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Highlights of recent years have been major projects bringing people from different communities and cultures together. Creating new work, new networks and above all exciting cross-fertilisation and ideas for future work.

Originally developed as part of Horizons Festival, audiences were fascinated by Brouhaha created by Iraqi artists Sherko Abbas and Kani Kamil at HOME.

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Over in Leigh, Kámoši Junior Performing Arts Group started their new term and met in person.

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Families joined storyteller and musician Emmanuela Yogolelo for a storytelling, singing and music performance.

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CAN was a partner in a live and online panel discussion at University of Manchester with refugee arts networks from Europe

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A free event explored the barriers musicians with refugee backgrounds face and how support organisations and venues can better support them.

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On Saturday 25 September there was a free mini-festival at Oldham Library giving a world perspective on climate change and its impact on people.

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Across September and October, we created exciting live events featuring music, art, discussion, poetry and family friendly workshops in Bolton, Manchester, and Oldham Libraries.

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

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Climate Connections was a new arts project to develop greater awareness about climate change and enabling Oldham’s diverse, working-class communities to have a louder voice in the environmental movement.

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HUNGER was a site-specific, filmed performance piece with three international artists exploring the collections of Manchester Museum

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The internationally acclaimed musician and composer Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble were thrilled to return to live music performance with an event

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We were delighted to present four films inspired by the theme We Cannot Walk Alone to wrap up 2021's Horizons Festival

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Audiences enjoyed the Horizons Festival 2021 at HOME between Saturday 12 – Friday 18 June 2021

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People across the globe are rallying against the killing of Black people by the police and against racism, racialised inequality, discrimination, violence, and oppression.

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The Kámoši Juniors Performing Arts Group got back together in person after lockdown

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Three CAN artists are creating exciting new performance pieces exploring language and home at Manchester Museum.

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A new CAN Young Artists project followed their stunning contribution to the UNESCO's International Mother Tongue Day in February.

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Horizons Festival 2021 embraced this year’s national Refugee Week theme: 'We Cannot Walk Alone'.

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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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