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Alternarration Workshops

Alternarration Workshops by Alternarration Artists: Michael-Jon Mizra, Melanie Phillips and Rabhia Saeeda Tuesday 28th August 2018 and / or Wednesday 29th August 2018 Oldham Library Greaves Street Oldham OL1 1AL Free digital art workshops looking at radical identity,...

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Information on GDPR

Information on GDPR As you are undoubtedly aware, 25th May is the day on which the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into place. This impacts the way in which organisations are expected to treat the data that they hold on individuals. Peshkar treats...

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Alternarration Artist Callout

Alternarration In March 2018, Peshkar embarked on a new European partnership project, working with partners in Belgium and Macedonia on a project funded through the Erasmus+ programme entitled ‘Alternarration’. Alternarration will approach the sensitive issue of youth...

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Oldham is Golden with Awards

Oldham based arts organisation Peshkar Productions is celebrating the successful moderation of 20 students from Waterhead Academy who have achieved the national qualification Arts Award at Bronze level. Alongside this Peshkar has also seen two of their emerging...

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Electives Programme at Waterhead Academy

In Summer 2017, Waterhead Academy got in touch with us at Peshkar to tell us all about a brand new initiative that they were rolling out for the academic year 2017-18. This was called the Electives programme and was designed to allow students in Years 7 up to 10 to...

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Digital Work with Oldham College

The Peshkar team has been working closely with Oldham College since September last year bringing digital experiments and skill sessions to their students studying digital game design. Our team of artists - Michael John Mizra, Kevin Testagrossa, Sophie Mahon and Glen...

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Oasis Academy Oldham – We Are All Human – Horizons

Towards the end of autumn term we spent some time over at Oasis Academy Oldham. We ran a number of sessions with a focus on drama and digital video art. Working with Steph Meskell-Brocken and Sophie Mahon. The workshops were part of Hollinwood Horizons funded project...

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From Europe to Doubled Collective

Whenever a big project like the Under25Routes project happens people are always interested to know what is the legacy of that type of project? What happens next? Within Peshkar it has given us a new thirst for creative collaboration with partners here at home and...

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Under 25 Routes – The Final Tour

The Under25routes company have been on tour across Europe these past two weeks. Giving their performance of The Golden Triangle a final outing to people across Spain and Portugal. Steph Meskell-Brocken - the tutor of the British artists on the programme - has been...

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Under25Routes – Artists – In Their Own Words

Here are the artists taking part in the Under25Routes project UK residency. These short films are the Under25Routes artists discussing what inspires them, their instant association to certain words and what the Under25Routes project has meant for them. With all the...

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Under25Routes – Tutor – Jaume

The Under25Routes project has been based in three locations across Europe: Valencia – Spain, Lisbon – Portugal and Manchester - UK. At each of the residencies the artists have been mentored by tutors throughout the project from each country and through the...

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UNDER25ROUTES – ARTISTS BLOG – WEEK 4 – Bill

The fourth week of the Under25Routes UK residency came to an end last week (07 July 2016). As we enter the final week  - and performance week - of the residency we hear from UK based artist Bill Duffy, telling us how that fourth week went.  Monday- My studio time was...

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Under25Routes – Tiago – Tutor

The Under25Routes project has been based in three locations across Europe: Valencia – Spain, Lisbon – Portugal and Manchester - UK. At each of the residencies the artists have been mentored by tutors throughout the project from each country and through the...

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Under25Routes – Artists Blog – Week 3 – Damon

On Monday, I formed the plan for my individual peformance to be presented in the final show. The idea for this performance came to me one night when I was struggling to fall asleep, I initially made a brief note of it and presented the concept in a group sharing on...

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UNDER25ROUTES – LABORATORY WORKSHOPS – SUMIT SARKAR

Sumit is a visual artist working in 3D animation, graffiti art and at the cutting edge of technological production techniques. Sumit lead one of laboratory workshops at the start of the UK residency and introduced the Under25Routes group to digital animation...

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Under25Routes Artists Visit Waterhead Academy

In Fay’s blog from last week she mentioned the Under25Routes artists had been invited along to Waterhead Academy to have a discussion with the schools drama club and watch their performance. Peshkar Productions has worked with Waterhead Academy over the last ten...

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UNDER25ROUTES – LABORATORY WORKSHOPS – Nick Ahad

Nick Ahad – a journalist, radio presenter and playwright ran one of our open workshops for the Under25Routes UK residency. Nick, a previous participant with Peshkar and now a member of our board, ran a workshop for the Under25Routes artists. Nick brought his vast...

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Under25Routes weekly blog – Second Week

Under 25 weekly blog – Second Week 19 June till the 23 June By Fay Beesley Finally the Manchester residency is here!! Under25 is in the city that I love, the city I have known for so many years. I am very glad that we can experience this beautiful city together.   So...

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Peshkar receive four year Arts Council funding

Tuesday 27th June, 2017 Peshkar receive four year Arts Council funding Today Peshkar is pleased to announce a further four years funding as a member of the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio (NPO) of organsations, 2018-2022. The grant, which amounts to £303,176...

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Under25Routes UK – Laboratory Week Blog

Under25Routes - Laboratory Week Well what a first week it has been. Peshkar's artistic lead on Under25Routes is Steph Meskell-Brocken. Steph will be leading our artists right the way through the four weeks of the residency, offering artistic intervention, inspiration...

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Originally formed in 1991 as a community theatre project for Oldham’s Asian community, Peshkar has evolved into the UK’s leading participatory arts organisation targeting young people who are deemed hard to reach or socially disadvantaged.

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