Inspirational YOU – Pop Up Market, Natural hair Debate & Acoustic Evening

25th March 2017 2pm – 9pm 

Location: 

Willington Road Community Space

55 Willington Road

SW9 9NB


Join independent female makers and designers who are selling:

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

Our pop-up shop is an opportunity for you to experience handmade and high quality from independent brands.

Music on rotation by

Ace of Jacks

Pop Up Shop Traders:

  • Mathemateacal – Tea (sample tasting)
  • Okuna Leather Art – Hand stitched leather bags and accessories
  • Coco & Ginger – Luxury handmade candles & diffusers
  • D_Jewelsus – Leather handmade Jewellery
  • Forever Living Products – Aloe Consumables
  • Pleasant Presents – Personalised handmade gifts
  • Soufriere Living – Inspirational art prints
  • Bella – Books
  • Nature’s Gift Products – Handmade skin care stuff; creams, soaps, hand creams and handmade bags
  • HK HennaArt – Henna/art
  • Love YaaYaa ltd – Leather belts, jewelry and African print hair scarves
  • Neteru Journey Health Products – Herbal Capsules (Moringa, Soursop, Aloe Vera, Noni, Maca)
  • Care for Someone – Maracas
  • FunkyNChunky – Handmade African print bags, statement jewelry, Headwraps and purses
  • Gitas Portal – Modern African print dresses and clothing
  • Leather Journals – Handbound leather Journals
  • AyoJoy – Handmade African print upholstered furniture

4.00pm – 5.30pm (Booking required)

Natural hair and wellbeing discussion hosted by Motherhood Reconstructed 

Speakers: 

Be Manzini – Poet, Writer, Filmmaker and Spoken word artist

Be Manzini, award-winning writer and creative producer. Be has donned natural hair he whole life and as every hairstyle for natural hair known to the African continent! She is passionate about promoting a positive Black identity which is no surprise as her family were freedom fighters that assisted in the decolonisation of Rhodesia making way for Zimbabwe.

Imriel Morgan – Co-Founder & CEO of the ShoutOUT Network & co-host of the Melanin Mellennials podcast

Imriel Morgan, co-founder, and CEO of The ShoutOut Network and co-host of the Melanin Millennials podcast. Melanin Millennials is one of the best podcasts full stop, if you have not listened… where have you been? Imriel and her co-host Satia have topical debates centered on the Black British experience and have recently started live shows which are super lit! Imriel is known for her undiluted commentary and quick wit.

Lekia Lée – Former Journalist, natural hair mentor, beauty advocate & Founder of Project Embrace

Leika Lee, a former journalist, natural hair mentor, positive image activist and founder of Project Embrace. Project embrace promotes a positive image of Afro-textured hair which is often overlooked. Leila has recently made waves with an #Afro Visibility billboard campaign promoting tightly coiled Afro hair.

Simone Powderly – Model, Peer support worker & Influencer

Simone Powderly, model, peer support worker, and natural hair influencer. Some know Simone as the young woman that was told to remove her braids to be offered a job in 2015 and some may know her as an advocate for natural hair care, wellbeing and empowering women.

6.00pm – 8.00pm (Booking required)

IY LIVE!

In the evening we have a live acoustic showcase featuring artists:

@RamoneLDN

A talented 18 singer who is currently attending the world famous Brit School for performing arts, where he is studying Musical Theatre. He is a RnB singer who also performs in indie or acoustic.

@ChrisIKE 

An exceptionally talented Singer, Songwriter, and Producer.

@Oddisnormal

Her music can be described as ‘fun’, ‘passionate’ and relatable. ‘Odd is normal’ known for her vibrantly colourful hair, with musical influences ranging from 90s Rhythm n Blues and current hip hop. She creates her own unique interpretation of RnB merged with Neo Soul.

@kianjamusic

Kianja is an upcoming artist who has been singing, songwriting and self-producing since the age of 14. She’s nearly finished her journey at The Brit School and is ready to take on the world! Yay!  Her music is feel filled and fresh. ‘Kianja’ means the sunshine in Swahili and she aims to spread love and light through music.

@DayanaMusicUK

DAYANA are a Folk/Rock band based in London currently recording their EP and will soon be releasing their songs and acoustic sessions.

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

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