Ever stared at the clouds on a summer’s day until you can see shapes and faces in the sky? Now imagine sitting on your sofa, seeing shapes in the black mould creeping down your wall and across your ceiling. Not quite such a pleasant scene.
Looking for the silver lining in the black mould is the purpose of the Langdale Gallery: a call to artistic arms for renters enduring awful housing.
Langdale Gallery came about as a creative protest from tenants living in a hazardous house and paying the price, in more ways than one. As a result of their landlord’s debts, their home was repossessed, but the conditions in which they live have yet to be improved and their health is suffering.
Georges Almond joined forces with Generation Rent to set up the Langdale Gallery Campaign as a means to showcase the perils of renting while supporting others to come forward and contribute their experiences and art works.
Langdale Gallery will feature written, audio, sculptural and visual artwork about renting and the wider UK housing problem.
As well as installations in some of the rooms there will feature a packed list of workshops such as Mindful Arts with the Owl & Coconut, The Community Awareness Network, Tenants Yoga, Renters Bingo and House Party Politics informing tenants of their local candidates policies on housing.
Langdale Gallery is a collaborative event that relies on audience participation, and actively encourages visitors to bring their artworks to add to the exhibition, and make art on site using the free materials provided.
This event is family friendly. It is fittingly also a rolling event, and will move out of Rusholme, and into its new temporary home at Islington Mill, Salford from Monday March 16th – Wednesday March 18th
To book your place and get a nice cuppa tea from Georges, please follow this link: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/langdale-gallery-tickets-15813912839
For fuller details, please visit:
Rusholme, Longsight border
Manchester, Lancashire M20 3EJ
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