News from Networks – Damien Wootten – Juliet Chenery-Robson – March 2020

Sadly this event is now postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Close The Door On Past Dreariness

Photographs of Newcastle’s Homeless by Damien Wootten

20th March – 24th April, 2020

All are welcome to attend the Preview on
Saturday, 21st March 1.00pm – 3.00pm 

Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, NE1 1SG

Government figures for autumn last year show that there were 4,266 people sleeping rough in England, but this statistic has been described by homeless organisations as ‘not being fit for purpose’ and a huge underestimate. But even these figures show an increase in rough sleeping of 141% on 2010.  A recent BBC investigation suggested that the true figure is closer to 25,000; in Newcastle 224 people were recorded sleeping rough at least once over the past year.

Damien Wootten’s photographs in this exhibition were taken in Newcastle upon Tyne between November 2017 and March of this year.

Image: ©Damien Wootten



Until 31 March 2020

The Catalyst, 3 Science Square, Newcastle Helix

A multimedia project celebrating women and ageing by Juliet Chenery-Robson, Karen Ross and Alex Henry supported by the National Innovation Centre for Ageing.

Image: ©Juliet Chenery-Robson

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