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Participation and community plays

Part of the reason for setting up this blog was to post about academic research to an audience who might not otherwise read it – academic books are expensive and articles are often only accessible to those in academic institutions … Continue reading

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Making Change Happen

Well, I had a brilliant (if exhausting!) day on July 9th, at the University of Manchester. I once told my mother that I wanted to change the world. With typical common sense, she pointed out that there was an awful … Continue reading

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Is community arts practice still relevant?

On Thursday, July 9th, 2015, we’ll be exploring this question in an intriguing way. With the help of a small grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we’ve created an event which brings together community artists who began working in the … Continue reading

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It was thirty years ago…

It was thirty years ago… In November 2014 Cartwheel Arts in Rochdale celebrated thirty years of its existence as a community arts organisation. Cartwheel Community Arts (as it was then) was set up in 1984 through a collaborative partnership between … Continue reading

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Social Archiving: a legacy of community arts?

One of the reasons for starting this blog was to make our research into community arts more accessible. Academic research isn’t always the most transparent medium; sometimes the style of writing can be really obscure or just dull; sometimes too … Continue reading

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Room for risk?

In April of this year, Gerri Moriarty facilitated an ArtsLab for postgraduate students from Goldsmiths, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. This was organised by the Barbican as part of its … Continue reading

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Who are we exactly?

Alison Jeffers is a full-time lecturer in Drama at the University of Manchester where she started teaching in 2009 after gaining a PhD there in 2008. Alison’s research interests include theatre and migration, performances of citizenship, questions of culture and … Continue reading

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Dipping our toes in the blogging waters

We want to share our thoughts, ideas and research on the community arts movement with you. We hope you will forgive any occasional glitches as we navigate our way through this exercise and climb onto the shores of blogging competence.

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‘Where have we come from?’ Community Arts to Contemporary Practice

ArtWorks Platform Seminar Series Platform 1 ‘Where have we come from?’ Community Arts to Contemporary Practice As part of the first in the Platform series of discussions for ArtWorks Gerri Moriarty, community artist and arts consultant, and Dr. Alison Jeffers, … Continue reading

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Welcome to our blog

community arts unwrapped aims to discuss community arts, past, present and future

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