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Talking Textures

12 April @ 18:30 - 14 April @ 16:00



An opportunity to connect, learn, and celebrate the richness of SWANA culture and hair diversity

Join Yasemin Hassan for a launch night to remember for Talking Textures, an analogue photo series shot by Yeliz Zaifoglu delving into the hair, beauty, fashion and culture of Southwest Asian and North African regions. Talking Textures is dedicated to providing the SWANA community with the representation they deserve. We will host thought-provoking discussions and workshops, tackling important issues surrounding hair.

Doors open at 6.30pm

  • Exclusive access to the photography exhibition
  • A panel hosted by Dalia Al-Dujalli (Founder of Road to Nowhere)
  • Free food, henna, and tarot card readings.
  • Free curly hair care starter packs provided by Only Curls
  • Dj set from Zaytoona
  • Performance from ‘Cypriot Goddess’, Tahini Molasses

    Closing time: 10.30pm

The exhibition continues from 12th – 14th April, with workshops to be announced soon at Ugly Duck.

Graphic Design by Jake Richardson


12 April @ 18:30
14 April @ 16:00
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Hub / Garage
49 Tanner Street
London, SE1 3PL United Kingdom
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Ugly Duck’s ground floors HUB and GARAGE are both fully accessible. The access route for wheelchair users is via the car park into the Garage. We have one fully accessible toilet. All toilets are gender neutral. There are benches and chairs accessible in the space to sit down. If you need us to help facilitate your visit to Ugly Duck please contact us at and we will do our best to help you to plan your visit. Ugly Duck is run by queer and queer “friendly” staff. All of us have basic training in inclusivity and accessibility.

Ugly Duck is a London based arts organisation that supports under-represented voices and emerging artists. 

Established in August 2012, their programme enables makers, community groups, professionals and the public to come together around unique cultural experiences and curated events.

Registered company: 08172025

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