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Black screens film festival – film screenings

27 Apr 2018 - 10:55 by michelle.foster

Black screens film festival is dedicated to showcase black related films and documentaries. The main goal of the festival is to create a platform where the audience can learn more about black history, what black people went through during slavery, how they have progressed since then, and the mental struggles they face in today’s society. Films

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Information on plans to commemorate the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack

11 Apr 2018 - 12:29 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is leading the city’s arrangements to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack on Tuesday 22 May 2018. We love Manchester Chairty

Those affected by those terrible events will want to mark the date in different ways, so the programme is varied and takes different forms, to make sure that people can feel connected to it.

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Free workshops from Contact

8 Mar 2018 - 10:34 by michelle.foster

Contacts regular workshops have now begun again. These will be taking place at their new base in Moss Side - Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse, 140 Raby St, Manchester M14 4SL – while their building is under going redevelopment. Contact

Drama Drop – starts 5 March
Interested in drama and acting? Drop in and learn from professional performers, actors and directors. No experience necessary.

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Bee in the City - Artist Call out

2 Feb 2018 - 10:17 by michelle.foster

This is your chance to be part of one of the most spectacular, ambitious and popular public art events Manchester has ever seen. Bee in the city

From July – September 2018 over eighty individually designed, super-sized Bee sculptures will form an art trail across the city’s streets, parks and public spaces – taking people on an unBeelievable journey of discovery. Just about everybody will want to be part of the buzz about Manchester!

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Re:Birth Progamme networking events

12 Jan 2018 - 11:26 by michelle.foster

This is a collection of exciting new work that celebrates a return by the amazing Manchester based artist Ekua Bayunu.

The exhbition runs from 15 January 2018 – 22 February 2018 at the Chuck Gallery, Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 0AF. There is a preview on Sunday 14 January, 2pm – 5pm.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 11am-6pm
Saturdays, 11am-4pm
Sundays, 1pm-4pm

There will be an artist talk on Thursday 25 January at 6pm with Provocateur Sonia Hughes discussing the exhibition with Ekua Bayunu.

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Where arts and crafts help with mental health issues

13 Dec 2017 - 09:58 by helen.walker

How a grant from Manchester’s health and care commissioners is providing accredited arts and crafts courses to support people in central and south Manchester that have serious and enduring mental health problems

To many people, being able to express yourself artistically is an important part of health and wellbeing. Now one Manchester project has received funding to provide accredited arts and crafts courses for people with long-term mental health issues.

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Commonplace are nearly there

8 Dec 2017 - 08:25 by michelle.foster

Commonplace have 7 days to go on their big crowdfunder - raising money to convert the interior of the double decker bus into a beautiful community event space. They still have a little way to go to hit their target and would be grateful for one last push! Commonplace

You can support the campaign by sharing the link on Twitter and Facebook, tagging @commonplaceuk and using #getonboard.

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