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May Speaker: Katelyn Durst

Katelyn Durst is a poet, community artist, creative activist, teacher and youth worker. Katelyn hails from the northern coast of the Great Lake State. She has worked within urban youth development and urban community development for ten years in cities such as Chicago, Denver, DC, LA, Seattle and Flint (MI) . 186 more words


Puppet making for the Puppet Curious

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is hosting a series of  four puppet making workshops in May and June with Herringbone Arts.

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Community-Created Sofa

For the last three months, I’ve been working with community groups in Ashton-under-Lyne on a project based around illegal money lending.  Aimed at educating and raising awareness about the dangers of loan sharks community groups created lots of textile patchwork art that I am in the process of upholstering onto a two-seather sofa. 79 more words

Creative Workshops

Experimental Photography

Photographer Steve Elliot wasn’t in attendance this week, so participants were asked to come along and look through the files that Steve had sent over with Rebecca and Rhia, to try and decide which files were theirs. 196 more words


Stone Carving Workshop

On Sunday the 26th of March, our Stone Carving Workshops with Siobhan Morison, entered its second week with great progress! Participants were honing their stone carving skills with guidance from Siobhan.   226 more words



I’ve been working with Peggy Mulongo from the University of Salford to develop research for her PhD in mental health nursing. Peggy has worked for… 98 more words

Community Arts


I’ve just spent the most fantastic afternoon with young women from Ananna and their mothers. To celebrate International Women’s Week we created life-size portraits on the theme of ‘Strong Manchester Women’ using paint and collage materials.  14 more words

Community Arts