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Accumulate, The Art School for The Homeless

It all began in July 2013, when the North London YMCA hostel contacted Marice, who is a founder of the Crouch End Festival, as they wanted to explore ways that the two organisations could work together to join the skills and talents of local artists and craftspeople with the creative potential of the young, homeless people living at the hostel.

A meeting took place with the residents, and together they planned creative workshops at the hostel with the idea of producing work for an exhibition at Crouch End Festival, and so Accumulate was born.