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Nocturnal Creatures

Black Corporeal (Between This Air) - Totem. Courtesy of the artist ©Studioknxx

For one night only, Whitechapel Gallery and nearby historic, outdoor and unusual spaces in East London, including Toynbee Studios, are transformed by new installations, films, live performances, music and food experiences for the third edition of Nocturnal Creatures.

At Toynbee Studios, explore The Apocalypse Reading Room curated by artist Ama Josephine Budge, an installation of books that imagine alternative futures, accompanied by a sound and video installation by Umama Hamido reflecting on the 2019 October Revolution in Lebanon, and Niqabi Ninja by Sara Shaarawi, an outdoor audio walk about a Cairene vigilante’s reaction to seemingly inescapable male violence, both as part of Shubbak Festival of contemporary Arab culture.

We’ve been working hard to make Toynbee Studios as safe as possible for artists, audiences, hirers, café customers, tenants and staff. Read the safety measures we are putting in place. 

  • The Arts Bar & Café is wheelchair accessible and there is a wheelchair accessible toilets. Read more about Accessibility at Toynbee Studios.
  • All toilets at Toynbee Studios are gender neutral.
  • There is outdoor and distanced indoor seating.
  • Please email if you have any further access requests.

Date and time

17 July 2021

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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