Iraq | UK
Shubbak invites photographer Hassan Al-Mousaoy to work with recently arrived young people in West London, charting their daily lives in sequences of personal photographs. Participants will select, edit and install their work in the intimate setting of the Bush Theatre Attic. The images follow the rhythm of their day.
Based in London for 11 years, Hassan Al-Mousaoy’s unique project My Life in Pictures brought together images taken by young Iraqis from his first visit back to Iraq with images by young migrants in London.
Join Music Action International’s Everyday People on 13 July as they debut original songs inspired by photographs from Shubbak Festival’s 10 to 10 exhibition.
Everyday People support young people newly arrived from conflict areas. The young people have been collaborating with Syrian beatboxer Adz and contemporary classical singer Merit Ariane, to compose their own lyrics, rhythms and melodies. They will showcase material developed during therapeutic, creative music sessions that provide relief from daily stresses caused by traumatic experiences.
Together with the audience, the group celebrate their newly acquired song and instrumental skills.
Presented with additional support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in collaboration with the British Red Cross, Young Roots, and Barnet Refugee Service.