Usurp Art, our BAME led arts charity, is now nomadic in 2020, having survived a vitriolic attack by five white people. 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 in West Harrow 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

Covid 19 – Support for Harrow 2020

Usurp Art is pleased to announce that we have created a support fund during the Covid 19 pandemic from a much welcomed donation received for Harrow from the wonderful, Malti and Anant Patel in New York. Initially this is targeted for individuals who tirelessly work behind the scenes with some of the most vulnerable, and many times at their own expense. Usurp Art has worked with some of the groups in supporting their creativity in Harrow.  The first support is for David Phelops who runs “More than just a choir” that provides musical creativity for people affected by mental ill-health, in a friendly and safe environment. They would normally hold weekly rehearsals and organise several public performances each year and have now become online. More announcements of support to follow.


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