We’re finalists in Lloyds Bank Foundation Charity Achievement Awards

CAN has been selected from charities across the North West as the regional winner of the Championing Change Award. We’ve received a prize of £1000 and will now compete against charities from across England and Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands for 6 overall prizes which will be announced at the UK Final awards […]

Heart’s Core back again

Around twenty committed women participants from refugee backgrounds are meeting weekly to learn drama, music and dance skills and to use these skills to speak up about issues of importance to them. The women are working towards an immersive performance that will shine a light on the murky business of detention for women asylum seekers […]

MIRO gig at Rochdale Literature Festival

For all you Manchester International Roots Orchestra fans, there’s a FREE local gig coming up on Sunday 26 October 2014 as part of the Rochdale Literature Festival. For more details or to book, click here.

Manchester International Roots Orchestra Edinburgh Festival performances

Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) recently did three knockout performances as part of the prestigious Edinburgh Festival, gaining them excellent audience feedback and a five star review in The Edinburgh Reporter. Speaking about the orchestra, the reporter commented, ‘Music is a language that everyone can understand: the Manchester International Roots Orchestra brings that shared language […]

MIRO to perform at Edinburgh Festival

Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) will be performing as part of the prestigious Edinburgh Festival this summer. MIRO is a musically diverse orchestra nurturing collaboration between international musicians, including refugees and other culturally diverse backgrounds. They’ll perform at St John’s Church, Princes Street on 1 August 2014. Tickets are available here.

Community Arts North West presents ‘Our Choice Their Chance’

Community Arts North West presents Our Choice Their Chance Are you ready to choose or will you leave things to chance? 30 & 31 May 2014  Welcome to the Gallery of Choice – a space where we make the decisions that can affect the course of our lives… Do we give in to peer pressure or […]

Kamosi coverage on Gypsy Chronicles

KÁMOŠI has had another fantastic mention on  The Gypsy Chronicles website this week. Read it here

Film of Kamosi and KAL performance

Young Roma rappers from Kámoši youth group in Leigh performed with internationally-acclaimed Serbian Roma Band, KAL at Manchester Academy 3 on 6 Nov 2013. Kámoši, meaning ‘friend’ in Slovak, includes Slovakian, Czech Republic and Roma-heritage young people & their friends – this being the first time that they’d perform at such a high-profile gig.

The Voices of the Volunteers: Lisapo podcast

This is Lisapo‘s first podcast with the project volunteers, talking about the making of Lisapo – A Congolese oral history archival & performance project supported by Community Arts North West.

Lisapo workshop videos

For the past 6 weeks, CAN’s media team have been busy documenting the Lisapo workshops. We’ve uploaded them as a playlist to YouTube and have embedded them here to share the process building up to the live performance in June. If you want to watch individual films, just click on the PLAYLIST drop-down on the […]