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Beverley BennettSimon Says/Dadda

Grand Union 8 April – 27 May 2023

Grand Union is delighted to announce Simon Says/Dadda, an exhibition by Birmingham and London based artist Beverley Bennett. Comprising a newly commissioned 3-channel installation, Simon Says/Dadda is a collaborative project exploring father/daughter relationships among Black and Asian women and non-binary individuals, highlighting the deep impact that structural inequalities have within wider society.

Working in partnership with Metal, Liverpool, LUX, London and The Newbridge Project, Newcastle, Simon Says/Dadda is an ambitious large-scale film project developed through a series of gatherings across England, bringing to light stories that are currently not represented in the visual arts space.

Public programme

Exhibition Launch
Friday 7 April 2023, 6-8pm

Join us for the opening of Beverley Bennett’s solo exhibition at Grand Union Gallery.
We will be launching with celebratory drinks as part of April’s Digbeth First Friday.

Q&A with Simon Says/Dadda cast & crew, led by Beverley Bennett
Thursday 27 April 2023, 6-7pm

Join us online for an in-conversation between the artist and crew to discuss the collaborative making of Simon Says/Dadda, from ideation development through to installation.

Writing Workshop with Cindy Sissokho
Saturday 27 May 2023, 10am-12pm

Join us for a writing workshop exploring methods of journaling, led by writer, curator and cultural producer Cindy Sissokho.

Digbeth First Fridays
Friday 5 May 2023, 6-8pm

Digbeth comes alive on the first Friday of each month with exhibitions, late-night openings, special events, culture in unexpected spaces, live music and more. At Grand Union we will be opening late for you to see Beverley Bennett’s exhibition.


This playlist has been put together by Beverley Bennett to accompany the exhibition Simon Says/Dadda.

Q&A with Simon Says/Dadda cast & crew, led by Beverley Bennett