Libraries of Sanctuary Welcome Days

Greater Manchester is a vibrant and international region, where generations of people from all over the world have settled.  This makes our region one of the most culturally exciting places to live in the UK. Community Arts North West’s Exodus programme brings people together to celebrate this cultural richness and create a strong ethos of […]

Unique Ph.D Research Opportunity at CAN

As one of the forerunners of socially-engaged arts with new communities to Britain, including refugees, CAN is delighted to be a partner of a unique Ph.D. studentship with The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester. The Ph.D. ‘Listening to the voices of refugee-heritage artists: opportunities and barriers for performing arts […]

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 […]

Continued support from Manchester City Council Cultural Partnership

CAN is really pleased to announce that we’ve been successful in achieving a further three years of financial support towards the core costs of the company from Manchester City Council. £75,000 has been awarded to CAN to support our exciting programme of work taking place from April 2015 to March 2018. We’ll continue to support […]

Lisapo – the Congolese Tales: film screening

Thursday 19 March, 5-7pm  Central Library Performance Space Lisapo has recorded, preserved and shared the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester.  The oral histories collected for this project are now included in our archives.  A performance featuring song, spoken word, narration, moving image, theatre and dance was created from these stories and […]

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 […]

Rule 35

Rule 35 Directed by Cheryl Martin Created and performed by women who have experienced the inhumanity of the asylum system. “One of the most powerful performances I have ever seen” “There was a passion and a fury in the performances, fiery enough to rival the greatest thespians. Touching and terrifying all at once” “Powerful, harrowing, […]

Citizen Change

Each year, young people from Wigan’s Kámoši and the Manchester programme get a chance to work together to perform as part of the Truth about Youth Festival at the Royal Exchange Theatre. In November 2013, young women from Kámoši and a small group from Manchester worked over six weeks to produce Citizen Change, a lyrical manifesto, […]

Manchester programme

Hear Me Now,  part of CAN’s 3-year Manchester youth arts programme, successfully created ground-breaking and original performance work that set a standard for high quality productions with young people new to the arts. CAN worked with high-end professional artists to make this a positive experience where young people had access to return to reach their […]

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 […]