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 […]

Donate to CAN!

We receive regular funding from Arts Council England and Manchester City Council but we need to raise additional funding every year to develop our programmes of work with excluded communities. We gratefully receive any donations, large or small, via Everyclick – you can click on the link to donate. You can even donate to CAN simply […]

Platforma Festival 2013 Live Music Night video highlights

We’ve just uploaded the video highlights from the Platforma Festival 2013 Live Music Night featuring, amongst others, Manchester International Roots Orchestra, Crossings Band, plus Katy Carr and The Aviators. Platforma Festival 2013 brought artists, performers, academics, organisations and funders from across the UK and around the world together to showcase work, share practice and discuss […]

Kámoši event is news in Bolton

Young Leigh-based Roma rappers Kámoši performed with internationally-acclaimed Serbian Roma Band, Kal on 6 Nov 2013 at Manchester Academy 3. The event received a positive write up on the Bolton News website

Digital Sparks Première

Join us in a celebration of Digital Sparks at Touchstones Rochdale on Friday 6th December. Digital Sparks is a digital media project developed by CAN in partnership with the Petrus Community, and with artists AlbinoMosquito. We will be premiering two short films, The Hole and RoofLess, which provide a moving insight into the challenges, hopes, […]

WANTED: Music Director and Lyric Writer/Librettist

Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, CAN is seeking an experienced Music Director and a Lyric Writer/Librettist to work on our new Congolese Heritage project, Lisapo. For full details please visit our opportunities page.

Artists Do I.T. networking event

On September 11th 2013 CAN hosted a networking event for artists & creatives who had taken part of our Do I.T. digital media training course from July-September 2013. Do I.T. is funded through the European Social Fund and aims to raise the profile of artists & creatives from culturally diverse & refugee backgrounds by developing […]

Platforma Conference & Festival tickets now on sale

The Platforma Festival is an inspirational national showcase of arts & culture featuring work that explores, or is linked to the refugee experience. Community Arts North West is hosting Platforma Festival 2013 which takes place at the Martin Harris Centre between 31 Oct & 1 Nov 2013. The festival includes a major two-day conference, two […]

Heart’s Core performed at Z- Arts

Community Arts North West presented Heart’s Core, on 15 June 2013 at Z-Arts in Hulme. To celebrate Refugee Week, women from Greater Manchester’s refugee and migrant communities took the audience to the heart of their lives. Telling stories that were significant to them and to their communities, these women invited people to share their dreams – and […]