Art & Gigs
Exhibitions at Pogo
Every month or two we host a new exhibition of artwork on the Pogo walls. We have had photographs, paintings, prints and installations over the years. If you would like to exhibit at Pogo please get in touch!
The Winter 2012/13 Exhibition by Mina Boromand
Mina Boromand was born in Tehran, and pursued her passion for photography from an early age. With the start of the Iranian Revolution, she became part of the revolutionary effort, which led to her leaving Iran in 1986 as a political refugee. She settled in London (after a period in Afghanistan and the Soviet Union), where her life became a fusion of hope and despair, and photography became part of her aspiration to survive as an independent, creative woman.
Her belief in humanity and socialist liberation informs her approach to photography, capturing instances in people’s lives in different circumstances, seeking to depict hope, love, joy, sorrow, worthlessness, repetition, and inequality in a capitalist society. This is the message which she seeks to propagate through her photography, with her passion for nature and love for contemporary art also influencing her work. She has organised informal street galleries in different locations in London with partner and artist/illustrator Chris Bird, with an intention to bring their work to the streets and to the people of this city.
This is their 2nd exhibition in POGO cafe.
The October 2012 Exhibition
This months exhibition is by Pogo volunteer Lisa and Jamal of Burkina Faso.
Morocco: My recipe for happiness? Discovering landscapes and meeting local people.
Morocco is a land where I spent a year of my life. I was living in a city, Agadir but I used to go on road trips to discover the countryside. With this series of photographs I want to show people the real side of Morocco which is not the one tourists see in cities such as Agadir, Casablanca or Marrakech. In the countryside people are different, smiling, generous and the landscape is splendid. So let’s start the journey.
Burkina Faso: an artist’s call to help orphans in his native village
Last July I went to Burkina Faso, a small country in Africa to do humanitarian volunteering. There I met an artist, Jamal, whom I have decided to help with his project. He is painting and also gathering objects or fabrics to decorate his artwork (recycling). All the funds collected will go to the construction of huts for orphans in his native village, plants and also school materials. This project is called the “Cri d’enfant Burkinabé”
If you are interested in purchasing any of the artworks please email; Lisa!
Fundraisers & Benefits
We sometimes host benefit gigs and other fundraising events. Are you a performer? Do you know musicians and other creative people? Like organising events? Want to have go? If you’re interested in helping in these or other ways, please get in touch!
- Film Nights: Mondays, 7.30 pm
- Open Co-op Meetings: every other Tuesday, 7pm (subject to change, phone us to check)
- Yoga: Saturday mornings, 10am to 11.30am (just turn up)
All films are free entry (donations are welcome) and start at 7.30pm. There may be drinks and snacks available but not the full menu.
Check out Pogo Cinema for the latest film screenings.
N.B. Practical Squatters has moved to LARC; it’s still on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7pm.
- Check out one-off events for details of gourmet dinners, raw food parties, poetry nights and more…