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For those of you who weren't able to come last time, I'm organising another trip to view the Origins Of The Afro Comb exhibition on Saturday 14th September.
It will be another small/medium sized group >here<, so places are limited. Please email me ASAP if you'd like to be put on the list.
PRICEThe exhibition itself is FREE but the cost of travelling to Cambridge can vary.The price of travelling as a group is just £12 per person.
Allow me to emphasis that £12 is not only cheaper than some natural hair events, but cheaper than a lot of products too!
Why Isn't The Exhibition In London?Simply put the only Academic with the passion, drive and means to put something of this scale on, happens to reside in Cambridge, but with enough support and demand, there is a possibility that maybe one day it could be brought to London - but that's up to you guys to make enough noise where it counts.
PLEASE DONT WAIT FOR OCTOBER - BLACK HISTORY IS SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT'S SQUEEZED INTO ONE MONTH!!
Besides the fact that I believe the exhibition is an absolutely essential day out for educating ourselves about Black history, the other reason for organising this September trip is that one of the rooms containing the art installation My Hair - Black Culture Style & Politics by the Artist Michael McMillan, is closing at the end of September on the 28th. (The main display continues at the Fitzwilliam Museum until November 3rd.)
I know the reason a lot of people like myself start blogging is because the lack of representation frustrates us. This exhibition is largely a community based effort - a platform for us as people of African decent, largely by US! So I encourage you to claim it, and use it, by representing for your history.
Remember the more demand/interest there is in this exhibition, the more chance we have of getting it to London, so even if you can't make it on this trip, please spread the word to your followers, friends and family.
"You might not have money, but you may have influence."
(descendant of Samuel Smith)
So spread the word and email me if you'd like to come: