Family Workshop: Roots of Inspiration

  • Henry Moore Institute
  • Thursday, 25 August 2022
  • In-person workshops, 10:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30 - 3:30pm. Free, but booking required.

Explore and celebrate Black hair with writer Tina Shingler and artist Kedisha Coakley at this special workshop as part of national project The World Reimagined.

Join writer Tina Shingler and artist Kedisha Coakley for this special event as part of national project The World Reimagined. Including a gallery tour, a short talk and a printmaking activity, we’ll explore and celebrate Black hair and the stories, politics and grooming rituals associated with it.

You’ll explore the work of South African artist Lungiswa Gqunta, hear Tina Shingler’s ‘hairstory’, then be guided by artist Kedisha Coakley to make prints using synthetic hair.


This event is free, but booking is required as places are limited.

Book your free ticket via Eventbrite

Suitable for families with children aged 8+. This is an intergenerational workshop - we encourage creativity in all ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. Please book tickets for both adults and children.

The event will run at the following times:
Morning session: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon session: 1:30pm - 3:30pm


Visitors who would prefer a step-free entrance can use the accessible entrance on Cookridge Street using the lift to bring you onto the ground floor. The workshop will take place in the seminar room on the basement level and you can use a passenger lift to all floors of the building.

You can store pushchairs in the seminar room for the whole event.

Toilets are located just outside the seminar room on the basement level, including baby changing facilities within the accessible and gender-neutral toilet.

Please see our accessibility page for more information.

We want to make it as easy as possible for all to attend, so please get in touch if you have any access needs that you would like to discuss before the workshop.

About the artists

Tina Shingler is a writer and presenter who explores themes of race, identity and creative inspiration with 'stories that seed change'.

Kedisha Coakley works with sculpture, photography and printmaking. Her work reconsiders objects and cultural symbols, and reframes history, race, culture and conventions of curatorial practice.

These workshops are supported through funding from The World Reimagined, a ground-breaking national art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us.

Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Research Library: Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment