We are developing a new theatre show, Census, about Moston North Manchester and its past. Re-telling forgotten stories and looking at what it means to be working class in todays society. With support from Contact MCR, Greater Manchester Artist Hub and hÅb we delivered local community sessions in Moston and weekly rehearsals at Contact. We have recently been funded by Arts Council England and have teamed up with youth charity RECLAIM and Oldham Coliseum. Contact and hÅb continue their support.
On Friday 18th March 22 we held an event at AJs Academy, Moston to conclude our initial research and development stage of Census. We had live music, poetry and art on display alongside food and huge community spirit. Thank you so much to everyone that came down. The community really showed up!
This piece was written by Demereece as part of the Census research and development local artist call out.
Gregory Harper shares his work so far with descriptions for additional context. Visuals showing a house changing through time.
Jas Nisic is a proud working-class Actor-Singer-Cartwheeler, unapologetically Mancunian & part of the LGBTQA+ community. Jas created an original piece telling her story of growing up in Moston/Harpurhey through film and the use of music in her unique folky/jazzy tones.
A slide show of images and pictures from the Census research and development process.