Bend so you don’t break – Mental Health & Wellbeing discussion

Saturday 23rd September 2017

4pm – 6pm

The Village Centre, Willington Road, SW9 9NB

Bend so you don’t break

Mental Health and 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
Kelechi is an actress, personal trainer and an instructor of Pole dance as well as Twerk.
In September 2016, Kelechi opened her own studio as a way of highlighting the faces and bodies that are often erased within mainstream fitness culture.  Kelechi uses her classes and the workshops that she facilitates as a vehicle to move women towards an unbreakable relationship between their mind and body.

Some may refer to Kelechi as a “twerk and fitness guru” which she wholeheartedly embraces, but ultimately Kelechi sees herself as a professional Baby Girl and a Benz Punany Womanist. Inextricable descriptions of her insistence on carefree black womanhood.

Lisa Bent – Counsellor, Commentator & Founder of Self Central

Lisa Bent is a Counsellor, Commentator and founder of Self-Central. She is also a former TV presenter and Radio Presenter. Lisa’s first hit the screens in 2003 when she interviewed UK artist Lemar shortly after his appearance in Fame Academy and went on to host and facilitate numerous events in London venues such as, The British Museum, BFI and ICA.

In 2011 she founded Self-Central and let go of Deeper than Twitter in order to create a space that enables people to take control and move forward. In the same year she won a Future 100 Award, sponsored by Ernst and Young which highlights social entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The concept of Self-Central is to own and accept who you are to be all that you are. Lisa firmly believes Self-Awareness, Self-Acceptance and Self-Love are the foundations of this. Who we are is central to everything and through different mediums she nudges people into their own self-exploration, strengthening, empowering and transforming from the inside-out.

Tevin Vassell – Poet and Presenter

 

Patrick Vernon – Director of Black Thrive (mental health charity)

 

Patrick Vernon OBE is Black Thrive’s first Director. He will be responsible for ensuring that Black Thrive excels at delivering a vision that black communities thrive and improve their mental health and wellbeing by being supported by relevant and accessible services in Lambeth

 

Patrick brings a wealth of experience, he is an associate member for the Department of History of Medicine at Warwick University, Non-Executive Director of Camden and Islington Foundation Trust, a Clore Fellow, film maker and cultural historian and founder of Every Generation and the 100 Great Black Britonscampaign. He is also a patron of two charities, Santé, a charity which aims to improve asylum seekers’ rights and health access particularly mental health access and ACCI, a black mental health charity in Wolverhampton.

 

Patrick’s former roles include Chief Executive of Afiya Trust, Health Partnership Coordinator for National Housing Federation, Committee member of Healthwatch England, advisory board member for Time to Change, ministerial advisory group member for mental health and member of the independent Metropolitan Police inquiry on Mental Health and Policing.

More info:

http://www.ClaphamFest.eventbrite.co.uk

info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

call 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

The Village Pop Up and Autumn festival – 23rd Sept 2017

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.

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

Artists

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

Tickets: http://www.claphamfest.eventbrite.co.uk

Summer Pop Up Market – 23rd September 2017

Inspirational YOU, The Village, Ideas Genius and Ace of Jacks

Presents

The Village Pop Up Market, Wellbeing discussion 

and Live acoustic showcase

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

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

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.

Discussions

2.00pm – Hair and growth – Hosted by TBC

4.00pm – Bend so you don’t break (mental health & wellbeing discussion) – Hosted by Bernard P. Achampong 

Mental Health and wellbeing discussion

Speakers: TBC

This panel of industry influencers will discuss wellbeing, self care and the support available for those who need assistance with mental health.  We will reflect on how to notice the signs and care for family and friends in an inclusive and friendly environment.

6.00pm – Music and networking – TBC

7.00pm – Live Acoustic evening

info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

To trade: http://bit.ly/SeptemberTrader

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

More info:

Email: thevilageldn@gmail.com

Call: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

http://claphamfest.eventbrite.co.uk

Summer Pop Up Market, mental health debate and acoustic evening – Saturday 29th July

Inspirational YOU, The Village, Ideas Genius and Ace of Jacks

Presents

The Village Pop Up Market, Wellbeing discussion 

and Live acoustic showcase

Saturday 29th July 2017

2.00pm – 9.00pm

Join independent 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

 

  • 4.00pm – 6.00pm (Booking required)

Mental Health and wellbeing discussion

Speakers: TBC

This panel of industry influencers will discuss wellbeing, self care and the support available for those who need assistance with mental health.  We will reflect on how to notice the signs and care for family and friends in an inclusive and friendly environment.

7.00pm – 9.00pm (Booking required)

IY LIVE! 

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

More info:

Email: thevilageldn@gmail.com

Call: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

http://summerpopup2017.eventbrite.co.uk

Bend so you don’t break – Mental health & wellbeing discussion – July

Bend so you don’t break

Saturday 29th July 2017

4.00pm – 6.00pm

The Village Centre, Willington Road, SE16

 

Bend so you don't break - July

 

 

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:

Bernard P. Achampong – Radio Producer & Digital Content Editor

Our host, Bernard P Achampong, is a corporate chameleon. He worked for six years as a problem solving engineer in Biotech and Aerospace companies. He joined the BBC in 2002 and was part of the team that launched BBC Radio 1Xtra. Since then, he has journeyed through contrasting cultures within the same organisation: from the street savvy youth brands of Radio 1 and BBC Introducing, to the more Oxbridge-friendly Today Programme on Radio 4 and BBC Proms. In 2016, he joined Coventry University’s Entrepreneurship faculty where the established culture of academia challenged everything he knew about organisations. Bernard also runs Ideas Genius Ltd. Continue Reading

IP and Global Branding

 IP and global branding masterclass

DAC Beachcroft LLP

100 Fetter Lane

 Monday 26th June 2017

 6.00pm-8.00pm

 

This evening master class features inspirational industry professionals who have over 20 years experience of protecting brands and profiling high profile professionals in the entertainment, business and travel industry.

Our speakers have worked with the BBC, Radio 1, Alicia Keys, Sony Music, MTV, Beyonce, Adidas, Barbados Tourism, UK Premiership clubs  and many international publications.

Host: Garry Green – Barrister

Speakers

Prakash Kerai | Technology Lawyer at DAC Beachcroft LLP

As Legal Director in the TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecoms) team at DAC Beachcroft, I specialise in the legal and contractual aspects of technology deals; advising on all types of technology contracts (e.g. software licences, SaaS and hosting arrangements, implementation projects, development projects, outsourcing deals). I have particular expertise in projects with complex contractual, technical, and financial aspects. I have worked in industry having had in-house legal roles at Dell, Business Objects (now SAP), and Royal Mail.

At Cerno Professional Services, I help organisations to save money on their arrangements with the major software vendors. I advise on the commercial and contractual aspects of software licensing in the context of new procurements, re-procurements, and vendor initiated software audits.

Karen Tippett | Founder of Tippett PR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen has 24 years experience in public relations and Tourism marketing both agency side and as the former Head Of PR, Promotions and Internal Communications at Virgin Holidays. She has worked with many travel and lifestyle brands from tourist boards and hotel groups to tour operators and luxury brands.

She spent 10 years at travel PR agency First Public Relations Limited including 5 years as the agency’s Strategy & Business Development Director. During her tenure at Virgin Holidays she was responsible for the strategy and delivery of the brand’s internal and external communications strategy, which included launching the first V-Room at Gatwick, Virgin Holidays Cruises and a brand partnership with HIP Hotels.

Daren Dixon | CEO of Above and Beyond Brand Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daren Dixon is a highly experienced and connected international executive who has worked in the fields of A&R, talent management and marketing for the top entertainment companies in the world.

Daren most notably discovered and signed globally successful alternative band Kasabian to RCA Records. He then further enhanced his growing reputation as a leading international talent executive by working closely with some of the worlds leading talent such as Beyonce, Miguel, Selena Gomez, Belen Rodriguez, Kelly RowlandSolange KnowlesKeri Hilson and Jennifer Lopez.

Anne-Marie Batson | CEO of Amber PR

 

AmberGlass PR aka Anne-Marie Batson is an independent consultant providing Crisis PR and reputation management services.  Anne-Marie works on behalf of clients in the sports, politics and corporate world. Whether in the public or private sector, businesses, high-profile individuals, organisations or the public.

She is a specialist with deep knowledge and experience in crisis PR, media relations, social media and reputation management across all platforms. Straight forward, clear and honest communications. No smoke and mirrors.

An ethical practitioner, Anne-Marie Batson is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), and ideally qualified to be your trusted communications adviser.

Anne-Marie has an extensive PR background, with over 10 years’ experience spanning the private and public sectors. But, her true passion is the sports industry.  Prior to setting up AmberGlass PR, Anne-Marie worked in senior communications positions at Network Rail for eight years, an organisation under intense daily public, media and government scrutiny, before moving agency side.  Her experience puts Anne-Marie on good stead to offer Crisis PR and reputation management services to leagues, governing bodies, agencies, clubs, agents, individuals, and companies.

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  • Each speaker will give you industry insights.
  • Explain global IP
  • Discuss how to protect and take your band international
  • Trends in tech and social media
  • Do’s and don’ts of PR, marketing and communications’s

6.00pm – 6.00pm: Doors and networking

6.30pm – 8.30pm: Discussion

8.00pm – 8.30pm: Networking

Who should attend?

  • Business owners
  • SME’s
  • Media professionals
  • Those in PR, marketing and social media
  • Those who want to raise their business or public profile

Tickets £5.00 – £10.00

http://ipandbranding.eventbrite.co.uk

Info: leadership@inspirationalyou.co.uk

info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

07545 156 111  | @inspirational_u

Beverley East

Beverley East MGA, CDE, CAM, DPGA

Black Cultural Archives, London

Wednesday 21st June 2017

 

 

Beverley East MGA, CDE, CAM, DPGA After 14 years in the private and public sector in London she made an unusual career change to study Handwriting analysis. She established her company Strokes & Slants in London in the late 80’s. She has practiced the science of Forensic Document Examination for over twenty eight years becoming a leading expert in a male dominated field. She is the only woman of colour worldwide court qualified expert, many government agencies retain her expertise in areas of fraud and Money Laundering matters.

She is a member of several professional organisations, and was appointed to the Ethics committee of the International Association of Document Examiners in 2015. In 2009 her opinion was used in a television documentary by National Geographic’s on the Anthrax letter, “Uncover History – Hunting the Anthrax Killer which aired nationally and internationally. Another significant examination resulted in a $4.5 million settlement for a DC lawyer from Troutman and Saunders from the Smithsonian for authenticating the 18th century explorer Alfred Wallace’s 1,700 item collection.

Her first book “Finding Mr. Write” (Random House) was an international best seller after appearing on “Good Morning America” with Diane Sawyer. In 2003 she returned to Jamaica to research and write “Reaper of Souls.” During her sojourn she discovered not only her family’s history but a niche market in the area of white collar crime. She now dominates the Caribbean region examining documents in Trinidad, Turks and Ciaos, Antigua, Bahamas, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St Kitts.

Beverley hosts accredited sold out seminars through the General Legal Counsel. She designed an 18 month course in Document Examination and trained members of the Jamaican Constabulary Force Technical Division in 2012. She trains Bankers and Insurance brokers hosted by the Jamaican Financial Institute Services. She has been a motivational speaker at colleges and conference, the House of Commons and The World Bank. She provides profiling for recruitment selection for major corporations in the US, Brazil and Jamaica. A request from the Washington Post came in 2014 to analyse signatures of historical figures such as Fredrick Douglass for the National Archives exhibit.

She was interviewed by several media networks earlier this year to analyse Donald Trump’s signature She has received many literary accolades and another fellowship was received from VCCA the Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts VCCA, where she completed her third book “Bat Mitzvah Girl – Memories of a Jamaican child” She is currently working on her fourth book a Mystery Series based on some of the cases she has solved as a document examiner.

Further achievements and volunteer work experience:

Beverley has worked in ministry all her life and focused on the personal development of others to assist them professionally to set goals and stay on target.
She wrote a column in the Sunday paper “Writefully Yours” for ten years which addressed career and lifestyle balance.

She worked as a grief counsellor for various organisations over 25 years in the UK and US.

1. worked with SIDS in the UK – grief counsellor for mothers of still born births
2. Set and ran a support group for Mothers of Murdered children in Washington DC when DC was the murder capital of the world.
3. Direct and personal experience with mental health issues with two members of my family
4. Befriended and have counselled a young woman on death row in Texas for over twenty years when she was suicidal
5. She has been apart of many support groups and organisations as a speaker/facilitator on wellness and health workshops including the Pampering Club in the UK
6. She was a buddy for the Lighthouse and Black Liners assisting especially in the black community young adults affected or dying of aids.

Tickets: www.iywellbeing.eventbrite.co.uk

June21

Ama Afrifa-Kyei – Diversity & Inclusion Consultant – Wednesday 21st June 2017

Ama Afrifa-Kyei

Black Cultural Archives

Wednesday 21st June 2017

 

 

Ama Afrifa-Kyei 

Ama has over 10 years’ professional experience within diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and wellbeing (of which 2 years covers CSR experience).

She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and has in-depth knowledge of workplace culture, talent, diversity and health & wellbeing.

She is currently the Global LifeWorks & Inclusion Manager at Discovery Communications where she leads the agenda for a balanced, flexible and healthy work environment in partnership with the Head of the International Division – focusing on establishing a culture of inclusion primarily for the UK and Nordic offices.

 

Her prior positions include providing expertise to the International Talent Executive and Head of D&I and Learning Solutions for EMEA at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (as a VP diversity manager) supporting, implementing and advising on several D&I talent priorities and promoting the Bank’s regional diversity agenda in EMEA.

Prior to working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ama worked as a manager at Deloitte LLP, advising the Head of HR Client Services and the firm’s business service lines on how to incorporate diversity and inclusion into the firm-wide talent strategy – ensuring that they were inclusive in their approach. She was also the network leader for the firm’s Multicultural Diversity Network (MCN) and was awarded a Deloitte Leader in Society award for leading the Network. Prior to working at Deloitte, she worked at DLA Piper UK LLP coordinating the firm’s volunteering and education programmes and managed their ‘charity of the year’ partnership.

Ama has an LLB in Law and a Masters in Public Relations and Public Communications. She is a Governor/Trustee for the Boxing Academy, and the Social Mobility & Early Careers Board Member for Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT UK). She is also a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce and is a Friend of the British Institute for Interior Design.

 

Tickets: http://www.iywellbeing.eventbrite.co.uk

June21

IY Live! Saturday 20th May 2017

IY Live! – Saturday 20th May 2017

Your alternative night out in London

Saturday 20th May 2017

7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

The Village Centre, Willington Road, SW9 9NW

Enjoy live performances from some of the most inspiring and hottest artist and performers in town.

Women and The Genres – @Womenandthegenres

We bring the glory of 90’s RnB, The 60’s Jazz era and 50’s Blues to Modern Pop Music…. and Mess up songs

Black Diamond – @_blackdiamond_9017 (Instagram)

Luba Aka Black Diamond is an up and coming young female artist from South London.  She has always been passionate about the music industry.  She is a regular performer and is her spare time learns how to play instruments and produces music for others.

Her music can be found on YouTube page and with such a distinctive voice is definitely one to watch

Astehmari Batekun

Enjoy some spoken word to live acoustics

Alanna Leslie – @thereelalanna (Twitter / Instagram)

Having started out at the tender age of 16, Alanna has over 15 years of professional experience as an events performer, session singer and voice over vocalist having appeared on BBC1, BBC Radio 2 and Magic FM.

As a member of the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) Alanna worked with an array of producers, accompanying numerous recording artists including Madonna, Ellie Goulding, Sir Tom Jones, Damon Albarn, Will Young and Shane Filan (formerly of Westlife). She was a chorale vocalist on the Disney’s Cinderella (2015) soundtrack and has thrilled guests with her smooth vocals at special occasions including weddings, private charity and corporate events and award ceremonies at exclusive London venues such as St. James Palace, The Savoy and Quaglino’s (Mayfair).

Alanna is an all-rounded creative and along with her passion for music she is an Actor, Presenter, Producer and Scriptwriter of Documentary, Lifestyle, Arts and Entertainment features.

 

 

Email: thevilageldn@gmail.com

 Call: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

http://claphammarketMay.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information, birthday or group bookings contact us:

Tel: 07772 527 813 or 07545 156 111

info @inspirationalyou.co.uk

Instagram @IYLive.UK

Facebook: facebook.com/IYLive

Web: www.inspirationalyou.co.uk

Inspirational YOU LIVE is a bi-monthly live night

The night is put on in support of Inspirational YOU, a voluntary organisation that educates, supports and empowers future leaders through training, projects and events.

Stephanie Sey – Consultant Trichologist – Inspirational YOU – Saturday 20th May 2017

Stephanie Sey

Consultant Trichologist

Saturday 20th May 2017

What does natural mean in 2017? A natural hair and wellbeing discussion

Stephanie Trichologist

The Village Centre, Willington Road, SW9

Stephanie Sey is a Consultant Trichologist with first hand experience of hair loss.

After personally suffering from hair loss issues from as young as 14, Stephanie decided that she wanted to help others who are suffering with hair and scalp issues. She trained with the Institute of Trichologists and is an Associate Member.

Stephanie has experience in all hair types however she specialises in Afro and Mixed textured hair. Stephanie has a warm persona and empathetic approach which puts patients at ease; and her dedication clearly shines through in her work.

 

www.naturalhairdebate2.eventbrite.co.uk

May Natural Hair & Wellness Instagram

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