Tuesday 6 February, 7.00 - 8.30PM @ Autograph ABP
Join us as we reflect on an increasingly forgotten period of burgeoning black and brown urban subcultures.
Though often remembered as the decade of Cool Britannia, with its predominately-white, Union Jack wrapped aesthetic, '90s Britain was also defined by pirate radio, Asian daytime raves and the formation of a number of autonomous black art collectives, marking a watershed in British multiculturalism.
Thursday 22 February, 7 – 8pm @ Autograph ABP
Alongside Faisal Abdu’Allah gold-plated barbers chair, poet and playwright Inua Ellams will read his essay Cutting Through. This is an anecdotal and humorous description of Ellams’ experiences travelling through Africa comparing barbershops: a research trip which ultimately led to him writing the Barber Shop Chronicles a play recently staged at the National Theatre in London.
12 January – 24 March 2018 @ Impressions Gallery
Impressions Gallery presents Mahtab Hussain's 'You Get Me?', an exhibition exploring the critical question of identity among young working-class British Asian men and boys. This is the first time that this acclaimed exhibition from Autograph ABP has been seen outside London.