Launch Party | Free Word

15 October 2018
18:30 - 21:00

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All good things start with a party...

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Join us at Free Word to celebrate the launch of THIS IS PRIVATE, our new season exploring our public lives and private fears, what we share and what is taken from us.

Expect to see the unveiling of visual artist Soofiya’s specially commissioned installation Soof In Private, poet Zia Ahmed’s new short film The Moon is a Meme, a DJ set with NTS DJ Zakia, free refreshments and more.

Our launch party will be a chance to get to meet partners and artists involved in the Season, network with exciting emerging talent and get the scoop on our upcoming events.

Arrive early to be guaranteed free drinks!


15 October 2018
18:30 - 21:00


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