Arts And Heritage

Homeless questions answered

An artist who emailed 110 councils seeking basic advice for homeless people says only 10 replied fully. Anthony Luvera asked authorities across the UK about access to shelter, safety, food, and healthcare. Of those asked, 41 did not respond at all, while 59 either sent an auto-reply or pointed to organisations or charities offering help […]


James Earley, multi award-winning local artist, has joined forces with Southampton City Art Gallery to highlight the City Council and Street Support Action Group’s work with people who are homeless. Earley’s new exhibition, ‘Hyper-realism’, presents a series of powerful and emotive portraits of people who are homeless – those he describes as living “on an […]

Homeless art – James Earley exhibition

Southampton born artist James Early is one of the UK’s leading hyper realism artists, currently painting out of the Arches Studios in the city. His work includes powerful and emotional studies of homeless people, victims of war and religious martyrs. For this he was nominated for the BP award, The Royal Institue of Oil Painters […]

Exeter Community Initiatives – FREE September courses

Exeter Community Initiatives announce FREE courses this autumn. The programmes include: Mindfulness Yoga Drama Digital Art Photography Health & Fitness Digital Music Making Video Creation Creative Coding Art & Crafts Food & Mood Connection Reflections  Ripple Effect is a FREE programme of activities for anyone who is recovering from a major life change. Either from drugs […]

See The Full Picture

ART EXHIBITION/WORKSHOP Wednesday July 3rd 2019 11:00 to  18:00 Niamos Centre, Hulme, ManchesterM15 5EU Multiple and Complex Needs is a term regularly used across the housing and homelessness sector. Are we clear what this actually means? How broad is this definition? Importantly, how do people feel about being identified as having multiple and complex needs? […]

The Booth Centre Exhibition – Arrival

Part of the #HOMEinspires Programme Sep 2018 – Jan 2019 This exhibition connects HOME with the city’s most essential voluntary groups and charities, both as audiences and as artists. The Booth Centre have created this exhibition as part of their arts programme. The artwork for Arrival was created throughout the last few months during the […]

Moving Panoramas

The People’s History Museum, with stories of the struggles of ordinary people, provided lots of ideas that have been expanded and explored to create Moving Panoramas. The piece performed on Monday 11th June, combined visual arts with original songwriting centred around scrolling artworks that moved together with the songs to tell a story. The artworks, […]

The Manchester United Captain who became homeless

Have you heard the name Patrick O’Connell, or ‘Don Patricio’ as he was known? He begged on the streets of London and died penniless and homeless. He was buried in an unmarked grave. But before that he was Captain of Manchester United F.C. and the Saviour of FC Barcelona. His amazing life story is now being told. On June […]

Back inside the box

‘Back Inside The Box’ present an art exhibition by the Manchester Homeless Community, held at Nexus Art Cafe from Monday 3rd to Sunday 23rd October. It is set to change perceptions of homelessness and poverty in Manchester. The opening night on Monday 3rd from 6:30pm until 9:30pm features Live Music, Spoken Word, Stand Up Comedy, […]

Arts & HeritageUpdate – July

The Arts & Heritage group has met once to gain an initial understanding of what we may be able to achieve and where the opportunities lie for arts and homelessness organisations to work together in the city to combat homeless and its underlying causes for individuals. Our first workshop is planned for the 9th August at the People’s History Museum, […]