• Beth

Culture Feast! Creative Youth Takeover in Wythenshawe

Updated: Apr 23

On 14th November 2019 a group of young people from Manchester Enterprise Academy filled Wythenshawe's Forum Library with their own micro-festival! Months of hard work paid off with a vibrant and lively event, with over 200 attendees. 

The group's aim was to offer a taste of the world in Wythenshawe, celebrating diverse cultures, and to bring the local community together. And they did a wonderful job! The event brought people from all walks of life together to share great music, food, art and dance. From dhol drummmers and steel pans to bhangra and samba dancers. With local musicians, DJs and young people behind the mic too!

Scrumptious Persian, Mexican, Thai and Indian food was served. Activities like marbling and willow pattern painting were brought to you by Manchester artists, including the Forum's own Paint Pots group, who showed their support to the young people by sharing their creative skills at the event. 

Commissioned by Manchester Libraries for the Creative Spaces programme, Creative City engaged the group, facilitated the process and supported the event. Proudly using the arts to help groups who don't normally feel valued to become celebrated as community leaders. 

We'd all like to say a massive well done to those young people, to Manchester Libraries and thank you to the community for your support!