Artists Do I.T. showcase

Wednesday 1st April 2015 6pm – 8.30pm MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN (in the Northern Quarter) Community Arts North West invites you to meet 20 talented artists from the 2015 Do I.T. digital media training course. The artists represent an exciting and diverse range of backgrounds and creative disciplines: from contemporary Iranian written […]

Lisapo – the Congolese Tales: film screening

Thursday 19 March, 5-7pm  Central Library Performance Space Lisapo has recorded, preserved and shared the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester.  The oral histories collected for this project are now included in our archives.  A performance featuring song, spoken word, narration, moving image, theatre and dance was created from these stories and […]

Rule 35: A new, provocative show about the British detention system: Sat 28 March, Z-arts

Rule 35 Saturday 28 March 2pm / 3.30pm / 5pm Z-arts Community Arts North West and the Boaz Trust invite you to Rule 35 – a new, provocative show taking you to the heart of the British detention system. Created and performed by refugee and asylum seeker women, many of whom have experienced detention. We […]

Refugee Women’s Theatre Programme Explores Detention

In the second year of this popular project, over 20 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 final show, Detention: Rule 35 will shine a light on the murky business of […]

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 […]

Lisapo performance on CAN website

Watch the Lisapo performance in our two fantastic videos. Lisapo – The Congolese Tales is a live musical oratory featuring song, spoken word, narration, moving image and community. It tells the powerful story of the Congolese migration to Britain as a result of the destabilisation of their country and consequent civil war. The event took […]

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.

Applications open for Artists DO I.T. 2014

Are you an artist or creative, unemployed or working less than 8 hours per week? Do you have little or no online presence and would like to develop your digital media skills and promote yourself better? Are you interested in sharing knowledge and being part of a creative learning network? DO I.T. is a free, […]

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 […]

Lisapo oral history recording extracts

CAN has uploaded a series of extracts from oral history interviews recorded with members of the Congolese community. 29 interviews took place in total, which now form a permanent public archive to preserve the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. The full-length interviews can be accessed through the North West Sound […]