Are you a refugee woman interested in theatre?

The Refugee Women’s Theatre Project is a new, women-led theatre project for women refugees & asylum seekers. Sessions will take place every Monday at the Central Methodist Hall from 21 January 2013 leading towards a high-profile performance during Refugee Week. The project is your chance to be creative, meet new people, create a new theatre […]

Heritage Lottery Fund success for Congolese Living Histories!

CAN has received a huge boost because we have successfully accessed a large-scale grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The funding will support an oral histories project with the Congolese community who have been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. In […]

Platforma Festival 2013

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 hosted Platforma Festival 2013 which took place at the Martin Harris Centre between 31 Oct & 1 Nov 2013. The festival included a major two-day conference, two nights […]

Platforma Festival 2011

The first Platforma National Festival of Arts ran from 28 November – 4 December 2011 at Rich Mix in Brick Lane, London. It brought together performers, artists and organisations from across the UK in a celebration of the arts by and about refugees. The conference was an inspiring, lively and provocative event with workshops, debates, […]

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.

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time was a 2010 partnership project between CAN and Rainbow Haven. The project consisted of a series of theatre workshops for refugee & asylum seeker women led by Sonia Hughes.

Somali Bravanese Sisters

The Somali Bravanese Sisters, based at the Arlaadi Centre in Moss Side  have been involved in Exodus activities for many years. They have grown as an organization with the Exodus programme, involved primarily in food and catering initiatives at events. CAN worked with the Somali Bravanese Women in 2009 on a traditional textile hat-making project, […]

Exodus Live

Exodus Live gives voice to Greater Manchester’s wealth of home grown world music talent. Since it was launched in 2005, Exodus Live has nurtured a generation of refugee heritage musicians to: Develop and share their music with new audiences Make new links with musicians from diverse heritages resulting in a range of eclectic and exciting […]

Big Writing for a Small World

Big Writing for a Small World was a partnership project with English PEN, a London-based charity working to promote literature and human rights. This national project featured a mini writer-in-residency programme hosted by refugee centres across the country and aimed to enable refugees & asylum seekers to write short pieces towards a book which would […]

Another Country

Another Country was an immersive theatre piece exploring the experience of seeking asylum directed by Cheryl Martin and produced by Community Arts North West. It was originally devised as part of Exodus Onstage 2010, with a team of 8 multi-disciplinary artists of refugee and other diverse heritages and performed as part of Exodus Onstage at […]