Buy Black London - June Pop-Up

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The Old Baths Cafe

80 Eastway


E9 5JH

United Kingdom

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Black Business Fair with vendors and workshops !

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Dream14 presents the #BuyBlack June pop-up shop at The Old Baths (Hackney Wick) ! There will be 22 vendors selling everything from food, skincare products, clothes and accessories. We will also have talks and workshops throughout the day which will be announced soon ! Follow on instagram to stay updated. We aim to have at least 5 workshops. We will be raising money for CONCERNATA, a charity for young people in Ghana. Please come and support black businesses and charities in London.



FREE Waistbead Making workshop from 12 - 5 (drop in or register, and you can buy what you make)

FREE Headwrapping Tutorial from 12 - 5: learn how to wrap your headwraps ! (drop in or register, and you can buy the headwraps you like)

12 - 1

Small Business Grant Presentations - Black Businesses will be presenting on how they will help the black community through their work. We will award a grant of £150 to a business

1- 2 pm:

Challenging Low-Self Esteem and Building Confidence - Ashanty Alves

One of the main reasons why people don't follow their passion is based on the lack of self-belief and the "I can't do it attitude". This workshop aims to tackle low self-esteem and address the narrative that we tell ourselves that often hold us back. It will help build your self-confidence and gain a more positive outlook on life.

Topics will include:

-Exploring the negative affects of low self esteem and how it manifests

-Building Self-Confidence

-Practical tips and exercises to help combat low self-esteem

Activities include:

Worksheets exercises

Interactive discussion

Affirmation exercises

2:30 - 3:30

Consent, Gender and Self-ship (self-care and self-love) - CeeBelle

During the workshop, we will touch on definitions, myths and stereotypes and the additional barriers black women and girls when accessing services designed to support survivors of sexual violence.

We are also an empowerment and support group for female survivors of any form of sexual violence, as well as a refuge space for black women and girls. We provide emotional and practical support on a daily basis through face-to-face, skype, facetime or telephone meetings. Our online live chat is also available every day of the year. CeeBelle provides a confidential Outreach Service across London to black women and girls aged 13+. In 2018, we expanded our remit to include Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C).

4:30 - 5:30

A Conversation 1 - The Idvidl (pronounced individual)

The Idvidl (pronounced individual) is an interdisciplinary art and design practice that works through projects centred on the importance of the relationship with self. I am currently documenting my ongoing project called Self, to introduce the practice. We spend a lot of our time working, a lot of our time making an income. I think it is important to spend this time doing what you love for work. Of course everyone's situation is different and you can be at any point in life when you realise what you truly want to do. How can we start this journey in growth on creating a career path that makes us happy? How do we keep going when we feel like giving up? Where can we find support?

The participants will be surrounded by a fair full of people who in what ever way are growing a passion they have. It'll be an inspirational moment and this workshop will give participants a moment to reflect and evaluate on what they can take away from the experience.

UPDATE: I just wanted to notify you that the BUYBLACKLONDON event has moved from Stour Space to The Old Baths. The new address is: 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick, London E9 5JH

The venue change was out of my control and this new space is only about 10 minutes from the old venue, one stop from Stratford Station and an 8 minute walk from Hackney Wick Station.

Here are the directions to the space:

1) Leave Hackney Wick Station and take a right

2) Take your first right on Hepscott road

3) Go straight and cross the road in front of you into Berkshire road

4) Walk down Berkshire Road

5) Walk straight past Gainsborough Community School

6) Turn left onto Osbourne Road

7) Pass bus stop R

8) The Old Baths should be right in front of you, it is a large building with red doors

If you go to Stour Space by accident someone will redirect you to The Old Baths. Please call me at 07365430423 if you get lost.


Please call 07365430423 if you get lost !

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The Old Baths Cafe

80 Eastway


E9 5JH

United Kingdom

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