Thursday 20th July, 2023

Screening and discussion 7pm – 9pm with doors open from 6.30pm

Free entry reserve your ticket HERE

In Yorgos Petrou’s new moving image work, Like Pots and Waves Break, four queer migrants from formerly British-colonised nations in South West Asia and North Africa (Cyprus, Egypt, and Palestine) engage their bodies and voices in material, poetic and sculptural ways in proximity to a collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

The ‘Near-East’ collection at this University of Cambridge museum provides, in Petrou’s film, a point of departure for a number of reclamations, performances, recountings and utterances which develop, build upon, echo, and trouble one another. Voices mimic and respond, pages turn, dialogues extend and bodies move, in a meditation on the relationship between dislocation, queerness, and land.

The screening (70 mins) will begin at 7pm promptly, followed by a brief break before a 30-minute in-conversation with Yorgos Petrou and performers involved in the project.

This event is ticketed but with free booking.

The screening will take place in Cubitt’s gallery which is fully accessible but has some uneven floors. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about access.


The hosting of this screening forms part of Cubitt’s commitment to making our space available for usage by artists, workers and communities in a way that is sustainable for our small team. Please email [email protected] to see if we can help support future activities.

Film Credits:

Concept, Script, Edit - Yorgos Petrou

Original music - Stelios Ilchuk

Cast in order of appearance 

Yara Menas 

Omar Suleyman 

Sarrah Ebrahim 

Zak Elgharably 

Victor Esses 

Yorgos Petrou

Produced by Beatrice-Lily Lorigan

Camera, Stills - Yorgos Petrou , Beatrice-Lily Lorigan

Art Consultant - Oreet Ashery

Devised with

Sarrah Ebrahim

Zak Elgharably

Yara Menas

Omar Suleyman

Dramaturgy - Lou Cope 

Workshops - Yas Necati, Florence Peake, Victor Esses 

Research - Christina Hazboun, Aina Pomar @aina_pomar

Dubbing mixer - Alfredo Paz

Special thanks to Anastasia Christofilopoulou, Shubbak Festival, Marianna Constanti, Ekso (Paphos)

Generously supported by 

Arts Council England

The Fitzwilliam Museum

NDT Broadgate

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