The Listening Party

29 Jun 2018

Regular hours

11:00 – 20:00

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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.
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Imran Perretta’s Listening Party series culminates in a one-off rave in the Deadhouse, a unique space underneath the courtyard of Somerset House.


With contributions from Paul PurgasNabihah Iqbal and Kindness (Adam Bainbridge), The Listening Party series unpacks creative process and considers the sonic and visual cultures that have shaped their identities as British South-Asian artists. To close the series, Imran hosts a night in the Deadhouse with a curated line-up and exclusive DJ sets from the participating artists and invited guests.


Imran Perretta
Imran Perretta addresses biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories. His multi-disciplinary practice encompasses moving image, sound, performance and poetry.

Nabihah Iqbal
Formerly known as Throwing Shade, Nabihah Iqbal is a musician, producer, DJ and broadcaster. Since 2013, Nabihah has hosted a bi-weekly show on NTS Radio exploring the musical traditions of different countries, and released a string of EPs on labels Ominira, No Pain in Pop and Ninja Tune. 

Manara is a south London DJ and producer with ties to Night Slugs and Fade To Mind. Last year she established the BBC AZN Network radio show on U.K. station Radar Radio with fellow London artists 2shin and Sweyn Jupiter.

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The Listening Party Series is curated by Studios resident Imran Perretta.

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Imran Perretta

Nabihah Iqbal

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