CAN is a Culture Award Finalist

We’re celebrating the news that Community Arts North West is a Finalist for two prestigious Manchester Cultural Awards in the category of ‘Promotion of Talent and Leadership’ and ‘Best Performance’.  Founded in 2018, the Manchester Cultural Awards celebrate Manchester’s arts organisations and the contribution they make to the city. Our ‘Promotion of Talent and Leadership’ […]

Kamosi Juniors at Leigh Carnival 2019

Kámoši Juniors had a great time at Leigh Carnival this year! They were joined by band Juba Do Leao for a procession through the streets of Leigh as part of the annual carnival. The young people confidently danced through the streets joining in with the Brazilian rhythms, and finally delighting the public and their families […]

Horizons Festival 2019

Horizons Festival is a partnership between CAN and HOME as part of Refugee Week, where an annual programme of events is held. Horizons Festival is a contemporary, family-friendly festival that is diverse in programming, bringing together work created with communities and artists as well as international, national and regional projects of excellence. The festival aims to create […]

The Dream Collector

The Dream Collector is a performance created by David Cuong Nguyen and CAN Young Artists (CYA@HOME). In a world where young people face uncertainties and future dreams hang in the balance, CYA@HOME offer a guiding light in this tale of friendship, solidarity and bold determination. The Queen of Dreams has sharp eyes She sees a dream that’s there […]

RO:BOTS

RO:BOTS RO:BOTS was an immersive, promenade performance created by the Kámoši Juniors Performing Arts Club. The event took audiences on a journey to the year 2079, the era of the Robots. For years RO:BOTS have entertained and served us, protected and cared for us; RO:BOTS and humans have lived in harmony. But recently things have changed and […]

All Because of Love

CAN are proud to be supporting internationally acclaimed Musician-Composer, Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble as part of our Talent Development Scheme this year. We are delighted that Seyed Ali Jaberi has been successful in securing Arts Council funding for a national tour of All Because of Love; a music production, combining hauntingly beautiful Sufi music […]

Still I Rise

Still I Rise As Manchester marked the centenary of women’s suffrage, The Travelling Heritage Bureau, a powerful collective of international women artists based in the North West, came together to create a pop-up, interactive trail around Manchester Art Gallery on Sunday 7th October 2018. The women led audiences on a joyful journey of resistance, creativity and […]

Horizons Festival

Horizons Festival is a partnership between CAN and HOME as part of Refugee Week, where an annual programme of events is held. Horizons Festival is a contemporary, family-friendly festival that is diverse in programming, bringing together work created with communities and artists as well as international, national and regional projects of excellence. The festival aims to create a […]

CAN at the REACT Festival in Bristol

CAN at the REACT Festival in Bristol Monday 26 March to Thursday 29 March 2018 at the actacentre in Bristol. https://www.acta-bristol.com/festival/theatre-companies/ CAN was delighted to share two solo theatre pieces made by international theatre-makers, Fereshteh Mozaffari and Mahboobeh Rajabi as part of the REACT Festival. These pieces, One More Push and Dancing the Lash, explored Iranian women’s […]

Introducing Fereshteh Mozaffari, CAN Incubated Artist

Fereshteh Mozaffari Vanani in her words I was born at a tumultuous time in Iran just before the revolution. As a child, I lived more in my dreams than in reality. Through the university years, I was more interested in Literature than Politics but I chose Politics to find out why my country was so […]