The big book of homelessness
People who are homeless in Manchester will make a medieval-style illuminated manuscript, describing their lives, in a 2-year project by arts organisation arthur+martha that has just been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Homeless lives don’t appear in any history books, but the Quilt of Leaves project aims to change that, with participants constructing their own accounts of homeless life throughout the year, with artwork, poems and songs to illustrate it.
One of the main partners in the Quilt of Leaves project is The Booth Centre, a resource centre for people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness in Manchester where many of the workshops will take place.
With thanks to all the National Lottery players and the Heritage Lottery Fund.