Our current exhibition The Ground Beneath Your Feet, includes objects from The Museum of Homelessness collection which is the first museum dedicated to responding to the rising numbers surrounding all forms of homelessness. This event will feature a short film screening from their project Objectified, which tells stories of a number of objects donated to the museum from a range of people, many of whom are or have been homeless. The film’s director Dorothy Allen-Pickard will introduce the film which includes neuroscientific research and group discussion exploring the power of objects and their stories to change the way we understand homelessness.
This will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A exploring the role art and culture can play in catalysing change, and shifting perceptions of homelessness. Dorothy Allen-Pickard and Jess Turtle will be joined on the panel by Fee Plumley (Partnerships Manager, Greater Manchester Cultural Partnership Framework, working with the cultural institutions and homelessness service providers of Greater Manchester including With One Voice and Streetwise Opera) and be chaired by Beth Knowles (Network Development Lead working at University of Salford with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Chair of With One Voice).
Tickets £4:50 or free for anyone on a low-income. Book at eventbrite