Friday Late: On The Verge

Join us and London's emerging artists and designers after hours for an evening of workshops, installations, performances and live music.

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Masculinity does not exist, only masculinities. Identity doesn’t exist, only identities. We live in a promising world of gender expression and exploration, where how you define yourself can take on multiple forms. In this plural world, On the Verge explores the tipping point, highlighting the artists, designers, and performers, questioning the norms of masculine and feminine identity and the possibilities to come. Let a thousand genders bloom.

This Friday Late features a programme curated by BLM Fest, commissioned by Counterpoints Arts and the V&A during Refugee Week 2022. BLM Fest was founded by Kayza Rose, and is a celebration of Black lives. BLM Fest is an invitation for everyone to take part and an exciting model of cultural production that fairly compensates Black people for their ideas, time and labour.

All events are free, and places are designated on a first-come-first-serve basis unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will take place at this event. If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance by emailing

Please note, if the V&A reaches capacity, we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.

Background image: Fx Goby and Ricky Patel