cardboard city


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cardboard city

an area of a large city where many people without a home sleep outside
Usage notes: Cardboard is a type of thick, stiff paper used to make the type of boxes that people living outside sometimes sleep in to keep warm.
Young people come to the capital full of hope and end up in cardboard city.
See also: city
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At its core, Cardboard City is designed to raise financial support for Family Promise and to collect items to create hygiene kits that will be given out to homeless individuals on the streets.
Exploration of and interaction with the piece will allow the viewer to discover these real life stories, facts and figures as they tumble out of cardboard city.
It was more cardboard city than Buckingham Palace as Bolton won with a 72nd-minute goal from skipper Kevin Nolan - incredibly their first shot on target.
Chris Yeats has constructed a cardboard city, on to which is projected a video of the artist pretending to be Godzilla.
Me + Her" DIRECTOR: Joseph Oxford FESTIVALS AND AWARDS: Sundance Film Festival; Best Animation winner at Aspen Shortsfest SYNOPSIS: "Me + Her" is the tragic love story of Jack and Jill of Cardboard City, beautifully and meticulously brought to life in stop-motion animation.
A CARDBOARD city is to be created in Middlesbrough's Centre Square as part of a major arts project.
Every year tonnes of cardboard is delivered by Jaffabox to turn the St Basils car park in Digbeth into a one-nightonly cardboard city.
A few years ago, I saw a massive cardboard city under a bridge in Porto, Portugal.
Sleeping in the cardboard city were BBC Midlands Today presenter Suzanne Virdee and Kevin Breese, head of Harvey Nichols, which provided more than 500 bacon sandwiches and 1,000 hot drinks for the shivering sleepers.
There are no flashy special effects for its hero's fantasy world - just old-fashioned things like big papier mache hands and a cardboard city skyline to heighten the imagery.
Try betting on those same races and I guarantee you will be wandering the streets of Cardboard City in no time at all
Clearly, a lot of research has gone into these scenes and the characters who people cardboard city are among the best-realised of Billingham's burgeoning crime-writing career.
If he's given his old outfits to charity, it should make for a rather colourful cardboard city.
He projects a video of himself pretending to be Godzilla onto a cardboard city landscape.
WIMBLEDON becomes Cardboard City from 9pm every night of the All England Championships.