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The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – Silver
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Black History Month
at Futureworks

Futureworks marked Black History Month with a programme of special events at its recent open day.


There were talks and films on the day as Futureworks teamed up with some of Manchester’s leading community organisations.

We received some excellent feedback from the event, with the mix of talks, films and drama receiving particular praise.

Attendees found the day informative and entertaining, while raising awareness of the opportunities available at Futureworks.

The Caribbean & African Health Network is a non-profit organisatation with a particular emphasis on sustaining health and well-being provision within the Caribbean and African community. They had speakers discussing black mental health and the steps they are taking to increase awareness of this important issue in the community.

42nd Street is a Greater Manchester charity that supports young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional well-being and mental health, promoting choice and creativity. They were showcasing their peer-based community research project which explores young black men’s perspectives on mental health.

Hercules Productions is a music and theatre company which seeks to raise the profile of cultural diversity in the North West through raw, new pieces that challenge the social boundaries, take risks and break new ground in performance. Young actors from Hercules performed hard-hitting, original and honest theatre with an aim to open the eyes of audiences.

Mark Aldlestone, the High Sheriff of Manchester, joined us for the day and is pictured here with some of the Hercules Productions actors.

A tour of the Neve VR studio was a great success.

Photographs by Gawain Forster