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The Scar: Preview and Opening Performance

Join us for the launch of Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler’s major new solo exhibition, The Scar in our gallery from 18.00 until 21.00 on Fri 9 Feb, with a live performance from Young Identity responding to the themes of the exhibition in the gallery. At 21.00 we will continue the celebrations in our ground floor bar, with live music and performance from Ha Za Vu Zu, direct from Istanbul, with MC Endo Bravo. We hope you can join us!

Young Identity
19.00 and 20.00 in the Gallery

Young Identity (YI) is a spoken word collective formed in Manchester, 2006 by Shirley May and Ali Gadema. YI is dedicated to giving young people opportunities to perform their written work and have worked with artists such as Lemn Sissay, international spoken word icon Saul Williams, dub poetry legend Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ted Hughes Prize Winner Kate Tempest, and the late Amiri Baraka. YI have performed all over the UK, from the Southbank in London to the West Yorkshire Playhouse and even in America’s Nuyorican Poetry Café.

MC Endo Bravo
From 21.00 in the Ground Floor Bar

Endo Bravo is a grime artist and performer from Luton. Hailing from the foundation era of grime, he blends authentic urban life experiences with an articulate writing style in his unique brand of urban social commentary. Performances include BBC 1Xtra.

Ha Za Vu Zu
From 21.00 in the Ground Floor Bar

Ha Zu Vu Zu is an artist collective based in Istanbul. The collective acts with an absence of hierarchy to encourage the unpredictable within sound and vision. Ha Za Vu Zu sees itself as a hub of abundant collaboration and exchange of ideas. The groups work lies somewhere between performance and agitprop, humour and the organisation of offbeat evenings. The form is variable, spanning performance, installation, videos and objects (from books, flags and banners to mutated disco balls and assorted ephemera).