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Resilience! The Festival of Solidarity is marching towards us

Festival of solidarity

On Sat 25 July get along to 'resilience! Festival of Solidarity' for a family-friendly day of culture, art, music and food.

The organisers, including Migrant Artists Mutual Aid, Action for Trans* Health and several more, have created an intimate journey through the halls of Bridge 5 Mill, starting with a photo exhibition (there will also be an auction of the photos) interweaved with powerful short films, live music and heart-moving spoken word from some of Manchester's most talented ArtiVists.

Bridge 5 Mill will be shaken up by an eclectic mix of Artivists from all of the world. Some of the artists you can look forward to are: Emma Obita - an actress, filmmaker and ‘expressionist’ from Uganda by way of Botswana and Manchester; Elmi Ali - an accomplished writer, poet and revolutionary; Marcela Herivia - a British actor and director.

There's also a fantastic line-up of musical acts on the day. Felix Ngindu will be playing the rhythmic sounds from the DR Congo - expect percussion, bongos, rhumba, and of course dancing! Claire Mooney is a singer/songwriter from Manchester. Well known for her presence on the North West LGBT scene, her music is both playful and political.

Paper Wings are a 5 piece folk-punk street band from Liverpool, consisting of a Mandolin, Violin, Double Bass, Guitar, Cajon and vocals by everyone!

There will also be a film screening showcasing 12 films as part of the First Person project. The films are the creation of a collaboration between (Community Arts North West) CAN and Filmonik two brilliant arts orgainsations based in Manchester.

Bridge 5 Mill is Manchester’s first, (and only!) Centre for Sustainable Living. The Mill was refurbished with reclaimed and recycled materials, eco paints, no pvc, water saving and low energy fittings.

Resilience! The Festival of Solidarity, Sat 25 July, Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Manchester.

Tickets are £10 - book here.

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