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Sukoon – Zine Launch and Exhibition

Opening event: Saturday 3rd Feb 6-9pm
Exhibition: Sunday 4th Feb 10am-5pm

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square

The gallery is wheelchair accessible with step-free access. There are wheelchair accessible toilets.

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Image shows two women sat on garden chairs outside, facing each other. One pours tea for the other with a happy and peaceful expression on her face. Both women wear headscarves.

Join us to celebrate the launch of Sukoon, a brand new zine, and its companion exhibition.

Created by artist and filmmaker Bediah and writer Rawiyah Ahmed.

Come along on Saturday the 3rd of February from 6-9pm for the launch and opening-event. Book your free ticket here.

About the Zine

The intention behind Sukoon is to bring together the voices of people from different walks of life. The project explores the theme of Home and how we can build one in the place we reside. 

“Moving beyond traditional interviews, we sought to explore the different ways these voices found their home. Using themes of home, diaspora and displacement, but also friendship, sisterhood, religion, souls and the self, the exhibition will guide you through a sequence of different discoveries of what Home could possibly mean and if there ever really is an answer to understanding it.”

Sukoon is: Diaspora people interviewing diaspora people.

Featuring works by André Anderson, Mellozwrld, Hanifah Sogbanmu, Heiba Lamara and Sondliwe.

Get your copy of the zine.

The Exhibition

To accompany the launch of the Sukoon zine, Bediah and Rawiyah have curated an exhibition of visual works. This exhibition exists as a companion to and extension of the zine itself, creating a physical holding-space for theses themes and intentions.

The exhibition will open 6-9pm Saturday 3rd February and will be open to the public from 10am-5pm Sunday 4th February.

image shows an out of focus view of many pictures stuck to a wall. Text reads: Sukoon

Sukoon zine was creatively directed by Bediah, written by Rawiyah Ahmed, designed and edited by André Anderson, and produced by Freedom and Balance.

Exhibition curated by Bediah and Rawiyah Ahmed.

About Sukoon’s Creators

Rawiyah Ahmed

Rawiyah is a writer based in London/Manchester

It was her mother who introduced her to her love of writing and equipped her with her first pen and notebook. Since she could remember, she has amassed countless journals that are filled with her fairytale stories as a child, angsty musings as a teen, and slightly calmer introspective writing now as she finds her feet in this world. Her writings are her truths from her own life. There is a part of her in all of her work. She promises never to write about mangoes or the language barrier between her and her Nani.


BEDIAH (b.1999) is an artist, filmmaker, video editor and aunties’ favourite based in West London. She captures the romance of day-to-day life via photography, which she started in order to fill in the gaps in her memory. Within her archive of photos, videos and voice recordings, she finds the connections from which she tells stories. Sometimes she uses her work to scream and she, more likely than not, is hoodied up with a carton of rubicon guava in hand wondering who stole those palm trees from Iraq.

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