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Rough sleepers working on World Homeless Day 10 Oct

Press release   •   Oct 07, 2019 15:54 BST

Richard Fletcher is a rough sleeper who took a photo of a flower in a gutter. It's June 2020 in the MyLondon calendar which he is selling in Spitalfields E1 Market.

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.

Richard Fletcher will be selling in Spitalfields E1 Market. Richard often sleeps around King's Cross Station. He entered the MyLondon contest in May when he picked up one of 100 disposable cameras handed out in St Paul's Cathedral. Participants - all who have experienced homelessness - were given seven days to photograph "My London".

"The goal of this project is to give people photography skills and help them connect with the wider community," says director Paul Ryan. "They are given training by The Royal Photographic Society, then later they gain work experience and earn money by selling calendars with their photos in them."

Also selling the MyLondon calendar on Thursday is David Fussell, who sleeps rough on Tottenham Court Road. David is selling at St James's Market, Piccadilly.

Please email Paul Ryan paul@cafeart.org.uk or text/call 07517 141948 if you would like to meet Richard or David.

CAFÉ ART connects people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art. We hang artwork created in art groups run by homelessness sector organisations and hang it in independent cafes in London. We also run photography contests with disposable FujiFilm cameras. 

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