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Scribble Festival

6th - 7th November 2016 - sold out!

The 3 year Tell Us Another One Project has been all about getting different communities and cultures to come together through story telling and creative writing activities, to build confidence and understanding of one another. This event brought together partners, participants, artists and other professionals in the fields of literature, diversity, community cohesion to celebrate the achievements of Tell Us Another One to debate some of the key issues around community literature work.

The Festival took place at Chapter One Books and was a successs with a full house and sold out!

We will soon be publishing more about what really happen there and post some pictures. In the meantime you can learn more on through our twitter, participants, colleagues and partners are all talking about it!

Here is what some people said about it...

"Inspired today at #scribblefestival with @CartwheelArts, established & emerging writers, community activists & passionate creatives. love it!"

"#scribblefestival finished with excellent panels, networking & video. Thanks to @CartwheelArts and @chapter1uk"


More in our blog


Link to Darnhill page

Link to Tell us another one page







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We use a wide range of media to initiate, and respond to, project opportunities in Rochdale and surrounding areas, as well as promoting the development of the arts and examples of good practice  


Scribble Magazine issue#21 The Communication Issue is out now, and available

at your local library if you live in Rochdale, Bury, Oldham, Bolton, Wigan or Blackburn. Please let us know if you can't find it!

The online edition will be on Issuu shortly.



We have lots of beautiful publications available for you to download, including back issues of Scribble magazine.


100 Moments - extended!

100 Moments week was a fantastic starting project of Greater Manchester’s Live Well Make Art social movement, designed to promote the benefits that making art has on our wellbeing.

Arts, health, or community organisation, small or big, based in Greater Manchester, joined the Live Well Make Art movement by submitting a ‘moment’ that showcased their work during our 100 Moments Week (23rd-30th October). A Moment is a piece of work that you choose to showcase, which connects art with health and wellbeing. Your Moment could be something you already run on a regular basis, or you could choose to create a special Moment to be part of this exciting project. Examples of a Moment could include a public event or workshop, a talk or interview with a participant, an online Moment, or a collection of images. You can be creative.

Moments have been published on the 100 Moments blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts, and will be incorporated into a publication that will be sent out to all Public Health and NHS commissioners in February 2017.

It takes a bit longer to publish a Moment than we anticipated, so don't be disappointed if your Moment is not ut yet. All in good time! And if you would still like to submit a Moment, please do.

For more information on the 100 Moments Project check out our website

Alternatively, email Allanah or call 01706 361 300.


Cartwheel Arts promotes social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects.  

IMPACT: Led by You, Art for Wellbeing Conference

13th October 2016

Chancellors Hotel Manchester

What does user-led really mean? How can we create participant-focused projects?

How can we achieve lasting wellbeing outcomes?

These questions and more were explored at our second Impact conference. However this was a conference with a difference! The conference was designed to give delegates tools and ideas to build projects and initiatives with participants at the core, enabling high quality wellbeing outcomes.

We looked at humour, creativity and collaboration as ways of enhancing wellbeing, our speakers included Public Health Directors, Mental Health Charities and stand up comedians!

Brave Day Productions will be joining us to film the event - in an unusual and thought provoking way, capturing participation. The film will be available soon.

Alongside our speakers and facilitators, the delegates brought their own perspectives and it will be a fantastic networking opportunity. We were delighted to have some fantastic delegates joining us including NHS professionals, University representatives, Artists, Third Sector organisations, Local Authority Councillors, Social Housing specialists and Mental Health Therapists.

Here is waht some people thought about it.

"Enjoying being at #cartwheelimpact writing love letter inour dome"

"Here at #cartwheelimpact with jacqui wood from @ArcStockport taking in this wonderful way of people celebrating life in their town."






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