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Raise The Roof
June 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until June 8, 2019
This exhibition aims to use art as a way to represent how Bristol’s changing landscape highlights the deepening housing crisis.
More than 11,000 people are on the waiting list for a council house in Bristol alone. This figure is made even more shocking by the fact that over 1,000 homes lie empty. Average house prices approach £300,000 and average rents exceed £1,000 a month. This is a devastatingly harsh reality for around 120 people, who sleep rough every night in our city and the problem will only deepen with a lack of social housing being built to meet the growing need. In times of austerity, those most in need are facing the brunt of the crisis. Bristol’s landscape is radially changing and we are seeing a wave of development take place across the city that sadly lack much needed affordable and social housing. This exhibition is a chance for artists to create work in response to these issues and through highlighting them, we aim to raise awareness, share knowledge and engage people in current housing campaigns.
Working alongside ACORN, a local community based union of working class people, artists have used their direct action campaigns as inspiration for the work they have produced. Join us for an evening where creative talent merges with the fight for social change.
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1933601910084725/
See more about Acorn here: https://acorntheunion.org.uk/