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Nick Ahad – a journalist, radio presenter and playwright ran one of our open workshops for the Under25Routes UK residency. Nick, a previous participant with Peshkar and now a member of our board, ran a workshop for the Under25Routes artists. Nick brought his vast...

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Under25Routes weekly blog – Second Week

Under 25 weekly blog – Second Week 19 June till the 23 June By Fay Beesley Finally the Manchester residency is here!! Under25 is in the city that I love, the city I have known for so many years. I am very glad that we can experience this beautiful city together....

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Peshkar receive four year Arts Council funding

Tuesday 27th June, 2017 Peshkar receive four year Arts Council funding Today Peshkar is pleased to announce a further four years funding as a member of the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio (NPO) of organsations, 2018-2022. The grant, which amounts to £303,176...

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Under25Routes UK – Laboratory Week Blog

Under25Routes - Laboratory Week Well what a first week it has been. Peshkar's artistic lead on Under25Routes is Steph Meskell-Brocken. Steph will be leading our artists right the way through the four weeks of the residency, offering artistic intervention, inspiration...

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Under25Routes – Liverpool 2

Under25Routes - Liverpool Part 2 A Day in the Life (well two days) of Under25Routes UK Residency After the excitement of the Lovely Rita Riot we brought our artists together at Liverpool Hope University for two days of workshops with Sudip Chakroborthy. Our...

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Under25Routes – Laboratory Workshops – Sudip Chakroborthy

Under25Routes – Laboratory Workshops – Sudip Chakroborthy The first week of the under25routes residencies always involve laboratory workshops with some of the host nations best practitioners, and Manchester / UK has been no different. Our UK residency got under way at...

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Under25Routes UK – Liverpool 1

Under25Routes - Liverpool A Day in the Life (well a morning) of Under25Routes UK Residency After spending five weeks in Valencia in June 2016, five weeks in Lisbon in January/February 2017 the Under25Routes project finally came to the UK on the 10th June. Although the...

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Horizons Project Success

Since September 2016, Peshkar have been working with Mahdlo Youth Zone’s Alternative Provision department to deliver the Horizons project. This project aims to bring new and exciting digital skills workshops to young people who are at risk of exclusion from formal...

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Pathways @ Waterhead Academy

After the Rain In January we started the second of our Pathways project in collaboration with Waterhead Academy’s Career Pathway programme. This programme enables Year 7 and 8 students to undertake a...

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Under25Routes Comes to Manchester

Starting next month the pan-europeans Under25Routes project comes to Manchester. After residencies in Valencia and Lisbon, Peshkar will now host artists from across Europe - all under the age of 25 - as well as artists based in and around Manchester, who also make up...

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Originally formed in 1991 as a community theatre project for Oldham’s Asian community, Peshkar has evolved into the UK’s leading participatory arts organisation targeting young people who are deemed hard to reach or socially disadvantaged.

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