Love for the Streets (LFTS) is hosting a party for a purpose Sunday 23 September at Hidden nightclub for their next event ‘Hidden Behind the Headlines’.
The all day festival will bring together a combination of music, food and fashion stalls, live art and creative workshops. This event will mark the launch of their campaign raising awareness about ‘Hidden Homelessness’.
Mainstream media often depicts homelessness as affecting those only we see on the streets, meaning the rest aren’t able to get the support they need. This campaign raises awareness about sofa-surfing families, people hidden in temporary housing, and short-term accommodation, who make up 62% of homelessness.
Organised by a passionate group of students and ex-students, club promoters and artists, LFTS helps Manchester’s community bring social issues to the surface in an engaging environment.
Commenting on social media about LFTS setting up an all-day festival to help tackle Hidden Homelessness, Sacha Lord, the founder of Warehouse Project and Parklife and said this was a ‘fantastic achievement!’.
LFTS are also collaborating with local charities who support hidden homelessness, such as Women’s Direct Access Centre, to direct new volunteers to their services and fundraise for them.
Eleanor Watts, Chair of Big Change MCR said they ‘are forever grateful for the events [LFTS] hold, they are both professionally done and raise money for our work with over 30 charities in the city of Manchester.’
To find out more about the event at Hidden on 23 September, or the Love for the Streets campaign in general, search Facebook pages shown below.