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After the last year, we’re all in need of joy, colour, creativity and the chance to step into a world that’s a little bit brighter and a little less serious. 

So from their individual creative spaces, artists from 154 Collective have created an exhibition celebrating what’s great about being connected, collective and part of a community.

As you step into the gallery at Waterside Arts you’ll come across sounds, images, objects, animations, words and space - all designed to make you smile, pause and reflect.

This new installation has been created specifically for people in Trafford at this time – and is suitable for everyone from 4 to 94.

154 Collective is an international, multi artform group, including Performers, Painters, Writers, Photographers, Animators, Dancers and Musicians. They tell stories from unusual and fun perspectives and present work in all sorts of ways including exhibitions, music albums, installations, theatre shows and public art.

The artists who have created We Are So Collective are:
Fabric Lenny
Dan Mallaghan
Hayley Youell
Yvonne Roberts
Nick Lewis
Bec Smith
Ian Ball
Lou Sumray



Join Nick Lewis, an associate artist from 154 Collective, for a free drop-in music workshop at Waterside. More information here.


Monday 17th May - Saturday 31st July


Our venue capacities have been reduced to allow for social distancing and to ensure your visit is safe. Visitors will be limited to 7 people in the gallery space at any one time.

Please note that all staff and visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a face covering at all times whilst in our venue. If you’re exempt from wearing a face covering, please let one of our team know when you arrive.

Additional Covid-19 safety measures may be put in place, such as temperature checks.

This information is subject to change so please refer back to the website for up to date information or call box office on 0161 912 5616 for further information or guidance.


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