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University of Essex

November 2019

Beauty School Drop In

November 16, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
One Colchester Hub, 81 Culver Street East
Colchester, Essex CO1 1LF United Kingdom
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Visit this historical beauty salon and discover how women have used hair and make-up to express themselves from the 1950s to now. The salon will highlight changes to women’s lives, celebrate the diversity of women’s health experiences and investigate ideas around femininity. At the event you can join craftivist activities and hear short talks from Dr Rochelle Rowe-Wiseman on Caribbean beauty contests and Fabiola Creed on tanning. It is also a time for you to share stories about the role…

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Faces: An Exhibition of Changing Essex Style

November 23, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Firstsite, Firstsite
Colchester, England CO1 1JH United Kingdom
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At this exhibition discover the changing faces of Essex style. Take a look at photographs of local people’s experiments with fashion, hair and make-up and listen to audio recordings collected at a pop-up beauty salon (see more about 'Beauty School Drop In' below). The exhibition will highlight changes to women’s lives, celebrate the diversity of women’s health experiences and investigate ideas around femininity. Come along to demystify the beauty secret. This event is part of a short series that will…

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Glow Up: Zine Workshop

November 23, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Firstsite, Firstsite
Colchester, England CO1 1JH United Kingdom
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Join in this creative workshop with Southend-based artist Lu Williams from Grrrl Zine Fair. Get hands-on and investigate health and beauty ideals promoted by social media and magazines. Reflect on diverse experiences and alternative uses of make-up and find out how grooming has been used for empowerment throughout history. 'Glow Up' is also an opportunity for you to learn how to make a zine (DIY magazine), take a look at the Grrrl Zine Library and discover zine culture and history.…

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