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What to expect at Redhead Day UK 2018

The fifth edition of Redhead Day UK will take place on Saturday 19 May, and we can’t wait!

Attracting gingers of all ages from all corners of the world, the full-day and evening event at Cecil Sharp House in Camden, London, will be packed to the rafters with freckly fun and redheaded revelry. Highlights include Carrot Top Comedy, live music, ginger caricature-drawing, genetics talks, fiery drinks, redhead art, makeovers, stalls and much more all for the red-haired (and their appreciators).

Ginger Parrot will once again hold a stall at the event, where you can get your hands on clothing and gifts galore! Here’s what to expect at Redhead Day UK 2018…

British Skin Foundation

This year’s nominated charity is the well-known British Skin Foundation, and their incredible research into preventing skin cancer. Their team will be on hand to answer your sun safety questions and provide advice on the live stage.

Gingerella drinks

Gingerella head
Fighting for justice and spreading ginger joy, delicious Gingerella ginger ale will be on offer to quench everyone’s thirst!

‘Carrot Top Comedy’

The likes of Elf Lyons, Cally Beaton, Alasdair Beckett-King and Diane Spencer will be dishing out the ginger gags for a whole hour during the much-loved Carrot Top Comedy Hour.

Catch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding

It’s a double ginger celebration, as it’s also the day that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot! Catch the live coverage on the big screen from 12pm, and also enjoy some other cool royal wedding elements that continue throughout the day, including a Prince Harry lookalike contest, and a life-size Harry!

Redhead Day UK merchandise

Are you Copper, Fiery, Strawberry Blonde or Auburn? Match your shade at the Redhead Day UK stall, and also get your hands on one-of-a-kind royal (ginger) wedding memorabilia!

Your host, Elliot Brown!

Redhead Day UK is in safe hands as its 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.

You may recognise him from BBC Three’s ‘Things not to say to someone with ginger hair’!

Hot for Ginger

Hot for Ginger

With their huge database of over four million members, Hot for Ginger is the biggest, safest and most fun ginger dating site on the planet.

Ginger caricatures

Get your gingery caricature drawn by illustrator Laura Coppolaro!

Children’s entertainer

Hazel McCarthy will be entertaining mini redheads all day long with lots of singing, dancing and fun-filled games!

We also hear that she might be dressed as a certain Disney princess for the day…

Live music

Whether it’s rapping, soul music or acoustic guitar, there’s a tune for you on the live stage, with performances from the likes of Sheya Lily, Caroline England and Laura Oakes!

‘Your Life as a Redhead’

Jacky Colliss Harvey, author of Red: A Natural History of the Redhead and the recently published journal My Life as a Redhead, will delves into the self-exploration of redheads on stage to deliver ‘Your Life as Redhead’!

Noma Swimwear

Noma Swimwear is a children’s sun protection swimwear brand for babies and children from 6 months to 11 years. Their swimwear fabric is UPF50+, the highest possible rating – perfect for fair-skinned redheads!

An exclusive web TV series screening

Exclusive to Redhead Day UK 2018, Collene will be officially announcing her new drama web series with a preview screening!

Orangutan talk

Cathy Smith from the Orangutan Foundation will chat to the crowd about the wonderful world of orangutans and what we need to do to keep our endangered cousins safe.

‘A Field Guide to Redheads’

Illustrator and creator, Elizabeth Graeber, will be hopping over from the US to showcase her books and her talent for all to see! How about a commissioned illustration from the artist herself?

Redhead Revolution

Make-up for the 2%, Redhead Revolution has created a unique line of cosmetics designed specifically for a redhead’s skin tone and colouring (and we already sell their products in the Ginger Parrot Store).

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!

Face painting and hair feathers

Strawberry Studio

Kids and adults can have themselves decorated – whether it’s face painting or feathers in your hair!

Evening entertainment from Gingzilla

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.

Gingzilla will be performing some aptly ginger-themed tunes during the evening segment of Redhead Day UK!

There’s much more than that, too! View the full line-up

Are you attending Redhead Day UK 2018? Tickets are available here. We hope to see you there!

Ginger Parrot

Ginger Parrot is ready and raring to report on all things nice and gingerful, and provides an online store too, offering Ginger Parrot merchandise, clothing, hair products, gifts and more for the redhead and redhead lover community.


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