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Project Co-ordinator: Commonword Community Archive Project

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Job Title: Project Co-ordinator: Commonword Community Archive Project Contract: PART-TIME, PAYE 24 Month Salary: £16,600 (NJC 31: pro rata of a full-time salary of £27,668) Hours: 21 hours per week Job Overview: This new post will work alongside Commonword’s core team. The project, in identifying, recording and managing the heritage represented in our...

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Commonword announces renewed NPO status 2018-2022

Commonword announces renewed NPO status 2018-2022

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Commonword announces the wonderful news that its bid to receive funding under the Arts Council of England’s National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) programme has been successful. We, at Commonword, thank Arts Council England for continuing to support our work. Julia Davis, Commonword’s Chair says: “”We are delighted with this news which will underpin...

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SHORTLIST: Diversity Writing for Children Prize 2016

SHORTLIST: Diversity Writing for Children Prize 2016

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Shortlisted entries for the 2016 Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize are: Star Burn by Magda Knight The Ghosts and Jamal by Bridget Blankley Jed Zed Black by Roopa Farooki The Monster Orphanage by Rohan Agalwatta A Very Modern Covern by Manon Olegasagarem   To read the entries, click on the titles.   The winner will be declared on the...

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Women in the Spotlight Arvon Residential

Women in the Spotlight Arvon Residential

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Women in the Spotlight will be showcasing their work in March 2016 in celebration of International Women’s Day. Click here for further details.   Update: The Women in the Spotlight 2016 are: Sui Anukka Col Bashir Hafsah Bashir Jane Bradley Maeve Clark Dipali Das Christina Fonthes Bethany Hermitt Charlotte Maxwell Yolanda Mercy Heena Patel...

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Launch of Closure Anthology

Launch of Closure Anthology

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Thursday 29th October 7pm Three Minute Theatre Manchester Launch of CLOSURE: Contemporary Black British Short Stories (over 14s to adults) Closure is the first Black British short story anthology since IC3 (2000). This anthology is filled with stories which, like life, rarely end in the way we might expect… across cultures and time, from oral...

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New Offices

New Offices

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Commonword has moved offices. The new office is now: Commonword No. 3 Planetree House 21-31 Oldham Street Manchester M1 1JG There is a buzzer for entry. The office number is 3, the workshop space number is 6. We are having an open day on Thursday 1st of October. During the day (10.30am til 5pm) we are open for drop-in sessions and from 6pm there will be a...

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