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 […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]