Articles tagged with "London"
Delegates from across the country participated in the Great Welfare Debate, as Crisis hosted its sold-out 2013 conference, chaired by BBC Home Editor Mark Easton.
A new collaboration between Crisis, Open Cinema and the Open University is bringing a season of film to Crisis Skylight London and offering clients exciting education opportunities.
Clients at Crisis Skylight London and Edinburgh have enjoyed a busy week of cultural activities.
Homeless clients from Crisis Skylight London's art classes will be attending a special event to celebrate the success of a charity calendar featuring their work.
Seventeen Crisis Skylight London clients will perform The Answer To Everything, a 70-minute interactive film and live opera event at the BFI Southbank, London.
The artwork of a client at Crisis Skylight London is being exhibited at Spitalfields Arts Market.
Benefit cuts, soaring house prices and rents have pushed up homelessness in London three times faster than England as a whole.
Outings to local cultural venues are a popular and important element of Crisis' work across the country.
Homeless and formerly homeless people looking for work impressed potential employers at a special event at Crisis Skylight London.
Crisis Skylight Cafe London is celebrating its fifth year of partnership with Switchback, a scheme supporting young offenders back into work.
X Factor winner James Arthur has pledged his support after attending a music workshop at Crisis Skylight London.
Community café workshops from Crisis
28.02.13| Topics: Crisis Skylight Cafe
Crisis Skylight Cafe London hosted two events put on by Ethical Eats, a London food link network that helps businesses become more sustainable.
After winning his second heavyweight Prizefighter tournament at the weekend, the Olympic gold medallist came in to share his experience and tips on motivation with clients and staff at Crisis Skylight London.
Crisis Skylight Cafe London trainees are using their baking skills to provide fresh baked snacks for guests of the Holiday Inn Stadium Lounge Bar and the Staybridge Suites Pantry Stratford City.
More than 60 clients at Crisis Skylight London met stars from Hollywood blockbuster The Eagle, at a screening of the film in the performing arts room.
After narrating Crisis' Christmas radio advert, and first ever TV advert, which together raised over ?370,000, Sir Ian McKellen visited Crisis at Christmas to see how the money was spent.
Crisis Skylight London clients and staff met Housing Minister Mark Prisk today when he visited its East London education and training centre.
Crisis Skylights gear up for new term
07.01.13| Topics: Bermondsey
Crisis Skylight learning and education centres across the country have begun enrolment for the Winter Term, which starts this month.
Thousands of homeless people visited our Crisis at Christmas centres in December 2012 with all our residential centres filled to capacity and day centres busy throughout the whole week.
This year Crisis at Christmas will have five day centres and as per usual there will be a shuttle bus service to pick up volunteers and guests and transport them to the appropriate centre.
Two lucky bidders can win the chance to meet Paul Weller before the Crisis Presents gig on Wednesday 19 December.
Homelessness charity Crisis urgently needs to find a building to house 150 homeless people over Christmas after one of its nine centres failed a fire safety check.
Two lucky members of the Twitterati, @amyferns and @RichStew have each won a pair of tickets to Crisis Presents. The showpiece event takes place on Wednesday 19 December at the Hammersmith Apollo, London.
Crisis Skylight London is entering into its fourth year of working with International House Trust.
This year Crisis will host Carol Services in the historic surrounds of London's Southwark Cathedral and The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas in Newcastle.
More than 100 Crisis Skylight London clients, volunteers, supporters and staff gathered at the Bishopsgate Institute to celebrate the learning achievements of clients.
Emeli Sande will perform at the Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday 19 December with Paul Weller and Miles Kane at a gig hosted by Ben Elton in aid of Crisis.
Applications are now open for volunteers to sign up to Crisis at Christmas 2012 which runs from 23-30 December in centres across London.
Andrew Estephane, who refined his songwriting skills at Crisis Skylight London, has made it through to the regional finals of a major music competition with his song, 'I'm an Eastender'.
Artist, designer and performer John Webb, a client at Crisis Skylight London, is celebrating the launch of an exhibition of his work at The Brady Arts and Community Centre in Whitechapel.
Oleg Kudryashov to exhibit at the Bermondsey Project
04.09.12| Topics: London
The Bermondsey Project, a creative hub and gallery run by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, will host a major exhibition of work by Oleg Kudryashov.
Artists in residence required for new arts project in Bermondsey
06.08.12| Topics: Employment
The Bermondsey Project - a creative hub led by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people and Bow Arts - is recruiting four artists in residence to take up studio space and offer mentoring to clients of the charity.
Crisis Skylight photographers will document their experience of the Olympic Games in a bid to feature in a special exhibition.
Crisis artists have been invited to showcase their work at the Without Walls exhibition at The Guardian offices throughout August.
Opportunities for artists in residence at the Bermondsey Project
22.06.12| Topics: London
The Bermondsey Project has six studios available for artists to join its new creative hub in London's fastest growing arts district.
Crisis Skylight London hosted a weekend for homeless and vulnerably housed people to receive health check ups and get active through a range of exercise and wellbeing activities.
2,000 runners who took to the streets of London at the 20th annual Crisis Square Mile Run were waved off from Paternoster Square by University Challenge and Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman.
Inspirational artist invites Crisis clients to studio
15.06.12| Topics: London
Artist and Crisis supporter Andrew Logan invited homeless and vulnerably housed clients from Crisis Skylight London to his studio last week, to watch work being made and to talk about the creative process of jewellery making.
Last call to register for the 20th Crisis Square Mile Run
13.06.12| Topics: London
Today is the last chance to register for the 20th Crisis Square Mile Run in the City of London and race to help end homelessness.
Crisis clients enjoy Tower Bridge Jubilee Street Party celebrations
08.06.12| Topics: London
Bad weather conditions were unable to dampen the spirits of clients from Crisis Skylight London's Skills for Life Class when they took up their invitation to attend the Tower Bridge Jubilee Street Party at the weekend.
The Bermondsey Project is playing host to a nature-themed photographic exhibition as Charles March, a former leading advertising photographer, makes his return to the medium.
Nearly 1,500 people slept rough in London in the last two months, a 31% increase on the same period last year.
The Crisis Skylight Cafe London provided catering for the London Revolution, a 180 mile cycling event around London for 1,200 people.
The drummer from one of Britain's most iconic bands paid a visit to Crisis Skylight London last week to take part in a session with the Homeless Oratorio.
Grim tone at Crisis conference
03.05.12| Topics: London
Despite some glimmers of hope, cuts to homelessness services and the dire economic state of the country dominated Crisis' annual conference on Wednesday, with speakers and delegates voicing their fears that homelessness can only get worse in the UK.
Top firm Fidelity Worldwide Investment has thrown down the gauntlet to rival corporate teams to get fundraising for the 20th Crisis Square Mile Run at a time when rough sleeping is steadily increasing across the Capital.
Journalism masterclass for Crisis Skylight London members
27.04.12| Topics: London
Television presenter, newsreader and journalist Fiona Foster visited the Crisis Skylight centre in London last week to take part in a special journalism class.
A Celebration of Success ceremony recognising the achievements of homeless and vulnerably housed members of Crisis has been attended by more than 100 members, volunteers and supporters.
The first Crisis Human Library event to be held at Hopetown women's hostel in Whitechapel has been hailed a success.
Visual artist and sculptor Hugo Dalton is exhibiting at Crisis' Bermondsey Project Space until 19 February.
Crisis held an intimate charity premiere of The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, on 6 February
Since October last year the University of the Arts has been working with homeless and vulnerably housed members of Crisis Skylight and in February the results of this collaboration will form a week long exhibition at Central St Martin's College of Art and Design.
The 40 Crisis supporters on our Walk to End Homeless have completed the first day of their sixty miles journey from Kent to London. They are walking to draw attention the No One Turned Away campaign and to mark the 40th anniversary of Crisis at Christmas.
David Gray joins songwriting group at Crisis Skylight London
16.11.11| Topics: London
Homeless and vulnerably housed members of Crisis Skylight London's songwriting group were able to pick the brains of one the country's biggest recording artists when they welcomed David Gray into their regular session.
The 2011 Crisis Carol Service will take place in the spectacular surroundings of Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 10 December, 6.30pm.
Long term Crisis supporter Audley Harrison took a break from his dancing rehearsals this week to visit the Crisis Skylight Centre in East London, meeting some of its members and learning more about the courses available to them.
A specially selected group of Crisis members has been given the opportunity to learn crucial work skills by one of the UK's biggest facilities management companies
Skylight Café London event to celebrates new kitchen
23.09.11| Topics: London
The Crisis Skylight Cafe in London held a special celebration event to welcome its new professional and well equipped kitchen.
Crisis Skylight graduation celebration at Bishopsgate Institute
13.09.11| Topics: Education
100 people gathered in the Bishopsgate Institute, London, to celebrate the learning achievements of Crisis Skylight clients.
Students from Crisis' ESOL classes went on an educational trip to Kensington Palace, one of London's most historic buildings.
New dawn for homeless people at Crisis Skylight Cafe
29.07.11| Topics: Education
The Crisis Skylight Cafe, a social enterprise in east London where homeless people can gain work experience and qualifications, has been refurbished and has now re-opened.
Bishopsgate Institute has offered cultural events, courses for adults, and library and archive collections for over a hundred years. Recently, members of Crisis Skylight English club were given the opportunity to be community curators at the Institute, selecting items to go into a new display.
The spring term is over at Crisis' Skylight centres, and at Skylight London a graduation ceremony was held, where members who had completed courses were celebrated.
Over 2,000 supporters of Crisis lay down in the shadow of St. Paul's Cathedral to draw attention to the plight of rough sleepers, before taking part in the 19th annual Square Mile Run.
For the past few weeks, the Crisis Skylight Cafe in London has been working in partnership with Harvey Nichols, one of the most prestigious department stores in the UK, as part of the Street Smart scheme.
New drama group at Crisis aims to create a Living Newspaper
28.01.11| Topics: London
A new drama group at Crisis Skylight London is specifically interested in "news and news stories from people who do not think of themselves as actors" in a new Skylight class, started last week.
Crisis Skylight London has called for nylon-stringed guitars suitable for beginners to help homeless and vulnerably housed people.
'Chorus of Light' concert to raise money for Crisis
23.11.10| Topics: Christmas
The community choral society Vox Holloway, based at St Luke's church, in North London, is putting on a 'Chorus of Light' concert on Sunday 28 November.
Two Crisis members have won a borough-wide campaign by the Bow Arts Trust to find deserving artists in need of studio space.
Crisis has been donated two vans by CitySprint, to aid their distribution of essential supplies over this year's Crisis at Christmas.
Crisis millinery tutor is awarded Hat Maker of the Year
01.10.10| Topics: London
Kate Langrish-Smith, a Crisis assistant - turned- tutor in millinery has just been awarded the title of Hat Maker of the Year at an awards ceremony in Paris.
Universal Pictures has agreed to donate tickets to its upcoming premieres for auction at Crisis. Next up is the new Zac Efron flick, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.