Dreaming / Diasporas

14 Jun 2019

Regular opening hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry


Somerset House

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

Save Event: Dreaming / Diasporas

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:


A night of live performance, inspired by the dreamlike, fractured nature of the Black diasporic identity.


Estelle Birch premieres an immersive soundscape that delves into the sonics of the different identities that make a person. Performing together for the first time, mother and daughter Zakia Sewell and Amey St. Cyr explore themes of family, homeland, trauma and survival.

Naima Karlsson showcases new solo piano work Minor Issues, a call and response piece that uses improvisation to search for the numerical relationships between balance and imbalance, isolation and unity. She then performs with Kenichi Isawa as the duo Exotic Sin.

Artist, multi-instrumentalist, scholar, radio presenter, composer, conductor and founder of Peckham Chamber Orchestra Hannah Catherine Jones will debut a new live audio-visual piece. The night closes with Kelman Duran’s first live performance in the UK, playing with the ghostly and the corporeal in reggaeton and beyond.

Presented by Studios Curator in Residence Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura.

Art form Toggle


Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura

Exhibiting artists

Hannah Catherine Jones

Kelman Duran

Estelle Birch

Naima Karlsson

Kenichi Isawa

Amey St. Cyr

Zakia Sewell

Related events


Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.