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Between Saxons and Shakespeare

Cafe Art exhibition in Somerset House this month With Saxon ruins, separated by perspex, below us and the Shakespeare's Will exhibition opening above us, we felt very much a part of London last night as we opened the latest collaborative Cafe Art Home Is Where The Art Isexhibition in the lower ground Archeology Room of King's College London's The Dickson Poon School of Law in Somerset House. From artists who attend art groups for people affected by homelessness, including St Mungo's, Crisis, SHP, 240 Project and Art Fitzrovia, the special private viewing was with the artists and the King's College London's student-led Hot Chocolate Society. The Hot Chocolate Society was established to raise awareness of homelessness within the King's College student body through advocacy initiatives and regular outreach sessions. The exhibition has been produced with Cafe Art as part of The Dickson Poon School of Law's Visual Arts Programme, providing a creative space for students, staff, alumni and the wider community. The exhibition has limited access, but we are organising two visits this month. Why not see the Shakespeare Will exhibition at the same time? email to book a tour of the Home Is Where The Art Is Exhibition (note that there is an entrance charge to see Shakespeare but our exhibition tour is free)

  1. Thursday 11 February, 3pm

  2. Thursday 25 February, 3pm

By Reza, St Mungo’s

By Geraldine Crimmins, Crisis.

By Chris Wilson.

By Terrance Hutton from The Passage

By Mark Jennings, Crisis.

Lizzy from CRI Recovery Cafe in Camden

Mateus’s drawing

James Gray in front of his London Eye print.

Tendekai shows the prints he sells to make a living

Tendekai talks about his painting with Keiran.

Tom speaks to new Cafe Art volunteers

Zin Vaitiekunas, independent artist, speaks to Jing Yi Chua.

Birman from Art Fitzrovia.

Tom Hair from Crisis.

ROL (Ray of Light), from Art Fitzrovia, is interviewed by Kieran McGrath, Production Assistant at the Dickinson Poon School of Law

Naomi Taylor from SHP in Islington.

Renee Robins from the 240 Project in Westbourne Park, West London. This collage is due to appear in The Big Issue shortly!

Jing Yi Chua from the Hot Chocolate Society of King’s College London listens to a welcome speech by Cafe Art’s ROL. Professor Elaine Player looks on.

Artists and volunteers look on. Mateus (artist) is in the centre.

The exhibition is in the east wing of Somerset House, which since 2012 has been part of King’s College London.

A group shot of Cafe Art artists and members of the Hot Chocolate Society and other King’s College London students and staff.

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