Update to Waterside's extended closure

In light of the government’s recent announcement we will not be holding any live performances at Waterside before 17 May 2021. We will be contacting ticket holders over the next few weeks to process any reschedules and refunds for any shows affected in April and May. Please bear with us as we are a small team and all working remotely. ...

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Waterside wins top funding award to bring Cosgrove Hall characters to wider audiences

Waterside is delighted to receive a top funding award for the Cosgrove Hall Films Archive from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for ‘Engaging with Animation’. The fundingwill enable communities across Greater Manchester to access animation and storytelling skills from the archive, through digitising the collection and outreach work. The much-loved collection from Cosgrove Hall Films has been housed at Waterside since ...

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Statement from Waterside: Extended Closure

Over the past few months our team have been shaping our reopening strategy, with plans to open the doors to the venue later this month. This was to include new exhibitions and a series of socially distanced pieces of work, including one of Waterside’s well renowned festive family productions. However, whilst arts organisations the breadth of the UK have received ...

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BEHIND THE CURTAIN: INTERVIEW WITH REBECCA - EVENT ASSISTANT

What’s your name/introduce yourself?Hi, my name is Rebecca What is your job role at Waterside?I am an Events Assistant at Waterside How long have you worked at Waterside?I have worked here for about 6 years now. Started when I was 18, worked for 5 years. Took 3 years out and then as soon as I heard there was a job ...

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Creative Care Kit - new kit for older people added

Waterside has been working with 25 other organisationsto make and distribute creative kits full of things to do to 16,000 older people across Greater Manchester. Even as restrictions around coronavirus continue to lift in England, many older people still face the prospect of being isolated at home for many weeks, particularly those who do not have access to the internet. ...

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Cocoa, Spike and the Dark Night Read Aloud Online

Waterside are proud to be partnering with a new online Read-Aloud project from Stories of Care, created by Waterside's Event Co-ordinator Oli Sykes. Children and their grown ups can enjoy funny and heartfelt stories during lockdown, starting with the story Cocoa, Spike and the Dark Night. The stories were read aloud between 17 and 22 April. Click on the links ...

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COMEDYSPORTZ LIVESTREAM LAUGHS ON LOCKDOWN

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 12:30 Saturdays 19:00 (keep an eye on twitter @comedysportz_uk for updates) ComedySportz has gone digital! The hit family friendly comedy show is livestreaming laughs direct from players houses to yours! Never seen a ComedySportz match before? Two teams of comedians go toe to toe (from a distance) with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your ...

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Covid-19 Statement

The health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and artists is our top priority. That’s why following the latest government guidance concerning the spread of the coronavirus we have taken the decision to close Waterside with immediate effect. At this stage we are unable to confirm when we will reopen. We know many of you will be looking forward to ...

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Craft / Visual Artists Call Out

Waterside Arts are looking for visual artists or craft practitioners who would be interested in offering workshops to the public from September 2020. Waterside are offering the workshop space for free as a subsidy by Waterside and Creative Industries Trafford - the room is a functioning workshop space accommodating up to 25 people, with running water. We are looking for ...

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