The Homeless Library


31st January 3pm, the launch of the arthur+martha exhibition ‘The Homeless Library’ at Archives+, Manchester Central Library.
THE HOMELESS LIBRARY is the first history of homelessness in Britain and has been made by contemporary homeless people. Their interviews, artworks and poems have been inscribed into handmade books. The Homeless Library celebrates their determination and insight.

The Homeless Library

The Homeless Library will launch at The Southbank Centre, London with an open poetry and book-making workshop on 9 July, 4pm.

Homeless people have created a first-person history of British homelessness, exhibiting at The Poetry Library, Southbank 9 July-18 September. It includes individual testimonies, poetry and art written in handmade books, lending insight into experiences of Britain’s homeless. Meet the makers and create a handmade book with them, at The Poetry Library, Southbank on 9 July, 4-7pm.

A free 200 page ebook, The Homeless Library, including interviews, poems and artworks has been created as a catalogue for the exhibition and can be downloaded here:

Launch date: Saturday 9 July
Time: 4-7pm
Price: Free, all welcome
Venue: The Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

0207 921 0943 for further details, or go to