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

Together – learning, thinking, building

2 March 2020 - 2 March 2021

Update: In light of the Covid 19 pandemic, this project has temporarily moved online from Open Ealing, with video conferencing sessions / presentations and telephone support to those isolated and facing any abuse. Please contact us if you would like to participate and / or need support, advice, food delivery, housing and any financial need as we can help through our BAME LGBTQ+ friends, networks and allies – everything will be kept anonymous as per our charity policies. An arts based and social agenda project to bring together older South Asian LGBTQ+ people in Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow to support each other and collectively build our futures.

This project has been made possible by the kind support of the Community Fund.

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