Entries by Marice Cumber

YMCA resident finds success

Sam Adesanya, one of the homeless young people at the North London YMCA, has found success – and he is now getting ready for an photography exhibition set to open later this week, which includes several pieces of his work. Sam Adesanya will be showing some of his photographs at the Accumul8 photography exhibition, which opens at The Guardian […]

Accumul8 at Utopia Fair at Somerset House

Accumul8’s director Marice Cumber spent last weekend at the wonderful Utopia Fair at Somerset House. The Utopia Fair was all about showcasing community projects and initiatives that work towards ideal principles and creating a better world. These projects were based around energy, surplus food, well-being, recycling, climate change, society and engaging the disenfranchised. All showed how […]

Accumul8 at Somerset House

This coming weekend, 24 – 26 June, we will be at The Utopia Fair at Somerset House, Charing Cross, London. The Utopia Fair is a celebration of 25 different projects that have been selected to showcase their work in creating their own Utopia and ideal world, whether through food, fashion, recycling or arts and crafts. […]

Moving Forward exhibition

The Accumul8 “Moving Forward” exhibition will showcase the photographs of 11 amazing young people, who are living in hostels across London, and who took part in this year’s Accumul8 photography workshops. The exhibition takes place at The Guardian, in Kings Cross, and the private view will be an opportunity to see the striking images, meet […]

The Accumul8 scholarship to study Digital Media at Ravensbourne

Accumul8 is all about helping young people living in hostels move forward positively with their lives by using creativity to increase their sense of self, well-being and confidence. That positive move can be something personal, like getting back in contact with family or just making sure to leave the hostel every day, or something tangible […]

Preparing for the Accumul8 Photography Exhibition

This week was the start of the big journey towards the grand Accumul8 exhibition at The Guardian, opening on July 14th. And what a week it was! We started and completed the selection process of the photographs that have made the grade and will be shown. We also were able to celebrate and congratulate all the […]

Markets, locks and hills

For the final photography session of this series of workshops the Accumul8 group visited Camden, exploring the markets, walking beside the canal and ending up at the top of Parliament Hill. This was the first year that Accumul8 has worked with three hostels and over such a long period of time (this week was the 20th […]

Countdown to the Accumul8 exhibition

This week we started to select the photographs for the Accumul8 exhibition at The Guardian headquarters in King’s Cross. It was wonderful seeing the participants’ confidence grow as they realised that they had a collection of images that were worthy of being in a public exhibition and were making and understanding choices as to what […]

Accumul8 and Birdsong London at London Fashion Week

When Accumul8 did the London Fashion Week project, Birdsong London came along too to talk to the group about their own social enterprise. Birdsong is a project which sells fashion products made by women’s groups which actively work to improve women’s lives. The meeting of the two groups was also a way to introduce the issues surrounding […]