Hidden Scars Exhibition Opening Night 1st December, 2017 6:30 PM


FORWARD presents Hidden Scars, an art exhibition exploring harmful practices to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Our opening night features music, poetry and discussion.


Hidden Scars is an art exhibition exploring harmful practices such as female genital mutilation, child
marriage and other similar issues affecting African girls and women, both in Africa and in the global African diaspora. It aims to highlight the physical and mental trauma suffered by many women due to these practices. The art inspires hope, focuses on the strength of survival and also celebrates African girls and women. The exhibition is being held to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls.

The opening night Friday 1st December features a drinks reception, Ethio-jazz music by Hanisha Solomon, spoken word from Cherelle Salmon (former FORWARD youth advocate) and discussion. Doors will be open from 6.30 to view the artwork and the performances and discussion will begin at 7.30pm.

Hanisha Solomon is a rising Ethiopian star based in London, she has the extraordinary talent of singing in Amharic, Oromiffa & Arabic, her songs are a mix of Ethio-jazz, reggae and soul. Hanisha has collaborated with a range of stars such as Dennis Bovell, Femi Kuti and Didier Awadi. She is an artist that performs internationally so we are lucky she is able to join us for this special night.



Darnley Gallery
The Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road
London, E9 6QH
United Kingdom