018 is set to be even bigger and better as it prepares to celebrate it’s 37th year over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (27th…

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“THE GREATNESS EXHIBITION” by Jazmin Adena

The Greatness Exhibition is a two-part visual experience consisting of a series of portraits and a short documentary film exploring beauty, tradition and pride among individuals of African and Caribbean descent.

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