Posts made in April, 2015

Connecting with Brazil

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Connecting with Brazil

It is inspiring to meet people who are fighting the same cause as yourselves: dignity and social recognition for people affected by homelessness are shared goals in Rio de Janeiro as much as in London we found out today. Some facts were shocking: we found out that more than 15,000 people sleeping rough in Sáo Paulo according to Rafael da Silva, a municipal government official visiting in London today (in London the number is 2,500). At the British Council, in London, Cafe Art today met a group of 14 Brazilians from Sáo Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are here to focus on shared strategies, fighting homelessness through art as part of With One Voice. The...

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Popping up a Second Time

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Popping up a Second Time

Not known to rest on her laurels, Phyllissa Shelton, Founder of Pop-Up Painting, celebrated her company's 2nd year of growth by throwing a birthday cum fund-raising event the other night. Like the previous year, she decided to share the evening with Cafe Art. Thank you, Phyllissa! As you know by now, Cafe Art won't be able to exist without the artists. They represent Cafe Art, and so it was important that some of them joined in with the celebrations too. Phyllissa and her army of painters quickly turned the evening into a mesmerising one for the artists as they, and guests, were treated to a fascinating talk on Art Deco with a quiz and raffle thrown in. On top of...

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