We all carry labels of identity: Religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability. Some badges we choose, others are imposed. Issues of identity are discussed in Badges Chosen/ Labels Given as part of the award-winning SICK! Festival, 8 -25 March.
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Do you know a ‘Good Egg’ who you’d like to nominate for an Easter campaign?
Do you know someone who does/has done amazing things for the community?
VickiLou casting are looking for contributors to feature in short film for a well-known brand.
This can be anybody has done or does something heart-warming for others. It doesn't have to be huge, just something special.
The Manchester International Women’s festival is here …Manchester is an amazing city buzzing with excitement with world class sports, arts and culture. What makes Manchester special and like nothing else on earth is its people. Manchester people are doers and the women of Manchester are no exception. Their contribution to the city is huge. Women are the backbone to family life, help create safe and happy neighbourhoods inspiring trust and friendship and contribute enormously to the economy and across the professions and all other areas of work.
Could you wear just six items of clothing for six weeks? Local cooperative Stitched Up take on the challenge to raise money for clothes factory workers around the world.
This year’s Manchester Day is on the 18 June 2017 and the theme is all about magic! Join in conjuring up wonderful inventions and illusions, bringing the city’s streets alive with stunning costumes, structures and performances.
Your group could be part of one of the North West’s biggest and best community celebrations… or you could sign up as an individual to get a chance to join the WOW Crowd.
The biggest beer and cider festival in the North is hoping to attract a new charity partner for 2018 and 2019.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover and were diversity is concerned, nothing could be truer. We often talk about Manchester’s diverse communities as collective groups, but when you look inside there are thousands of individuals each with their own strengths, their own values and their own identities. Just like reading a book, the more you look into it, the more interesting it becomes.
SICK! Festival 2017 is the antidote to the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death. At the forefront of the arts and health agenda, the festival brings together an outstanding international arts programme with perspectives from academic research, clinical practitioners, public health professionals, charities and most importantly, those with lived experience of the issues they address.
We have extended the deadline to complete our State of the Sector survey to 18 December 2016.
We would like to encourage your organisation to complete our important survey as we want to know how the government cuts and economic recession have affected our sector. We need to know how many groups have lost funding, how many have had to reduce services and how many have had to close or are facing closure. But also how we continue to work together providing valuable services and support to the people of Manchester.
What makes up the spirit of Manchester?
We are holding a photography competition on what makes the spirit of the city. Upload your photo highlighting the communities across the city, the great work and community spirit. The top 10 photos will be printed and exhibited at 5 events across Manchester. You will be invited to attend one of these celebration events which will be screening of films highlighting the spirit of the city.