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Exhibition: Pain Built In

An exhibition of sculpture and mixed media, making the pain of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis visible. We demand to be seen. Saturday May 27th – Friday June 16th 2023 Curated by a creative educator from Stockport who leads art sessions and large arts projects with children and local artists, who received a micro commission grant during […]

Exhibition: Wendy Roby, Halftone, Second Half

An exhibition of screen prints exploring the menopause, inspired by mid-century matchbox designs. Saturday April 29th – Friday May 19th 2023 Wendy Roby is a Stockport-based print and textile artist whose work employs graphic, bold designs inspired by modernism. She was awarded a grant during Stockport Arts and Health Week 2022 and produced a body of […]

Exhibition: Through African Women’s Eyes

An exhibition of Textiles and Hair Braiding from AWAD Global Saturday February 25th – Friday March 31st 2023  We are excited to welcome the organisation African Women’s Culture, Arts and Development (AWAD) Global to Arc’s Gallery Cafe at Hat Works from February 25th 2023. Aiming to partner with Stockport-based arts organisations to connect people and […]

Linda Cosgriff: Arc’s Writer in Residence 2022-23

We are excited to announce that Linda will be Arc’s Writer in Residence for a whole year! To read Linda’s collection of poems inspired by Lucy Gee’s exhibition ‘Pain Built In’, click here. She will write as the ‘laureate’ of Arc, reflecting on key moments for us in 2023. Linda is a longstanding volunteer facilitator […]

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 […]