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It has been a hectic time for us so far this year with our Usurp Chance Tour (in partnership with Sound and Music), our Restart projects with Rubbish Diet and our participation in festivals and events. Our focus has been on performance, live art and creating new partnerships. We have been a mentoring partner for the insightful Optophonic Festival with Peak Signal 2 Noise, and been part of  some amazing festivals – Supernormal, Colour Out of Space, Our Big Gig and Fort Process to name a few. We are also a member of Film London who have been very supportive.

We are continuing to raise funds for our future programming: “Experiment, Reflect and Create” | “Process, Performance, Production” to support new work by an exciting array of experimental artists, composers, musicians, film-makers, poets and performers. Our renovations are completed and we are endeavouring to update this site with the full documentation of all our numerous activities.

Our 10 week creative art project for Mind users, has been graded by Ofsted as “Excellent and Outstanding”. Our previous “Ubiquitous” contemporary art, moving image and sound programmes for the charities Mind, Mencap, Harrow Carers and Rethink inspired and enabled service users to create and experiment with new materials and concepts. We can create and manage similar projects for organisations and groups. Contact us for more details.

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Audio Art Festival 2014. Krakow, Poland

Audio Art Festival 2014. Krakow, Poland

12 October - 23 November 2014

More info: http://www.audio.art.pl Audio Art is an experimental and postmodernist art of the close of XX century and the beginning of the XXI century. Audio Art is an integration of sound and visual arts. Presentation of Audio Art appears in form of the concert, performance and installation. Audio Art creates new concept of sound source: Read More

Alia Syed, Panopticon Letters: Missive 1, 2013

Alia Syed, Panopticon Letters: Missive 1, 2013

10 - 14 November 2014  The Triangle Space Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London

The second in the Ghosts series of single works is Alia Syed’s film Panoptican Letters: Missive 1, which combines her interest in storytelling with a compelling presentation of history as a visual narrative. Set against the technical descriptions of architectural plans for an ideal prison, ‘The Panopticon’, by British philosopher and social reformer, Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), Read More

John Butcher on BBC Radio 3 + Concerts

John Butcher on BBC Radio 3 + Concerts

22 October - 29 November 2014

LJF – Purcell Room – 14 Nov http://www.serious.org.uk/events/info/john-butcher-mark-sanders-tarab-cuts Cafe Oto – 28/29 Nov http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/john-butcher-60.shtm BBC Radio 3 – 22 Oct at 23:00.  2 solo performances – and in conversation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lprx0

Najma Akhtar on Tour 2014

Najma Akhtar on Tour 2014

Najma Akhtar twists together traditions from Eastern and Western music in new and unexpected ways, creating the genre of ‘Ghazal and Jazz’. Her style has been labelled Indian Gothic, marrying together Arabic traditions, modal tunings and Western classical leanings. Her first album ‘Qareeb’ was a milestone and as a pioneer she has inspired many within Read More

Reynir Hutber awarded Arts Admin Bursary 2014

Reynir Hutber awarded Arts Admin Bursary 2014

Reynir Hutber – Associate Artist at Usurp has been awarded an Arts Admin Bursary. The scheme supports artistic experiment, risk, speculation and play, rather than the production or touring of finished work. It offers time to explore processes and try out new ideas within a framework of constructive and critical dialogue. Artsadmin’s intention is to Read More

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