THE HEAD WRAP DIARIES

Uchenna Dance

7.30pm Sat 24 March @ Gladstone Community Centre, Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, PE1 2AN

Tickets £5 ( £3 concs) 

An uplifting blend of club styles fused with African and Contemporary dance, great music, a good dose of humour and HAIR stories!

Three fierce, clever and witty female characters take us through stories of community, heritage, womanhood, friendship, and most importantly, hair.

Set within a South London hair-salon called BE U Tiful, The Head Wrap Diaries gives you front row seats to watch, interact with and be immersed in a journey from childhood to the present day, told through a unique blend of House, Waacking and Vogue fused with African and Contemporary dance, accompanied by a specially commissioned soundtrack of Afro house, folk, electronic dance music, jazz and Ghana gospel.

Arrive at 6.30pm for pre-show art installation and smoothie bar, which will get you in the mood while the post-show Head Wrap Bar is your opportunity to meet the company, share experiences, have a smoothie and test out some head wrapping for yourself. Don’t forget to bring your fabrics!

Age guidance: 7+. 

Running time: 60 mins no interval

Please note: Latecomers may not be admitted to this performance, this is unto the discretion of the venue management.  No refunds will be due for latecomers

 The headwrap diaries is presented and funded by the arts council funded programme, peterborough presents,  a creative people and places consortium led by vivacity.

The headwrap diaries is presented and funded by the arts council funded programme, peterborough presents,  a creative people and places consortium led by vivacity.

Fierce, witty and brilliant!
— Audience Member
The Head Wrap Diaries was INCREDIBLE. Laughter, good dancing and great energy!”
- Isaac Ouro, Writer & Sub-editor @ayoungertheatre

Here is a work that is engaging, authentic, culturally rooted and beautifully danced with an intelligent installation and (head) wrap-around programme”
-Ian Abbott, Writing About Dance

“If you came prepared for a lecture, prepare to be disappointed. If you came for a party, prepare to get one” -The Reviews Hub

“A standing ovation worthy performance by Uchenna Dance. A-MAZING” -Gender In Dance

“As an entertaining night at the theatre, The Headwrap Diaries certainly hit the spot”
-Londondance.com

“The Head Wrap Diaries is a production that needs to be made with stories that need to be told”
- Curlture UK
Head Wrap Diaries

What is a head wrap?

A head wrap is a cloth that is used to cover, wrap or tie around your head. It can be a scarf that you would tie round your neck, material handed down in your family, a bed sheet (cut to size), a sacred cloth or a fabric leftover. Men, women and children can, and do, wear head wraps. Anyone with hair, (no matter its texture), and those without hair, can wear one. They are a universal accessory worn by many, for many different reasons.


"The Head Wrap Diaries is a great show fusing dance, theatre and comedy”
 -AṣọGlobal @AsoGlobe

“Well-crafted and beautifully done. Really enjoyed the show” 
- Christine Ohuruogu, International Athlete

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