Refugee Week at CAN went Digital in 2020!

The Horizons Festival 2020, co-produced by CAN and HOME was unable to take place due to the restrictions presented by Covid-19. Instead, CAN curated some exciting digital work for Refugee Week June 2020.  We were delighted to share a programme of workshops, performances, film and discussion, created in association with some of the amazing international artists […]

Coronavirus Update

During this difficult time, our thoughts are with the friends of CAN – the young people, artists, organisations, individuals and communities we work with and we send our thoughts and good wishes to you, your families and loved ones. The CAN team are following government guidance and focusing our work on supporting artists and young people remotely during […]

Libraries of Sanctuary Welcome Days

Greater Manchester is a vibrant and international region, where generations of people from all over the world have settled.  This makes our region one of the most culturally exciting places to live in the UK. Community Arts North West’s Exodus programme brings people together to celebrate this cultural richness and create a strong ethos of […]

Listening to the Voices of Refugee Heritage Artists

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER AND COMMUNITY ARTS NORTH WEST ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A UNIQUE PHD RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR 2020. An opportunity to apply to undertake a fully funded PhD at the University of Manchester in collaboration with Community Arts North West. Given how much writing and reflection has been carried out on refugees and the arts, it […]

CAN was a Culture Award Finalist in November 2019!

We celebrated the news that Community Arts North West was a Finalist for two prestigious Manchester Cultural Awards in 2019 in the category of ‘Promotion of Talent and Leadership’ and ‘Best Performance’.  Founded in 2018, the Manchester Cultural Awards celebrate Manchester’s arts organisations and the contribution they make to the city. Our ‘Promotion of Talent […]

Kamosi Juniors had fun at Leigh Carnival in 2019

Kámoši Juniors had a great time at Leigh Carnival in 2019! They were joined by band Juba Do Leao for a procession through the streets of Leigh as part of the annual carnival. The young people confidently danced through the streets joining in with the Brazilian rhythms, and finally delighting the public and their families […]

‘The Wizard of Leigh’ 2017

On Saturday 1st April 2017, Kámoši Juniors Performing Arts Group performed their NEW production, The Wizard of Leigh to celebrate International Roma day at the Turnpike Centre to a packed local audience. Everyone who came to watch were wowed with what turned out to be  a contemporary theatre take of an old tale created and […]

TANDEM

TANDEM International Programme – Vrolijheid CAN Co-Create CAN have produced a new creative-digital programme in 2016/17 with national/international reach via the TANDEM programme (initiative of the European Cultural Foundation and MitOst e.V.), an exchange programme that assists cultural organisations in developing long-term working relationships, knowledge development and networking opportunities with project partners from Europe and […]

What’s Done Is Done

CAN Young Artists took on Macbeth, with a debut production at HOME in March 2016. As part of the World Stages Festival in association with the Young Vic and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Community Arts North West and HOME brought a brand new piece of theatre to the stage, created by a new young company aged […]

Kámoši Juniors Performing Arts Group 2016

Kámoši Juniors Performing Arts Group – Leigh Since October 2015, Community Arts North West, Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS) and Wigan Music Service have been working together in Leigh (Wigan Borough) to provide free music tuition in three local primary schools, as well as a Saturday Morning Performing Arts Club for the Kámoši Juniors Group. The Kámoši […]