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‘The Bear Cupboard’

Fri 19 Dec – 26 Dec 2014

6-9pm every night inc. xmas day

Usurp Art Gallery presents ‘The Bear Cupboard’, our growling, alternative, Christmas window display. As an antidote to the extravagant and opulent displays offered by large department stores, ‘The Bear Cupboard’ highlights the stark and impoverished Christmas facing many people living in Britain today under this government’s punitive austerity program. For thousands of families, Christmas Day will not be about feasting and presents, it will be a struggle to put food on the table while being dependent on the charity of their local foodbanks. For them, The Cupboard is Bare.

Please support our local food bank http://harrow.foodbank.org.uk/donate

13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK. Every day people go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to low income. Foodbanks are a lifeline, providing emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis. In 2013-14, foodbanks fed 913,138 people including 330,205 children. http://www.trusselltrust.org/foodbank-projects

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Patterns of Interaction – New York

Patterns of Interaction – New York

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Said Adrus at 198

Said Adrus at 198

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Najma Akhtar on Tour 2014

Najma Akhtar on Tour 2014

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Reynir Hutber awarded Arts Admin Bursary 2014

Reynir Hutber awarded Arts Admin Bursary 2014

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