CAN to present at National Platforma Conference

Community Arts North West will present practise and learning from its recent oral histories project, Lisapo – The Congolese Tales at this year’s Platforma Conference taking place in Leicester. The project recorded, preserved and shared the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester, who have been migrating to Britain since the late […]

MIRO to perform at Black History Month launch

Manchester International Roots Orchestra are honoured to be performing as part of Greater Manchester’s Black History Month launch later this month. The performance takes place at Manchester Cathedral on Wednesday 30th September at 7pm. Tickets: £2 adults / £1 children Click here to book Facebook: blackhistoryGM Twitter: @BlackhistoryGM        

MIRO to perform at the Littleborough Arts Festival

Manchester International Roots Orchestra fans will be pleased to hear that the orchestra will be doing a summer gig as part of the Littleborough Arts Festival near Rochdale. The gig will take place on Thursday 27th August at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Framework, 30a Hare Hill Road, […]

First Person film screening

CAN and Filmonik have collaborated on First Person, a screening of powerful and surprising digital portraits created by 16 artists over 5 days. The event takes place at The Wonder Inn, one of the most exciting new arts & events spaces to pop up in the centre of Manchester. First Person is the culmination of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Web broadcast of Lisapo performance

Watch the Lisapo web broadcast live from Band on the Wall, Saturday 28 June at 7pm With live chat in English and French LISAPO – The Congolese Tales tells the powerful story of Congolese migration to Britain through music oratory; featuring song, spoken word, moving image, theatre and dance. This special performance has been created […]