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Fighting Talk -the story of the Craigmillar Film Society

There are days when even the most enthusiastic arts activist can feel uninspired. If you’re having one of those days – even if you’re not having one of those days – I’d recommend spending 15 minutes watching this great film … Continue reading

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The art of hospitality

Over the last year Alison has been working on a research project with three refugee organisations in Bristol – Bristol Hospitality Network, Dignity of Asylum Seekers and Barton Hill Walled Garden. Alison, Emily Cuming from the University of Leeds and … Continue reading

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The Right to Make Art

  We’re really pleased to post this short film, ‘The Right to Make Art’   – thanks very much to Annie Woodson, the film-maker, who has made sense of our complex brief to her and edited  hours of footage of the … Continue reading

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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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