Friday 7 October 2016, 10.00am – 4.00pm

GUNS TO GOODS is hosting a one-day seminar and conversation about the role of the arts and cultural activism in promoting social cohesion and peace.

Collected stories from activists, artists and others about non-violent resolution in the face of conflict, confrontation and injustices within contemporary society. 

This event is free to attend, booking required.  

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‘Conflict’ street mural by PichiAvo

#CitiesofHope has taken over social media, and rightly so, in just nine days, nine captivating murals have sprung up across Manchester’s Northern Quarter, bringing  grey walls to life with colour and magnetising images that draw the attention of passersby.

Not just of aesthetic value, these artworks raise awareness for important issues that demand social action. Each mural has a different focus, aligned to a social justice organisation: war children; sustainability; the environment;  homelessness;  gay rights; immigration; integration and supporting refugees; existentialism; disability and conflict – which resonates with the social action work of Guns to Goods.

You can find Pichiavo’s work on Port Street facing Great Ancoats Street.


Erinma Bell Sculpture Unveiling

Tuesday 8 March 2016, 6.30pm

Fittingly taking place on International Women’s Day, the unveiling of the portrait bust of Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL as sculpted by artist Karen Lyons takes place at Manchester Cathedral and will see the artist talk about her motives and inspiration, Erinma Bell share her thoughts about her current and future work, Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd and Chief Constable Ian Hopkins discuss the importance of celebrating activism within Greater Manchester’s communities.

Admission is free.

Click here to find out more about the sculpture.