Below is our so-far confirmed line-up for Redhead Day UK 2018, taking place at Cecil Sharp House in London on Saturday 19th May, Get your tickets now!
The British Skin Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated to raising funds for all skin diseases and skin cancer research. Our unwavering commitment to funding quality research means we won’t stop until we’ve found cures for common skin problems like eczema and acne through to potential killers like malignant melanoma.
To date, they’ve raised £16 million to fund research projects since 1996, and Redhead Day UK 2018 will look to add to this total.
As well as the British Skin Foundation being Redhead Day UK 2018’s nominated charity, they will be at the event to be on hand to offer advice, resources and materials to give information on looking after your skin.
This Essex-based brand is headed up by a natural redhead (unsurprisingly!) and sells unique, high-end street wear clothing to kids and adults alike. They put a new and gingertastic spin on unisex designer headwear with studs and leather detailing, handmade for the fashion forward looking for something you can’t find on the high street.
Illustrator and creator of ‘A Field Guide to Redheads’, Elizabeth Graeber, will be hopping over from the US to showcase her books and her talent for all to see. Get your hands on a copy of the book, or how about a commissioned illustration from the artist herself?
Cathy Smith, from the Orangutan Foundation, will share her experience of working with the only other redheaded ape. Talking about the work being done to save the orangutan and some fun facts along the way, Cathy will bring along highlights from the charity’s extensive collection of photographs.
A must for lovers of the great apes, this talk is an opportunity to learn more about how to protect our critically endangered redheaded cousins!
Hot For Ginger is the world’s biggest and best social network and online dating website for redheads. Now in its 8th year, the website has over 70,000 active redheads and ginger lovers, and hosts a vibrant community of gingerphiles on its website and Facebook page.
As well as helping ginger lovers connect, Hot For Ginger takes an active role in promoting positive ginger attitudes and is staunchly anti-bullying.
Fighting for justice and spreading ginger joy, Gingerella is delicious, refreshing and does good for the ginger farmers, too.
Come and sample some of Gingerella’s fiery delights at Redhead Day UK 2018!
All things nice and gingerful, Ginger Parrot delivers lifestyle news and features to redheads and redhead lovers alike, covering events, fashion, health, beauty, skincare, celebrities, film and much more relating to red hair.
Get your GINGE and GINGE Lover clothing, temporary tattoos and much more from the Ginger Parrot stand.
Hilarious, dark and always charming, Diane Spencer is an award-winning comedian who has performed worldwide and amassed over a quarter of a million views on Youtube.
Witness her hilarity for yourselves on stage at Redhead Day UK 2018!
Labelled as “one to watch” by Time Out, Alasdair Beckett-King is an award-winning comedian and sketch writer. The natural redhead won New Act of the Year in 2014 and has performed stand-up across the UK, including Glastonbury and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Get ready for some ginger jokes and anecdotes on the live stage at Redhead Day UK 2018!
Cally is a natural storyteller, bringing her rollercoaster ride of a comedy show to Redhead Day UK 2018!
She took her first show, ‘Cat Call’, to Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year with comedy partner Catherine Bohart, where together they enjoyed 4**** reviews, sell-out rooms and received a Malcolm Hardee Award.
Get ready for heaps of anecdotes, observations and stuff even your best mate wouldn’t admit to.
Laura Coppolaro – Illustrator and caricature artists
Get your gingery caricature drawn by illustrator Laura Coppolaro, the brains behind The Wondrous Fox, which will also be on display at the event!
Get red-y for Gingzilla, an award-winning international cabaret and performance artist from Australia! She has performed to sold out shows in Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe and across the UK. She’s currently touring her show ‘Glamonster VS The World’ in Australia and will soon be bringing it to the UK
Gingzilla will be performing some aptly ginger-themed tunes during the evening segment of Redhead Day UK!
Natural redhead and author Jacky Colliss Harvey delves into the self-exploration of redheads in her new book ‘My Life as a Redhead’, an adorable journal that allows gingers both natural and dyed, current and former, to catalogue every aspect of their redheadedness.
Watch Jacky on stage talking about her book at Redhead Day UK 2018.
Sheya Lily - Singer
This will be the third Redhead Day UK performance for 17-year-old Sheya Lily. She regularly busks in and around London as part of the Busk in London scheme, and was a finalist in the Mayor of London’s Gigs competitions. Sheya has a laid-back singing style and likes to perform acoustic covers along with her original songs.
Sheya is also a budding actress and you may have seen her playing the ultimate redhead, a young Elizabeth I for Channel 5 earlier this year.
Catch Sheya on the live stage at Redhead Day UK!
Genetics talk from Dr Adam Rutherford
Author, broadcaster and geneticist, Dr Adam Rutherford hosts the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Inside Science’. He’ll be giving the Redhead Day UK crowd a taster of his impeccable insight into how ginger genetics work, as taken from his book, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes.
We’ll also have a talk from Catherine Bull at charity Knit for Peace, who will demonstrate the clever ways of ginger genetics through the use of knitting! Knit for Peace grew out of projects developed in Rwanda and India and brings together women of traditionally hostile communities to knit clothes for street children and orphans.
Strawberry Studio - Face painting
Creating bespoke designs for girls and boys (and adults, too!), Strawberry Studio will be on hand to brighten up your day with face painting, temporary glitter tattoos, and feathers for your (red) hair!