NOW Gallery

Private View of My Head is A Jungle

5pm – 9pm

NOW Gallery will host a Private View of Manjit Thapp’s My Head is a Jungle on Thursday 22 July.

Join us for a celebration of Manjit Thapp’s evocative and intricate illustrations through an immersive exploration of materiality, scale and sculptural form. Your chance for an exclusive preview of Manjit Thapp’s ‘My Head is a Jungle’.

Body Art by May Tahmina Akhtar

To celebrate the launch of My Head is a Jungle, we are offering you the opportunity to join a unique Make Up tutorial led by British Bengali artist May Tahmina Akhtar.

May Tahmina Akhtar’s face is clearly her canvas, but it’s also a space for the self-taught make-up artist to assert her identity as a British Bengali woman. Tahmina realised that her make-up interest had always been there, she just wasn’t looking in the right places. Once Tahmina started creating looks that were more than just the cut creases and contour that were trending on Instagram, she found her passion and extreme talent.

Spaces are extremely limited, stay tuned for details on how to book tickets.

AZEEMA FM X Manjit Thapp

AZEEMA FM will showcase an exciting line-up of DJs, bringing together the global sounds of the diaspora and beyond. Experience sets by DJ duo 2Spice (Sunayah Arshad & Jameela Elfaki), and sister duo Rishy Malik and SANASESH.

DJ duo 2Spice is made up of London-based Sunayah Arshad & Jameela Elfaki. Together, they blend elements of their South Asian and North African backgrounds with tracks influenced by their British surroundings. Expect a blend of international and local sounds with a sprinkle of spice!

London-based DJ sister duo Rishy Malik and SANASESH, bring to you a widely eclectic sound; ranging from Amapiano, house, bailie funk, dancehall and afrobeats.

Centering women and non-binary folk and showcasing multiple genres and styles, AZEEMA FM is an inclusive space and a natural extension of AZEEMA Mag, aiming is to celebrate different cultures through representation and sound.

Jungle Inspired Bar

Themed drinks and deserts provided by Greenwich Peninsula’s Choy House. Drinks and entertainment will be located under the canopy next to NOW Gallery.

Exhibition runs 23 July – 31 Oct 2021

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