Art to be used to raise awareness of homelessness in Norwich

File photo of a homeless man begging

File photo of a homeless man begging - Credit: PA

St Martin's Housing Trust will be spending the next month raising awareness of homelessness in the city through art - in exhibitions, workshops and plays.

At The Shoe Factory, St Mary's Works on Wednesday May 24 from 10.30am there will be art and poetry on display that has been produced in Under 1 Roof's Art and Creative Writing groups and an interactive art display created by members.

Theatre Témoin has also been working with organizations that support London's homeless population (St Mungo's and Cardboard Citizens) to develop a new production called 'The Marked'. The piece uses masks and puppets to tell the story of a young man, Jack, who has been sleeping rough. They will be performing in Norwich on Wednesday June 7 at the Playhouse.

Témoin is offering a free mask workshop on the day of each performance to individuals who have had experience of, or who are at risk of becoming, homeless. The workshop has restricted places so call to book on 01603 699150.

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