Our cultural opportunities help tenants to meet new people and provide the chance to get involved in social activities. Take a look at some of the work we're proud of so far!
We attend many of the great shows and events that the city has to offer by working with partners such as The Royal Exchange Theatre, Home, Z-arts, City in the Community and Manchester Rangers.
As social isolation is a reality for many in our communities, we think it’s important to provide the opportunity for people of all ages to participate in cultural activities. It’s widely recognised that going to the theatre, visiting museums and art galleries, and going to the cinema can have a positive effect on our wellbeing, and we offer a wide range of places to visit to suit all ages.
Obviously, these things are not currently happening because of the pandemic but we are finding projects you can do safely from your own home, as you can see below.
In early 2020, One Manchester partnered with Sync projects to create a visual and audio record of life during lockdown.
Sync Projects work creatively in communities and engaged customers to tell their stories/poems/and even songs of their experience of life in lockdown: the good, the bad, the sad and the positive.
The project is nearing completion with everything gathered being pulled together into a finish piece to be shared soon. However, if you have something that you want to include or contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07931 937789.
Or you can email email@example.com or call 07940735848.
We are again working with Clay Studio to get another 100 clay kits delivered to customers.
The studio worked with us during summer 2020 to give people who were facing isolation because of lockdown the chance to create their own clay masterpiece.
We are now starting a second project in January 2021, which will give 100 more people the choice of 3 types of design, with all the necessary equipment delivered to your door, along with instructions. Clay will then collect your work for firing and glazing and returned for the participants to treasure.
To find out more about Clay Studios you can take a look on their website for more examples of their great work.
We have supported Gorton Visual Arts to art materials, instruction and guidance to older and vulnerable residents in Gorton, Abbey Hey and Levenshulme.
Participants receive packs with paints, brushes, and other materials need to complete the set projects and they are supported by two professional artists to develop their own techniques and express themselves.
There has been some great artwork and we're delighted to see everybody getting involved and getting creative.
An exciting new project is coming to Beswick that will work with local people to co-imagine the future of our high streets and town centres through digital art, culture and creativity.
Through online collaboration and creative discussion, the Young Producers scheme will give two creatives from the area the opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas, influence change and learn new digital skills.
With a focus on empowering young people and amplifying their voice, this place [of mine] kicks off with 10 young creatives from Beswick, Stalybridge, Oldham, Leigh and Rochdale.
Over a series of online creative workshops and live briefs led by FutureEverything’s Creative Associates Michelle Collier and Vicky Clarke, the Young Producers will explore alternate futures and discover new realms of digital creativity and play through art, design and hacktivism, creating new artworks along the way.
This project is about getting people talking and helping people to learn about each other. With people feeling isolated in their homes this year, it has been particularly difficult for all our mental health and wellbeing.
It is more important than ever that we keep talking. People, need, people!
This project is a free resource for individuals, groups and organisations to use with people they feel might need some human connection.
For more info on this project you can download a copy of the digital version here or contact our team and we could post a copy of the workbook to you!
We've been busy with other organisations around the city, putting on some brilliant cultural performances and events.
Take a look at the links and find out about our collaborations:
Want to find out more about the arts in Manchester? Here is a list of all the other organisations that have brilliant cultural offerings in our wonderful city.
The Lowry Theatre
The Lowry is committed to using visual and performing arts to enrich people’s lives. They present a diverse programme of theatre, opera, musicals, dance, music, comedy and visual art as well as events and activities to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike.
The Royal Exchange Theatre
Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre Company transforms the way people see theatre, each other and the world around them. Its historic building, was taken over by artists in 1976. Today it is an award-winning cultural charity that produces new theatre in-the-round, in communities, on the road and online.
HOME opened in 2015 it offers thrilling theatre and dance shows, independent films from across the world, art galleries and a café and bookshop.
Head to HOME to discover new art, new experiences and new stories, from our city and across the world. Everyone is welcome.
N.I.A.M.O.S is a Radical Arts and Cultural Centre in the heart of Hulme, Manchester. Formed by a grass roots group of artistic Mancunians from many walks of life,
Z - Arts
Arts and theatre venue in Hulme, with a range of activities, shows and events for children and families.
MANCHESTER ART GALLERY
Manchester Art Gallery, formerly Manchester City Art Gallery, is a publicly owned art museum on Mosley Street in Manchester city centre.