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Hair-looms: African Hair-itage

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Hair-looms: African Hair-itage

Hair-looms: African Hair-itage

Illuminated Arts By Illuminated Arts

To empower, educate and connect people through a joyful celebration of African hair and the rich and diverse traditions, beliefs and cultures connected with it.

Waltham Abbey Idea stage

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To empower, educate and connect people To unearth and expose hidden aspects of history To hear the stories of previously unheard people To provide an opportunity for artistic expression and experimentation as a way of exploring history To demonstrate the rich cultural heritage of Africa Through workshops in schools, care homes and prisons, Illuminated Arts will share knowledge and research about the significance hair played and continues to play in social groupings, hierarchy, status and bonding in African societies; about the cultural importance of braiding; hair as a method of spiritual interaction, and hair as a symbol of rebellion, pride and empowerment. We want to reach as many schools and institutions as possible with the project learning resources, and to empower people through self-esteem and identity work around the themes of the project.

What we'll deliver:

  • Share Hair-looms learning resources with 10 schools in Peckham
  • Take the project to two more schools

Why it's a great idea:

By supporting Hair-looms, you will be empowering a new generation and improving their self-esteem, helping educate people about African culture and helping to create strong, caring, connected communities.

Steps to get it done:

Location Waltham Abbey

About the space



London Borough of Southwark

How will the money be spent?Total £11,066

Workshop series - £10,000 (90%)
Other - £1,066 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Workshop series
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £11,066

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