CAN to present at National Platforma Conference

Community Arts North West will present practise and learning from its recent oral histories project, Lisapo – The Congolese Tales at this year’s Platforma Conference taking place in Leicester. The project recorded, preserved and shared the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester, who have been migrating to Britain since the late […]

Kal

Kal followed on from Message from Žarko, with young men aged 13-18 from Kámoši at Manchester Academy with Kal, an international Serbian Band  as part of the Platforma Festival in November 2013. This opportunity to perform and work with Kal supported their need of a positive role model strengthen their identity and culture.

Platforma

Platforma Arts + Refugees Network is a UK-wide project for the development of refugee related arts and is delivered as a partnership between Counterpoints Arts and Oval House Theatre. The project stems from the recommendations made in the 2008 Hybrid report, The Arts and Refugees – History, Impact and the Future, commissioned by the Baring Foundation; Arts […]

Platforma Festival 2013 Live Music Night video highlights

We’ve just uploaded the video highlights from the Platforma Festival 2013 Live Music Night featuring, amongst others, Manchester International Roots Orchestra, Crossings Band, plus Katy Carr and The Aviators. 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 […]

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 […]

Platforma Conference success

At last week’s Platforma conference held at the Martin Harris Centre, we welcomed over 200 delegates & speakers from across the UK and beyond. Sessions ranged from lively discussions to thought-provoking theatre, international song and dance, spoken word, art, film and photography. Thanks to everyone who volunteered, attended and performed – it was an inspiring, […]

Download the 2013 Platforma Festival programme

The full colour 2013 Platforma Festival programme is now available to download. Click here to download the [download id=”24″ format=”1″] (PDF) This national festival of arts + refugees is coming to Manchester for the very first time. It promises to be an exciting few weeks, packed with live performances, a 2-day conference and the first […]

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 […]

Platforma Festival 2013 – Call for Proposals

The second Platforma Festival of arts and refugees takes place in Manchester from 31 Oct- 1 Nov 2013. There’ll be a two-day Conference at the Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester and a series of performances, concerts and exhibits. The Festival is being organised in partnership with Community Arts North West, the Platforma Regional Hub […]

Platforma Festival 2013 – Dates & venue announced!

The 2nd national Platforma Festival will take place at The Martin Harris Centre* in Manchester on Thursday 31 October & Friday 1 November 2013, bringing together artists, academics and arts practitioners from across the UK & the world. Community Arts North West is delighted that Manchester has been selected to host the next Platforma Festival […]