Homeless History of Newcastle – Missing Pieces exhibition
‘Missing Pieces’ is a unique and captivating exhibition exploring the Homeless History of Newcastle.
The exhibition is the work of ‘Homeless History of Newcastle’, a Heritage Lottery funded project bringing Crisis Skylight members who have experience of homelessness together with project lead and historian Kristopher McKie and museum curator David Wright in the search for stories and evidence from the city’s past.
More than 170,000 families and individuals across Britain are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness. That includes people sleeping on the streets, sofa-surfing or in other dangerous situations. Rough sleeping alone is estimated to have increased by 169% since 2010.
The exhibition features rarely seen documents and photographs from local archives as well as personal stories from past and present to find out what history can tell us about the ongoing crisis of homelessness in Britain.
‘Missing Pieces’ takes place across five venues in Newcastle City Centre including City Library, Laing Gallery, Discovery Museum, Bessie Surtees House and St Nicholas’ Cathedral.