We are Community Arts North West, but you might know us better as CAN. We work with urban communities in Greater Manchester to create access to cultural opportunities where people can stand up, speak out, challenge social justice issues and inspire change.

Take a look at our current projects and upcoming events.

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We’re celebrating Bolton Libraries joining the Library of Sanctuary movement with live music from the Democratic Republic of Congo from Britannia Rumba.

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Young women are increasingly speaking out about the rape culture that is all too prevalent in schools, colleges and universities.

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In 2021, CAN will programme a series of Welcome Events in libraries across Greater Manchester designed and curated by refugee-heritage artists.

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Pls RT @AlyallstarLT @Bamblingsofnafy FREE at Bolton Libraries tomorrow Sat 18 Sept. Enjoy LIVE African sounds + Latin beats from acclaimed band Britannia Rumba to celebrate Libraries of Sanctuary for refugees @CityofSanctuary. Don’t miss it! https://t.co/TqNyOApIoS

pls rt @THEBCOM1 head to @BoltonLibraries this Sat (18 Sept) to enjoy FREE LIVE African sounds with Latin beats from acclaimed band Britannia Rumba to celebrate Libraries of Sanctuary welcoming refugees @CityofSanctuary https://t.co/TqNyOApIoS

Pls RT @thecoffee_grind (best brew in #Bolton) Head to @BoltonLibraries this Sat (18 Sept) to enjoy FREE LIVE African sounds with Latin beats from acclaimed band Britannia Rumba to celebrate Libraries of Sanctuary @CityofSanctuary. Expect dancing!
https://t.co/TqNyOApIoS

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