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Private view: Visions Programme 1 led by Patrick Goddard

Nunnery Gallery & Café 181 Bow Road, London, London

Join us for the private view of this year's Visions in the Nunnery presenting Programme 1 with lead artist Patrick Goddard and a live performance from Plastique Fantastique Communique, Flight of the Termite.

Free

Talking circle: The Road to Nowhere presents – show and tell from the diaspora

Bow Arts Courtyard Room Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London

How do objects pass down memory? What stories do they tell? How can they inform our identities? These are the questions The Road to Nowhere will be exploring in this show and tell centring around the stories, memories, and archival powers that objects hold for people in the diaspora.  

£5
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Educator’s Retreat 2022: Inclusive Arts Learning

Omaka Gallery 47-49 Durham Street, Vauxhall, London

Join us for our free two-day exploration of visual art in education and how it can make a difference to children and young people’s lives with a specific focus on inclusivity and representation. Take part in creative workshops, talks and discussions to refresh your own practice, experiment, learn new skills and meet like-minded creative practitioners.

Free
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Educator’s Retreat 2022: Inclusive Arts Learning

Omaka Gallery 47-49 Durham Street, Vauxhall, London

Join us for our free two-day exploration of visual art in education and how it can make a difference to children and young people’s lives with a specific focus on inclusivity and representation. Take part in creative workshops, talks and discussions to refresh your own practice, experiment, learn new skills and meet like-minded creative practitioners.

Free

#FirstThursdays Late Opening: Irregular Commas – reading group with UEL Centre of Creative and Cultural Practice 

Nunnery Café 181 Bow Road, London

Join UEL’s Centre of Creative and Cultural Practice in this first coming together of Irregular Commas – a new, regular reading group hosted in the Nunnery Café, led by a different artist and theorist each time, who will select a text for discussion. This session will focus on issues around sustainability and the environment.

Free

Fungi walk: reflecting on fungi and alternative futures with Maymana Arefin

Hackney Marshes Homerton Rd, London, London

Take a stroll through Hackney Marshes with Maymana Arefin (aka. @fungi.futures) as we think, feel, and learn through fungi and discover what fungal encounters and the ‘wood wide web’ might represent for collective care and alternative futures.

£10

Film screening: ‘Dear Bradford’ screening and Q&A

Nunnery Gallery & Café 181 Bow Road, London, London

21 years after the riots that shook the city of Bradford, join us for a screening of Vivek Vadoliya’s latest documentary, Dear Bradford (2022) – a deep exploration and reflection of a long-misunderstood city and the South Asian community that live within it, through the eyes of protagonist, Farhaan Mumtaz. This will be followed by a conversation between Vivek and Farhaan, guided by the Nunnery Gallery.

Free

Film screening: ‘The Visitor’ by Sharone Lifschitz and ‘Art as Problematic Waste’ by David Chapman and Aimo Hyvärinen 

Nunnery Gallery & Café 181 Bow Road, London, London

Join us for an evening of boundary-pushing film, with intimate screenings of The Visitor (2019) by Sharone Lifschitz, Art as Problematic Waste (2019) by David Chapman and Aimo Hyvärinen, and a curated selection of Visions shorts responding to their themes. These screenings will be followed by a conversation featuring Sharone Lifschitz and David Chapman.

Free

Open Mic: Heartspoken Open Mic Night  

Nunnery Gallery & Café 181 Bow Road, London, London

Calling poets and poetry lovers of all levels and languages! Heartspoken Word are back for their second open mic night at the Nunnery Gallery revolving around the theme of ‘a lost love letter’. Grab the mic and bring all your letters – be they for your ancestors, hazy memories, or to our endangered planet.

£3

Film screening: responses to Visions – UEL student screening 

Nunnery Gallery & Café 181 Bow Road, London, London

Responding to and taking cues from the films exhibited in this year’s Visions, join us for an exclusive screening of a selection of experimental and newly produced films made by current UEL students.

Free