The Village Pop Up and Festival

23rd September 2017 2pm – 9pm


55 Willington Road



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.

Hosted by Tamu Thomas – Co-Founder of Motherhood Reconstructed

Lance Lowe – @UndergroundHairdresser – Salon based in Notting Hill

Vicki Igbokwe – Creative Director of Uchenna Dance

Greata Solomon – Author and Coach

Jahdusha V. Shines – Co-Founder of Natural Hair Weekly

Cee Olaleye – Blogger

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

6.00pm – Music, shopping and networking

7.00pm – Live Acoustic Show


Javan Roberts @officialjr100 – Musician, Songwriter and Actor

Valentina Silwimba @Valentinamusic_ – Singer and Songwriter

Theresa Lake @Treezahh_

Janaishia Wade @theangelsings – Singer

SJ Soulist – @sjsoulist – Singer, rapper

Ella CR – @ella_cr – Artist


More info:

call 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

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