Crisis Commissions Updates

Crisis Commissions Updates: Communicate Callout Launch! At Peshkar we love a big idea! And we feel like this is the perfect time to start having some interesting conversations with artists. So we want to hear from you. If you’ve got a burning idea for a project you want to run or a piece of work […]

Introducing Peshkar’s Crisis Commissions

Over at Peshkar, we don’t like to rush into things, so over the past few weeks while we have been re-adjusting to the big changes happening all over the country, we have been thinking hard about how we can best use our resources to support the many freelance artists with whom we work throughout our […]

COVID-19 and Peshkar

In light of the current developing situation around COVID-19, Peshkar and Oldham Libraries have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Young Digitals Festival. Our priority is ensuring that audiences, staff members and volunteers remain safe and protected during this time. We will aim to bring the festival back later in the year and […]

Digital Saturdays Return in the run-up to YDF20

It only seems like a few weeks ago that we concluded our last run of Digital Saturdays workshops just before Christmas and we are back already!  The next series of Digital Saturdays is kicking off Saturday 29th February, starting a four week run of fun and engaging workshops in local libraries on the countdown to […]

Two Nights of Drama in Blackburn

February 21st and 22nd 2020 saw the amazing culmination of our project with One Voice Blackburn.  Seven young people from Blackburn community charity One Voice’s Girls group, West End Girls (WEGS) have been taking part in a variety of different arts workshops with Peshkar since August 2019. These sessions have included visual art and fashion, […]

BLUNT Project

This November, Peshkar started a brand new project, working with the Youth Justice team at Positive Steps. The project is called BLUNT and addresses issues around knife crime. It is an early intervention project that aims to work with young people who may not have engaged directly with knife crime, but may be at risk […]

Arts Award at Waterhead Academy

This term we have asked lead artist Claire Wood to tell us all about the work she has been doing on the Electives programme at Waterhead Academy. This is our third year delivering on this programme and it is a great way for young people within school to get to engage more with arts and […]

Your Choice, Your Direction

We have recently been awarded funds from the National Lottery’s Awards for All programme to deliver a series of workshops to support young people to develop their creativity and support their social networks in settings including libraries and community centres. This project will be delivered through our Digital Saturdays programme that has been running successfully […]

Gold Arts Award Achievers WoW at SICK Festival

On the 5th October, four of our recent Gold Arts Award achievers joined Engagement Manager Steph in a trip to Hulme in South Manchester to take part in the SICK Festival Takeover Party at Niamos.  This event was the final closing event of the biennial Festival which commissions new work to focus on themes around […]

August Takeover Artist: Claire Wood

We got to know our August Takeover Artist, Claire Wood and her partner in crime Ciara Tansey a little better. What’s your background? Ciara and I formed as a duo in university and have made multiple shows together throughout our studies. Who are your biggest influences? Artistically? Who inspired you to become an artist? We […]