International Women’s Month
Inspirational YOU – Pop Up Market, Natural hair debate & Acoustic Evening (Int. Women’s Month/Pre-Mothering Sunday) – SW9
Inspirational YOU, The Village, weareunEdited and Motherhood Reconstructed
International Women’s Month & Pre-Mothers Day
Pop Up Market, Debate and Live acoustic evening
Saturday 25th March 2017
2.00pm – 9.00pm
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 – Hand made skin care stuff; creams, soaps, hand creams and hand made bags
- HK HennaArt – Henna/art
- Love YaaYaa ltd – Leather belts, jewellery 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 jewellery, Headwraps and purses
- Gitas Portal – Modern african print dresses and clothing
4.00pm – 5.30pm (Booking required)
Natural hair and wellbeing discussion hosted by Motherhood ReConstructed
Be Manzini – Poet, Writer, Film maker 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 identities 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 centred 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, 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)
In the evening we have a live acoustic showcase featuring artists:
A talented 18 singer who is currently attending the world faamous Brit School for performing arts, where he is studying Musical Theatre. He is an RnB singer who also performs in indie or acoustic.
An exceptionally talented Singer, Songwriter and Producer.
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.
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 sunshine in Swahili and she aims to spread love and light through music.
Come and hear about The Village CIC and their plans for this new community space.
Call: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111
Sarah’s session will begin with an introduction to what inspired me to learn to meditate; being diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2004. You will learn the positive benefits that meditation can have on your mood, health, mental state and general ‘Well Being’.
Sarah will then invite you to try it out for yourself, to show you just how simple it is! You will leave the session feeling energised but relaxed. You will also leave with the knowledge and power to change your own ‘state’ whenever you need to in the future.
Joy, peace and happiness to you.
Book your ticket today.
Abigail will be joining our ‘Leading Women’s’ panel on Saturday 23rd March at Birkbeck, University of London.
Abigail Blackburn is currently a senior contributing editor for Hearst Magazines, working across print and digital development projects. She has worked in mainstream women’s publishing for more than 16 years, in roles including Editor of Now magazine, Deputy Editor of Cosmopolitan (Aust) and Deputy Editor of Woman. She has also held editorial positions on The Daily Mail’s Femail, New Woman, TV Week and Cosmopolitan UK.
British born of Jamaican heritage, Abigail is married and the mother of two sons. She moved to Australia at age three and was mainly raised in rural Australia. She has spent most of her adult career working in London, along with the occasional stint back in Sydney. She is passionate about audience engagement, great writing, and discovering and nurturing editorial talent from all walks of life.
Anne Alexander – (Political Producer and Journalist) Speaker – Leading Women – Saturday 23rd March 2013
Amerdeep will be joining our Leading women’s panel as part of International Women’s Month at Birkbeck, University of London on Saturday 23rd March.