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 […]

Heart’s Core performed at Z- Arts

Community Arts North West presented Heart’s Core, on 15 June 2013 at Z-Arts in Hulme. To celebrate Refugee Week, women from Greater Manchester’s refugee and migrant communities took the audience to the heart of their lives. Telling stories that were significant to them and to their communities, these women invited people to share their dreams – and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Women Asylum Seekers Together

CAN first worked in partnership with WAST to co-produce their new short play How I Became an Asylum Seeker. The performance incorporated drama, movement, video and sound and gave the group their first experience of performing at a mainstream theatre. How I Became an Asylum Seeker is a powerful drama that raises awareness of the […]