Our Work.

In this section you can find out about some of the highlights from CAN’s extensive portfolio of participatory projects and events.

CAN Standing In My Own Truth

Standing in My Own Truth, part of CAN's ground-breaking Exodus theatre programme, championed the voices of women from new migrant and refugee backgrounds who wanted to speak their own truths through the medium of performance.

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In 2020, CAN developed CAN Do Creatives - training for 21 artists and creatives to support their employability, career development and to help them grow more resilient creative businesses.

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CAN was part of the live-streamed event, Our City of Languages, Manchester's celebrations for 2021’s UN International Mother Tongue Language Day.

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Our creative programme for Refugee Week 2020 was transformed into a digital festival.

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CAN and HOME celebrated 2019's Refugee Week with a packed programmme of art, culture and creativity.

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In 2018 - 2019, CAN supported the leading Iranian composer and maestro of the tanbour, Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble.

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CAN's performance, Flying Carpets, created with Manchester Museum in Autumn 2017, was a one-off site-specific and family friendly experience developed as part of CAN’s Exodus programme.

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Following the success of their earlier programme, Amani Creatives developed a second programme, Amani Stages, enabling them to engage with venues and festivals locally and nationally to further develop their profile and exposure for participating artists.

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In 2019, CAN Young Actors@HOME created The Dream Collector, an ensemble piece of theatre, together with writer David Cuong Nguyen.

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During 2017 - 2018, CAN supported the multi-disciplinary Iranian artist Mahboobeh Rajabi to develop her partnerships with venues and arts organisations.

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We are the Generation Rising. We are future leaders. We want to take you on a journey and show you what a future could look like.

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One More Push was a solo show written and performed by Fereshteh Mozaffari and dramatised by Rani Moorthy.

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CAN's Artist-in-Residence during 2017 - 2018 was the Iranian Writer, Director and Performer, Fereshteh Mozaffari.

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CAN supported the African-led arts organisation, Amani Creatives, over the course of several years through our Artists-in-Residence programme.

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In 2018, CAN created the Hidden Tales arts trail in partnership with Rochdale's Petrus Community which works with homeless people. 

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Community Arts North

Members of the Petrus Community presented an eclectic mix of short films, spoken word and live music at Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival at Touchstones Rochdale.

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In 2012 - 2013, CAN and the RNCM developed MIRO as an Exodus music project.

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Exodus Live.

Exodus

Exodus Live was launched in 2005 as part of Exodus, CAN's nationally acclaimed and ground-breaking cultural programme for refugee artists and communities.

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A celebration of survival, new beginnings and how events taking place in other parts of the world directly affect people here in the UK.

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The Exodus Festival was an immensely popular event developed as part of CAN's nationally acclaimed and ground-breaking Exodus programme.

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Lisapo – The Congolese Tales was a unique 16-month long project created in 2013 - 2014 as part of CAN's Exodus programme, its nationally acclaimed, ground-breaking programme of refugee arts.

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Taking inspiration from Macbeth, one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, CAN Young Actors@HOME set a contemporary narrative against the play’s classic themes.

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