Hidden Scars Exhibition
Dec
1
to Dec 16

Hidden Scars Exhibition

FORWARD’s Artists Unite to End FGM project presents Hidden Scars, an exhibition featuring the work of 9 female artists, exploring harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and similar issues affecting African girls and women in Africa and the global African diaspora.

This exhibition aims to highlight the physical and mental trauma suffered by many women due to these practices,the art inspires hope, focuses on the strength of survival and also celebrates African girls and women. The exhibition is being held to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls.

The artists involved:

Phillipa Kate Weaver:www.philippakate.com
Fio Adamson: www.fio-adamson.com
Farida Makki: www.instagram.com/farida_makki_art/?hl=en 
Iris Legendre: http://irislegendre.com/ 
Aga Tamiola: www.agatamiola.com
Sarrah El-Bushra: https://sarrahelbushra.wordpress.com/ 
Linett Kamala: https://linettkamala.com/ 
Gloria Ojulari Sule: www.gloriaojularisule.com

Opening hours for the exhibition, which is open from the 1st to the 15th December are below. Register on this page if you would like to make a donation to attend, but you are welcome to visit the gallery at any time. For information on the opening nioght 1st December (music, drinks,poetry, discussion) see here.

Hidden Scars Exhibition Opening Times
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Corey Harris Band- Musicians Unite to End FGM
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Corey Harris Band- Musicians Unite to End FGM

TICKETS > https://goo.gl/FKAuu8

FORWARD’s Musicians Unite to End FGM project and Nells Jazz and Blues present the Corey Harris Band.

FORWARD’s Musicians Unite to End FGM is an Arts Council England supported project which engages with well-known artists to raise awareness of female genital mutilation, child marriage and all violence against African women and girls. This project aims to raise awareness amongst a much wider audience and to audiences of artists whose countries of origin are affected by the issue.

Corey Harris is based in America. He is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues, he appeared in the iconic Martin Scorsese 2003 film 'Feel Like Going Home' from The Blues Film Collection where he travels through Mississippi and on to West Africa (feat. Ali Farka Toure), exploring the roots of the music. Corey's seventh album Mississippi to Mali was released in the same year.

A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Henry Butler, R.L.Burnside, John Jackson, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Mattews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, Natalie Merchant, and others.

Website: http://www.coreyharrisband.com/


Albums:
Corey Harris Band Recorded Live at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Live! From Turtle Island (2015), True Blues (2013), Fulton Blues(2013), Rasta Blues Experience Live (2013), Father Sun, Mother Earth(2011), Blu.Black(2009), Zion Crossroads(2007), Daily Bread(2005), Mississippi To Mali(2003), Downhome Sophisticate(2002), Vu-Du Menz(2000), Greens From The Garden(1999), Fish Ain’t Bitin’(1997), Between Midnight And Day(1995).

Video's: Corey Harris at North Sea Jazz Club (2016), Corey Harris Live 2015 Accadia Blues, Father, Sun Mother Earth.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/coreyharrisband

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Hidden Scars Exhibition Opening night Friday 1st Dec
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

Hidden Scars Exhibition Opening night Friday 1st Dec

FORWARD's Artists Unite to End FGM project presents Hidden Scars, an exhibition exploring harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and other similar issues affecting African girls and women, both in Africa and in the global African diaspora.

This exhibition aims to highlight the physical and mental trauma suffered by many women due to these practices, the art inspires hope, focuses on the strength of survival and also celebrates African girls and women. The exhibition is being held to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls.

It features the works of 9 female artists: Phillipa Kate Weaver:www.philippakate.com
Fio Adamson: www.fio-adamson.com
Farida Makki: www.instagram.com/farida_makki_art/?hl=en 
Iris Legendre: http://irislegendre.com/ 
Aga Tamiola: www.agatamiola.com
Sarrah El-Bushra: https://sarrahelbushra.wordpress.com/ 
Linett Kamala: https://linettkamala.com/ 
Gloria Ojulari Sule: www.gloriaojularisule.com

The opening night Friday 1st Dec 6.30pm-9pm (poetry, discussion and music to start 7.30pm) features drinks reception, spoken word from Cherelle Salmon (former FORWARD youth advocate), Ethio-jazz music by the incredible Hanisha Solomon and discussion. Speakers include Gavin Weston, Author of Harmattan/FORWARD Ambassador and co-curator of this exhibition. Please register here.

Hanisha Solomon is a rising Ethiopian star based in London she has the extraordinary talent of singing in Amharic, Oromiffa & Arabic, her songs are a mix of Ethio-jazz, reggae and soul.

Hanisha has collaborated with a range of stars such as Dennis Bovell, Femi Kuti and Didier Awadi. She is an artist that performs internationally so we are lucky she is able to join us for this special night. 

See here for full opening times for the duration of the exhibition.

 

FORWARD Hidden Scars
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Catch FORWARD at upcoming Habib Koite London gig
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Catch FORWARD at upcoming Habib Koite London gig

We are so honoured that the great Malian star Habib Koité & Bamada is supporting our Musicians Unite to End FGM project (more info on this collaboration to come), you will find us at his upcoming London gig at Rich Mix London on Thursday 19th October where we will have a stall. Tickets here: https://www.richmix.org.uk/…/habib-koit%C3%A9-and-bamada-su…

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Mar
10
6:30 PM18:30

Something About Bodies - Opening

Join us for FORWARD opening of Something About Bodies exhibition. The opening will include spoken word, discussions with artists, discussions around Art & Activism.
Check Red Gallery's programme for details: Create Art to Create Change.

It will be a perfect opportunity to see Traditions Run Deeper Than Law, say hi and ask us any questions you might have about  Artists Unite to End FGM. We will be present and we would love to talk to you.

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