Raise money for charity and learn about London and the lives of homeless people at the same time, in this all night walk with Cardboard Citizens.
Set off at midnight and be taken on a trip by experienced guide Henry Eliot to see where George Orwell was Down and Out, Charles Dickens found out about houselessness, visit a soup kitchen and hear tales of homelessness from Cardboard Citizens members who have experienced it themselves. The night ends with breakfast and a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp at Kennington Cinema.
We were impressed by Cardboard Citizens’ performance of Kate Tempest’s flexibly-ended play earlier in the year and, if you can find them, troupe members are performing around Kensington and Chelsea 22-26 July as part of InTRANSIT Festival.
Tickets cost £29/£20 which includes a t-shirt, food, drink and the screening, but you’re also asked to raise money to help Cardboard Citizens with their work to take four formerly homeless actors on a UK tour to hostels, prisons and day centres. So you’d better register now and find out how to collect that sponsorship money.
The Big Tramp starts late on Saturday 6 September and ends early hours of Sunday 7 September. For more information and to register, visit the Cardboard Citizens website.