Homeless charity Shelter is 50 years old this summer, and to mark the anniversary, they’ve announced a series of special music, film and art events. Entitled ‘Gimme Shelter’, the season includes contributors from the likes of PJ Harvey, Richie Culver, Speech Debelle and Ben Wheatley.
The full programme is:
15 July – PJ Harvey will be reading a selection of poems from the critically acclaimed book The Hollow of the Hand. The event, curated by literary club night Book Slam, also features Tracey Thorne, Joe Dunthorne and Mark Watson. It will take place at St Pancras Old Church.
28 July – Celebrated British artist Richie Culver will present his first London show in three years at Protein Studios in Shoreditch. The show, entitled ‘THINGS THAT NEVER REALLY WORKED OUT - MOST THINGS’, is a collection of text based works which provides a dark and humorous look into his life. It will run until 2 August.
4 August – An intimate night of music, with a special acoustic performance from singer songwriter and producer Shura and Mercury Music Prize winner Speech Debelle, will take place at Moth Club, Hackney.
8 August – Multi award-winning filmmaker Ben Wheatley will introduce a special rooftop screening of High Rise, his adaptation of JG Ballard’s 1975 book, starring Tom Hiddleston and Sienna Miller. The night will also feature the premier of The Nest, a short film starring This is England actress Vicky McClure, at the Rooftop Cinema Club in Peckham.
Tickets are available now from Shelter’s website, and only cost £10.