After being invited to take part in the International Arts & Homelessness Festival, we began to think about what we could show to the public that was related in a strong way to the homeless in Manchester
. Arts is vital in helping people who are homeless to rebuild their lives, through building confidence and self-worth. This then enables them to take more significant, more important life steps that they were too scared to before.
What is the Homeless in Manchester exhibition?
A photography exhibition that showcases the stories of hope and aspiration of those living and working on the streets of Greater Manchester. The collections of photography range from those who are or have been homeless, the general public and those who work in the homelessness sector across Manchester. All of the works will show that we’re all the same when everything else is stripped away and that you should not judge a person based on their current circumstances, but look at them for where they’ve come from, and where they are going. One of the people involved in the exhibition and who will have work being exhibited is Kal Gill-Faci. Kal is a local architect and passionate supporter of the local homeless community and the charities involved in ending homelessness. In the run up to our exhibition on November 15th, we talked to Kal at her allotment.
Our exhibition, which is part of the wider International Arts & Homeless Festival will be taking place at WeWork Spinningfields on November 15th. To book your free ticket, please visit Eventbrite
. For more information on the festival, please visit With One Voice