Welcome to M8 where we are in our third year of Local Exchange

This year, in their first legacy year, the Ambassadors have created OUR M8, a project interviewing local people from the area, showcasing the diversity of the community. They are now working on an Adult Performance group for M8 residents, creating a piece for Cheetham Fest Summer 2023.

In the summer of 2022 the Den was hosted at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Cheetham Hill. For two weeks the unique pop-up theatre hosted a wide variety of events from family fun-days to community shows, theatre, dance and visual art. All of this was part of the Royal Exchange’s wide-reaching community programme, LOCAL EXCHANGE.

Since 2018 the Royal Exchange has been working in partnership with the Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall communities developing key partnerships, running creative workshops, making beautiful work such as the  UP THE HILL audio-plays, and bringing together a 12-strong Local Exchange Ambassador team to help shape and deliver the summer festival for the Den.

We have made some great connections and are continuing to work with the Manchester Jewish Museum, the Irish World Heritage Centre, Abraham Moss School & Library, The Welcome Centre, Cheetham Hill Festival Committee, Tesco and the Ukrainian cultural centre.