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The National Archives of the Republic of the Homeless – Artlink exhibition

June 29th @ 10:00 am – August 29th @ 4:00 am, Artlink Hull

Artist Vanessa Cardui has spent six months working with members of Hull’s homeless community and Artlink on a project that has become the exhibition, The National Archives of the Republic of the Homeless. This project will go on show at Artlink Hull from June to August 2019.

June 29th @ 10:00 amAugust 29th @ 4:00 am, Artlink, Princes Avenue, Hull

Vanessa writes:

“The Republic of the Homeless is a little-known state that coexists in parallel with every country in the world. Many of us have lived there; we keep dual citizenship for life. This Republic has a National Archives – a collection of stuff kept for posterity that is somehow about the experience of being without a home. It’s a dispersed Archives, held worldwide by individual people who have lived the experience of being homeless. The trouble with our National Archives is like most other archives everywhere – it’s disorganised, uncatalogued, and underfunded. Although some people are working hard to bring it together, nobody really knows what there is. We have begun to catalogue a particular collection within the Archives – artworks made by homeless and ex-homeless artists and makers in Hull in the 21st century. In this, we confront questions of value, authenticity, belonging, and loss, and explore how anyone’s history can get lost and buried when we fall out of normativity in some way, but even so, we preserve it, under the radar.”

Funded by The Hudgell Trust and Arts Council England
In partnership with the Museum of Homelessness, Westbourne House and the Hull Homeless Community Project

With thanks also to Project Hotdog, and to the homeless and ex-homeless people of Hull.

Website: Artlink Hull

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Are you alright mate?

On 13th November, 2018.

 

Are you alright mate? is a half-day workshop looking at men’s emotional health and is aimed at anyone with an interest in the topic of men’s mental health – members of the public & health professionals. The session will explore ways in which we can encourage more open talk about men’s mental health, and get the message out there that it’s ok for men to not be ok.

The event will offer an opportunity to hear a range of local thought provoking speakers and a visiting keynote speaker with a particularly powerful message.

Keynote speaker – Geoff McDonald

With 25 years experience working for global company Unilever, Geoff tells a fascinating and powerful story about an episode in his own life which has caused him to become a very active campaigner breaking the stigma associated with Mental Health.

Geoff has participated in a number of BBC programmes and campaigns regarding this subject, as well as writing and producing articles. He previously convened a meeting at No 10 Downing Street with David Cameron and CEOs from Footsie 100 Companies to address their role and agree actions to break stigma in the corporate world. He too provided some support to the Royal Foundation in their mental health campaign.

There will also be chance to visit a range of stalls from services and community groups connected to men’s emotional wellbeing.

Book your place via eventbrite, here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/are-you-alright-mate-tickets-50356784498?invite=&err=29&referrer=&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword

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Halloween Soup, Hull Veg City

On Wednesday 31st October – Hull city centre.

An invitation from Hull Veg City, a campaign promoted by Hull Food Partnership.

Join us to celebrate the launch of ‘Hull Veg City’, a 12-month campaign to inspire people grow, cook & eat more veg. We’ll be serving up tasty vegetable soup on King Edward St. Hull, 11:30 – 1:30pm on Wednesday 31st October, and giving out info about our exciting campaign!

The Hull Food Partnership is open to everyone working across all sectors of our food systems and culture. Through working together, we support and drive activity to realise our vision of Hull as a Sustainable Food City. It is hosted by Rooted in Hull.

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World Homelessness Day 2018

World Homelessness Day is on 10 October 2108.

For the second year running Emmaus Hull and East Riding will be hosting an event at its Lockwood Street (Hull) premises.

This year’s event is looking to build on last year’s successful day with a range of speakers, stalls and opportunities for agencies to engage with each other.

Confirmed speakers for the afternoon part of the day are:

  • Crisis
  • Paul Abbott (East Riding of Yorkshire Council)  (Modern Day Slavery)
  • Kath Goodman(Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Big Issue North
  • Ben Hanson/Dave Richmond(Hull City Council)
  • Julia Jennison (East Riding of Yorkshire Council)
  • Tony Margetts (East Riding of Yorkshire Council) (substance misuse)
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