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Newton Heath Poetry Competition

13 Feb 2020 - 15:21 by michelle.foster

Why do you love Newton Heath? Enter this competition and you could win a £50 voucher.

The competition is looking for local people to produce a poem about why you love Newton Heath and what it means to you. The winning poem will be displayed around the area and will be used for a Newton Heath promotional video. The winner will receive a £50 voucher of their choice.

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LGBTQ+ History Month February 2020

1 February, 2020 (All day) to 29 February, 2020 (All day)

February is LGBT+ History Month, and every year Manchester City Council has proudly hosted engagement, celebratory and informative events across the city.

This year, Manchester Libraries have produced a varied and exciting programme of events across Manchester to celebrate and mark LGBT+ History Month. With events including literature readings, family events and an LGBT+-themed Valentine's party, there will be something for everybody.

For more information click here

Culture Website Launch

16 March, 2020 - 17:00

Cllr Luthfur Rahman, Executive Member for Skills, Culture and Leisure, invites you to attend the launch of Loads to Do - a new website designed to bring the city's broad cultural offer together in one place. Residents can use the site to explore activities, venues and opportunities across Culture, Leisure and Libraries.

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Human Library at Manchester Metropolitan University

26 February, 2020 - 12:00 to 16:00

The Human Library is just like an ordinary library, except the books are all people. You can borrow a human book you would like to know more about. Then you can sit and talk for 15-20 minutes and ask the questions you might not otherwise have had the opportunity to ask.

The Human Library aims to improve understanding of people in minority, disadvantaged or stigmatised communities, to foster greater understanding and to challenge stereotypes.

You can find out more about the Human Library by visiting their website.

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Get funding for a community event

16 Jan 2020 - 12:02 by michelle.foster

Manchester City CouncilCommunity Events Funding is available from Manchester City Council to fully constituted community groups as development funding to help community based, not-for-profit celebrations and events grow and move towards becoming self sustaining. The grant is available for activities taking place between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.

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Horizons Festival 2020 – Call Out for Expressions of Interest

20 Dec 2019 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

This opportunity is aimed at Northern-based artists and companies from refugee backgrounds.

Horizons Festival celebrates international arts and global culture and runs alongside Refugee Week. The festival features a week long programme of theatre, film, art, performance, workshops and debate showcasing the artistic talent of refugees and migrants.

The festival takes place at HOME, Manchester and is co-produced with Community Arts North West (CAN). The third Horizons Festival will take place between 13 and 20 June 2020.

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Staff from Depaul UK, Greater Manchester region, worked with Manchester Art Gallery’s mental health and well-being team to co-curate an art exhibition

5 Dec 2019 - 14:49 by michelle.foster

DepaulThe And Breathe exhibition explores how people can interact with art to nurture their mental and emotional wellbeing.

It also considers the theme of care, particularly how we care for ourselves and our communities.

To understand the role a gallery can play in supporting those who care for others, Manchester Art Gallery asked the Depaul UK team to take part in a series of mindfulness sessions at the gallery.

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Future Fires

29 Nov 2019 - 10:49 by michelle.foster

ContactFuture Fires is a programme which supports young artists to develop a socially-engaged art project in their own communities. During the twelve-month programme, Future Fires will receive high-level training and mentoring to develop their creative practice, leadership and project management skills. Once the training is completed, Future Fires will receive up to £1,000 of funding to make it happen.

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