When browsing through the student’s work which fills the space, it’s striking the level of intimacy in the pieces, much of which directly reflects the locality of the area, presenting a view into a world that’s often overlooked. As Debbi says, “It’s like you step into a parallel universe”. HVH also exhibits their work outwardly to the community, painting murals on local shop shutters and walls, bringing a sense of ownership to communal art for the locals. Debbi’s mission, however, often goes beyond just art. The neighbouring estates are some of the most impoverished in Camden, which brings both unique challenges and rewards. “I’d have kids coming in here, having had no lunch, no breakfast,” Debbi told us “So of course, we’d feed them too. “It’s not just about art per se, it’s about their physical and mental wellbeing and I think through art is one of the best ways you can address that”.