GHOSTS : DISAPPEARING HISTORIES
CELEBRATING THE CLUBS OF MOSS SIDE AND HULME FROM THE 50’S TO THE 80’s
Exhibition And Evening Event
Commonword and Zion Arts Centre are celebrating the Moss Side and Hulme night clubs of the 50’s to the 80’s by holding an exhibition and evening event. Find out about the memories and stories of the clubs and the role they played in building and sustaining the communities of Moss Side and Hulme.
We have interviewed many of the original club-goers, their families, friends and associates and found glorious stories and remarkable insights into the exciting, nurturing roles these clubs had in community life.
Come along, we’re sure there will be people you recognise or stories that will tug your memories and inspire you to a greater love of this history.
Commonword Ghosts Exhibition
Thursday 22 March – Saturday 31 March
9.00 AM – 9.00 PM (5.00 PM Sat) Cost: FREE
Friday 23 March
7.15 PM – 10.30 PM Cost: FREE
Spoken Word, Stories
Performances & DJ Hewan Clarke
Zion Arts Centre
335 Stretford Road | Hulme Manchester | M15 5ZA
For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Commonwod on 0161 832 3777
We are looking for poems from writers based in the North of England on the subject of Food. Perhaps write about an occasion, or a moment in your life or in the life of those around you.
Selected poems will be published in an anthology and an e-book. Writers of all selected entries will receive two free copies of the book.
One poem will be chosen as the overall winner and its author will be able to eat free at one of Manchester’s top eateries, or receive a prize of £75.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 MAY 2012
How to submit and conditions of entry here
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – COMMONWORD CHILDREN’S DIVERSITY WRITING PRIZE 2012
The Commonword Children’s Diversity Writing Prize welcomes submissions from unpublished children’s authors whose fiction embraces ethnic diversity either through their own ethnicity and culture and/or in their writing. The winner of the prize will receive a £500 cash prize, professional mentoring and £100 worth of Puffin books of the winner’s choice.
The closing date for entries is: 29 February 2012.
To enter, please read the terms and conditions here or you can download the pdf here.
Commonword as part of the Ghosts Project is working with Manchester District Music Archive to create a permanent online exhibition of material, to be live for the new year. More information on the Archive below.
MANCHESTER DISTRICT MUSIC ARCHIVE
MDMArchive is an online community archive designed to celebrate Greater Manchester music and its social history.
It is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers.
The archive consists of over 7,500 digital artefacts including photos, posters, press articles, flyers and footage uploaded by Manchester music lovers from all over the world.
You can add contribute your artefacts and memories to our archive by becoming a member at www.mdmarchive.co.uk