Posts made in August, 2013

Let the judging commence

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Event, News | Comments Off on Let the judging commence

Let the judging commence

What an amazing return rate we had from the camera hand-out at St Paul's. 90%! Yes, a staggering 90%. So a very big thank you to all the participating photographers and their support workers and staff. Without their help, we doubt we would have achieved such an impressive uptake rate. Thank you again! The judging day has been set for today, Thursday 22nd Aug, and Christie's (the world's top art auctioneers) have come to the rescue this time. They opened their doors and provided us with a boardroom for the judges to convene. We have high expectations of the photographers and hence, have put together an impressive line-up of judges for this very difficult job. They...

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Art Gemini competition

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Art Gemini competition

Art Gemini competition

Who says Londoners are not one of the biggest hearted people in the world? Cafe Art seems to be bumping into an endless stream of them, the latest being Jimmy Lek of Art Gemini. Founded by Jimmy, Art Gemini is a brand new and independent art competition promoting international contemporary art, and is open to emerging and established artists all round the world. Comprising of a distinguished panel of judges, not only does the winning pot totals £5,000 in three different categories, but there is a chance to exhibit at the prestigious Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London! You can find more details about this exciting competition here. Sympathetic to Cafe Art's cause...

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Another awe-inspiring story

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Another awe-inspiring story

Another awe-inspiring story

To prove my point (yet again!) of why Londoners are simply plain generous, here's another one ... Email request from a London Day Centre : Hi Cafe Art! We desperately want to start an art group for our service users. But we have limited budget or resources to do that. Help! Cafe Art to the guys at Atlantis Art: Can you help? Reply from Atlantis: Sure (and with no hesitation!). The next step - a shipment of sketchpads and art materials couriered to them - all free-of-charge. Now, if that is not all-inspiring and generous, I don't know what is! But wait! It doesn't end here. Out of the blue from nowhere, we had an email from another generous Londoner by the...

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An awe-inspiring story

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in News | Comments Off on An awe-inspiring story

An awe-inspiring story

We have had many of the art groups writing in to us to tell us about how their service users have been getting on with the photo competition. Most were inspiring ones that made us feel that we are doing the right thing to take this massive challenge on. But this particualr one takes the top spot, and we have Sam Forsdike from C4WS to thank for sharing it with all of us: "We run a weekly drop-in Lunchtime Club for people from the homeless community around Camden which offers fellowship and support to anyone in need. One of the things we have been trying to do recently is use the Club as a way of engaging our guests to participate in activities that get them out and...

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