World homeless Day

The Shrewsbury Ark has organised a series of events during this year's World Homeless Week to challenge, encourage, and support everyone to help homeless people. It embraces World Homeless Day on 10th  October in solidarity with homeless people, and those who help them, worldwide.

LOOK OUT THROUGH OUT THE TOWN FOR ARTWORKS CREATED BY PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY HOMELESSNESS

 

ART EXHIBITION

Sponsored by Alun Griffiths Ltd and Shropshire Council

Entitled "VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET"  the exhibition will be held in three vacant shop windows within the Shrewsbury Pride Hill Centre from October 5th to 8th and features paintings, sculptures and prose produced by The Homeless, as well as character portraits by local artist Emma Eccles and photo-journalist Alex Gatenby. 

The exhibition aims to highlight some of the issues those who are homeless face and to thank the public for their on-going kindness, support and understanding.

PUBLIC LECTURE

Sponsored by Alun Griffiths Lts and Shropshire Council

Dr Paul Moran and Dr Frances Atherton (University of Chester) discuss their research and the question: why study homelessness, especially ethnographically?  They respond in a number of ways: firstly by suggesting that by becoming intimate with the experience of homelessness, we are more likely to come to an understanding that tries to take into account the daily transactional, emotional, social and other factors that press upon the every day lives of homeless people.  And secondly, trying to understand homelessness in this way helps us to understand how the established order tends to treat and regard this very marginalised group of people, and what this means in terms of belonging and the rights that seem to follow from belonging. 

 

Monday 5th October, 6pm Click here to listen live.

OUR PARTNERS...

The Shrewsbury Ark is partnering with many organisations in our local community to raise awareness of homelessness on World Homeless Day. Check out their websites to find out more about what they do and their plans for World Homeless Day.
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