Posts made in July, 2015

Sarah Beeny – eat your heART out!

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Sarah Beeny – eat your heART out!

When the Manager of a St Mungo's Broadway hostel at London SE1 was confronted with a big foyer/reception area, he knew something was missing to make the entrance a lot more inviting and welcoming to residents and visitors alike. Who is he going to call? The 'Art-busters', of course, aka Cafe Art artists. In just less than 10 minutes, the white-washed, lifeless walls were transformed into a landscape of vibrant, colourful and beautiful works drawn by the artists from Argyle Street, namely, Ian, Joe and Reza, plus Adrian. Many thanks to Nick, Esther and Paul for their support and believe ..... and of course, the artists themselves. Sorry, Ms Beeny - perhaps next...

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The Dream Team

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in News | Comments Off on The Dream Team

Good luck to all the participating photographers in the Cafe Art 2015 photography/calendar competition! And thank you to the Dream Team who showed their support and believe in their talent by being involved in this year's judging. None of the Judges accepted any expenses whatsoever, and even took the morning off from work out of their own big-heartedness to be involved. This year's Dream Team consists of a Director from a multinational photographic company (Japan's first photographic company), a photographer who has experienced homelessness, the editor of the world's largest selling weekly photographic magazine that is over 130 years old, a personnel from...

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How to handle today’s ‘challenging’ kids

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in News | Comments Off on How to handle today’s ‘challenging’ kids

Easy peasy! Especially when the young adults are part of The Challenge, as they are all simply amazing, engaging, enthusiastic and responsible individuals. So when The Challenge approached Cafe Art for the 3rd year running to help with their summer project to build a more integrated society by bringing together people from all ages, ethnicities and walks of life to connect communities and build trust, two of our 2015 calendar photographers offered their assistance. How great is that! So this week photographers, Ray & David, and Cafe Art had the pleasure to meet up with a dozen young adults from various schools in Barnet. And using photography as a...

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Recover with a cup of coffee @ NW1

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Recover with a cup of coffee @ NW1

We are pleased to announce that new artworks are  now on display at The Recovery Cafe located at 184 Royal College Street, London NW1 9NN, and it includes two of CRI's own artists, the very talented Ammo and Brian! We aim to include their wonderful works in the public cafes very shortly, so stay tuned. Many thanks to the big-hearted Tom Powers for introducing them to us ....

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Lot 88: Volunteering …. going to the highest bidder!

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Lot 88: Volunteering …. going to the highest bidder!

And we sure had a lot of bidders for this lot. All thanks to Christie's for inviting Cafe Art to their third annual Arts Assembly held at their St James's auction house on King Street in London SW1 this morning. The Assembly is a collaborative forum at which arts-focused nonprofits can introduce their organisations to Christie’s employees in order to promote volunteer opportunities and other ways to engage with their work. Similar events are taking place at Christie’s locations worldwide. It is not just about signing up volunteers to complete a task you need done – it’s about making connections and/building relationships/ with arts-loving people who are...

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