CAN Do Creatives

From May to September 2020, CAN is offering free training sessions for unemployed artists, creatives and community leaders using the arts. The training is for people who are taking their first steps into a career in the arts in the UK.  We especially welcome applications from refugees, women, people aged 50+, young people aged 19 or […]

CAN Do Creatives

CAN is currently offering free training sessions for unemployed artists, creatives and community leaders using the arts. The training is for people who are taking their first steps into a career in the arts in the UK.  We especially welcome applications from refugees, women, people aged 50+, young people aged 19 or over, disabled people, and those who […]

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.