Seeking Volunteer and Engagement Coordinator

Interested in joining our team? We are seeking a highly motivated Volunteer and Engagement Coordinator to develop meaningful roles for volunteers across our delivery, and increase the external profile and reach of Arc.  Arc is one of the UK’s leading arts & mental health charities. From our base in the Hat Works building in Stockport […]

Handmade at Hat Works plus Saturday Art Club

Christmas in Stockport Town Centre Festive Handmade Shop Now Open 10:00-16:00 on Thursdays & Fridays until 16:00 Decmber 16th! Celebrate another year of creativity and connection with a festive fundraiser from 11:00-16:00 on November 26th!   For HAndmade at Hat Works we have a fabulous and fun day planned – yuletide Art Club activities, handmade […]

Exhibition: Culture Bridge: Our Stories

Culture Bridge: Our Stories A celebration of cultural collaboration in Stockport at Arc at Hat Works Saturday March 26th – Saturday May 28th Stockport group Culture Bridge will be celebrating cultural collaboration in Stockport by exhibiting their personal stories of integrating into a new community at Arc. Culture Bridge is a group led by multiculturally […]

Exhibition: Wendy Roby Contemporary Textiles in Stockport

Wendy Roby: Materials, Mark Making & Minimalism An Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles in Stockport Saturday January 29th – Friday March 11th 2022 Local artist Wendy Roby was featured in our Stockport Together Again exhibition in autumn 2021. We thought her work was really striking and were fascinated by her processes, so we have invited her […]

Team: Things To Do at Christmas in Stockport

Our Favourite Things To Do at Christmas in Stockport and Manchester We are a team who love and take advantage of some of the great things about winter and Christmas, particularly creative events and family time! Though there are bound to be some hard times around this time of year, particularly the last couple of […]

Christmas at Arc 2021

Join us for Christmas at Arc! We are so pleased to be able to get back to Arc Centre at Hat Works these last few months, and have a festive treat in store! After the success of our lovely Christmas 2019 event, that feels so long ago now, we have a more creative activities-focused yuletide […]

Exhibition: Stockport Together Again

Stockport Together Again Connecting Through Creativity Stockport Together Again is an exhibition commissioned by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council to celebrate the power of creativity to heal and support our mental health. In 2021 after the devastating mental and social impact of the pandemic, there is a need for us to connect again and share our […]

Team: being part of a creative community

How being part of a creative community in Stockport really can change your life! I love Arc. It’s that simple. I hope that after reading this, you will feel the same pull as I did to get involved with the people and activities on offer here and how being part of a creative community in […]

Wellbeing: Arts and Health at Home with Arc

Arts and Health at Home #KeepingUsTogether Hopefully the worst of the pandemic is behind us, but many people are still shielding, feeling heightened anxiety, spending more time at home out of habit or travel uncertainty, or just happier at home as the nights draw in… Whatever the reason for staying home more, we don’t think […]

Arts: 10 Types of Videos

10 Types of Videos I Create for Art Marketing and Content My name is Lucie Fitzpatrick and I’m a freelance art marketer, trainer and project manager who works for Arc as its marketing officer. Just before lockdown I did a video making session with MACC in Manchester. You could say it was the best timing […]

Things to do in Stockport – Arc Saturday Art Clubs 2021

Looking for things to do in Stockport with the kids? In-person Art Clubs back! Read the latest Coronavirus guidelines for Arc Centre here. Arc Saturday Art Clubs All ages are welcome on the last Saturday of every month January to November (excluding August) for Arc Saturday Art Club! A great family day out for art […]

Arts: Stockport Frogs Hopping Your Way This Summer 2021

We’ve been working on something “ribbiting”! 🐸 We were thrilled to be asked by SMBC and One Stockport to collaborate on the Gigantic Leap Forward project, designing and painting 17 Stockport Frogs to go in local neighbourhoods around the Borough alongside the town centre Stockport Frogs. You can jump straight to the trail list leaflet […]