This project is part of AFRO-CITY FESTIVAL, a 2-day festival celebrating Blackness and queerness in this Roundhouse Summer Weekender. For a full list of events included in this festival click here.

How To Cornrow with Aunty Fatima

Fatima Konteh moved to the UK from Sierra Leone with her family in 2002. She has 3 sisters and they lost their mum early on so she had been braiding her sisters’ and friends’ hair since she was a kid. When she moved she decided to start braiding as a side hustle to support her 4 kids and has been doing it ever since. A practical workshop on how to cornrow, led by hair guru Aunty Fatima.

What will I get from taking part?

Alongside learning how to cornrow your hair, the workshop will also allow you to:
• Feel represented in spaces you may not have accessed before
• Meet new artists and ideas
• Meet and network with like-minded individuals
• Celebrate Blackness and queerness
• Explore ways to express your identity

Who will be leading the project?
This workshop will led by hair guru Aunty Fatima. AFRO-CITY FESTIVAL is curated by Tobi Kyeremateng and will include workshops and discussions with artists, speakers, writers, poets, musicians and more.

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
No experience necessary

Is there anything I need to bring or wear?

I’m not sure I can afford to take part…
If you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare, we can help. Find out how you can get support.

If you are using a bursary to pay for the project, please ensure you arrange this with the Advice Base with plenty of time before the start of the project.

I have additional needs. Can I still take part?
We have places available on all our projects for individuals with additional needs. Get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements and do our best in supporting you.

Where is the project taking place?
Roundhouse studios