Arc Blog

Click an image below to find out more about Arc’s events and projects throughout the year. Read about what happened at some of those events in the words of our volunteers! To receive up-to-date information about our programme of exhibitions and events, register for our Gallery Events mailing list here. Find out about News and Opportunities here.

Wellbeing: MusicSpace Project for Young People

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Young People’s Arc – MusicSpace Working with Manchester-based musician and facilitator Aidan Jolly from September to December 2017, a dedicated group of young people have been exploring improvisation, song/lyric writing and recording skills at Arc Centre. The results are amazing –… Read More

Arts: TIME Exhibition #3

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Time: An exhibition of Textiles & Photography Time to stop, Time to notice, Time to remember, Time to appreciate, Time to reflect. January feels just the right time of year to be holding this exhibition. Over the festive… Read More

Arts: TIME Exhibition #2

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In response to the theme ‘Time’, I have been working on some small embroideries. The scene depicted is a fictional place, somewhere I could imagine spending quiet time, walking, relaxing and taking time out from the business of… Read More

Community: Cherish Project #2

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We are nearly at the end of the ‘Cherish’ project, after three workshops with each group of women. Lead Artist, Jasmine Walne has been exploring the theme of Identity with the participants, asking the women to bring objects from their… Read More

Arc Impact Report 2016-17

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We harness creativity to improve lives. Discover our impact during 2016-17 in this colourful report. [PDF 2.3MB].    

Community: Boaz Trust Textiles Project

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On November 13th we had a fantastic start to an exciting new textiles project that we are running over the next 5 weeks in conjunction with the Boaz Trust, a Christian charity based in Manchester providing temporary accommodation and support… Read More

Arts: TIME Exhibition

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TIME: An exhibition of Textile Art by Simone Frater-Russell & Nerissa Cargill-Thompson in January 2018 Time to stop, Time to notice, Time to remember, Time to appreciate, Time to reflect. An exhibition of textiles, print and photography by… Read More

Wellbeing: A Student’s Story: Cheryl

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Cheryl was a university social work student on placement with us for a few months until September 2017. Students provide vital practical, administrational and emotional support for sessions and participants during their placements. Now a volunteer, we caught… Read More

Young People: MusicSpace

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A Young People’s Arc Project Tuesdays starting 7th of November 2017 – 6-8pm A fantastic opportunity to: expand on your music skills develop your ideas  socialise with other young people work with professional musicians Please contact referrals@arc-centre.org to refer… Read More

Wellbeing: Just for Mums

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Creative Mums is Arc’s art for wellbeing programme for mums experiencing mental health issues. We run a variety of projects, including ‘Just for Mums’ held at Arc every Friday 09.30-11.30. The sessions are a chance for mums to… Read More