Raise Your Hands x SideStory Travel Charity Experience
SideStory is proud to present a unique opportunity to join a charity street art Experience at a reduced cost for a lucky few. This May, all profits go to support Raise Your Hands, a community that supports exceptional small charities working with children and young people.
Date: Thursday, 3rd May 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: £35/£45 (RYH Members/Non-Members)
Active street artist Karim Samuels shares his privileged insight into the notoriously secretive culture of East London street art. He’ll show you how to identify artists and recognise works as you discover buzzing Shoreditch in depth.
A focal point for graffiti writers and street artists, east London gives a snapshot of a movement that’s evolving day by day. Given its proximity to the City, rich cultural history and status as the UK’s tech hub, it’s easy to see why it’s such a fertile setting.
On a walk around the neighbourhood, active street artist Karim Samuels will uncover the many layers of urban art that have appeared on the district’s walls – some obvious, some hidden – and introduce the key players and notable pieces. A hot topic for discussion on this SideStory Experience will be how artists tread the line between commercial success and ‘keeping it real’, as more and more underground work is absorbed into the mainstream.
About Raise Your Hands
RYH sees an injustice in the charity sector. Small charities struggle for funding, but not due to a lack of efficiency or good work. You’ve just not heard of them. The top 1.2% of charities in terms of income receive 72% of funding in the UK.
Raise Your Hands finds and selects effective charities using a four-stage due diligence process with strict criteria. All of the organisations that they support raise under £1.5 million per annum.
For members, Raise Your Hands offers a new approach to giving: one that’s free from the hassle associated with old charity. A flat monthly donation, no follow-up asks, and no negative marketing.
They share charities’ stories through social media, providing video content, and their newsletter. Raise Your Hands monitors the charities they support on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
They provide opportunities to share skills and volunteer for their selected charities, offering members engagement beyond donations.
Raise Your hands runs events so that members can enjoy the shared experience of giving, and meet the charities they support.
If you’d prefer a one-on-one Experience with Karim, take a look at our private street art tours.