Hopkirks’ project investigates the human cost of austerity on Lambeth, telling local stories that highlight national issues. He will be featuring seven or eight stories relating to austerity, one of which will be about the fantastic Glass Door’s winter shelter and another about the good work done by the wonderful team at Ace of Clubs.
“The issues I explore are not unique to south London. What’s happening here is affecting communities all over the UK. But this is my community, and in the course of producing this work I’ve encountered hardship that I simply didn’t realise still existed in this country, let alone on my doorstep.
At the same time, I’ve found countless examples of extraordinary kindness, of people – friends, family, neighbours, volunteers, support workers – going to enormous lengths to help others, sometimes when they themselves are barely getting by.
With the stories I publish here I want to offer a view of London that is seldom seen, and feature voices that are often ignored.” Says James of his ongoing project.
The launch at Ace of Clubs on 10 May, 6-9PM will feature the full exhibition and the chance to explore the facilities at the centre along with Q&A with manager Sarah about homelessness and the work they do.
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org you will then be be sent further details and added to the guest list.
The exhibition will also be open on Saturday 12 May from 12-5pm when you can just turn up.
ALL IMAGES © JAMES HOPKIRK
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