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Looking back at March – May 2020



As the UK went into lockdown, The Mosaic Rooms closed its doors and moved online. The video above shows some of the highlights of the programme which ran from March-May 2020.

Unable to welcome guests to see our exhibition of the work of print maker Mohammed Omar Khalil, we took the themes of his work, including Sudanese music, homeland and exile, as inspiration for the programme. The programme featured artists, curators, film makers and musicians.

Sofa Cinema sessions offered visitors the opportunity to enjoy films at home, launching with Serotonin by Shehab Satti, films by cult Sudanese film maker Hussein Shariffe, a screening and interview with documentary maker Taghred Elsanhouri and a selection of experimental Sudanese shorts curated by Habibi Collective.

Living Room Sessions of live music included ecclectic mixes and new sets by Momin Swaitat on Bedouin Psychedelic Treasures, Sufyvn‘s Loops in Solitude and Islam Elbeiti‘s session about Sudanese Contemporary Jazz.

Instagram Takeovers were hosted by Khalid Albaih and Larissa-Diana Fuhrmann in a takeover of posts and events on the artists’ book project Sudan Retold followed by a takeover of street artists Sudalove.

Our thanks to all who joined us to take part in the programme, and to those that joined to watch, listen and participate in these events.


Find out more about Homeland Under My Nails: Mohammad Omar Khalil Selected Prints (1964-present) curated by Abed Al Kadiri.

The feature image on the video is from the chapter Stone Age by artist AlMigdad Aldikhaiiry, published in Sudan Retold, 2019.

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