A brand new charity series, Lonely Arts Club, is coming to CULTUREPLEX this Saturday (14 December). Focusing on creative practices and communities, the series aims to tackle the loneliness freelance creatives often face. There will be a curated charity sale and a panel discussion featuring industry leaders and cultural taste-makers like VICE Editor Hannah Ewans, Creative Director of Glastonbury’s Shangri-La, Kaye Dunnings, co-founder of community travel movement TRIPPIN’, Kesang Ball, and sustainable stylist Sophie Benson.

Founder of Lonely Arts, Lucy-Isobel Bonner, spoke about the launch of the project, “When working in solitude, professional and personal support systems are often overlooked. Start-up culture has created a generation of fluid freelancers making the Creative Industries more energetic than ever, but at what cost? We want our panel to show how we can create a community through each individual’s creative practice and platforms. It’s so important to have open conversation and truthful, considerable debate in the cancel culture that we currently live in.”

All in aid of MIND Charity, Lonely Arts Club aims to build a creative community with a conscience. The day is free, and will be focused on exploring the reality of life as a creative and the importance of open conversation and truthful considered debate. The debut event includes a sample sale with donations from the fashion wardrobes of Dazed and Confused, books from BARON press and designers including Liam Hodges, Jimmy Choo, and much more. Grab a free ticket here.

Sat 14 Dec, 11am, CULTUREPLEX ,
Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2TP
, Free
Izzy Trott
Published on:
Mon 9 Dec 2019