90 Days of Hope: Why Britain Chose Not To End Homelessness
Premiere Charity Fundraiser for The Museum of Homelessness.
Paul Atherton (FRSA) was using Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 as a bedroom when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced to the public that Britain should get “Everyone In” to protect those experiencing Homelessness from Covid19 by hosting them in hotel rooms in March 2020.
With the assistance of filmmaker Owain Astles, Atherton recorded his video diary over the 3 months he was provided accomodation which forms the basis of this documentary exploring why this once in a lifetime opportunity for the government to end homelessness in Britain for good, simply wasn’t taken?
The evening includes the first public screening of the 30 minute film, followed by a 30 minute live performance of actors doing verbatim narratives from the collection of the Museum of Homelessness, then a Q&A with Paul Atherton who has now been homeless for over 12 years and concludes with an afterparty in the bar with live music from Paul Wiffen, who worked with Vangellis on the soundtrack to Blade Runner and British Artist Julia Sterland will be painting Alla Prima oil portraits for guests at just £60 on the night for an hour sitting with profits going to the charity.
All profits from ticket sales will go to supporting the Museum of Homelessness who are a community driven social justice museum, created and run by people with direct experience of homelessness.
MoH tackles homelessness and housing inequality by amplifying the voices of its community through research, events, workshops, campaigns and exhibitions. MoH also provides direct support – bursaries, mentoring, training and practical support – to its community members.
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