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11 Jun 2014

Hulme Is Where the Art Is returns for 5th year

Z-arts, Hulme Community Garden Centre & Venture Arts Present Hulme Is Where the Art Is 2014 A mini festival celebrating one of Manchester’s most vibrant communities Saturday 19th July 12pm – 6pm Hulme Park & Old Birley Street Hulme Is Where the Art is returns for its 5th year on Saturday 19th of July with [...]

9 Jun 2014

Z-arts’ CEO Liz O’ Neill wins one of seven new grants to visionary cultural entrepreneurs through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund.

  Paul Hamlyn Foundation announces seven new Breakthrough Fund grants totalling £1.365m Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced seven new grants to visionary cultural entrepreneurs through its Breakthrough Fund. With support ranging from £40,000 to £300,000, the Breakthrough Fund will back these individuals and their organisations to push forward with the development and implementation of a [...]

9 May 2014

My Europe: Ten primary schools team up with European artists to explore and celebrate citizenship

Next month 10 North West-based emerging European artists will team up with local primary schools in a mass arts project exploring the region’s multicultural heritage and what it means to be ‘a European’. Led by Manchester’s Z-arts, over 300 youngsters will take part in various creative activities from making puppets and plays to creating [...]

15 Apr 2014

Moving Dance Forward Associates

  A pilot North West Associate Dance Artist scheme for 2014-15 Dance Manchester and MDI are working together to strengthen artist development and dance production in the North West of England. In this context we are delighted to be launching Moving Dance Forward Associates, a pilot North West Associate Dance Artist scheme for 2014-15. Partners [...]

Call out for expression of interest for co-commissions

Big Imaginations is a network of 16 venues across the North West working together to bring brilliant children’s theatre to the North West. As part of our 2015-2018 proposal we are looking to outline some of the potential artists and companies we will be looking at working with on a co-commission. These conversations will be [...]

3 Apr 2014

Bright Sparks, our biggest ever activities offer for children and families.

  Dear friend of Z-arts, I am writing to tell you about the exciting changes that are taking place at Z-arts from April 2014. I am pleased to be able to tell you that we are expanding our programme of regular activities and making a few changes to what we have on offer and when. [...]

24 Feb 2014

Kate Tempest: Glasshouse, coming to Z-arts in April

Cardboard Citizens Presents Glasshouse A Forum Theatre play written by award-winning playwright, poet and lyricist Kate Tempest (Wasted and Brand New Ancients). Written by Kate Tempest Directed by Adrian Jackson Design by Hannah Jerrom and Stephanie Johns Music & Sound by Arun Ghosh Lighting Design by Peter Higton Z-arts 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA [...]

29 Jan 2014

Pinocchio on tour

Our 2012 production of Pinocchio has gone on tour around the UK. Made in collaboration with Breaking Cycles and directed by Benji Reid, the show will take in 14 dates across the country between January and March, including 2 homecoming shows here at Z-arts. Pinocchio is an urban re-imaging of Carlo Collodi’s children’s classic, moving [...]

22 Jan 2014

Z-arts voted best family theatre in North West and announce more children’s shows for 2014

Z-arts have swatted away the competition to be crowned Netmums best local theatre in the North West region 2013, as voted by the website’s members. The venue was the central hub of last year’s Big Imaginations Children’s Theatre Festival and recently picked up a Manchester Theatre Award nomination for its Christmas show Duck! The former [...]

17 Dec 2013

State of Emergency Presents: Love&Sex

  BOOK NOW A hard-hitting new dance theatre show from State of Emergency tours the UK from January 2014, catch it here on 17th of January. Boldly exploring themes of love, sex and consent, Love&Sex examines the emotions, pressures and comedy of sexual relationships through dance and music.   Love&Sex is a collaboration between State [...]