Streets Kitchen presents:

Shock to the System

A Community Response to our 'homelessness' crisis through peoples' experiences

Live Performances from Museum of Homelessness + Premiere of Changed Times

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    Sun 13 October 2019

  • Doors open: 15:00

  • FREE - Any contribution you make will be gratefully recieved

  • Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

Book tickets with Union Chapel

Shock to the System

The premiere of Changed Times
A short documentary about the recent Glass House Solidarity Shelter in Islington, by Nina B

Live performances from Museum of Homelessness
MoH object stories are real-life experiences performed by MoH storytellers on behalf of the donor. These three unique objects- and their stories- shine a light on the human experiences behind the statistics. They have been given to the museum by people at the heart of the crisis to help us all think about what we can do to change things for the better.

Panel Discussions:

How is homelessness portrayed?
What is a community response?

Carla Ecola/ Outside Project
Jess Turtle/ Museum of Homelessness
Nina B/ Filmmaker
Jon Kuhrt/ Adviser Ministry of Housing, communities and local government
Diarmaid Ward/ CLLR for Holloway & exclusive member for housing and development
Samra Said/ Street support network
Maeve McClenaghan/ Bureau of investigative journalism
Jon Glackin/ Streets Kitchen

+Special guests

Q&A facilitated by Greg McKenzie (BBC)

Art from local ‘homeless’ projects and an exhibition of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism & Museum of Homelessness ‘Dying Homeless’ project revealing the extent and human stories of people dying on our streets…. plus much more with all the local homeless services, charities and groups represented on the day so you can get more information of how to get involved in making change.


We’re also collecting donations of things at the event for The Margins Project and for other homelessness charities. If you’re able to donate any of the following items they would be gratefully received:

  • Backpacks
  • Sleeping bags
  • Toiletries
  • Sanitary products
  • Black Socks and underwear (any but in particular larger men’s sizes)
  • T-shirts
  • Trousers
  • Jogging bottoms and tops
  • Smart men’s clothes suitable for interview
  • Good quality outer weather wear like jackets, coats, fleeces, scarfs, hats, gloves
  • Robust shoes, steel toe work boots

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the day

15:00 – Doors open

15:20 – Welcome
15:30 – Performance by Museum of Homelessness
15:45 – Panel discussion with Maeve McCleneghan, Jess Turtle, Samra Said, Jon Kuhrt + Q&A
Interval to explore exhibitions and chat to service providers.
17:00 – Premiere of Changed Times
17:20 – Panel discussion with Jon Glackin, Diarmaid Ward, Nina B, Carla Ecola
18:00 – Chance to explore exhibitions and chat to service providers.

18:30 – Venue closes.


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