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LONDON’S MUSEUM OF HOMELESSNESS TO OPEN PERMANENT SITE IN FINSBURY PARK

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 29, 2022

The world’s first and only Museum of Homelessness has landed a permanent venue in Finsbury Park. Until now, the MoH has carried out their work as educators and campaigners online and through events – seven years later, they’ve finally secured a space to transform into a full-time museum. Set to open its doors in spring/summer 2023, the new site will be based out of Manor House Lodge and is set to be a hub for performances, talks and workshops. The programme will be developed with the help of people who’ve experienced homelessness as well as with three artists in residence: illustrator Jacob V Joyce, artist and activist Liv Wynter and writer Surfing Sofas.

Plans for the site currently include an open access professional standard arts studio for people experiencing homelessness and a home for the national archive and collection for homelessness, poverty and social action. Crucially, the space will allow MoH to continue its dedication to taking action in supporting and upholding the rights of people experiencing homelessness as well. The lodge will host 250 support sessions a year, which are expected to include regular seminars on housing and legal rights and the provision of essential resources.

With the work MoH have already done over the past seven years, it sounds like this will be a very valuable addition to the north London community.

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Opens spring/summer 2023
Manor House Lodge, Green Lanes, Finsbury Park, London N4 1BZ
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