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.

Community: Cherish project #2

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

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

Community: Boaz Trust textiles project

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

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

Team: A student’s story: Cheryl

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

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

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

Community: Cherish Project

During October 2017 Arc will be launching the ‘Cherish’ project, designed to enable women from different communities and locations to connect, collaborate and share their experiences and stories. Inspired by the Indian Summer exhibition, three groups of women… Read More

Unpicked:Restitched @ MMU Marketplace Studios

From Wednesday the 7th – Friday the 30th of September our touring exhibition Unpicked:Restitched will be at MMU Marketplace Studios in Stockport. Join us in the town centre to see the Stockport-inspired creative writing and textiles exhibition in this wonderful building…. Read More

Love Letter to Macc

Arc recently facilitated a major arts engagement project as part of the Barnaby Festival in Macclesfield.  Over 350 people of all ages visited our portable arts space, the Dome, over 2 days and wrote love letters to the… Read More