Fyfe Dangerfield, talented singer-songwriter and lead singer of the Guillemots, will be playing an intimate music set in aid of Shelter from the Storm from 6.30pm to 10.00pm on 298 November at Downstairs at Mother (tickets available here).
This will mark the official opening of a unique photography exhibition, which features a series of portrait photographs of residents at Shelter from the Storm, a night shelter in North London. The photographs will shock many viewers, as they are the antithesis of the gritty images of rough sleepers with which we are bombarded in the run up to Christmas. They show a diverse group of people, many of them young, bright and beautiful, exploring the reach of the problem in the capital. Many of them have jobs, or are desperately seeking work, and simply cannot afford the capitals rising rent prices.
The photographs are the work of local photographer, Rosie Holtom, who has volunteered at Shelter from the Storm for four years. "Working at the shelter completely shattered my preconceptions of homelessness. I have met some fascinating people from all kinds of backgrounds, with incredible life stories. I wanted to take simple portraits that showed these proud, brave people for what they are without focussing on their homelessness."
Tickets for the opening event at Downstairs at Mother, 10 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DD are available for £20 online here - all money raised will go to the shelter. The photography exhibition will run from 24 November to 3 December 2013