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Metroland Young Associates – Public Showcase – We Were Here

6th - 13th Aug 2023
10am - 5pm

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square

The studios have step-free access and wheelchair accessible toilets. The launch party takes place on Sat 5th Aug, 6-8pm. The exhibition will be closed on Mon 7th & Tues 8th Aug.


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Poster for We Were Here exhibition

Join Metroland Young Associates for our interactive sound exhibition: We Were Here.

Together we are announcing our collective and individual place within history and culture. And questioning what it means to leave our mark on society. In the show we explore cultural heritage, community and home through our varied and shared relations to Brent.

As young people living in Brent, it is important to us that this show also connects with conversations surrounding:

  • personal and collective identities
  • local and historical archives
  • shared and public programmes

We Were Here is a cumulative showcase of sound and visual artworks. It is conceived and curated entirely by the 20 young creatives from Brent that make up this year’s MYA group. This event is to share our work and the collaborative practices we have developed through the programme.

About MYA

Metroland’s Young Associates of 2023 are:
Najma Ali . Safia Amarchih . Carmen Bratosin . Elye Cuthbertson . Ishé Grant .Kerry . Kimberley Kim . Lada Kopytova . Ann Lac . Helayna Lagos . Elizabeth Lawal . Om Majithia . Isolda Milenkovic . Luiz Queiroz . Shweta Shantilal . Alexandru Sones-Dawkins . Michael Townend . Sandip Valgi . Onosiokhue Yakubu . Benjamin Zadorian .

We Were Here is part of Metroland’s COLLECTIVE RHYTHMS summer programme, developing the future soundtrack of Brent. Led by artist Shepherd Manyika and sound producer Jesse Lawson, as well as Amelia Martin as Programme Curator and Santos da Silva as Assistant Producer.

Metroland Young Associates is a paid alternative education programme for young people in Brent aged 18-24. It helps young people develop the skills, experience and belief they need to thrive in creative careers. We aim to grow the next generation of creative leaders, and help them shape the creative industries in Brent and beyond.

Event info

The exhibition is free to visit and all are welcome. It takes place at Metroland Studios in Kilburn – find out how to get to Metroland Studios on our Contact Us page.

Come along to the Launch Party on Saturday 5th August from 6-8pm! Book your ticket via Eventbrite.

The Metroland Young Associates programme is kindly supported by John Lyons Foundation and Brent Council.

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