7.30pm Thursday 31 May 2018
Hosted by HERE, Bath Road, Bristol. BS4 3AP.
Bristol enjoys a uniquely diverse culture of music and art and is home to some of the best visual artists working in the UK today. But Bristol also has one of the highest homeless populations in the country. Painters are painting, and the homeless need homes.
HERE and HELP BRISTOL’S HOMELESS have joined forces to raise much needed funds. Bristol’s artists have answered the call and donated more than 70 pieces. These works, including original paintings and rare limited edition prints from the likes of 3D, Inkie, Tracey Emin, Jim Starr and Emma Caton, will be offered for sale to the highest bidder, with all proceeds going to fund the conversion of cargo containers into new homes.
The evening will include food and drink, with a soundtrack provided Mikee Freedom & Groove Street
Those who can’t attend can still join in the fun. There’ll be a live Facebook feed throughout the evening, and pre-event and live bidding online.
Register here for your free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/home-is-where-the-art-is-tickets-46070381752
Join the event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/helpbristolshomeless
1 in 170 people in Bristol are homeless. 2,600 are in temporary accommodation. 135 slept rough on our city’s streets last night. We believe a home is a RIGHT, not a privilege. We believe that the best way to help homeless people is to give them a secure base from which to rebuild their lives. We’re challenging homelessness in Bristol one bed at a time, by galvanising our community – we’re building homes for the homeless by upcycling transport containers and decommissioned vehicles. We need £10,000 to convert each container. We need £100,000 to create a container village in South Bristol, and the same for North Bristol.