Participatory arts can make ideas happen, create pride & respect, raise aspirations, develop confidence, communicate & share the narrative of peoples lives, and most importantly create really enjoyable times

What’s on

38689960952_7d3dbec6ee_kCAN to share work at the REACT Festival in Bristol

Monday 26 March to Thursday 29 March 2018 at the actacentre in Bristol.


CAN is delighted to be presenting three solo theatre pieces made by international theatre-makers, Fereshteh Mozaffari, Mahboobeh Rajabi and Emmanuel Bajiiji as part of the REACT Festival. The first two pieces, One More Push and Dancing the Lash explore Iranian women’s narratives. The third piece, Candyfloss explores the struggle to engage in a new country and new culture.


Bloco Novo 10Refugee Week

Sat 16 June – Sat 23 June 2018

An exciting programme of music, theatre, film, learning event and participation is emerging for the 2018 programme. Watch this space for updates!


For over 30 years, CAN has produced an impressive portfolio of contemporary and imaginative urban arts-based collaborations with communities, artists, craftspeople and agencies. Our work spans a wide range of art forms such as:

  • Combined arts performance events
  • New and original theatre
  • Dance
  • Music production including recording, choirs, music theatre, bands, writing and major music narrative productions
  • Video and digital arts
  • Festivals, carnival, street theatre
  • Showcase events including exhibitions and screenings
  • Visual arts including temporary & permanent environmental projects, exhibitions and installations
  • Training events