Kámoši Juniors creating a stir at their sharing

Kamosi Juniors Performing Arts Group just completed their first sharing to an invited audience. Every Saturday morning since the 17th October boys and girls from LEIGH, aged 5-11 has been taking part in Singing and Music Workshops with Ellie Sherwood and Dance and Drama with Magdalen Bartlett to produce their very first performance. On Saturday […]

Kámoši Juniors

We are delivering a wonderful new performing arts programme, bringing together a dynamic new partnership between Wigan Music Service, EMAS (Ethnic Minority Achievement Service), three local primary schools, the families of the Kámoši Junior group and CAN. Kámoši Junior Group (Kámoši means ‘friends’ in Slovak) supports the needs of children aged 5 to 11 of Roma […]

CAN is recruiting!

Applications are now closed We’re seeking to recruit an experienced Principal Music Leader, who is passionate about encouraging the musicality and music-making of children, to lead on our Youth Music-funded Kámoši Roma-heritage Music-Making Programme starting in September 2015 through to July 2016. If you wish to apply, please click here for further details and to […]

Citizen Change

Each year, young people from Wigan’s Kámoši and the Manchester programme get a chance to work together to perform as part of the Truth about Youth Festival at the Royal Exchange Theatre. In November 2013, young women from Kámoši and a small group from Manchester worked over six weeks to produce Citizen Change, a lyrical manifesto, […]

Manchester and Wigan young people to perform in Truth about Youth Festival

A dozen young people from Manchester and Wigan will perform as part of the Truth about Youth (TAY) Festival at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Young people from CAN’s youth programmes will fuse dance, drama and spoken word on Saturday 16 November 2013 at 3.30pm in the Studio Space at Royal Exchange Theatre. This free event […]

EVENT: Message from Žarko

Leigh Miners Welfare Club 8 April 2013 6:30pm-8pm Message from Žarko is a performance by Kámoši youth project produced by Community Arts North West in partnership with Wigan Council’s Voice & Engagement Team. The event celebrates International Roma Day that takes place on Monday 8 April. Inspired by Djelem Djelem the Roma national anthem written […]

Wigan programme

On our Wigan programme, bilingual extravaganza New Beginning/Nové Začiatky was produced by the KAMOŠI young people. KAMOŠI devised, rehearsed and performed in the community using drama, music and dance and explored what was good about being Roma in the past, present and future. ‘New Beginning’ showcased on International Roma Day on 8 April 2014 at […]

Youth Arts

CAN’s youth arts programmes are unique in that they provide safe spaces where young people from different social groups and geographical areas can interact with each other. Often starting at an entry level of involvement, they are able to engage in a process that values their existing skills and cultures with opportunities to further develop […]

Rafiki and Kamosi

The Rafiki/Motswako project was originally set up in 2001 by Wigan MBC’s Youth Service to provide a safe separate space for young refugees and asylum seekers. It has represented important provision in a borough that has relatively less experience of resident culturally diverse communities compared to other Greater Manchester boroughs. It has since developed its […]

First year of new young people’s programmes

  This year saw the launch  of  CAN’S new Youth Arts Programme which will span the next three years and take  place in  Wigan & Manchester neighbourhoods. The programme is supported by Children in Need and Llankelly Chase.