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.
Families joined storyteller and musician Emmanuela Yogolelo for a storytelling, singing and music performance.
CAN was a partner in a live and online panel discussion at University of Manchester with refugee arts networks from Europe
Families tried out drumming, dance, and craft at Beswick Library.
Families tried out drumming, art and circus skills to celebrate Libraries of Sanctuary
Families joined in with music, singing, drumming, and craft workshops
A free event explored the barriers musicians with refugee backgrounds face and how support organisations and venues can better support them.
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.
Across September and October, we created exciting live events featuring music, art, discussion, poetry and family friendly workshops in Bolton, Manchester, and Oldham Libraries.
We celebrated Bolton Libraries joining the Library of Sanctuary movement with live music from the Democratic Republic of Congo from Britannia Rumba.
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.
HUNGER was a site-specific, filmed performance piece with three international artists exploring the collections of Manchester Museum
The internationally acclaimed musician and composer Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble were thrilled to return to live music performance with an event
We were delighted to present four films inspired by the theme We Cannot Walk Alone to wrap up 2021's Horizons Festival
People across the globe are rallying against the killing of Black people by the police and against racism, racialised inequality, discrimination, violence, and oppression.
Three CAN artists created exciting new performance pieces exploring language and home at Manchester Museum.
A new CAN Young Artists project followed their stunning contribution to the UNESCO's International Mother Tongue Day in February.
Horizons Festival 2021 embraced this year’s national Refugee Week theme: 'We Cannot Walk Alone'.