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 […]


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 […]

Hear Me Now

Hear Me Now is the second year of a 3-year youth arts project. Aimed at 12-18 year-olds, the programme develops skills & confidence and creates a voice for young people living in today’s Manchester. Most importantly it is an opportunity for young people to have a good time. If you run a youth group, work […]

Exodus Theatre

CAN has a long and proud tradition of theatre productions which give voice to the experiences of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants living in Greater Manchester. These productions are usually co-produced with communities and aim to articulate their hopes, dreams and challenges. The productions have achieved strong well-being agendas for the participants; produced exciting and […]

Exodus Onstage

The Exodus Onstage Refugee Theatre Festival featured a month of challenging, contemporary work exploring the narratives of war, diaspora and asylum. A celebration of survival, new beginnings and how events in other parts of the world directly affect us here.