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MyLondon underway!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

The 2017 MyLondon Photography Contest is under way, kicking off at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday 30 June. READ: 100 cameras given out at St Paul's The cameras will be returned on Wednesday 5 July at the Cathedral. After processing and printing the judging will happen on Monday 10 July to choose the top 20 winners, and the participants will be able to select five photos each for the exhibition on Tuesday 11 July.

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Can you help us with MyLondon?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in News | 8 comments

Hello, we're looking for people who would like to help us with the annual MyLondon project! The camera handout day is on Friday 30 June. The main details are: Location: The Wren Suite, The Crypt, St Paul's Cathedral (entrance opposite "Paul" Cafe on the north side) Volunteers need to arrive by 11.30am, unless specifically asked to come in early. There are two handout sessions, because the room is not large enough: the first session will start at 12 noon and the second one at 1.30pm. We start by letting people have some Pret a Manger sandwiches and then we quickly do a short session to remind people how to use the one-time-use camera, the goals of the...

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Meet James Gray, Artist In Residence

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Featured, News | 5 comments

Meet James Gray, Artist In Residence

We are really happy to announce that one of our artists - James Gray - has been chosen by Diorama Arts Centre to fill their Artist In Residence spot after the first artist David Tovey completed his term. James is a full-time artist and has come a long way since he was sleeping rough in London in 2010. He discovered painting in an art therapy class in The Passage day centre in 2009. One of the first artists to connect with Cafe Art in 2012, when he had been rehoused in Wytham Hall, supported accommodation in Maida Vale, James is now working as an artist and managing his own flat near Russell Square in London. "I was homeless over a three year period,...

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Smartphones for homeless people?

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Smartphones for homeless people?

Smartphones for homeless people?

There's a new design award and we've been asked to help out with the judging! The Black Sheep Awards are hosted by Carter Wong Design (CWD). CWD are the big-hearted company who has been designing all of the MyLondon and other partner cities (eg Budapest, New Orleans Sydney, Sao Paulo, etc) as well as Cafe Art's logo/branding etc for free! This year's Black Sheep Awards brief was 'How would you change societies perceptions of the homeless owning smartphones?' Not only does the concept needs to be bold with longevity in mind, but the design needs to stop us in our tracks, exceed people's expectations, communicate on a deeper level as well as flexible to...

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This is London, where we live!

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Featured, News | Comments Off on This is London, where we live!

This is London, where we live!

Not an 'opening' as such, as the exhibition opened last month, but we finally got all our artists and photographers and supporters in the one venue at the This is Where I Live 2017 exhibition at Diorama Arts Centre last week. This Is Where I Live is now in it's fourth year, and celebrates the wonderful talent of people affected by homelessness in Berlin, Mumbai, New York and right here in London! Before the public arrived, Brian McClure (Artist-in-Residence from Omnibus) gave some very useful advice on how best to prepare art for selling/exhibiting, and Neil Cordell  (from The RPS) gave a preview about the forthcoming MyLondon 2017 photo...

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