WREXHAM'S homeless are taking part in an art exhibition in collaboration with National Theatre Wales (NTW).

The theatre company's TEAM has launched 'Our Voices' - an exhibition created with the homeless community of Wrexham in collaboration with local artists, Sophia Leadill and Adrian Medcalf, with support from Dee Davies of Wrexham Homeless.

TEAM is NTW’s worldwide network of friends who work with the company, create work with their communities, give feedback about shows and support NTW to make key decisions.

Available to view at Wrexham Library until Monday, February 10, 'Our Voices' forms part of NTW TEAM’s project of co-creation with the people of Wrexham that will culminate in 2021 as a full-scale NTW production - with homelessness its key theme.

It aims to help tell the individual stories of Wrexham's homeless.

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Mr Medcalf explained: “This exhibition is highlighting their voices; it’s what they want to say.

"We sat and we asked them questions and some of the answers that we got back were very poignant.”

Mr Medcalf had previously spent a year painting the faces of Wrexham's homeless for an exhibition entitled 'The Faces of Wrexham'.

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The exhibition has been open since Monday, January 13 and has already received positive feedback from visitors, many of whom are part of the homeless community themselves.

One visitor said that it was an, “emotional, heart-rending, superb exhibition” with another thanking the creative team for “letting the homeless show what they want to say without ever judging any of us.”

On Wednesday, February 5, TEAM welcomes everyone to join it at a celebration of the exhibition at Wrexham Library.

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Running from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, this will not only be an opportunity to view the amazing artwork, but also to enjoy a film created by 73 Degree Films and live performances from the Wrexham One Love Choir and local spoken word artist, Natasha Borton.

If you’d like to find out more about how you can get involved in the wider project or have any creative ideas on the subject of Homelessness and how the final production can tackle it, NTW TEAM would love to hear from you.

It is encouraging people to start thinking about how to create work for, rather than about, those without a place to live, and to contact team@nationaltheatrewales.org

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