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Build Love, Break Walls: design by @mollyhankinson.studio and photography by @ines_hachou

Build Love, Break Walls: Opening Night

Wednesday 12th February, 6.30 - 9.30pm

About this event:

Please join shado, Say It Loud Club and Help Refugees for the opening night of their collaborative exhibition: Build Love, Break Walls.

shado is taking up residency in Bermondsey Project Space for two weeks in celebration of LGBTQI+ history month. This year, we are focusing specifically on the experiences of, and barriers faced by, those seeking gender or sexual asylum.

The residency showcases a collection of events and exhibition to celebrate the unifying aspects of love without borders.

Date: Wednesday 12th February

Location: Bermondsey Project Space: 185 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UW

Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm


We will be joined by Tanaka Fuego on the evening for a live spoken word performance, as well as talks by Help Refugees and Say It Loud Club.

Free drink on entry courtesy of Unicorn Tears Gin by Firebox.

The residency includes:

  • An exhibition by Help Refugees celebrating their projects around Europe – including Say It Loud Club, a community support group of the LGBTQI+ refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
  • Artworks by Sola Olulode
  • Solo photography exhibition by Alia Romagnoli
  • A photography exhibition curated by shado which spotlights and celebrates London-based LGBTQI+ change-makers
  • Posters by shado illustrators created in response to the theme Build Love, Break Walls


Say It Loud Club is a community of LGBTQI+ refugees and people seeking asylum living in the UK
Help Refugees is a grassroots charity working with people fleeing war, persecution and climate change.

Poster design by Molly Hankinson; photography by Inès Hachou of Jacob V Joyce.

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