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 […]

Manchester and Wigan young people to perform in Truth about Youth Festival

A dozen young people from Manchester and Wigan will perform as part of the Truth about Youth (TAY) Festival at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Young people from CAN’s youth programmes will fuse dance, drama and spoken word on Saturday 16 November 2013 at 3.30pm in the Studio Space at Royal Exchange Theatre. This free event […]

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 […]


CAN’s youth arts production Re:scape was a huge success and received rave reviews from full audiences. Re:scape was a multimedia lyrical journey which started in Z-arts Foyer and led into the main theatre where the audience was treated to young people showcasing their drama, creative movement, beat-boxing, sound and poetry skills. It involved four performances […]

Youth Arts

CAN’s youth arts programmes are unique in that they provide safe spaces where young people from different social groups and geographical areas can interact with each other. Often starting at an entry level of involvement, they are able to engage in a process that values their existing skills and cultures with opportunities to further develop […]

Manchester Day Parade 2012

The Manchester Day Parade is a large, colourful and high-profile parade, produced by Walk The Plank, commissioned by Manchester City Council and created by Manchester People. The parade is a popular event in the cities’ cultural calender, attracting active community participation and audiences in excess of 80,000 people in 2012. In 2011 and 2012, CAN […]

First year of new young people’s programmes

  This year saw the launch  of  CAN’S new Youth Arts Programme which will span the next three years and take  place in  Wigan & Manchester neighbourhoods. The programme is supported by Children in Need and Llankelly Chase.