Posts made in September, 2016

Homeless arts market to open on World Homeless Day

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Homeless arts market to open on World Homeless Day

From Monday 10 October, World Homeless Day, for seven days, the entire Spitalfields Arts Market has been given to Cafe Art to fill with artists affected by homelessness. The exhibition includes established artists who have had their artwork exhibited in cafes and pop up exhibitions and on our website. All artists have been affected by homelessness in London. While some have already been rehoused, others are still living in hostels or are still sleeping rough. The artists who are exhibiting and selling their paintings include Mateus, Mary Vallely, Tendekai, Ray of Light, Geraldine Crimmins, Michael Crosswaite, James Gray, Richard Fletcher, Zin Vaitiekunas,...

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Cafe Art Australia – MySydney Photography Competition!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Cafe Art Australia – MySydney Photography Competition!

Cafe Art Australia – MySydney Photography Competition!

[this article is from www.cafeartaustralia.com] Sydney is a rich, vibrant, bubbling city which we all live, work and explore in every single day – but there is a section of our community who are often easily overlooked… the homeless. Cafe Art Australia aims to give this portion of our community a voice and means by which to tell their stories with a unique and gripping exhibition opening in Newtown this weekend. Earlier this year the organisation handed out 95 disposable cameras to individuals impacted by homelessness and asked them to take photographs of “their Sydney” over the course of a single week. Of the approximately 1200 photographs received back...

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Be arty or be square ….

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Be arty or be square ….

So says Square Mile Coffee Roasters! The award winning coffee roasters based in East London decided to host a special evening for their customers (speciality coffee shop owners and baristas in and around London) this week. With talks ranging from Sustainability in Coffee from the guys at Bio-Bean to Opportunities for Staff Development by one of the Founders himself, James Hoffman, the theme was to help promote positive change in different areas. They passionately source, buy, import, roast and deliver the best coffee they can get hold of to make London famous for good coffee. To ensure that they serve the best coffee on the night, Allison Scott, their...

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What do you call artists who can also brew a mean cup of coffee at the same time?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016 in News | Comments Off on What do you call artists who can also brew a mean cup of coffee at the same time?

Bartistas, of course! (Barista + artist). The Christie's Staff Summer Exhibition is back in town, and we were really humbled to be called back to run a pop-up cafe at their King Street Head Office. Unlike the previous event, we were given free reign of their new in-house Cafe, complete with tables, chairs etc this time round 🙂 Armed with endless supplies of Orzo Coffee (healthy and delicious Italian alternative to coffee which is 100 percent naturally caffeine free), kindly donated by Roberta, the bartistas served up cup-after-cup to the many Christie's staff, as well as their clients, who stopped by to support us. At only £1 a cup, the organic ground...

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What calendar buyers really thought…

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in News | Comments Off on What calendar buyers really thought…

A few months ago we did a survey of the 2016 MyLondon calendar buyers. As we approach the final four days of the current Kickstarter fundraiser we thought current and potential buyers might like to read what the results were! READ: Where is the Kickstarter money spent? The MyLondon Survey: UK and international buyers told us their thoughts... More than 80% planned to order the 2017 MyLondon calendar. Being on Kickstarter might have made it harder for us to promote our goal of highlighting homelessness (because it's not the first place many socially-minded organisations go), so the first question was about that: did they know we were a group of homeless and...

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