News & Events Events Big Weekend Timings What can I expect? Friday 3rd March 2023, Evening (19.00 - 21.30)A perfect opportunity to meet others with alopecia in a relaxed setting ahead of the busy conference day. The reception event will include some informal icebreaker activities, perfect for newcomers, solo attendees and returning attendees alike! Tickets for Friday evening will also include a welcome drink and canapes. Saturday 4th March 2023, Daytime (08.30 - 17.30)Saturday’s adult conference sees an array of inspiring talks, presentations, research updates, Q&A panels, workshops, exhibitors and demonstrations. The majority of the sessions throughout the day will be suitable for all types of alopecia, but some will go into detail on certain types of hair loss. Check-in will be open from 8.30 am with some early morning sessions (e.g icebreakers) starting around 9.15 am. Our Welcome Talk will begin at 10 am. A full timetable of sessions will be sent to ticket holders ahead of the event. You will also receive a brochure outlining everything on offer upon arrival. Tickets for this day will include drinks and snacks throughout the day, entry to the conference talks and exhibition hall, lunch and an event bag. Saturday 4th March 2023, Evening (19:00 – 23:30)Make sure you dig out your blue dresses, suits, shirts, tops, (or fancy dress!) in honour of Alopecia UK for this super fun evening. Guests will enjoy a welcome drink, buffet dinner followed by fun, music and dancing. We're very excited to be joined on Saturday evening by musician Hannah Woof! Facebook Instagram (Music) Instagram (Personal) Hannah has been gigging around her home county of Warwickshire for over a decade now, and singing for a lot longer than that; performing 60’s and 70’s classics to care home residents alongside her grandparents, as a kid. Compare that to today, where she is performing sell-out shows alongside some of the greats such as Mark Morris of the Bluetones, and writing and co-performing songs used in ITV’s Love Island, as well as gaining recognition from Huw Stephens of BBC Radio 1. Hannah was diagnosed with suspected Alopecia Areata in July 2022, after all of the biopsies and investigations this was confirmed in early October. She bit the bullet and shaved her head on the 11th of October and hasn’t looked back since. She hopes to use her music and social media accounts to raise awareness, and offer support to those who are going through similar. Join us on Saturday evening to hear Hannah perform! Sunday 5th March 2023, Daytime (9:45-12:00)A chance to see the local landmarks and sights of Birmingham, all whilst raising awareness of alopecia. See the walk route here. See our full event programme here.