What we've been up to this month:

We have had a busy and inspiring summer here at Create, running over 120 workshops across the UK. These have included projects with hundreds of young carers during their summer holidays, a particular time of isolation. We have also launched our new three year community:matters project empowering vulnerable young people in the London Borough of Brent, including refugees and carers.
 
Another project, creative:connection, has just announced it will be taking part in the Manchester Literature festival. A participant from last year said:
 
We wrote songs about bees and Manchester because they represent Manchester, they’re the symbol of Manchester. I haven’t done anything like this project before. It was a new experience.
 
“I’ve learnt that, working with other people, you get to know their ideas and what they think. And making them into one project and taking everyone’s ideas and putting them into one was really cool. I liked working with other people and learning how to work with a team of people that I don’t know and sharing my ideas. I’ve made quite a few friends on the project.
 
“I contributed a rap, and the good thing about that was that we took ideas from other students and I put them into a rap, that was my idea, but it had different elements from other people’s ideas. I’d like to produce music when I’m older, so this project was good for me because before I did it, I wasn’t very good at talking to people that I didn’t know and working with them.
 
“Working with students from Grange, I learnt that everyone has the ability to produce music and make music if they want to. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you can do anything.”
 
Also in May and June …

  • You can pick up tickets to see our final performance as part of the Manchester Literature festival here
  • We relaunched our Instagram with a fresh new look – check it out!
  • We are proud to announce our Chairman Eddie Donaldson was awarded an OBEas part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours