Platforma Festival 2013 video highlights

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 aspects of the arts by and about refugees. The Festival ran from 31 October to 1 November and was produced by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with CAN and the […]

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

Calling artists of all genres!

CAN is recruiting participants to create a Congolese heritage-inspired music narrative called Lisapo – The Congolese Tales in 2014. Lisapo – the Congolese Tales is a unique oral histories project which aims to record, preserve and share the untold stories of people originally from DR Congo, who have been migrating to Britain since the late […]

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.

Platforma Conference success

At last week’s Platforma conference held at the Martin Harris Centre, we welcomed over 200 delegates & speakers from across the UK and beyond. Sessions ranged from lively discussions to thought-provoking theatre, international song and dance, spoken word, art, film and photography. Thanks to everyone who volunteered, attended and performed – it was an inspiring, […]

Download the 2013 Platforma Festival programme

The full colour 2013 Platforma Festival programme is now available to download. Click here to download the [download id=”24″ format=”1″] (PDF) This national festival of arts + refugees is coming to Manchester for the very first time. It promises to be an exciting few weeks, packed with live performances, a 2-day conference and the first […]

CAN is a finalist in Euro-Med Award

CAN has been short-listed for this year’s Euro-Med Award. The Euro-Med Award is an annual prize which recognises the achievements of individuals and organisations working for the promotion of inter-cultural dialogue. Each year, the award is dedicated to a special theme. For 2013, the Award theme is Migrants as Ambassadors for Mutual Understanding. The other […]

CAN’s youth programme kicks off with 2 amazing performance opportunities

Young Roma rappers from Kámoši youth group in Leigh will perform with internationally-acclaimed Serbian Roma Band, Kal on 6 Nov 2013 from 7.30pm (show starts at 9pm) at Manchester Academy 3. Kámoši, meaning ‘friends’ in Slovak, includes Slovakian, Czech Republic and Roma heritage young people & their friends – this being the first time that […]

16 to 19? CAN is recruiting a part time Digital Media Assistant

CAN is recruiting a part time Digital Media Assistant, aged 16 to 19, to work one day a week alongside our Media Arts Creative Producer in the day-to-day delivery of our media arts programme. This is an exciting opportunity as part of the Curious Minds Strong Voices Programme for a creative and motivated young person, […]