About the festival
The Spirit of Manchester Awards is a series of awards celebrating and highlighting all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. As well as providing recognition to the sector in these hard times, we want to raise the profile of the sector amongst the general public and encourage local giving and active citizenship.
In light of the success from last year’s Awards, Macc wants to extend the celebration of the voluntary and community sector to include a city-wide show case of talents, creativity and interests in the thousands of staff, volunteers and supporters across Manchester by creating the Spirit of Manchester Festival!
We hope to fill the 19-28 September with a programme of events taking place all across the city from youth groups putting on music, dance and poetry to exhibitions of local community photographers and artists.
We hope to encourage local people to put together their own programme of shows or groups they’d like to see. The idea is that these should all be small events on a ‘pass the hat’ basis asking people to donate to the charity or community group in return for the entertainment they’ve enjoyed.
Register your event now
Click here to complete our simple event registration form and email it to: [email protected]
Need some ideas
You could hold a tea party/street party, family fun day, photography competition, talent competitions, bake off event, fashion shows, sports events, bingo night, poetry recital, find more ideas here. Whatever your idea just let us know by emailing [email protected] and we’ll promote it for you.
Resources on holding an event
Holding an Event - This factsheet sets out some of the considerations you need to keep in mind when planning any kind of event
Guide for organisers of voluntary events - Voluntary and community events are an important aspect of everyday life that help to encourage and enable people to participate, and play a more active part, in society. This guide provides information on how to organise such events
Your guide to organising a Street Party - This step-by-step guide provides practical advice for anyone looking to hold a street party. It addresses some of the popular myths surrounding street parties and sets the record straight on what is actually needed as well as providing links to organisations who offer advice and support to people planning their own street parties
Terms and conditions
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