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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’. myeuropeproject.tumblr.com 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 [...]