Somerset House hosts host an “evening of poetry, performances and live music exploring Black diasporic identity” on August 2nd. An extension of POOL, the multimedia project from Studios resident Nadeem Din-Gabisi, Deep End will put a pattern of poor mental health and broader inequalities faced by young Black men born in and around London under the microscope.
Din-Gabisi has invited some talented friends along to help communicate his message. Performing with Coby Sey, Momoko Watanabe Gill and artist Kobby Ad, Din-Gabisi’s POOL will channel concepts of childhood trauma and happiness that shape the male Black experience. In support, Zimbabwean-born writer, sound artist and educator Belinda Zhawi will recite her poetry with help from South London-based poet and DJ James Massiah, while Apron-affiliated underground figurehead Lord Tusk finishes things off with a DJ set at the end of the evening.
With the Somerset House Studios conceived as a both breeding ground for creative innovation and the platform to covey these ideas to an audience, Deep End truly encapsulates that ethos.
Deep End takes place at Somerset House on August 2nd – buy tickets here.