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 2 year community writing project as part of the development of a new Heritage Centre in the […]

Team: Emerging Ceramic Artist Residency at Arc Centre

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 from an Arts for Recovery programme when I battled with postnatal depression over 6 years ago. In January […]

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 everyone can make art. All of us have creative abilities, which we can express and develop given […]

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 groups of women in late 2017. Since October, lead artist Jasmine Walne has been working with three […]

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 the theme of Identity, eventually commissioning recent MMU graduate Jasmine Walne. In October 2017 ‘Cherish’ was launched, […]

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 an original piece of community writing, to celebrate the launch of the new Heritage Centre in early […]