Commonword, as part of the Ghosts project, has been collecting unrecorded histories of the clubs and shebeens of Moss Side and Hulme from the 50s to the 80s. Clubs like the Nile, Reno and PSV were key in bringing together the community in the 1950’s and ‘60’s and were a significant part of the contribution of the Caribbean community to the richness and diversity of modern Manchester.

As part of the project we will be producing a collection of short stories based on or inspired by the memories and anecdotes we have collected.

We are running a series of creative writing workshops based on interviews, photographs and artefacts. If you’d like to try your hand at writing a short story for the collection, or if you have an interest in creative writing generally, come along.

The workshops are free and open to everyone. Just turn up, no booking required.

Dates and times as follows:

Monday 13 June 6 – 8pm
Monday 20 June 6 – 8pm
Monday 27 June 6 – 8pm

Two more workshops, dates yet to be confirmed (any bets on a Monday?)

The workshops will be at:

WFA Media & Cultural Centre, 9 Lucy Street, Manchester M15 4BX

Directions available here

For more information contact Martin at Commonword on 0161 832 3777, or