The last year has made us stop, reflect and think about what home means, physically but also emotionally, practically, spiritually and financially. The feeling of belonging is one we should all be able to experience and cherish – but between societal systems of power, restrictive immigration rules and a climate of austerity, it is becoming a luxury.
From panels and workshops, to drag and poetry, the whole Museum site will come alive with an array of activities all exploring what belonging looks like at home, who's granted belonging and where people belong.
The Festival of Home supports our annual Campaign for Change with dedicated programming. This year's campaign Behind the Door, centres on the homelessness that is happening every day in London, often behind closed doors, and often for women and families. A number of festival events and discussions will explore these topics.