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Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus | Mum. Edit. More | The words “DANCING TO GENTRIFIED BRIXTON” are emblazoned over an image of a person who is balancing in a seated position balancing with their arms outstretched. They wear a black top, black jeans and trainers and the background is olive green.

Shannelle 'Tali' Fergus, Live Archive | Image: Mum. Edit. More, 2017.

Material Archive Launch: Mum. Edit. More Fri 6 Oct 2023, 6.30pm – 10pm 

The exhibition launch for Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus’ Material Archive: Mum. Edit. More, as part of Artist Archive.

Conceived during Talawa Firsts 2017 and since performed at Rich Mix, The Place and Wellcome, ‘Mum. Edit. More’ is a highly personal and poignant audio-visual journey exploring the beauty of the human voice, pondering the effects of gentrification and reflecting on the nature of change. This Material Archive will take the form of journal extracts, voice notes and video recordings.

This launch event will feature a panel discussion, DJ, and bar – and time to explore the archive installed throughout the building. Join artist Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus and Nabil Al-Kinani, author of ‘Privatise the Mandem‘, in conversation at 7.30pm, hosted by street dance organisation The Capsule (check out their YouTube here). Sounds from DJ Glade Marie will take us through the evening until 10pm. At the bar we’ll be serving two bespoke cocktails created by mixologist La’Mel Clarke, representing Brixton present and past.

Throughout the building




Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus

Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus is a South East London born, raised and based creative, with over 20 years’ industry experience as a performer, teacher and choreographer. Her movement style is a blend of her training in street styles and contemporary, with leanings towards gesture and pedestrian movement.

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Siobhan Davies Studios is mostly accessible, with lifts to all floors. There are two accessible parking spaces available on site which can be booked in advance. Blue Badge parking is also available nearby on West Square and Garden Row (for a full map visit the Southwark Council website). Our main door is power assisted.

Amenities include: 

  • Changing facilities* 
  • Communal showers* 
  • Lockers
  • Toilets / wheelchair accessible toilets 
  • Kitchen: tea and coffee making, fridge, and microwave

* Our changing facilities and showers are not fully accessible. Our closest publicly available and fully accessible changing facility is at The Castle Centre, a leisure centre 0.3 miles away from the studios. You can find full details of their features here.