Hidden Tales

Members of the Petrus Community presented an eclectic mix of short films, spoken word and live music at Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival at Touchstones on Thursday 20th October 2016. The event was part of Hidden Tales, a project developed in partnership between Petrus and Community Arts North West, which aims to give expression to […]

Amani Creatives

  Amani Creatives is a dynamic collective of professional and emerging African musicians. Following hot in the footsteps of a highly successful pilot project, Amani worked in partnership with CAN and Brighter Sounds during 2016 to develop Amani Live; a monthly event showcasing some of the freshest, new talent from the African diaspora and highlighting […]

CAN Young Artists (CYA) prepares for HOME!

CYA (CAN Young Artists) are a new theatre group comprised of young people aged 12 -18. Since November, they have been working every Thursday on the Macbeth themes of prophecy , status and power for a new production “What’s Done, Is Done”, that will be performed at HOME, Manchester’s new arts venue on 19th March […]

Creative Teams

Manchester Leigh  

Nikki Mailer

Hello I’m Nikki, I work as community theatre artist in the UK and internationally with children, adults and young people. I have worked in many different spaces from the streets, prisons, theatres, schools with a wide range of groups. I believe in collaborative work and developing projects that are shaped by the people and the […]

Martin Visceral

Martin Visceral is a Manchester-based theatre practitioner, poet, MC & music producer. He aims to bring these art forms together to create work that is challenging, poetic, funny and poignant. His work has been performed on many diverse platforms, from BBC Radio 4 to Cbeebies, from sheltered accommodations to prisons, and many theatres and festivals […]

Kate Bradnam

Kate Bradnam is a Theatre Practitioner who advocates for innovative approaches to theatre and young people. She heads up some of the UK’s most prominent participatory programmes and is a recognised authority in her field. Trained at Rose Bruford College, London and La Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático, Madrid, Kate draws inspiration from European […]

Remi Adefeyisan

Remi Adefeyisan is a Manchester-based lyricist, mc, rapper, poet, promoter and experimental artist. He has worked with musicians and artists from a variety of disciplines and cultures to create work that inspires, excites and makes people think. He has performed nationwide in places that include The Academy, Edinburgh Festival, Bowlers, Band On The Wall, Dance […]

Mahboobeh Rajabi

Mahboobeh Rajabi is a Digital Artist whose specialisms are animation, graphic design, moving image and documentary film. She has been participating and working with Community Arts North West (CAN) since 2011. Her professional portfolio driven internationally to Japan with one of her stop motion animations based on her independent visual research on Far East of […]

Ellie Sherwood

After completing my degree in music at The University of Manchester in 2014, I was awarded a scholarship to study ethnomusicology at master’s level at the same institution. I discovered my love of ethnomusicology through the performance of klezmer music, which I started in 2012. Since then, I have become increasingly interested in musical traditions […]