Homeless People find a voice at the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time
Award-winning charity Streetwise Opera will be presenting an Open Mic showcase during the London 2012 Festival to platform the skills of 200 performers who have experienced homelessness from all over the UK and abroad.
The event, ‘With One Voice’, will be hosted by the Royal Opera House in the Paul Hamyln Hall and is inspired by Andrew Barnett (Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Jenny Edwards (Chief Executive, Homeless Link) who wanted to ensure that homeless people were involved at the heart of London 2012.
This will be the first time in Olympic history that homeless people have been given an official platform.
‘With one Voice’ has been featured on BBC London.