2 April 2022, 5PM-6.15PM & 7PM-8.15PM


Join us for this special evening of live music and film featuring visual artist and performance maker Hetain Patel and acclaimed musician Amy May's newest work on Don't Look.

A hugely original collision of film, performance and live music, Don't Look is a playful and subversive journey into image, identity, language and love in contemporary Britain.

Hetain Patel's mesmerising films take inspiration from Tarantino, Bruce Lee and contemporary dance – but they also tell his own story of life as a young Asian man in 21st-century England.

Combined with live music from Amy May (Paris Motel, Heritage Orchestra) and her 8-piece ensemble, Don't Look crosses genres and defies categorisation – a unique collaboration between two unique artists.

Throughout the evening we will present a selection of 5 of Hetal Patel's films that will be accompanied by live music and vocals. As part of this programme, we are very excited to be premiering the live-scoring of his latest film Trintiy. All this, including live commentary by the artist himself.


Kanku Raga (2007) 6 min 44 sec

Mussulman (2006) short clip

The Jump (2015) 6 mins 32 sec

Don't look at the finger (2017) 16 mins 8 sec

Trinity (2021) 23 mins 26 sec

Due to the very limited capacity, we are delighted to be able to host two showings of Don't Look on the same day. Please book a space for the one time slot that suits you best. All are welcome.



About the artists

Hetain Patel is a visual artist and performance maker. His films, sculptures and live performances have been presented globally, from Tate Modern and Sadler's Wells, London to Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai and Ullens Centre of Contemporary Art, Beijing. Online, his videos have been viewed over 30 million times, including his TED Talk of 2013 titled Who Am I? Think Again.

Amy May (Hamilton) is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer. She plays for a variety of bands, orchestras and ensembles, including her work as the principal violist with the Heritage Orchestra and as the violin/violist for multiple Grammy-award-winning Hamilton. She writes music for adverts, films and television, and has written and released four albums with her band, Paris Motel.


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