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Christmas Gift Guide: homeless photo calendar

Christmas Gift Guide: homeless photo calendar

Press releases   •   Nov 08, 2019 14:00 GMT

The 2020 MyLondon calendars are available now. Produced and sold by photographers who are rough sleepers or have been homeless, the calendars are beautiful, with a positive message. They are printed in London and are 100% single-use plastic free. If you are a media outlet, and can help us promote them, please email Paul Ryan paul@cafeart.org.uk so we can send you a free sample calendar.

Cafe Art: An exhibition by artists who have experienced homelessness

Cafe Art: An exhibition by artists who have experienced homelessness

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2019 09:34 GMT

An exhibition, called Collection 2019, by a group of artists who have experienced homelessness, opens in the Old Diorama Arts Centre, London on 11 November. The group are mentored by Geraldine Crimmins on how to survive and flourish in the competitive London art world, from what art courses to take, to how to sell their art and manage exhibitions.

Rough sleepers working on World Homeless Day 10 Oct

Rough sleepers working on World Homeless Day 10 Oct

Press releases   •   Oct 07, 2019 15:54 BST

Rough sleepers are earning money by selling the 2020 MyLondon calendar in Spitalfields E1 market and St James's Market Piccadilly on World Homeless Day - this Thursday 10 October.

MyLondon homeless calendar unveiled today

MyLondon homeless calendar unveiled today

Press releases   •   Sep 11, 2019 10:42 BST

The annual MyLondon calendar, created by people who have experienced homelessness, will be unveiled at 3pm this afternoon in Spitalfields Market. In May 100 disposable cameras were given to people who are currently homeless and have recently come off the streets. The resulting calendar is beautiful - a love letter to London. Calendars will be sold by people affected by homelessness for £11.

20 eye-catching shots by London's homeless (with a hint of Brexit)

20 eye-catching shots by London's homeless (with a hint of Brexit)

Press releases   •   Aug 07, 2019 11:52 BST

When a Brexit-related photo tops the public vote of photos taken by people who have experienced homelessness, you know it's on everyone's minds. A homeless project which involved giving 100 disposable cameras to people affected by homelessness has created an amazing exhibition which looks at the London in a different way.

Homeless photographers capture London

Homeless photographers capture London

Press releases   •   Jun 09, 2019 17:12 BST

A new exhibition opens on Tuesday where all the photographers have experienced homelessness. The theme was what they love about London. The exhibition opens in Spitalfields Arts Market, Brushfield Street, on Tuesday 11 June and is up for 6 days and every photo is for sale, earning money for rough sleepers, sofa surfers and other people who have experienced homelessness.

International art exchange of homeless art

Press releases   •   May 08, 2019 13:55 BST

'This is Where I live' exhibition, is an exchange of artworks across cities around the world created by people that have experienced homelessness. Organised by Cafe Art in London, it has six exchange partners coming together in solidarity including; Auckland, Berlin, Dar es Salaam, Mumbai, NYC & London. Opens on London on May the 9th at 7pm at Kahaila Cafe 135 BrickLane London.

20 homeless artists hold art exhibition in London

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2019 11:27 GMT

Twenty artists who are homeless or have been homeless are holding an exhibition in the Hampstead School of Art, opening on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

Self empowerment through creativity: an exhibition by homeless artists

Press releases   •   Feb 08, 2019 12:09 GMT

Eighty eight London artists affected by homelessness have participated in our unique annual art competition. A record number of more than 150 entries were received and the 20 finalists will be exhibited at the Hampstead School of Art on 5 March.

UN director general to open London homeless project exhibition in Geneva

Press releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 12:50 BST

A shoe-string-budget-run London homeless project will open Women Without Walls exhibition of photographs with Mr Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva on Monday 1 October.

Homeless create beautiful images with disposable cameras

Press releases   •   Aug 16, 2018 08:32 BST

Two hundred single use cameras were given to people who are homeless, or have recently been homeless in London and Brighton in June. The results are two beautiful calendars which will be sold by the photographers.

Homeless given 100 cameras to capture London - these are the results

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 14:21 BST

The photographers in the MyLondon Photo Project exhibition have all experienced homelessness. The goal of the project was to focus on what they love about London. The exhibition opens in Spitalfields Arts Market, Brushfield Street, on Monday 30 July and is up for 7 days and every photo is for sale, earning money for rough sleepers, sofa surfers and other people who have experienced homelessness.

100 cameras for Homeless to photograph London

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 09:00 BST

One hundred people affected by homelessness will capture London over five days from today when they are given a disposable camera at St Paul's Cathedral.

Brighton & Hove the focus of homeless project

Press releases   •   May 25, 2018 12:02 BST

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.

Homeless given arts market for World Homeless Day

Press releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 09:57 BST

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.

East London highlighted by homeless in photo project

Press releases   •   Sep 27, 2017 10:30 BST

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.

Beautiful London as seen by homeless

Press releases   •   Sep 11, 2017 11:02 BST

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.

London’s summer of 2017 as seen by the homeless

Press releases   •   Jul 28, 2017 11:35 BST

A snapshot of London’s summer of 2017 will be revealed in over 450 photos in an exhibition from 100 cameras given to people affected by homelessness in late June.

Cafe to employ homeless people

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2017 09:37 BST

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.

100 homeless people to photograph London

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2017 10:15 BST

100 disposable cameras will be given to homeless people at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday 30 June. The MyLondon photography project runs over five days, is to empower people affected by homelessness and results in an exhibition and calendar. Run by Cafe Art and The Royal Photographic Society, it has inspired similar projects in Budapest, Sydney, New Orleans, Sao Paulo and Toronto.