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A simple drawing on a cream background in which four hands are visible. Three hands are holding pencils; two of them are drawing the unfinished outline of a mantlepiece, while the third is writing the following words below: Mantelpeace: A Taking Part exhibition from Young Vic. The Man on the word Mantelpeace is filled in, while the rest of the word is just outlined.

A Taking Part Exhibition from Young Vic


The Maria and The Clare Studios

This summer, get a glimpse into the world of young men growing up in London with MANTELPEACE, a free exhibition. Immerse yourself in teenage memories, penalty shootouts and park bench confessions in this interactive exhibition which celebrates the transition from boyhood to manhood and provides a fresh perspective on traditional masculinity. 

Drawing from real-life experiences of young men in Southwark and Lambeth, the exhibition is curated by local Young Curators and Young Consultants, working with Lead Artist Adam Karim, Sound Designer and Composer Duramaney Kamara, Set Designer Finlay Jenner and Guest Artists. With contributions from Arco Academy, Lansdowne School, Southwark Inclusive Learning Service and Untold Creative Training

Design by Emilie Chen

Lead Artist Adam Karim  
Sound Designer and Composer Duramaney Kamara 
Set Designer Finlay Jenner 

Guest Artists  
Ivan Oyik, Kingsley Nebechi, Marc Pouani, Still Shadey and Wumi Olaosebikan. 

Young Curators  
Ash Johann Curry-Machado, Barnaby Brown, Ona-Ara Fadipe and Yab Yowhans. 

Young Consultants  
Cameron O'Loan, Micah Forte, Sylvian Cunningham and Xavier Bailey. 

Learning Contributors  
Arco Academy, Lansdowne School, Southwark Inclusive Learning Service and Untold Creative Training. 

For headshots and biographies, please click here

Sensory Adapted and Relaxed Environment: Fri 12 Jul, 1 – 10pm
Touch Tours of Exhibition available: Fri 12 Jul, 3pm and 6pm