The Factory Youth Zone Workshops

Our artists in residence Helen and Pat have been delivering creative sessions at The Factory Youth Zone, North Manchester’s youth hub. Pat ran spoken word sessions including word games and creative writing and Helen ran printmaking sessions in the main space of the youth zone. The Factory is a great facility for young people with sports and creative provision including boxing, gym facilities, outdoor sports area, dance studio. The centre is really busy in the evenings, there is a really social atmosphere in the building and lots of music. Located in North Manchester we wanted to reach out to a further afield area of city and promote WYC to a new audience who may never have been to the gallery before. As part of the sessions we ran another focus group to ascertain what young people from the Factory might want to see at WARP Festival. Again lots of interesting suggestions including competitive elements, drum kits around the park and affordbale vegetarian food.

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