Made by Pivot: Jewellery Pop-Up
- 28 Nov 2023 · 4:00PM - 8:00PM
- Free admission with ticket
- Exhibition Room
- Programme type
- Selling Events
Join us just in time for the festive season and shop handmade jewellery created by people experiencing homelessness at the Made by Pivot: Jewellery Pop-Up event at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, close to Farringdon in London.
Pivot is an award-winning social enterprise that empowers people experiencing homelessness to design, make and sell jewellery. With over 280,000 people in the UK being registered as homeless in 2022, organisations like Pivot provide practical and tangible support to those without a home to pivot their lives around.
“I’m finding the programme very therapeutic. As soon as I step into the environment, the room, it just, it just takes the edge off. Anxieties go away. It’s seeing everybody. We’re all here for the same purpose, we’ve got the same goal.”
By purchasing gifts for loved ones this Christmas or wearing your very own responsible brass, recycled silver and zero-waste acetate jewellery, you will support their makers to take another step towards leaving temporary accommodation. Give a unique present between £25 and £135 that gives back!
Why Pivot at the Goldsmiths’ Centre?
We – the Goldsmiths’ Centre – are delighted to support award-winning social enterprise, Pivot. Pivot is unique in that it gives individuals living in temporary accommodation purpose, meaning and flexible employment, taking training directly into hostels.
“Pivot exists to get people moving. From working towards personal goals to moving out of the hostel environment, our participants gain confidence and skills whilst on our pivotal creative programmes. By working with a network that includes the Goldsmiths’ Centre, hostel staff, case workers, jewellers and coaches, we have seen first-hand that improvements to residents’ mental health, general engagement and move-on rates can be made a reality.”
Funded by the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, Pivot’s creative training programme is delivered in our workshops here at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, enabling six participating makers to work to grow their confidence and forge stronger links with the jewellery industry.