Cardboard Citizens wins HLF bid for Home Truths Festival

Posted on: 16 March 2017

Written by: Charlie Marshall

Cardboard Citizens is excited to announce we have been awarded a grant of £45,800 the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create the Home Truths Festival of Heritage Events.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the Festival will offer people a programme of free events designed to engage both the general public and people affected by homelessness.

The Festival will be linked to Home Truths, our season of nine plays about the history of housing playing at The Bunker from 17 April to 13 May. The Festival will further explore this history with a fascinating line-of exhibitions, film nights, talks, workshops and a walking tour held in venues around London from mid-April to late May.

The confirmed programme of events will be announced early next month. The Festival will explore how the state of housing today can be understood in the context of history; not just asking the question ‘How did we get here?’ but also ‘What do we do next?’. 

Commenting on the grant, Stuart Hobley, Head of HLF London, said: “It’s great that funding from National Lottery players can support Cardboard Citizens to explore the history of housing, a part of the UK’s heritage that is too often overlooked. This innovative series of events will provide an important heritage context to homelessness and social housing over the last 150 years, and engage the whole community in a thoughtful discussion about how the past can inform our future.”

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Tickets for Home Truths are on sale now from £10. Find more information and book here.