NOW Later x The Laundry. Explore contemporary diasporic histories …

NOW Later x The Laundry

An interactive and immersive night featuring contemporary creative practitioners turning their attention towards embracing and owning the language of contemporary diasporic experiences and  belonging to distant homes.

Venue: Ground floor

Bold Brazen Zami’s or Babes is Club night/curatorial collective from SE london, prioritising the experiences of Queer womxn, Trans and non-binary people of colour.

Rochelle White
Venue: Lvl 3

Rochelle White is an artist who works primarily within photographic mediums and is currently working with moving image, performance and installation. White’s work investigates the fabric of cultural and racial identity resulting in a union of bold, contemporary and traditional references, often loaded with symbolism that is rooted in and informed by her own lived experience. White’s work studies the nuances of the black experience in Britain, whilst questioning ideas of spirituality and consumption.

From a selection of Afro-Caribbean foods present in her work, she prepares alongside the audience, a mixture of both traditional and contemporary/personal renditions of Caribbean dishes. 3 courses with a beverage or two.

Free, limited capacity

James Massiah: AE poetry night
Venue: Exhibition Space, Ground Floor

A selection of works by James Massiah, an acclaimed poet & DJ from South London whose work explores ideas about sexuality mortality & ethics through performance writing & visual media.

Fahrad Berahman: Afghan Camera box + Analog photo colouring workshop
Venue: Level 2

Farhad Berahman is an Iranian photographer based in the UK. He has specialised in social documentary and editorial photography in Asia and the Middle East. His work has been published by the BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian and the Washington Post. Have your portrait taken by Berahman with his hand built Afghan camera box, then have a go at traditional hand colouring techniques.

Free limited capacity

GIF takeover : Reflect the Light
Venue: Level 2
Free, drop in

Through work of young London-based filmmakers of Black & Asian decent, screening programme casts a critical contemporary eye on experiences of British diaspora, past and present. Curated by Nikola Vasakova, founder of Girls in Film.

Girls in Film represents, champions and connects the new generation of female-identified creatives in the film industry.


Spotlight talks
6:30pm, 8pm, 8:40pm, and 9:20pm
Leading curators and artists highlight the most provocative images from the exhibition.

Amira Gad, Curator,Serpentine
Adama Jalloh, Photographer
Kazim Rashid, Creative Director

Zine Launch
Saint Lovie and Adama Jalloh

About the Laundry Arts
Founded by Georgina Johnson in 2017, The Laundry Arts is an arts curation and collaboration programme founded to maximise the platform and profile of women and black and minority ethnic creative practitioners, and to foster a creative community of like-minded individuals.