A programme you say?

Lo and behold! Here it is … what you have all been waiting for… THE LAYOUT FOR THE WEEKEND!

Saturday BRAND DAY

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11.00am: Welcome speech

11.15am-11.45am: Speed mating

There’ll be a list of fun questions and topics where everyone will have an opportunity to get to know each other and buddy up….there might be the odd naughty topic in there too 😉

12.00pm-1.30pm: Brand talk (Pt. 1)

Each brand will talk about their journey, from what got them started to how they made their business such a success

1.30pm-3.00pm: Lunch

Take a break and grab a bite to eat on any of the awesome cafe’s and restaurants around Hoxton

3.00pm-3.45pm: Brand talk (Pt.2)

Simply Be and Curvissa talk about their creative processes and what’s inspiring them for the Spring/ Summer seasons

4pm: Body positive cabaret

Performances from Pocket Rocket Fashion, Ashleigh – the winner of Hamburger Queen 2013, and burlesque/ feminist bombshell, Diablo Daniels!

4.30pm: Goodbye (for now) speech

Throughout the day there will the opportunity to walk around our stalls and chat to the brands in attendance. We also have a bra fitting taking place with the excellent Curvy Kate! AND if you’ve booked a slot you can have your picture taken by BLAST! and your hair or make up done by Betty Pamper and The Pamper Box!

Saturday – AFTER DARK

7.30pm-9.00pm: Get dressed up and join the fun with a playlist carefully selected by the organisers. Hopefully our music nerdery won’t show too much…

9.00pm-Midnight: Legendary plus blogger babe Bethany brings her iconic club night Dancing On My Own to Plus London this year. She will have you wiggling with the best!

Please bring a bottle or 12 😉 – we’ll supply the glasses and bottle openers! Again if you have booked a slot with Blast! you can have your picture taken.

Sunday – COMMUNITY DAY

12.30pm-1.30pm: Confidence and Sexuality panel discussion

Dr. Charlotte Cooper, Dr. Caroline Walters, and Gina Warren discuss the ways that being fat and being sexual are not mutually exclusive.

1.45pm-3.00pm: Crafternoon!

We have two fabulous workshops for those of you who want to give your wardrobe a bit of a boost without breaking the bank. These are:

Clothes altering workshop by Erin Lacy

Designer Erin is bringing her couture skills to Plus London – if you want to see how to run things in, take things up or ease seams out, she’s your girl! If there’s a dress or a pair of trousers hanging in your wardrobe unworn because they don’t quite fit, bring them here.

Embellishment workshop by Red Bows Boutique

Our very own Michelle at Red Bows Boutique has been bulk buying fabric, sequins, glue and god knows what else. She’s going to be giving a masterclass in how to turn items from drab to fab!

3.00pm-3.45pm: Pocket Rocket Fashion Blog Talk

Some hard work, some tearful nights and some pretty dumb luck, Lauren will be talking about her experience of the plus size fashion blogging world, from its inception to its explosion. Hopefully there’ll be a few laughs along the way!

4.00pm-4.45pm: Fat Yoga

Bring either a yoga mat or towel to wind down with some relaxing yoga – oh and suitable clothes for yoga if you want to take part!

5.00pm: Closing Speech

All good things must come to an end, and so at 5 we will be bidding you adieu.

From 12pm on Sunday we will also have a pop up tea room ran by The Vintage Cake. For a reasonable sum you will be able to buy cake, hot drinks and savouries to munch on! We can highly recommend the salted caramel brownies!! Nom nom !

So there it is – a jam-packed weekend of fun, fashion, fat positivity and fabulousness! We can’t wait!

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It’s where it’s it AT!

Hello lovely people!

The Plus London team has been moving and shaking and have some very exciting news… the venue for Plus London 3 is booked!

In 2011 Lauren held the first Plus London in a gallery on the Embankment.  Out of daydreams and a tiny budget she created a unique and inspiring event that united our community.  Women from all over came together to talk fashion, fun and life.  It was a roaring success.

Last year Claire took the reins. It was held at the same venue and we filled the place to the rafters with our positivity and energy and had a wicked time.

This year, we have big plans, yes siree! This brings me back to our news;

We were treated well by the previous venue but it was clear this year we would need something bigger for our growing numbers and ideas.  Thanks to increased sponsorship we’ve got a whole weekend at Hoxton Arches.

We love it!  It’s got great public transport links (Hoxton tube station is just seconds away) and its slap bang in the heart of Hoxton, the hub of London’s creative and fashion elite.

Now the space is booked, we’ve been able to do a bit more planning so here’s a sneaky peak of what’s to come:

  • Saturday will be ‘Brand Day” with all our favourite’s bringing their new lines for us to try on and play with.  We also have some independents, which we’re really excited about.  Expect some other surprises and an amazing party into the night!
  • Sunday is ‘Community Day’ with a clothes swap, crafty workshops, speakers, film and art.  Fortified by tea and cake, we’re going to celebrate ourselves in mind, body and soul.

So there you go! It’s a hot date and we can’t wait to see you all on 2nd & 3rd November 2013.

Love

Team Plus London

xxx