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

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

GALLERY EXHIBITION: Cherish women’s project

An exploration of identity by women from Arc, Ananna and Stockport Women’s Centre with artist Jasmine Walne. February 24th – April 20th 2018 We are celebrating International Women’s Day with a colourful exhibition of artwork created during a collaborative project by four… Read More

Community: Cherish project #4

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

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

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

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

Wellbeing: MusicSpace project for young people

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