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Artist on Patrol with Canterbury Street Pastors

” Cardboard Canterbury ” is an exhibition made by Sara Wicks and adults who have experience of homelessness. It will be shown in The Front Room of the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge from 31 October to January 31 and will change periodically with additional contributions, as Sara continues to work with different groups and local schools. Alongside the artworks will be screenings of films from The Homeless Film Festival ( ) .


Participants have tried to make work which is either a commentary on homelessness or, equally, has been the opportunity to make work which has an element of escapism or fantasy. Some work has been made at the drop in centre run by Catching Lives, and some at hostels run by Porchlight: other workshops have been conducted at The Beaney. Sara has also liaised with the Salvation Army and the Street Pastors, and seen at first hand the invaluable support these organisations provide.

Over the next three months more contributions will be added to the installation along with work by local schools: come and look for the changes as Cardboard Canterbury grows and reforms.


After being out with the Street Pastor team Sara said, “It was really insightful to be out with the Street Pastor team,  I am normally in bed at that time of night so hadn’t realised how lively Canterbury is in the early hours of the morning!  I was so impressed by the gentle, empathetic approach you have and could see that people really appreciated the kindness and support of the Street Pastor team.”