Live performances, an art exhibition, and poetry readings were part of a recent showcase of work produced by former rough sleepers.
Since the opening of the ‘Changes’ music studio in King George’s hostel, residents have been able to come together for weekly creative sessions, taking part in sing alongs, recording music and even creating a podcast.
The event, called ‘Looking Forward’, gave the men a chance to showcase their achievements and creativity.
More than 50 pieces of artwork and poetry were displayed on walls and tables, music recorded by the residents ran in the background, and an ‘Encouragement Corner’ provided a blank canvas on which to write inspirational quotes.
Keith, one of King George’s residents, said “I’m overwhelmed seeing most of my artwork here.”
Patience, a resident from a women’s hostel in the area, commented: “It’s gorgeous… to think that they took all that time to do all this… it’s very encouraging.”