10:00 am ‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in @ Open House
‘Writing Home’ poetry drop-in @ Open House
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Like to play with words? So do we! Come hang out with our poet-in-residence and have a go at some writing games, techniques and activities – or just curl up with a cup of tea and a book! We will have plenty of resources, materials, and poetry for you to get stuck into so just drop in – no need to register. The sessions run weekly on Wednesdays from 5 December between 10am and noon – and will carry on into the new year, too. Spread the word!
7:00 pm I’m Not Dancing // a panel discussion on queer space and LGBTQIA+ housing & homelessness
I’m Not Dancing // a panel discussion on queer space and LGBTQIA+ housing & homelessness
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
LGBTQIA+ people are disproportionately affected by poor housing and homelessness in the UK. Research by the Albert Kennedy Foundation has found that up to a third of young people experiencing homelessness identify in some way as LGBTQIA+ and Stonewall Housing’s work highlights how as a group already disproportionally impacted by austerity and the hostile environment, LGBTQIA+ people find it harder to access housing, are less able to afford average rents, and have a more difficult time navigating support systems. On 16th October we’ll be delving into the some of the reasons behind these trends and their impact on LGBTQIA+ people;