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Afro Archives Episode Five

20 June
Afro Archives A Pefomer's World by Ayesha Casely-Hayford

Afro Archives Episode Five: “What Do you Do With Your Hair For Theatre Rehearsals?” An actor in theatre rehearsals, wants to be free. We do not want to think about our hair. As the practicalities are discussed by the actors on what they do in theatre rehearsals with their afro-textured hair, to manage frizz and […]

“Field Management”

19 June
HIV Voices: Ayesha Casely-Hayford

“Field Management” by Chris Adams, is a new play written for HIV Voices commissioned by Hugh Wyld. On 16th June 2016, HIV voices was presented as part of ‘Second | Half” – a season of performances hosted by Antic Face at the Tristan Bates Theatre. “Field Management” is a brand new voice for our HIV […]

Afro Archives Episode Four

02 May
Afro Archives A Performer's World

Afro Archives Episode Four: What Do You Hate About Your Hair and Being An Actor? Our Hair is Not Our Own A common view that I found came out on Afro Archives Episode Four is that as an actor, our hair is not our own. Changing our hair, means getting new acting headshots. When we […]

She Talks To Beethoven

28 March
She Talks To Beethoven feat. Ayesha Casely-Hayford

MARCH ends at The Albany Theatre with She Talks To Beethoven by Adrienne Kennedy As part of a festival of new directors by Stone Crabs Theatre Company, supporting the future of theatre making, I played the “radio voice” in She Talks To Beethoven – experimental theatre! Although written in 1989, I can’t work out how many […]

Afro Archives Episode Three

25 March
Ayesha Casely-Hayford Afro Archives

Afro Archives Episode Three: What do you love about your hair and being an actor? In Afro Archives Episode Three I explored things we could celebrate about our hair.  In three parts, we cover afro hair, straight hair, jew fros, braids and extensions. What Do You Love About Your Hair and Being An Actor? Afro Archives […]

Without wellness, we have nothing

07 March
Ayesha Casely-Hayford, Employment Lawyer at Wainwright and Cummins LLP

Artists are generous. By its nature creativity comes from a generous place of sensitivity to the world around us. But without wellness, we have nothing. It is not unusual to get caught up in situations and circumstances where it really is too much…and then the workplace becomes a dangerous place to be. A very important […]

Wainwright & Cummins LLP

29 February
Ayesha Casely-Hayford Employment Law Consultant at Wainwright and Cummins LLP

Wainwright & Cummins LLP is the legal practice I have joined as an employment law consultant. Wainwright & Cummins LLP is a London law practice, providing legal services to its community for over 30 years. With an established practice in Criminal, Prison, Family, Wills & Probate, Housing, Property and Immigration law, I join them offering  a […]

Afro Archives Episode Two

26 February
fro Archives A Performer's World

Afro Archives Episode Two: “What Things Do People Say About Your Hair?” My hair looks like a Brillo pad?!!! Afro Archives Episode Two is a bit of bonding over the horrors of the experience of having other people comment on our hair. There is no question that the Afro-Caribbean woman has been the victim of verbal abuse […]

Afro Archives Episode One

01 February
Afro Archives A Performer's World By Ayesha Casely-Hayford

Twelve Episodes of Actors Chatting Hair – different topics, ideas & views.  Episode One: True or False? Your Hair Represents Who You Are Our hair. We are born with it, and there is absolutely nothing we can do to change our natural hair texture. In an article dated 24th January 2014 “The Changing Business of […]