Upcoming events

Thread Ahead runs events every 2 months at pop-up spaces in London. We offer a range of brand new clothes, accessories and toiletries, including period products. Please note that we do not currently have capacity to provide items outside these events.


Unfortunately, tickets to our next event are now fully booked. Please sign up to our mailing list below to keep up to date on future events. 

Do you have insecure immigration status? Would you like to come to one of our events? Click the button below to sign up to our visitor mailing list. We use this to send invites to upcoming events.

Do you work with people with insecure immigration status? Are you interested in making referrals to Thread Ahead? Click the button below to sign up to our mailing list for referral organisations.

Tell us what you think

Have you attended an event recently? We’d love to hear your thoughts, as we’re always seeking to improve. Our short feedback form shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes to complete. You don’t have to share your name if you don’t want to. You can also request a follow-up call with a member of the team if you would like to talk about your experience in more detail. If you would find it easier to speak to us directly, please contact us.


Our events are open to anyone with insecure immigration status who is in the UK on human rights grounds. This includes refugees, asylum seekers, those with limited or no leave to remain, and overstayers. Our services are not available to those with British or European citizenship. We will never share information given to us regarding the immigration status of individual visitors with any third parties, including the Home Office.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will be more than happy to chat things through with you.


We try to make all of our events feel as inclusive and safe as possible. We are open to all regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion or disability.  If you attended one of our events and have feedback about how we could have improved the service, please get in touch.

Gender neutral bathrooms are available at all events, and all have step-free access along with spaces to sit down. While we do not stock children’s clothing at present, our visitors are very welcome to bring children with them. If you have any concerns about accessing our events or would like to chat to us before coming to ensure your needs can be met, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.