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Past Events

  • The Salon

  • Outset – Waltham Forest

  • Creative Contemporary Dance for Children

Past Events

  • The Salon

    The Salon



    Join us for a relaxed evening celebrating Black women, femmes and hair. There will be discussions, performances and a zine launch exploring how nostalgia and identity are interwoven with our hair. 

    Tickets are by donation. Pay what you can and all proceeds will go directly to Kachipanda Village in Malawi which was devastated by Cyclone Idai in March.

    Featuring guest speakers:

    Ruth Sutoyé: Creator and curator behind Bald Black Girl(s), creative producer, visual artist and poet. She is a Roundhouse Resident Artist and Barbican Young Poet alumna.

    Sicgmone Kludje: Co–founder of Black Girl Knit Club, knitwear designer and Textile Lecturer at UAL. She has also worked as a model, featuring in editorials for Black Hair Magazine and the Afro Hair & Beauty live show.

    Councillor Vicky te Velde: Labour Councillor for Wood Street and Junior Cabinet Member for Connecting Communities. She is also VC of the North East branch of the Fabian Society and has a PhD in International Relations.

    Sandra Shakespeare: Co–founder of Museum Detox, a network for people of colour making radical change in museums. She is also a museum constultant and creative producer formerly of the National Archives.

    Performances from:

    Nawi Collective: Vocal collective of Black women and femmes

    Son of a Tutu: Award winning drag queen and equality activist

    Loussin–Torah: Poet and producer

  • Outset – Waltham Forest

    Outset – Waltham Forest




    Want to be your own boss? Are you a start–up looking for support?

    Starting and building a business is a glorious but very difficult journey. Especially if you are going at it alone. But you don’t have to!

    Join us on Tuesday 30th of April to learn about how Outset Waltham Forest can support you in your quest for a sustainable, profitable and joyful business. 

    The program is set up to guide new businesses on the process of starting up, planning with intention and also to grow. If you re based in the borough, come and find out how we can help.  

  • Creative Contemporary Dance for Children

    Creative Contemporary Dance for Children



    Explore the magic of movement and self–expression with Stephanie on Saturdays in our new creative contemporary dance class for children. This fun–packed dance class places the emphasis on ‘play’ and ‘creativity’ rather than ‘choreography’.

    Stephanie is a freelance choreographer trained in all styles of dance from ballet to tap, modern to contemporary. Graduating from a performing arts course at Central Saint Martins where she developed a uniquely creative approach to dance–making. She has since landed a permanent position in a children–oriented dance company ‘A Truefitt Collective’, teaching dance across various primary schools in North London.

    The classes will be divided into two parts to cater to children of different ages:

    4 – 7 year olds – 11:15am – 12:15pm

    7 – 11 year olds – 12:30pm – 1:30pm



    6 Classes – £42 

    Drop–in – £8 each session

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