July 12, 2013

Afro Comb Exhibit Cambridge

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Last Monday I had the wonderful privilege of being invited along to be one of the first to see the Afro Comb Exhibit in Cambridge. Being local, I hoped on a train and made my way to the museum on Monday evening.

Here are a few pictures from the day! Enjoy




 Got to see the lovely Crystal Afro again. She was a part of the seminars that ran during the day. Very proud of her! Go Crystal

At the opening of the exhibition we were treat by a poem written by Booker prize winner Ben Okri. He wrote the poem right then! Still amazed at that. 
This was the most striking piece of the exhibtion and really what started it all. It shows the similarities between the 4000 year old bone comb and a 40 year old plastic one.




Similarities between combs in different regions in Africa. Showing how the modern politically lines have divided the people but their heritage is common and very similar.



I didnt get a chance to meet the talented Charlotte Mensah at Curlvolution or the SON Brit Mixer and was incredibly pleased to run into her in Cambridge of all places. Need to book an appointment at Hair Lounge.

Charlotte was there with June Forbes who gave that amazing talk last year when I first visited the Fitzwilliam Museum for the Afro Comb Project. Blog Post Here 

Also got to meet author Sandra Gitterns again. I met Sandra for the first time last year and she did a wonderful talk on the Evolution of Black Hair. Blog Post Here.

Snap Happy as usual, had to get a pic of these three inspirational women. 

Such a great day!

to find out more about the exhibit there was also an ITV report 

'Black hairstyling history at Cambridge museum'

and more events in Cambridge throughout the summer
Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity
Leilu


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