Watch Cathy Come Home at the Barbican
You can watch our Community Ensemble's incredible performance of Cathy Come Home at the Barbican Hall via the video below.
This one off event marked 50 years since award winning film maker Ken Loach’s BBC production of Jeremy Sandford’s drama about a young family's slide into homelessness. The film became a defining cultural landmark, demonstrating the power of art to effect social and political change. It caused huge controversy and led to public outrage at the state of housing in Britain and profoundly influenced the founding and development of several homeless charities, including Shelter and Crisis. This first ever theatrical production features more than 20 of our Members, all of whom have experienced homelessness.
Following a live stream of the show during its one off performance on 5 July, you can now rewatch or catch up on the performance by watching the video below.
The show runs for around one hour and is directly followed by a panel debate asking the question: "Homelessness 50 years on: what's changed?" including an appearance from the legendary filmmaker Ken Loach.
We want to hear your views, opinions and experiences using #CathyComeHome on Twitter.
The full panel includes Ken Loach, the BBC's Samira Ahmed, Campbell Robb, (CEO Shelter), Adrian Jackson (CEO/Founder Cardboard Citizens), Eska (Mercury-prize nominated singer), James Murray (Deputy Mayor for Housing). Have your say and join the conversation #CathyComeHome
View the event Twitter wall here.