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Portland Basin Museum International Women's Day 2016 - BME Female Artists/Creators Wanted

12 Feb 2016 - 10:58 by michelle.foster

A project for Portland Basin Museum in Ashton to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016 requires BME female artists and creators to submit work exploring ‘taboo’ subjects; this can include anything from race, religion, identity, immigration, mental health, addiction, domestic abuse etc.

The project hopes this will allow a space for BME women to showcase their work exploring these important issues that are often not discussed and will raise awareness amongst the public. The chosen pieces will be displayed at the museum throughout the month of March.

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Manchester Day 2016: Eureka! - Call for participants

15 Jan 2016 - 10:52 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council and Walk the Plank are now inviting applications for participants for this year’s Manchester DayEureka! Community groups, volunteers and organisations throughout the city are invited to apply to be part of Manchester Day 2016, which is taking place on 19 June 2016.

With your help on Sunday 19 June 2016, together Manchester’s city centre streets and squares will be transformed into a vibrant party celebrating the city and what it means to be Mancunian.

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Google Digital Garage

4 Dec 2015 - 11:14 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council are really proud to be able to announce that web giant Google has chosen Manchester's Central Library as the next venue for their 'Google Garage'. This will provide free, in-person digital skills training, from everyday experts, right here in Manchester.

The Digital Garage is the place where anyone can come to give themselves a digital tune-up -- to pick up the skills they need to make the most of the web, and grow their business or career.

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Ancoats Voice Up - new arts project for the people of Ancoats

20 Nov 2015 - 10:51 by michelle.foster

Let’s Go in partnership with Great Places Housing Association have introduced a new arts project for the people of Ancoats.

Ancoat’s Voice Up will host a series of free creative workshops providing opportunities for you to explore new ways of uniting your neighbourhoods, expressing your voice and leading local action.

The artwork will be showcased at a community led celebration event on Saturday 19 March 2016.

The workshops include:

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You are never too old to start Acting Up

16 Oct 2015 - 11:27 by michelle.foster

Kaleidoscope are looking for older people in the North West region of the UK to try Acting Up! This October theatre company Kaleidoscope are launching a new initiative aimed at encouraging and supporting more older people across the UK to get involved in drama and the performing arts. The initiative which is called Acting Up will support senior citizens across the UK to set up their own Acting Up groups.

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16 days of street art action 2015 - Pillars of the community

1 Oct 2015 - 16:02 by michelle.foster

On each day of the international campaign, running from 25 November 2015 to 10 December 2015, ’16 days of action to end violence against women’ a piece of street art depicting a revolutionary woman will appear on street pillars on Oldham Street in Manchester city centre. The pillars will remain decorated until 30 January 2016.

This action aims to promote the work of female artists from across the northwest and celebrate some of the lesser-known female icons of past and present.

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Spirit of Manchester Festival map of events and calendar

17 Sep 2015 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

The Spirit of Manchester Festival programme has now been released! Check out the map and calendar here. It’s not too late if you want to put on your own event or you can simply support the festival by just coming down to events in your area!

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More events added to Citywide Festival of volunteering and community groups

9 Sep 2015 - 15:20 by michelle.foster

Showcasing the spirit of the voluntary and community sector in Manchester

More events have been added to the Spirit of Manchester Festival - a citywide celebration of the amazing and invaluable services delivered by the voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises in Manchester.

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HOME BFI Film Academy

3 Sep 2015 - 14:38 by michelle.foster

HOME are looking for 15 of the region’s most promising young filmmakers and film fans aged 16-19 to take part in their BFI Film Academy 2015. This intensive 2 month project will cover everything from practical filmmaking to film theory, programming, distribution and certification.

Participants will learn from industry professionals and will be given opportunities to attend special events at HOME throughout the project. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to develop your TV or filmmaking career.

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Be Proud Awards 2015 open for nominations

21 Aug 2015 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

All over Manchester there are individuals, groups and voluntary organisations who are bringing their neighbourhoods together and making a big difference to community life.

Young and old are working together - indoors and outdoors - on local projects, large and small. They're continuing week in week out, providing vital support, giving their time, giving their skills or just their energy. Their projects are taking shape, growing, making real improvements and inspiring others to get involved too.

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