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‘Living Shadows’ art project shines a light on homelessness

A NEW art performance project is shining a light on Homelessness in West Yorkshire.

Rees Dance, working in collaboration with Brighouse-based group Focus4Hope, has launched Living Shadows – a project that aims to raise awareness about the struggles of being homeless.

This work, funded by Arts Council England, was performed across various high traffic pedestrian areas in Leeds City Centre and Calderdale in late December, ending with a final performance at Dortmund Square as a part of Focus4Hope’s fortnightly ‘Help the Homeless’ event.

Focus4Hope offered resources through the development process, including artwork created by the homeless and opportunities to conduct interviews with them.

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