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Sun at Night

Young Barbican Nights

Enjoy an evening celebrating and explore the work of Mumbai based artist, Shilpa Gupta, whose multidisciplinary practice is surrounded by a wide range of artistry.

Join us online for an evening filled with a wide range of media and processes, from text, sculpture, video, photography and sound. Accompanied by an introduction to the exhibition by Curatorial Trainee Tobi Alexandra Falade.

On the evening take a virtual walk through the Sun at Night exhibition and enjoy performances from Jayda David, MOAK and Samuel King. This section of the evening relates to themes in Gupta’s work such as protest, isolation and will especially focus on using poetry to give power to voices through a poetry workshop led by Amina Atiq.

Poetry Workshop

This poetry workshop is inspired by Shilpa Gupta’s exhibition: Sun at Night, hosted by Amina Atiq

The workshop is for young people to participate in writing and creativity.  We will explore different techniques, writing prompts and editing.  At the end of the workshop, participants will have finished poem/s. The hope is to feel pride, a strong sense of belonging and one’s right to free of expression. 

Amina Atiq is a Yemeni- Scouse poet, performer, creative practitioner and award-winning community activist. BBC Words First Finalist 2019 and Young Associate & Anti-racism group member for Curious Minds. Current work can be seen at the Imperial War Museum One Story, Many Voices installation, also a selection of poems at the Sutton Manor: Just Beyond Reach. New digital project, titled The Third House produced in  Egypt, Cairo, supported by Dada Scratch 2020. She is currently a fellow of DadaFest and Weston Jerwood Creative programme. 

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