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, allowing these individuals the opportunity to rebuild their lives. Part of the support Boaz offers is Boaz […]

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 digitally to form a series of original artworks, using my skills to create interesting compositions. The exhibition, […]

Arts: The Other in Mother 29/01/18

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 mums and to create a large scale installation which will tour in the Autumn to places including Leeds, […]

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 Asperger’s (a form of Autism), a subject very dear to her heart.  She has wanted to write […]

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 community artist who specializes in textile based techniques such as finger knitting, creating scarves, felt making, stitching, and […]

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 – everyone has created an individual piece of music based on their choice of instrumentation and on their […]

Arts: TIME exhibition #3

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 period, once we get actual Christmas day out of the way, we do stop and take stock […]