Welcome

  

The One Festival of Homeless Arts brings together works of art in many forms, from theatre and film, to sculpture and photography, as well as traditional visual art, all of which have been created by artists who have experienced homelessness.

We want to give people experiencing homelessness a safe space, an amazing venue that is easily accessible to the public and not shut off, so that as many people as possible can see this amazing work.

our Story

Birth

Brainchild of ex-homeless Artist and Campaigner David Tovey. 


When With One Voice bought an arts and homelessness delegation from Brazil to London in 2015, David heard about their work and how one of the homeless artists on the delegation had started a music festival – he took immediate action, speaking to people in the sector, galvanising support and launching the festival the following autumn 2016 with the help of The Old Diorama Arts Centre. 

In doing so The One Festival of Homeless Arts was born.

Infancy

Originally the festival was only going to be a one off event but due to its demand David decided it needed to carry on, Introducing it to two venues in 2017 The Old Diorama Arts Centre and The Ringcross Community Centre.


Not only will it have artwork from all over the UK but it will also see even more international artworks included in the show.

Coming of Age

We aim to bring more socially engaged projects, Art groups and practicing artists to the festival from all over the world.

We aim to change societies perceptions of the homeless through the medium of art, giving a platform for the artists, bringing back confidence and social inclusion. 

David understands the transformative effect art can have for the homeless; it was his own creative tendencies that helped lift him out of a cycle of health problems and homelessness.

this years dates and Events

3rd-3oth September

Exhibition at St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre

The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre 2 Ossulston Street London NW1 1DF

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3rd-3oth September

Exhibition at St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre

In partnership with C4WS we will be exhibiting artwork at St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre in Kingscross throughout September. We hope that this will help with changing perceptions towards the local homeless population

The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre 2 Ossulston Street London NW1 1DF

1st-15th October

One Fest at Ringcross Exhibit

Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Rd, London N7 8RH

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1st-15th October

One Fest at Ringcross Exhibit

A mixture of collaborative and singular artworks created over the past 2 years at the Crashpad and other London projects. hung at the Ringcross community centre

Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Rd, London N7 8RH

10th October

Opening Night

5pm - 9pm

Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent's Place, 201 Drummond St, Kings Cross, London NW1 3FE

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10th October

Opening Night

This years opening event @ Old Diorama Arts Centre is a big one!

We have lots of arts from Dancing, Singing, Spoken Word, Film, Paintings, Photography, Sculpture Etc

We also have a new social element which is very important to us as art is also about Giving

We will welcome StreetsKitchen to this years event providing free food for the most needed and also we will be having a free shop for anyone who needs a little helping hand.


Plus much more...

5pm - 9pm

Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent's Place, 201 Drummond St, Kings Cross, London NW1 3FE

17th october

What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors

7pm - 9pm

Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regents Place, 201 Drummond Street, Kings Cross, London NW1 3FE

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17th october

What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors

What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors is an examination of homelessness and the situations which lead to it which matches the pace of how those problems develop. The show goes from real, but fun, to extremely harrowing within a fraction of a second, to such a degree that you’re almost given whiplash. But if you can adjust your neck quick enough to catch yourself, you’ll treat yourself to a fantastic, deeply moving exploration of one woman’s long and difficult fall.


Emma Bentley Brings her acclaimed theatre show to this years festival. This is a must see show.

7pm - 9pm

Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regents Place, 201 Drummond Street, Kings Cross, London NW1 3FE

24th october

Film Night

6pm - 9pm

Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regents Place, 201 Drummond Street, Kings Cross, London NW1 3FE

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24th october

Film Night

This is our annual film and panel discussion night. Last years event was extremely popular so I recommend booking seats in advance. The event tickets will be available soon. 

6pm - 9pm

Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regents Place, 201 Drummond Street, Kings Cross, London NW1 3FE

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Partner With Us and Get Involved

Were looking for new partners to help develop the growth of the festival. So if your a venue or business that would like to offer your help please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Contact Us

To submit artworks drop us a line..

Better yet, see us in person!

  

We can come to your projects to see your art, do workshops, or speak to your clients who wish to submit work. 

Give us a call and we can see how we can all work together to create a truly amazing festival.

One Festival of Homeless Arts

020 3759 6540

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