CAN Young Artists – Sparks of Freedom project for February Half Term 2023

Sparks of Freedom is a creative space for young people to explore the issues that matter to them.

The project is part of Community Arts North West (CAN)’s year-round work with young people with whom CAN builds long-term connections.

We want to meet young people aged 13 – 21 who are new to the UK and those from more settled communities to get involved with this exciting FREE creative project, which starts on Tuesday 21 February at Manchester College in the Green Quarter.

Sparks of Freedom has been developed against a background of growing inequalities, the lack of social justice and human rights, the cost-of-living crisis, and the climate emergency.

The project will empower young people to speak out. Young people’s voices are more critical than ever.  Sparks of Freedom encourages creative conversations, supports young people’s well-being, and grows their confidence to become future leaders.

Sparks of Freedom is participatory and builds on CAN’s long history of co-creation. The project offers music, singing, movement, drama, and photography.

Sparks of Freedom’s workshops are facilitated by highly experienced participatory artists passionate about supporting young people’s creative development.

The project is a chance for young people to meet new people and discover – or build on – creative skills.

The project will be held at Manchester City College’s new city centre site – it’s an opportunity to see the College’s outstanding facilities.

The project runs on Tuesday 21 FebruaryWednesday 22 February, and Thursday 23 February, between 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

Sparks of Freedom ends on Friday 24 February with a sharing for friends and family.

We’ll pay for travel costs and supply light refreshments.

All levels of English are welcome.

To book your FREE place or to refer a young person, please ring or email CAN’s Creative Producer Michelle Udogu on 0161 234 2976 / 07561 664130 or call CAN’s main line, 0161 234 2975.

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