Celebrating Hidden Tales

October 2017 saw Hidden Tales, our powerful and inspiring 20-month partnership project with the Petrus Community, culminate in a unique digital art trail around Rochdale Town Centre and an unforgettable sell-out performance and film screening event at Touchstones Arts Centre.  The short films, which have been made as part of the project, are now viewable […]

Rochdale’s homeless community speak up and out

People from Rochdale’s homeless community took to the stage at Touchstones on Tuesday 17 October, and performed to a packed-out venue to share their personal stories through poetry, music and a series of short films that can be viewed online at www.hiddenrochdale.co.uk Taking place as part of the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival and hosted by Mancunian poet, Mike Garry, the […]

Hidden Tales

Hidden Tales; Untold Stories from Rochdale’s Petrus Community Watch the films and experience Hidden Tales online, here: http://hiddenrochdale.co.uk/ Launching on Tuesday 3rd October and running until Saturday 28th October, the Hidden Tales arts trail reveals eight personal and inspiring stories of change and survival. The unmissable artworks, which are on display in public spaces around the town centre, each […]

Flying Carpets

SAT 7 OCTOBER Craft workshops: 11am – 4pm Performances: 11.30am / 1pm / 3pm Manchester Museum Suitable for all ages Flying Carpets will lead audiences on a journey into the hidden stories behind some of Manchester Museum’s unique collections. Prepare to be transported across centuries, civilisations and continents through music, dance and storytelling. Experience Saturday […]

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 […]

We are delighted at CAN to know that we have another 4 years of ACE NPO investment for 2018-22. A big thank you to all the communities, artists, partners and audiences across the region and beyond who have helped make CAN what it is.  A big thanks to ACE for their continued support. More information […]

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‘The Wizard of Leigh’ 2017

On Saturday 1st April 2017, Kámoši Juniors Performing Arts Group performed their NEW production, The Wizard of Leigh to celebrate International Roma day at the Turnpike Centre to a packed local audience. Everyone who came to watch were wowed with what turned out to be  a contemporary theatre take of an old tale created and […]

TANDEM

TANDEM International Programme – Vrolijheid CAN Co-Create CAN have produced a new creative-digital programme in 2016/17 with national/international reach via the TANDEM programme (initiative of the European Cultural Foundation and MitOst e.V.), an exchange programme that assists cultural organisations in developing long-term working relationships, knowledge development and networking opportunities with project partners from Europe and […]

Learning Lab: Brexit, Migration and Communities – A Call to Creative Action

  Learning Lab: Brexit, Migration and Communities – A Call to Creative Action Learning Lab engages the Platforma North West Hub, but also seeks to include artists, cultural workers, organisations, activists, academics and change-makers interested in forging alliances through working together. It combines lively debate, shares ways of working cooperatively and shares learning from case […]

Amani Creatives

  Amani Creatives is a dynamic collective of professional and emerging African musicians. Following hot in the footsteps of a highly successful pilot project, Amani worked in partnership with CAN and Brighter Sounds during 2016 to develop Amani Live; a monthly event showcasing some of the freshest, new talent from the African diaspora and highlighting […]