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 […]

Inside the Lines

On Thu 6 – Sat 8 Dec 2007, Community Arts North West in conjunction with Zion Arts presented “Inside The Lines”. An all consuming physical and visual experience, fusing dance, theatre & digital arts with an original music score. Every day the same faces, same time, same places… Eric sees things differently than other people […]

These City Streets

Directed by Chris Sudworth and performed at the Zion Centre on 1 & 2 Dec 2006, These City Streets was a devised contemporary tale of hope & fear, passion & dreams, restrictions & freedom, told with the true voice of Manchester’s young people – diverse, passionate and direct.

Street Dreams

A story of community, unity and chance – A hip hop musical theatre production. “Street Dreams” was the concluding theatre production of a 3-year trilogy that was CAN’s Urban Music Theatre programme. The project brought together young refugees, asylum seekers and other culturally diverse young people from Manchester, Rochdale and Bolton in an eclectic mix […]

Hannah Russell

Hannah is a Director of Odd Theatre Company. Founded in 2004 and based in Manchester, Odd Theatre is committed to working creatively with vulnerable and excluded groups for positive and realistic results. Odd Theatre manages and facilitates creative, issue based workshops within the Criminal Justice System and the community. Odd Theatre aims to empower and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]