New Moon in Leo: A Dyke Hands Event

An evening of readings with Munesu Mukombe, Samra Mayanja & Imani Mason Jordan.

Wed, 16 Aug 2023 18:30 – 20:30

Doors: 18.30, Readings: 19.00

Dyke Hands is an ongoing artistic programming strand curated by lead curators Languid Hands at 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, focusing on the work of dykes, lesbians, and queer and trans people more broadly, exploring their work through various disciplines including poetry, writing, film, performance, & music.

The event is free to attend, with donations welcome at All donations will support the work of 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, allowing us to continue our over 30 year legacy of supporting and showcasing the work of artists and creative practitioners who are Black or of colour through exhibitions, programming, artist development and other forms of engagement, and of creating creative learning opportunities to local communities.

Munesu Mukombe is a London based multidisciplinary artist who mainly works within writing, performance , and moving image. She writes autobiographical pieces that act as a framework to create intimate & vulnerable spaces for herself and the audience: contextualizing abstract feelings around grief, racial oppression, interpersonal relationships, and self actualization.

Samra Mayanja is an artist and writer whose work emerges from the instability of translation between poetry and various forms; drawing, vocal improvisations, installation, performance and film. Her work is as unstable as its origin, always teetering.

Imani Mason Jordan is an interdisciplinary writer, artist, editor and curator interested in poetics and performance. Alongside Rabz Lansiquot they are one half of Languid Hands, who are lead curators of the artistic programme at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. Imani is the author of the pamphlet Objects Who Testify (PSS, 2019) as well as numerous articles, reviews, essays, poems, plays and love letters, some of which they have published.

198 Contemporary Arts & Learning’s artistic programme is supported by Arts Council England, Freelands Foundation & Lambeth Council.