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Shining a light

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Shining a light

Shine, a new coffee shop run by vulnerable people who have experiences either homelessness or have been in risk of homelessness, opened in Turnpike Lane London yesterday. Dozens of local people and supporters of HAGA, recently merged with Blenheim, which has helped many people with alcohol and drug addictions of the years, were there for the opening. Crowd funder  Shine was funded by the public with a crowdfunder last year. We helped with their crowdfunder run by Spacehive and the Mayor of London. After they were shortlisted to the final 25 projects, they were awarded £9,000 from the Mayor of London's fund and successfully raised £28,861 in...

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Introducing MyBrighton & Hove!

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Introducing MyBrighton & Hove!

We are very very excited to announce that MyBrighton & Hove is happening this year, with the camera handout set for Friday 29 June! One hundred one-time-use Fujifilm cameras will be given to local people affected by homelessness, just like in London, Budapest, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Toronto. As with all the other projects, the goal is to empower local people with lived experience of homelessness. The goal is to engage people in a creative project that gives skills and connects people. Coming just eight days after the London camera handout (which will be again at St Paul's Cathedral), the Brighton & Hove project will initially be funded by a Kickstarter...

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New exhibition in new London Borough of Culture: Waltham Forest!

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in News | Comments Off on New exhibition in new London Borough of Culture: Waltham Forest!

Café Art arrived this week in Waltham Forest with an exhibition in Bru Coffee and gelato, just as the borough has been announced as the first London Borough of Culture. (more about the award here) Like all of the paintings we hang, all are for sale to the public with 80% of the sale price going to the artists and 20% back into Cafe Art to buy new frames. James Gray is a former rough sleeper and one of the exhibiting artists who attended the launch event, along with Waltham Forest councillor Ahsan Khan and members of the Bru team early this week. “I was sleeping rough on and off for three years” he says adding that he was living near Victoria...

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New York, Berlin, Mumbai, Melbourne and Auckland: This Is Where I Live

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Featured, News | 2 comments

New York, Berlin, Mumbai, Melbourne and Auckland: This Is Where I Live

Please come to the opening of This Is Where I Live 2018 at the Old Diorama Arts Centre. This year we have had a great selection of works submitted from talented artists affected by homelessness across London which is being sent to the cities that sent us art. Because it's an international art exchange we are hosting the art from from marginalised artists from New York, Berlin, Melbourne, Auckland and Mumbai! Works range from delicate life studies through to collaborative collages. The works are diverse as this wonderful city, filled with intrigue and beauty, rough edges and beautiful flowers and colours. This exchange truly reflects the incredible talent that...

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Photography workshops begin!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Featured, News | 2 comments

Photography workshops begin!

Cafe Art got it's very first grant recently and we're proud to say it's for the RPS Mentoring Group that meets up on weekends to learn the basics of digital photography! Thank you Santander Foundation! We are going to use the £5,000 to develop the photography mentoring group run by Royal Photographic Society (RPS) volunteers Neil Cordell and Mo Greig. On Saturday we had the first meeting at the National Theatre and we are very appreciative of the team of volunteers from The RPS! After three years of the mentoring group being run on a shoestring budget, we were able to purchase a laptop to teach photo editing skills and we will have our first exhibition. The...

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