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Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Hi-Yo, Silver!  Away!

He may not draw a gun as fast as the Lone Ranger, but John Sheehy can easily beat the Ranger hands down if it's with a paint brush. John is a much-loved artist from 240 Project whom we connected with in the early days of Cafe Art. We have managed to display his art in a number of cafes, including a one-man show exhibition, which have seen a few of his pieces being bought by caffeine-art lovers. This time, the owner of Maria's Cafe - who else, but Maria herself, can't help, but buy one. She fell in love with this particular painting for a long time, and we're pleased to say that it is now hanging proudly in her house, instead of her Cafe wall. As usual, we...

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Retrospective exhibition opens

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Retrospective exhibition opens

The largest exhibition of Cafe Art's MyLondon photographs, from 2013-2016, opened in King's College London (KCL) last night when a group of photographers from the project were hosted by students from the Dickson Poon School of Law. The exhibition is in the lower ground level of Somerset House, London. The selection is from four years of the contest where around 100 one-time-use cameras are given to people affected by homelessness for five days in July. The theme is "my London" and results in more than 2,500 images being printed in black and white and colour, then narrowed down to 20 for the exhibition and then after a public vote, 13 for each calendar. The...

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From Bethnal Green with Love

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

From Bethnal Green with Love

Despite replacing the bar-tender with a barista, and a martini (shaken and not stirred, of course!) with a latte, Mr Bond can still catch the attention of the ladies. This time it's Erica Porter - the big-hearted lady who decided to purchase a framed photo of Mr Bond (cover of the MyLondon 2016 calendar) which has been on display at Second Shot Cafe in Bethnal Green. She decided to purchase it as a surprise gift for her boyfriend, Gerry, who regularly pops into the cafe for his caffeine fix. As with many of our sales, the human connection is what matters most. It gives a great sense of value and pride to be able to meet with the buyer (and vice versa), and...

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