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A City Seen – Narratives of Homelessness

Our fifth A City Seen is an evening of film and discussion exploring narratives around homelessness and questioning what can be done creatively to positively make change.

A pilot project run by MMU alongside Homeless Charities Coffee for Craig, Lifeshare, Love for the Streets, The Mustard Tree and Shelter, Narratives of Homelessness will deliver a series of 60 second films/ time-based pieces, each telling us something, in some way, about the issues and experiences of homelessness.

The issues of Homelessness is affecting more and more people, more deeply and profoundly, and what is now so visible on the streets in cities like Manchester, is just the tip of the iceberg. The effect of being homeless is traumatic, it’s inhumane, and it’s seems endemic. Believing there is no one simple story here to tell, but there are many stories that need to be told, MMU alongside various charities around Manchester have created the films to be screened tonight. This event is action focused, with the discussion aiming to question such projects, explore what can meaningfully work for charities and those affecte and identify future ways of working with creativity to make change

‘if I’m a story teller it’s because I listen‘ John Berger

There will be the opportunity for informal open discussion and a talking-to-each-other session. Food and refreshments will be provided.

A City Seen is our quarterly film night as part of our #HOMEinspires programme. This programme connects with groups, charities and voluntary organisations and projects from across Greater Manchester to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to take part in and experience HOME, both as audiences and as artists.