Usurp Art is now nomadic and we are moving forwards with new projects, to create a more humane and equitable future. Currently, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, our volunteers and supporters are helping those most vulnerable in our communities, and we are supporting our local and international projects and partners, though online and phone delivery. We launched the first public art gallery and artist studios in Harrow in 2010 with our project “Metro-land”, creating an arts hub for meeting, learning, empowering, exchange and thinking, and had over 40,000 visitors and mentored 75 people. We introduced Arts Award to the borough for the first time, training 12 people as accredited Advisers, and our creative learning projects for people with disablities and learning needs have been graded by Ofsted as “excellent and outstanding”. See more about us on this website, join us on social media, sign up to our email list, and watch this space for our new ventures. Sign our support petition to find us a new space

“I know a land where the wild flowers grow. Near, near at hand if by train you go, Metroland, Metroland” George R. Sims

Mishti Dance Presents...
Saturday 23 February 2019
7pm till late

Mishti Dance presents: Conspirators of Pleasure | The Tuts | Kapil Seshasayee | Soundar Ananda

AND I
Marcia Farquhar & Reynir Hutber

Usurp Art presents the premiere screening of “And I”, an eight hour collaborative video work by performance artist Marcia Farquhar filmmaker Reynir Hutber.

Jang Aur Aman / War And Peace
Sunday 26 November 2017
7.30pm

This award winning documentary examines how the decades-long conflict between India and Pakistan propels both countries to pursue nuclear weapons.

The Violin Player
Saturday 25 November 2017
7.30pm

An encounter between two unnamed strangers

Elippathayam / Rat Trap
Friday 24 November 2017
7.30

The protagonist is trapped within himself and is unable to comprehend the changes taking place around him.

I Am Kalam
Sunday 19 November 2017
Doors open 2pm Film starts at 2.30pm

A child labourer in Rajasthan, nurtures a million dreams.

Dreaming Lhasa
Sunday 19 November 2017
Doors open 7pm Film starts 7.30pm

A Tibetan filmmaker from New York, goes to Dharamsala to make a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet.

Miss Lovely
Saturday 18 November 2017
Doors open 7pm Film starts 7.30pm

A Hindi feature film set in the criminal depths of Bombay's "C" grade horror and porn film industry.

INDIA AT 70 FILM FESTIVAL
17 - 26 November 2017

A season of contemporary films from India to mark 70 years of independence/partition.

Court
Friday 17 November 2017
7.30pm

The apparent 'suicide' of a sewage cleaner in Mumbai leads to the arrest of Dalit activist/folk singer.

Of Love, Lust and Liabilities...
Seema Anand
Friday 9 September 2016
Doors open 7.30pm

An evening with Seema Anand, mythologist and story teller exploring erotic South Asian stories.

Waywords & Meansigns at Usurp
Wednesday 15 June 2016
7pm - 10.00pm FREE

Usurp in collaboration with Waywords & Meansigns presents an evening of James Joyce with music & spoken word.

Usurp Art at Reproduce Delhi
Conspirators of Pleasure
Sunday 6 March 2016

Excerpt from performance by Usurp Art's Conspirators of Pleasure who were surprise guests at the eclectic Reproduce Listening Room

Usurp Love – BFI Love Festival
Friday 18 December 2015
7pm

Part of the BFI Love season. We are hosting a special 30th anniversary screening of the beautifully, transgressive film ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’.

Usurp Zone5 Film Festival
14 - 17 August 2015

An extraordinary, four day film festival with 84 experimental short films by 63 artists and filmmakers.

Tyburnia film + 16mm screenings
James Holcombe
Friday 24 July 2015

The film Tyburnia illustrates the twists and turns of political whimsy, church and state, and the birth of capitalism.

Shrine for a Fearful Malady
Poulomi Desai at Fort Process
Saturday 13 September 2014

Performance and sound installation with modified, luminous sitars, radios and explosive visuals.

Optophonic Festival, Sheffield
Conspirators of Pleasure
Saturday 26 July 2014

Excerpt from improvised performance by the Conspirators of Pleasure at the Optophonic Festival Sheffield.

PhonoPollock
commission at The Optophonic Workshop, Tramlines Fringe Festival
Saturday 26 July 2014

What might have Jackson Pollock’s canvas sounded like while he thrust, dripped and splattered paint on it?

Usurp Chance Tour – Cage and Beyond
15 March - 8 May 2014

Two dynamic, ensemble performances, exploring perceptual concepts of chance, time, listening and humour, and the breadth and parameters of improvisational approaches in new music.

STOP BACK_UP REWIND
Friday 31 January 2014
7pm til late

Fun-da-mental vocalist / DJ creates a space where Choubi music of Iraq meets bass-laden electronica. Where experimental music collides with hip hop or Ragas audible somewhere in the mix.

JCWI Public Meeting on Adult Dependent Relative Rules
Thursday 30 January 2014
6-8pm

A meeting on The Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) Rule that has effectively closed the route for British citizens and residents to sponsor a non-EEA adult dependent relative to live with them in the UK.

Nazneen Ayyub-Wood in residence
Friday 22 November 2013

British artist Nazneen Ayyub-Wood will be making a ‘Test-hibition’ of her new project, which involves experimenting with Velcro to make walls and outfits.

CRAM Records Night
Saturday 2 November 2013
7.30pm till late

The virtuosic CRAM collective with their relentless energy, verve and imagination will be exploring new, challenging sound worlds.

Usurp Zine Fair
Saturday 28 April 2012

Our Debut Zine Fair will be taking place on Saturday 28th April 2012 at the Usurp Gallery. We are currently seeking Contributors, Volunteers & Spreakers.

'I Am' by Sonali Gulati
Saturday 14 April 2012

Usurp is pleased to screen a very special, award winning, documentary film for one night following sold out screenings at the BFI recently.

Shashi Collective and KING WITH NO THRONE
Friday 30 March 2012

Join the Shashi Collective and KING WITH NO THRONE for a night of Trance, Acoustic, Hip hop, Pop, Garage and a few more sounds thrown in the mix.

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