Arc 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: Love Letter to Oldham project #2

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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

Team: Emerging Ceramic Artist Residency at Arc Centre

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Hello! I’m Rachel, a volunteer with Arc and general craftperson working mostly in felt and clay, but not at the same time! I consider myself to be incredibly lucky to be involved with Arc. I personally benefitted massively… Read More

Arts: Arc Centre as a ‘hub’ for Stockport’s arts community

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Arc believes in the power of creativity to change lives. We see this everyday in the people who join our wellbeing programmes to explore the impact of creative activities on their mental health. We also passionately believe that… Read More

Community: Cherish project #4

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We are celebrating International Womens Day 2018 with a colourful exhibition from our collaborative women’s project ‘Cherish’ In 2017 Arc launched a call out for an artist to work with three groups of women in Greater Manchester exploring… Read More

Arts: Love Letter to Oldham Project


Write a Love Letter to Oldham Arc is very excited to be embarking on a major community engagement project in partnership with Gallery Oldham. ‘A Love Letter to Oldham’ will engage with residents across the Borough to develop… Read More

Community: Boaz Trust textiles project #2


On December 18th I rounded off a wonderful textiles project I was running over the last 5 weeks in conjunction with the Boaz Trust. The Boaz Trust is a Christian charity that offers safe accommodation to refused asylum seekers and refugees,… Read More

Community: Cherish project #3


As the lead artist of the Cherish project, I am in the process of collating all the drawings produced in the creative workshop sessions with each of the three groups of women. The drawings will be layered together… Read More

Arts: The Other in Mother

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The Other in Mother is a visual arts project we are running this year to explore the mental health impacts of motherhood – the maternal transition.  Arc has commissioned artist Sarah Greaves to research this area, to work with… Read More

Team: Volunteer Susie Parry publishes children’s book

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We are proud to report that one of our volunteers, a wonderful artist called Susie Parry, has just published her first book ‘Carrie in the Land of Not-Oz’. Susie wrote it with the aim of helping children with… Read More

Wellbeing: Creative Carers carry on creating

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The Creative Carers project provided an opportunity for people from different backgrounds who care for someone with certain needs to socialize in a safe and creative space with other people in similar situations, allowing respite from their daily lives and emotions. The facilitating artist Emma Broadhurst was a… Read More