Search

Highbury housing charity hosts art exhibition

PUBLISHED: 12:37 12 July 2014

Tennants and supported housing workers show part of an exhibition of gay prides that Peter Bedford Housing Association has hosted over the last 12 years

Tennants and supported housing workers show part of an exhibition of gay prides that Peter Bedford Housing Association has hosted over the last 12 years

Archant

A charity that helps some of the most vulnerable adults stay off the streets hosted and art exhibition on Friday.

The Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA), which has been housing people in Islington for 40 years, held a party for the launch, complete with barbecue and music.

All the artwork was created by PBHA tenants, many of whom have mental health issues, learning disabilities, drug and alcohol problems.

Roman Manfred, who runs the art project said: “You never know with print how it’s going to turn out by it’s gone really well.

“And I am very impressed with the standard of work.

“Some of the street photography was done by people who had never held a cameras before.

“It’s gone so well and we’ve had great feedback.”

Clare Norton, chief executive of PBHA said: “The party was to celebrate the progress in equality for people from the LGBT community.”

She added: “It was great to see such a positive and fun event with so many of our tenants partying on down.”

The artwork will move to the charity’s Outlook shop in Holloway Road, Holloway, at the end of July.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Islington Gazette