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.
A photographer on foot, designer at the desk, and a creative by heart, Jack McCausland will be our resident photographer setting up his own photography studio at the event.
Rock up to his photoshoot area throughout the day to have your redhead portrait taken!
Hazel McCarthy - Children's entertainer
We’re delighted to welcome redhead Hazel to Redhead Day UK, who will be entertaining mini redheads all day long with lots of singing, dancing and fun-filled games! She has years of experience as a professional performer and kids’ entertainer and is very excited to entertain all our little ginger attendees!
Hazel will be running two separate kids entertainment sessions during the day – sign-up will be available on arrival.
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.
A ginger newcomer to Redhead Day UK, Laura Oakes will set the stage on fire with her upbeat and catchy country music, which has become a big deal in the UK country music scene, achieving multiple hits in the iTunes Country Chart.
Despite hailing from Liverpool, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Laura Oakes’ roots were in deep Tennessee, particularly as her latest EP is called ‘Nashville Stole Your Girl’, which she’ll be performing live at Redhead Day UK!
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?
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.
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!
Craige Middleburg (stage name Magic) is a young creative storyteller from East London, Hackney. Jack of all trades and master of some (he hopes) he is mainly an actor and musician, proficient in both piano and quick-witted wordplay.
Honing all his creative skills, there is nothing he enjoys more than sharing his creative stories and music with the world, through audio and visual outlets. Catch Magic on stage performing (clean versions of) his work at Redhead Day UK!
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!
Redhead Day UK 2018 is in safe hands as our host will be Youtube star and redhead Elliot Brown! He’ll be looking after the live stage for the day, guiding you through all of the exciting music, comedy, talks, games and activities going on.
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 and winner of Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, 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.
Elf Lyons, an award-winning red-hatted comedian and clown, is bringing her hilarious redheadedness to her fellow gingerkind!
In 2017 her solo show SWAN at the Edinburgh Fringe was nominated for the Best Show Award and the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. And in 2018 it was in the final shortlist for Fringe World’s Best Comedy Show award.
With her new show ChiffChatt debuting at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2018, catch Elf during the Carrot Top Comedy Hour at Redhead Day UK!
Noma Swimwear is a new children’s sun protection swimwear brand based in North London for babies and children from 6 months to 11 years. Their swimwear fabric is UPF50+ (the highest possible rating – perfect for fair-skinned redheads!), and the pieces are cut high and long in all the right places to protect young skin.
Even better, the premium fabric is made from recycled fishing nets, supporting sustainable fashion. Visit Noma Swimwear’s stall at Redhead Day UK!
Exclusive for Redhead Day UK 2018! Collene will be officially announcing her new drama web series with a preview screening.
Collene runs Redhead Reach – raising the profile of redheads on stage and on screen. Her ‘Anne of Green Gables’ national UK theatre tour received 5***** and ‘outstanding’ reviews in 2016. She was playwright (adapted from L.M. Montgomery’s novel), composer/arranger and producer as well as playing Anne – the iconic redhead.
Tune in to the live Redhead Day UK stage see her latest creation in all its mystery!
Gemma is a red-haired singer from Essex who has been performing since the age of 6 in various theatre productions, now moving her experience to singing with live bands across all genres.
Get red-y to experience her powerful voice on stage at Redhead Day UK!
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’s talk ‘Your Life as a Redhead’ on stage at Redhead Day UK 2018.
Youel is an indie/electro band based in London. Their latest track, ‘Your Youth’ – a combination of fiery guitar parts and hooky electronica – has quickly garnered attention from a list of music bloggers, and recently had its radio debut on BBC Introducing.
Catch Youel frontwoman and redhead Viv performing some of the band’s latest tracks on stage, along with some aptly-themed gingerful cover songs too. Get ready to dance the night away!
Ginger 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.
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!
Redhead Revolution has created a unique line of cosmetics designed specifically for a redhead’s skin tone and colouring. Offering foundations that enhance, not conceal, and mascara in redhead-friendly shades, Redhead Revolution wants gingers to love what makes them different!
Head to their stall at Redhead Day UK to try out their products, with make-up artist and RED HOT model, Grace Gray, on hand for beauty advice and tips!
Caroline England is ferociously ginger and proud and has the music to prove it performing her single ‘Ginger’ here at Redhead Day UK 2018 as well as songs from her latest album ‘Faking Wonderful’.
She once sang at the world record attempt to get the most amount of redheads on an aeroplane flight and included hundreds of redheads in her Youtube music video to accompany the song. The track is the perfect anthem for gingers the world over!
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!
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!