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25 Nov 2014

Join Sparklers to shape the future of Z-arts

                  Tell us what you think about Z-arts.  As Manchester’s only dedicated family arts venue, we would love to hear your views on the shows we put on, the activities we offer and how we could do it all better.  We are looking for people to join [...]

18 Nov 2014

Celebrate #LoveTheatre day with a trip to Z-arts!

          This Wednesday (19 November) sees the first national #LoveTheatre day.  The aim of the event is to answer any questions our audiences might have about theatres, what we do and how all that stage magic comes together.  To celebrate #LoveTheatre day we will be answering your questions as well as [...]

4 Nov 2014

Teenagers blaze a trail around Manchester with our new map

Trailblazer is a new map that showcases Manchester’s most family-friendly venues. It’s been designed by local teenagers working with illustrator Stephen Nuttall. The team of young people worked with the venues in the Manchester Family Arts Network to advise on the events and activities that they would like to see and take part in.   They [...]

Family matters: we can’t afford to lose a generation of theatregoers

The make-up of families is changing and theatre-producers need to ensure that what they create reflects this new reality. Thinking of the British family solely as the traditional combination of a married man and woman and their two children is as out of touch as assuming that all British family theatre productions must involve seven [...]

28 Aug 2014

My Europe children create new European anthem

A new anthem for Europe has been composed by 11-year-olds as part of a European schools project in the North West. Year 6 pupils from Roundthorn Primary Academy have composed a new anthem for Europe with the help of local classical musician Sarah Attar. The piece is the culmination of their part in My Europe [...]

20 Aug 2014

A new season at Z-arts

This autumn Z-arts launch their biggest ever season with children’s theatre, a family festival and a whole load of creative participatory activities. The season launches in Hulme Park with The Wind and the Sun on Saturday 6th of September. Z-arts invite children and families to this free performance of bright colours, spectacular acrobatics and physical [...]

Z-arts take part in Spirit of Manchester Festival

Z-arts are extremely pleased to be part of the new Spirit of Manchester Festival running from 19th to the 28th of September. In light of the success from last year’s Spirit of Manchester Awards, Macc wants to extend the celebration of the voluntary and community sector to include a city-wide show case of talents, creativity [...]

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 [...]