Posts made in May, 2016

Who needs friends when you have ‘Friends’!

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Who needs friends when you have ‘Friends’!

Located right in the heart of Euston, London, Friends House is a sustainable and green venue, which also happen to be the central offices of Quakers in Britain. One of their believes is of an effective social safety net based on dignity and compassion as a vital foundation of a just society. Sure enough, action speaks louder than words, as the Manager of  The Quaker Centre and Bookshop, Lily Moss-Norbury, connected with what Cafe Art stood for. She opened up the wall spaces in the cafe area, as well as the corridors on the ground floor to showcase both photographs (a selection of winning shots from the MyLondon photo series) and beautiful artworks from...

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Mentoring group get boost from FujiFilm

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Mentoring group get boost from FujiFilm

FujiFilm UK has just donated six reconditioned mirrorless digital cameras to our Cafe Art Photography Mentoring Group, enabling us to help more people gain skills and confidence with digital cameras. The mentoring group for past participants in the annual Cafe Art MyLondon Photography Contest was set up in November and they meet every two weeks at our Whitechapel base, the Qbic Hotel. Cafe Art has a goal of empowering people through art and photography and we see this group as a logical extension to the annual MyLondon Photography Contest. By giving real skills in how to using digital cameras, we are not only engaging people in a group activity, but we are...

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A new triumphal arch arises in Camden N1

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in News | Comments Off on A new triumphal arch arises in Camden N1

Could this 'Arc de art' be the next top tourist attraction in London? Cafe Art was delighted to be invited back again to St Mungo's Broadway community festival to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2016, after a very successful run last year whereby around 350 clients, staff and supporters attended. Held in the oasis-like Camley Street Nature Park tucked away from the hustle and bustle of King's Cross, we joined other organisations for a day of fun in the sun, bringing the community together with the theme of 'Relationships'. We created an 'Arch of Art' using wonderful artworks that included some drawn by residents from St Mungo's hostels. Thank...

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We’re in the London Photo Festival!

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in News | Comments Off on We’re in the London Photo Festival!

Three Cafe Art My London photographers are in the annual London Photo Festival which opens today in the Crypt of St George's The Martyr, Borough High Street! The theme of the festival is 'The Four Elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire' and it's the third year we have been invited to participate by Emma Mapp and Kit Shah who run the festival. Louise Danby is representing Cafe Art again with photos taken on camera she bought with money earned selling the My London calendar. Her last year's entry of a clown during a housing protest on Tower Bridge was used to promote the first London clown festival on The Reviews Hub website yesterday. Louise decided to use...

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Cafe Art welcomes Second Shot Coffee, E2!

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Cafe Art welcomes Second Shot Coffee, E2!

Second Shot is an independent cafe that trains, employs and supports the homeless in London, and Cafe Art is proud to have her as our latest partner cafe! Located at 475 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 9QH, it serves delicious espresso martinis, amongst your usual latte! The brainchild of final year UCL student Julius Ibrahim, the cafe not only has a selection of art/photos on display from Cafe Art, but also operates a pay it forward system whereby customers can pre-pay for food and drink and then receive a post-it note which they can place on a designated wall in the café. Then later, someone in need can come and collect the goods free of charge. We can't...

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