homelessness

The Homeless Library

Half Awake, The Homeless Library
Lawerence and his book, The Homeless Library
Poem on the poor, The Homeless Library

The Homeless Library is the first history of British homelessness, combining oral history interviews and, more subjectively, poetry and art. The Library is a collection of over 80 books handmade by homeless people, reflecting on their lives and how they connect with the wider, previously unwritten heritage of homelessness.

Streetwise Opera

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Streetwise Opera uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives. Working with people who have experienced homelessness and other members of the community, we run workshop programmes across England and stage critically-acclaimed operas.

The aim of our work is to increase participants’ physical and emotional wellbeing and increase social inclusion.
Funding sources: Big Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Macquarie Group Foundation, various private trusts and foundations, individual donors and fundraising events.

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Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England