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Five brand new artworks, MINDSCAPES, plus online events in Manchester from 19th April until 16th May 2021

19 April 2021 to 16 May 2021Visit website

Throughout Spring 2021 you’ll find MINDSCAPES happening in public spaces across Manchester, from open air parks, to the Metrolink, and online.
MINDSCAPES is the result of a new two year collaboration between arts organisations in Manchester and The Netherlands who have been working together and with local communities to explore the ways in which our surroundings can have a profound impact on our well-being and mental health. Created by SICK! Festival with Brighter Sound, Young Identity and Design Manchester in the UK, and Kunstinstituut Melly and Theater Zuidplein in the Netherlands, MINDSCAPES is delivered with a host of fantastic community organisations in Manchester. 
Developed with Dutch Embassy in the UK and funded by DutchCulture, MINDSCAPES explores many themes that feel more important than ever in the light of how COVID has affected the way we live and this is reflected in both the work itself and how it will be presented, making it safe and accessible to all.

All Events are FREE.
Manchester Mood Drawings by Jan Rothuizen
When: 19th April – 16th May 2021

Manchester Mood Drawings is a series of intimate drawings turned into posters which will be all across the Metrolink network. Jan Rothuizen has been working with local people who have experienced mental health issues to reveal what’s going on in their minds…
Location: Poster sites across the Metrolink Network
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Yonatan Collier, Produced by Brighter Sounds from 19th April 

Think you know the place you live well? Think again. Experience your local area in a brand new way using music and sound through an app on your phone.
Location: Moston and Harpurhey
Streets of Poetry from 19th April
Elten Kiene & Sjaan Flikweert, Produced by Young Identity
If your streets could talk, what story would yours tell? Find out as international poets and local migrant communities come together to translate the spoken into beautiful artworks you’ll find just by walking…
Location: Moston and Harpurhey
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From 19th April 

Young people growing up in care have been working with artists to produce a ‘living zine’ where their experiences of spaces internal and external during a global pandemic presents a record of these strange times and a means to connect with the experiences of others.
Location: Online
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While Waiting, Wait Here
Merel Smitt, from 19th April

Accessing Universal Credit is a frustrating, dehumanising experience that can feel like you’re part of a terrible game, so artist Merel Smitt has turned it into one. Will you play the game?
Location: Online
MINDSCAPES delves deeper with a series of online talks, film screenings and a 2 day conference.
All events are FREE but some will need to be booked in advance. We’ll let you know when booking opens.
For the full programme of events click here