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House of St Barnabas are putting on a live art festival

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Merike Estna JacketsPaintings / PaintingsJackets. Acrylic and silk paint on silk and cotton Photo by Aime Estna.

Taking place on 21-27th September, the Art Social festival will see the homeless charity/private members’ club host a week of  inspiring arty activities including live art, film screenings, workshops, talks, music and a silent disco. Highlights this year include:

  • A 4 metre-tall, inflatable teapot in Soho Square by artist Hester Reeve (complete with teacups and biscuits)
  • JacketsPainting / PaintingJackets – edible and wearable art from artist Merike Estna, which audiences will be invited to eat and wear
  • Film screenings and performances from artists including Jeremy Deller, Laure Prouvost, Marlene Haring and Jennifer Reid
  • Workshops including tie-dying, Broadside Ballad-writing and fresh-flower button holing
  • And Mini Manifestos – a series of 20 minute pop-up lectures from speakers including co-founder of Patternity, Anna Murray,  journalist Hannah Pool and founder of The Idler Academy, Tom Hodgkinson

Weekday events are free and day tickets only cost a tenner.  They’re available now from  www.hosb.org.uk.

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