Single Homeless Project’s In-House Creative Arts Programme - ArtHouse Project, launches the ‘Remembrance In Relief’ week-long exhibit at Greenwich University!

Funded by Dying Matters as part of their Community Grants programme, ‘Remembrance In Relief’ is a collection of hand-made ceramic plaques made to celebrate their own lives or someone loved or admired, inspired by the concept of the English blue heritage plaques.

Over the past year, over 20 participants, all Single Homeless Project service users and staff, have worked together with potters and psychologists to encourage conversations around grief and death.

One Ceramics Participant shared, "Death used to be something I sort of avoided talking about, but this course had helped me to process it a bit and to spend time thinking about my Grandad."

Ruby Wroe, Senior Communications & Engagement Officer at Hospice UK said: “Our Dying Matters campaign is about creating a more open culture towards death, dying and grief.

Single Homeless Project’s plaques are a brilliant example of how art and creativity can open up conversations and enable people who may not have access to grief support services, to reflect, talk and share their experiences.

“We're encouraging as many people as possible to visit this unique exhibition and celebrate the stories within to help us break the stigma of talking about death, dying and bereavement.”Alongside the ceramics collection this exhibition will also feature Arthouse participant's recent creative work on a range of visual art courses. This includes original prints, films and paintings, highlighting the diverse offer of our in-house creative arts programme.

Arthouse works with over 200 people a year across SHP’s adult and young people’s services. The programme offers opportunities to engage in practical arts courses, explore creative training and work with local art organisations to showcase participants work.

The exhibit will run from Friday 17th - 23rd March at Greenwich University’s ‘Project Space Gallery’ 10 Stockwell Street, London, SE10 9BD.