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After Hours at the Whitworth, 18 August: We Face Forward Toward the City

July 27, 2012

Pop in for a very special late evening social at the gallery, where we will host a decadent evening of stimulating discussion, fine food, and music and art that flows with the vibe of our exhibition.


Photo from We Face Forward Toward the City

The Biospheric Foundation, Epoch 6 Urban Lab, and 5 North Architects will speak about “Urban West Africa”, their series of interventions about sustainable and forward-thinking design and development in the rapidly urbanising African geography. We will have a live communications feed to natives of Bamako, Mali, especially for the event!

Our music and dance performance for the evening, courtesy of Band on the Wall, stars Jokeh and Santa Yalla Arts. Jokeh is a dancer from the Gambia and she will be performing with three accompanying drummers. We will also be showing a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Democracy in Dakar, a film about youth, hip-hop, and politics in Africa. And, there will be special West African nibbles provided by Q Café, our own bar, and special exhibitions put on only for this event. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening!

Photo credit Jokeh Sillah

Saturday, 18th of August, 7.30 – 10.30 PM, FREE

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