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Disposable cameras will be given to 100 with a lived experience of homelessness in the MyBrighton & Hove Photo Project at One Church, Brighton on Friday 29 June. Supported by Fujifilm UK and The Royal Photographic Society, the project will result in an exhibition and a calendar. It is run locally by volunteers and social enterprise Cafe Art, and is based on the successful MyLondon project.
Paintings from artists affected by homelessness from New York, Berlin, Mumbai, Melbourne and Auckland will be exhibited at Old Diorama Arts Centre as part of Cafe Art's international art exhibition exchange THIS IS WHERE I LIVE from Thursday 17 May. The opening event is in Old Diorama Arts Centre on Wednesday 16 May at 6pm to 9pm.
Spitalfields Arts Market will be run by Londoners affected by homelessness for seven days from Monday. The market will be filled with paintings and photographs from dozens of artists who are homeless or have recently been homeless. The project is run by homeless enterprise Café Art who will also be launching the 2018 MyLondon calendar in the market at lunchtime on Tuesday, World Homeless Day.
An exhibition of stunning shots of East London by a group of Cafe Art MyLondon photographers who have experienced homelessness is due to open in Qbic hotel next week. The photographers were commissioned by the hotel to fill the hotel with images of the local community, with stunning results.
Every year Cafe Art, a small social enterprise in East London, holds a contest with disposable cameras. The goal is to empower people affected by homelessness - to give them skills, confidence and eventually to earn some money by selling the photos and the annual MyLondon calendar. 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras were given out at St Paul's Cathedral, and the images are ready now.
MyLondon, the calendar created by 100 homeless people, was launched last night. The viral success in 2015 and 2016 saw thousands of calendars being sent overseas, in a project which is supporting London's homeless people though beautiful photos of the city.
10 August to 16 September Private View: Thursday 10 August, 6pm to 8pm Outpost – Shop | Gallery | Community Hub 546 Holloway Road, Islington N7 6JP www.peterbeford.org.uk/outpost @OutpostN7 @jamesgray Open: Mon - Sat 10.30am – 6pm
Cafe Art is supporting a new venture in Turnpike Lane, north London which will employ people affected by homelessness. Run by Shine Enterprise Centre, the public are being asked to support the cafe by pledging money in a crowdfunding campaign at www.spacehive.com/shine-cafe. They hope to raise £30,000 to set up the cafe.
CAFÉ ART began in London in early 2012 with one local cafe and one art group run by a homelessness sector organisation. The opportunity was spotted by a volunteer with a St Mungo’s art group near King’s Cross, London. He could see lots of amazing art being created every week. However there was not enough wall space in the charity to... Show more
CAFÉ ART began in London in early 2012 with one local cafe and one art group run by a homelessness sector organisation. The opportunity was spotted by a volunteer with a St Mungo’s art group near King’s Cross, London. He could see lots of amazing art being created every week. However there was not enough wall space in the charity to hang it – much of the art was put away and not hung on the walls. An idea was born while in a local cafe. It didn’t have any art on the walls…
Cafe Art is run by Paul Ryan, who is one of the founding directors, together with Michael. Café Art registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) in November 2013, with all profits committed to building up the social enterprise. CICs were established in 2005 specifically for social enterprises where the profits will be reinvested in the business.