Free film screening of Some Like it Fro!

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As part of Hackney’s Black History Season of celebrations, Hackney Archives is hosting a film screening of Some Like It Fro! alongside a talk on Saturday 18 November from 4pm.

Some Like It Fro! explores the intimate journeys of those transitioning to natural hair using personal narratives including owners of Hackney hair salons and their customers. The film also takes a wider look at the societal context of the Black hair industry.

Ada Cotton, Writer and Director of the film said: “For many this is not just a simple hairstyle choice or passing fashion trend but a very personal statement of self-worth.

“The natural hair care revolution is here. The black hair story is no ordinary story. Rooted in the dynamics of history and society, African Caribbean hair trends are coming back full circle as many women ditch relaxers, weaves, wigs and extensions for their own natural born hair.”

The film takes a wider look at the Black hair industry, including natural hair Vloggers, independent entrepreneurs and consumers who are now taking a leading role in driving change in one of the world’s most booming industries.



Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Equalities
The Black hair industry in Hackney has a long history connecting community, entrepreneurship and social change. This film and discussion will give residents a chance to learn more about a subject, which has had such a big impact on the local economy and community.
Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Equalities

Made by Writer and Director Ada Cotton and Publisher and Producer Isabel AppioSome Like It Fro! discovers there is much more to the natural hair revolution.

Black History Month is a national annual celebration of the contribution that African and Caribbean communities have made both locally and across the globe. For more information on Hackney's celebrations, pick up a programme of activities from libraries and other venues across the borough or visit: www.hackney.gov.uk/black-history-month.

Some Like It Fro!

Saturday 18 November 2017


Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, Dalston Lane, Hackney, E8 3BQ


Programme of Events

  • Talk by Etienne Joseph Senior Archives Officer, Hackney Archives: Historical Roots – The legacy of Dyke & Dryden
  • Screening of Some Like It Fro!
  • Q&A with panellists; Vinna from Curly Treats and Lekia Lee from Project Embrace
  • Presentation by Hair Vlogger Natural Hair Stylist and Consultations on making the most of social media
  • Headwrap Demonstration by Sunu Ker

For more information email:

Ada Cotton 

Isabel Appio