MOSTON, HARPURHEY & CHARLESTOWN
In 2020, we launched a 10-year programme of arts projects, created with and for communities in Moston, Harpurhey and Charlestown.
We believe in the power of art to make a real, positive difference in people’s lives, to confront difficult issues, to celebrate the local community and to empower people who live here. Having made this vibrant neighbourhood our home, we will work with great local artist and invite international artists into the community. We will make work together, collaborating with community groups, charities, healthcare services and local businesses.
Our approach always starts with listening: Through our Ambassadors Group of local residents we explore what really matters to people in Moston, Harpurhey and Charlestown. What makes people feel good about the places they live and what challenges do people face? How can WE make a difference?
We’ll be making ambitious new projects that get presented in the neighbourhood. We’ll present our festival every two years, and we’ll deliver projects that contribute directly to the health and wellbeing of the community.
Our SMASH Mental Health Arts Programme offers a menu of creative activities for people experiencing mental health problems. Working in partnership with No. 93 NHS Community Health Centre, we want to offer a space where people can reflect on their experiences together and take part in activities that boost their wellbeing.
Steve Vickers, Creative Producer for SICK! Productions says:
“I’ve been working in the community here since 2010 and it’s a really vibrant place. I want us to shine a light on Moston, Harpurhey and Charlestown, to let people know there’s a great pool of creative talent here that makes a big contribution to Manchester’s cultural offer. The talent is here. Our job is to highlight it. By making this genuine long-term commitment to the area, I think we can do this.”
Our work in Moston, Harpurhey & Charlestown is supported by: Oglesby Charitable Trust, Peter Sowerby Foundation, Manchester City Council and Arts Council England.
Photo by Shada Iqbal
Our Moston, Harpurhey & CHARLESTOWN Projects
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather is our photographic exhibition, showcasing work developed by participants of our social prescribing project SMASH: EXPLORE. The exhibition took place from Friday 8th October 2021 at No. 93 Health and Wellbeing Centre, 93 Church Ln, Harpurhey,...
YONATAN COLLIER (NL) SICK! FESTIVAL COMMISSION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRIGHTER SOUND FROM 01 MAYROUTE 1: AROUND MOSTON, HARPURHEY & CHARLESTOWNROUTE 2: BOGGART HOLE CLOUGHSEE BELOW FOR ACCESSIBILITYFREEHow well do you know your neighbourhood? When was the last time...
Streets Of Poetry
ELTEN KIENE & SJAAN FLIKWEERT (NL) SICK! FESTIVAL COMMISSION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUNG IDENTITY FROM 01 MAYVARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT MOSTON & HARPURHEYSEE BELOW FOR ACCESSIBILITYFREE POEMS BY IFY, RUBY, MOHAMMED, NELSON, DAVID, HAYLEY Imagine if your...
Could you be a SICK! ambassador?
DO YOU LIVE IN CHARLESTOWN, MOSTON OR HARPURHEY? Get your voice heard and get creative! We are looking for a small group of four young people aged 18 - 30, with a range of experience and perspectives, to help us to continue to shape our 10-year programme of exciting...
OPPORTUNITY: GENERAL MANAGER
Opportunity: General Manager We’re looking for a dynamic an enthusiastic individual to join us, to work closely as part of our fantastic team here at SICK! and help us achieve our potential and grow our impact and reach. We’re looking for someone who will bring their...
OPPORTUNITY: Mental Health Practitioner
Opportunity: Mental Health Practitioner at SICK! Festival SICK! Productions is seeking an experienced and efficient Mental Health Practitioner to support its Creative Team to deliver two of our Creative projects across 2023. A Community Mental Health Arts Programme...