Manchester-based social enterprise, Commonplace are taking up office at the city centre’s newest co-working space Mayfield & Co. Commonplace, a mobile event space operating out of a double decker bus host a range of events onboard including pop up spas, supper clubs, and talks across Greater Manchester.
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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.
Drama Drop – starts 5 March
Interested in drama and acting? Drop in and learn from professional performers, actors and directors. No experience necessary.
This is your chance to be part of one of the most spectacular, ambitious and popular public art events Manchester has ever seen.
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!
In July 2018, Manchester will host one of its most spectacular public art events ever…
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.
Tuesday to Friday, 11am-6pm
There will be an artist talk on Thursday 25 January at 6pm with Provocateur Sonia Hughes discussing the exhibition with Ekua Bayunu.
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.
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!
You can support the campaign by sharing the link on Twitter and Facebook, tagging @commonplaceuk and using #getonboard.
Did you know that in July 2018 there will be a ‘Festival of Ageing’ across Greater Manchester? This will include lots of activities, fun and a huge celebration of diverse and positive experiences of ageing.
Like all good festivals, there will be lots of music and food and things to do. Your ideas of fun things that can be organised during the festival are sought
Free For Arts Festival (FFAF) is an idea that has been handed over to different Manchester collectives and welcoming local audience to experience arts for free since 2009. Art Vanguard (AV) has been offered to be the host for FFAF 2018 and would like to transform 3 central Manchester venues into the worlds of Fairytale, Dream, and Fantasy. Art Vanguard are encouraging community groups to take part and collaborate in the festival and they would like to build awareness about the festival.