'Squatlife' exhibition in St Albans Museum + Gallery

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Saturday 14 July to Sunday 26 August

By Sue Mann

Research by members of the Society into the treatment of the poor and destitute in St Albans from the medieval to the immediate post-Second World War period will feature in an exhibition about homelessness at the city’s new Museum and Gallery.

The Heritage Lottery funded Squatlife Exhibition opens on Saturday 14 July and its main focus will be a collection of previously unseen photographs of people occupying empty properties in the city in the 1980s, accompanied by oral histories and a musical soundtrack of the period.

The SAHAAS-researched historical information will feature alongside this, providing an interesting perspective on the continuing plight of the destitute and homeless down the centuries.

Squatlife runs until Sunday 26 August and is the first community focused show to feature in the new museum in the old town hall. There will also be a community theatre production drawing on the experiences of currently homeless people, which will be performed at the Abbey Theatre on Friday 27 July.

The exhibition is produced by the St Albans Arts Team in partnership with St Albans City & District Council. For details of the extensive programme of community arts and heritage events please see this brochure.

This page was added by Jonathan Mein on 26/06/2018.

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