Bruce Castle Museum to host talk on the 6,000-year-history of the Afro-comb

Haringey Independent: Spurs defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto (currently on loan at QPR) is known for having his Afro done in Tottenham Spurs defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto (currently on loan at QPR) is known for having his Afro done in Tottenham

Tottenham's place in the 6,000-year history of the Afro comb will be set out in a talk by a Cambridge University academic tonight.

Dr Sally-Anna Ashton of the Fitzwilliam Museum will discuss the development of the comb in a talk to accompany an exhibition at Bruce Castle Museum on the origins of the combs.

The exhibition at the Lordship Lane museum currently features combs collected in Haringey among examples from around the world.

It also explores Haringey's place in the African-Caribbean hair industry as home to the UK's first distributor of the combs Dyke and Dryden.

The firm staged the first international exhibition of Afro hair and beauty in London in 1983.

The talk will run from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. The exhibition will run until April.

Call 020 8808 8772 or email museum.services@haringey.gov.uk for information.

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