South Asian Women’s Creative Collective Showcase

Fri 30 November - Fri 30 November 7pm
Free / Open to the public / Limited seating

The South Asian Women's Creative Collective London (SAWCC) creates a fresh, contemporary version of yesteryear's salon — featuring members of the collective.

Salons — women's social gatherings for intellectual and cultural debate — enjoy a unique space in history. Often hosted in women's homes, salons offered leading female thinkers and women of all social classes the chance to convene in dialogue.

SAWCC London takes over Venue 2 — normally used for their women-only monthlies — hosting an informal, intriguing evening of art, music, spoken word, and performance — free and open to the public.

Artists include

  • Salonniere: Alia Syed
  • Aisha Abid Hussain, showing "At my Fathers house"
  • Indrani Ashe showing a new sculpture
  • Kulwinder Bajar, showing Mango eaters
  • Sharmila Chauhan Asian Writer shortlisted author, reading Roses from her cross cultural collection
  • Poulomi Desai, playing her unique prepared sitar
  • Arifa Hafiz - SAWCC's homegrown London Jazz sensation
  • Sara Haq, taking you on Space Time Travel: mysterious, intriguing, playful holidays
  • Kavita Jindal, a critically-acclaimed poet
  • Priya Khanchandani, founder of the Word Art Collective, reading an extract from her new writing
  • Iman Qureshi, performing a wry, funny yet moving monologue

SAWCC London is a creative network by and for women arts practitioners with origins from, or a keen interest in South Asia. The collective offers a platform where women can actively share, develop, and promote creative ideas and works. SAWCC maps the London diaspora, via themes emanating from and shaping creative practice, to the world stage. SAWCC is the sister organisation of 15-year strong SAWCC New York, a vibrant arts organisation supporting cross-Atlantic relationship to the wider arts world.


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