Arts and Wellbeing Blog

Welcome to Arc Arts and Wellbeing 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.

Arts: We Are Dreamers

We are very excited to announce an SMBC funded arts project called “We Are Dreamers” launching soon.  World War 1 poet, Siegfried Sassoon, once wrote: Stockport We Are DreamersThese words remind us that before they were numbers or names… Read More

Arts: New Creative Workshop and Training Programme

New Creative Arts Workshops & Training Programme What will be your next creative experience? We are now taking bookings for a selection of great new creative workshops running at Arc Centre and Gallery from September to December, such… Read More

Arts: March of the Artists Networking Launch Event

March of the Artists – An artists networking event @ Arc Centre – Sunday July 29th 17:00-19:00 Anthropologist Margaret Mead said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only… Read More

Team: Meet Graeme Draper, now on the board of directors!

Welcome to our new trustee Graeme! We found out a bit more about him… What was your favourite job ever? With a degree in Physics from Manchester University, I spent the next 9 years teaching science in Stockport.  I… Read More

Arts: The role of culture and the arts in ageing

The role of culture and the arts in ageing Recently I was lucky enough to take part in a dynamic cultural exchange around arts and ageing, when I visited the Netherlands with Jennifer Connolly, a consultant in public… Read More

Arts: The Curiosity Project short film has gone live!

The Curiosity Project – Visual Arts Stockport, Manchester The Curiosity Project reframed what we do at Arc and encouraged us to reflect on what we do and why we do it. The project was a collaboration between Dr…. Read More

Team: Creative Professional Volunteering at Arc Centre & Gallery

Creative Professional Volunteering at Arc Centre & Gallery Since the beginning of December 2017 I have been volunteering at Arc, under the supervision of Artistic Director Jacqui Wood. I picked this placement up through the University of Manchester… Read More

Arts: Half Term Animal Antics Workshop

During February 2018 Half Term I worked as facilitator for the “Animal Antics” public workshops at Arc. We ran several hour-long sessions throughout the day, during which participants created their very own clay animal using a pinch pot… Read More

Stories and Artwork wanted for Volunteers Week Exhibition

Do you currently or have you volunteered with Arc in the past? Yes? We’d like to hear from you! To mark Volunteers Week this year Arc is planning an exhibition that celebrates the invaluable contribution of volunteers to the… Read More

Arts: Love Letter to Oldham project #2

On Friday 9th February we ran our first ‘Love Letter to Oldham’ event as part of the town’s Illuminate night.   We’ve been commissioned by Gallery Oldham / Oldham Borough Council to engage people from across the town in a… Read More