Event: Hair Today, Here Tomorrow

HairToday

gNg is happy to be a part of the this event on Sunday, 17 April 2016. Here are the details which can also be found on the Facebook event page:

Perms, Braids, Bantu Knots,
Kinky, Nappy, all dreadlocks
Curly, Straight, Wavy, Cropped
Cornrows, Headwrapped and Shape Ups

Hi Tops, Low Fades, Cocoa Butter
Afro picks, Oily Fingers, Scolding elder
Flat irons, Blow Dries, Nighttime Ties
Silk Pillows, Sheen, Wrap my roots to survive

How do we move into the future with tools of our own design?

Hair Today, Here Tomorrow is a celebration of groups and individuals who are creating their own structures without the help of institutions. We are coming together to discuss, share and care for each other in our intersecting communities. There will be workshops on hacking, arts and crafts made by independent designers, an open talk where we can help one another on how to make our groups better and let one another know what resources are available to us.

“We have found the source code and are hacking it.”

TICKETS:
Concession: £5
Standard Ticket on the door: £7
Donation ticket includes your ticket and a donation towards someone elses ticket: £10

Kids under 16 are free.

NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.

DIY Space for London operates on a membership basis. Membership costs £2 for the whole year. Please see the website for details:diyspaceforlondon.org

ACCESSIBILITY:
– DIY Space is on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible (double doors from main entrance to space). Ramp leading to the accessible toilets.
– Group bus stop walking at night
– Toilets are gender neutral
– BSL (Currently searching for an intepreter)

TIMETABLE
Main Space
12 – 1:30pm – Talk/Group Discussion
2pm – 3:30pm – Black. Hack.It
4pm – 5:30pm – Screenings with Q&A
7pm – 9pm – Performances
9pm – 10:30pm – DJ to Close

Small Space
1pm – 3pm – Kids Workshop

FOOD
Chale! Let’s Eat will be there stirring up some delicious Ghanian food, so grab a plate before its all gone. FOOD SERVED FROM 5:30PM.
http://chale-lets-eat.tumblr.com/about

TALKS
How do we move into the future with tools of our own design?

Group discussion and presentation from the following speakers:
Naatasha Mumbi (Edge Fund)
Shanice Om (Sisters Uncut)
Dzifa Afonu (Care Collective)
Debs (BlackHack.it)
Ego Ahaiwe (Archives)

STALLS
Rudy Loewe SHIRTS, PRINTS AND LIVE ART SESSIONS
Sassy Tees SHIRTS for your on the go political wear
Abondance Matanda – ZINES (abondance.bigcartel.com)
Shenece Oretha – PRINTS (http://sheneceoretha.tumblr.com/)
Graham ‘N Graham – BAGS
Afro hair solutions (www.afrohairsolutions.co.uk)
African Diaspora Advocacy Group for Religious Freedom- CLOTHES/WALLETS
Numbi Arts Scarfmag- Selling their amazing volumes BOOKS

WORKSHOPS
Black. Hack. it (Main Space)

Centring ourselves in the digital landscape:
How do we tap into our collective skills, experiences and tools to solve problems affecting our communities?

Let’s get together and explore ways to design for self-representation and all-round inclusiveness, and rail against the inherent biases, prejudices and racism that currently stifles our voices and ‘erases’ us from online and offline spaces.

(Smaller room next to the bar)

Lauren Brown
Carbon Printing blocks, takes 10 minutes and you can print you own afro hair art pieces.

KIDS WORKSHOPS
Mimi’s ART SPACE will be there making art pieces with the kids on the theme of representation in childrens books. Starts at 1pm.

SCREENINGS
Vow of Silence
Vow of Silence tells the story of Jade, a heartbroken composer who takes a vow of silence to win back the heart of Isis, her true love.

Polyglot
A Berlin-based webseries following the lives of young Polyglots. We follow rapper/poet Babiche Papaya and others as they try to find their place in Berlin.

Too Wide [director Q&A afterwards)
The cyclical film follows mainly through an angle of surveillance, the act of getting dressed, going outside and returning home. Yet, through this lens we see a routine often seen as mundane or even meaningless as a key moment of distress and danger for the trans subject as a result of the piercing harassment they face daily. The images, made with a low quality webcam, mimic the feelings of surveillance that transphobia can often evoke. This is further heightened through the real words spoken throughout the film.

PERFORMANCES
B.Steady with Asha Santee
B.Steady explores the art of making fun pop music and films for queer people of color and other folks with silenced struggles. Located somewhere within the traditions of Sweet Honey in the Rock, julie dash, The Clovers, issa rae, Bobby McFerrin, audre lorde and BonIver.
https://soundcloud.com/b-steady

XANA
Xana live loops, beat boxes, plays violin and spits poetry calling for the collapse of oppressive patriarchal structures. Blending freestyle with words inspired by the audience, Xana invites you to find your voice and defy our silences together.
https://soundcloud.com/xa8na

DJ DAE
Mixing R&B with Afrobeats
soundcloud.com/dj_daetime

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU PLANNING TO LET YOUR KIDS STAY FOR THE CONCERTS THEY MUST WEAR PROTECTIVE HEADPHONES. EAR PLUGS ARE ALSO FOR SALE AT THE BAR.

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Looking forward to seeing some of you on Sunday!

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