CAN at the REACT Festival in Bristol

CAN at the REACT Festival in Bristol Monday 26 March to Thursday 29 March 2018 at the actacentre in Bristol. CAN was delighted to share two solo theatre pieces made by international theatre-makers, Fereshteh Mozaffari and Mahboobeh Rajabi as part of the REACT Festival. These pieces, One More Push and Dancing the Lash, explored Iranian women’s […]

Hidden Tales

Hidden Tales; Untold Stories from Rochdale’s Petrus Community Watch the films and experience Hidden Tales online, here: In October 2018 Hidden Tales arts trail revealed eight personal and inspiring stories of change and survival. The unmissable artworks, which were on display in public spaces around the town centre, each featured a poem, a portrait and a QR code, […]

Amani Creatives

  Amani Creatives is a dynamic collective of professional and emerging African musicians. CAN is currently partnering with Amani Creatives to provide mentoring support for their Amani Stages programme; a professional platform of bespoke contemporary African arts and cultural stages, to be held at events and festivals throughout the North West during summer 2018. This […]

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 […]

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 working with Community Arts North West since 2011 and most of the Art organisations across Manchester, Greater Manchester such as Women’s Aid, In Place of War, HOME and many more. She also worked internationally with […]

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 […]