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 […]

Exodus

Exodus, CAN’s refugee arts programme, has been running since 2004. Exodus is a dynamic programme of participatory cultural production, working with refugees and host communities across a range of traditional and contemporary art forms. It has a strong focus on cross cultural collaborative production, and brings together a great mix of people and partnerships to […]

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, […]

Refugee Women’s Theatre Programme Explores Detention

In the second year of this popular project, over 20 committed women participants from refugee backgrounds are meeting weekly to learn drama, music and dance skills and to use these skills to speak up about issues of importance to them. The final show, Detention: Rule 35 will shine a light on the murky business of […]

Heart’s Core back again

Around twenty committed women participants from refugee backgrounds are meeting weekly to learn drama, music and dance skills and to use these skills to speak up about issues of importance to them. The women are working towards an immersive performance that will shine a light on the murky business of detention for women asylum seekers […]

Lisapo oral history recording extracts

CAN has uploaded a series of extracts from oral history interviews recorded with members of the Congolese community. 29 interviews took place in total, which now form a permanent public archive to preserve the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. The full-length interviews can be accessed through the North West Sound […]

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Web broadcast of Lisapo performance

Watch the Lisapo web broadcast live from Band on the Wall, Saturday 28 June at 7pm With live chat in English and French LISAPO – The Congolese Tales tells the powerful story of Congolese migration to Britain through music oratory; featuring song, spoken word, moving image, theatre and dance. This special performance has been created […]

Lisapo oral histories

Here you can listen to extracts from oral history interviews recorded with members of the Congolese community. There are 29 Oral History interviews, which now form a permanent public archive to preserve the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. The full interviews can be accessed through the North West Sound Archive […]