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Armchair Adventures Bonus Episode

Armchair Adventures visit Arlies Primary School

In our latest Armchair Adventures BONUS episode, we visit Arlies Primary School in Tameside! Uncle Chris, the drama teacher, is back! Uncle Chris spends lots of his time going around schools and communities, playing drama games and creating shows! This Armchair Adventures episode begins with Connie and the gang reflecting on all the adventures we’ve …

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participatory arts

Are Carers Artists?

A blog exploring ways in which participatory arts practice can inject more empathy, humanity and beauty into the care system. Paul Hine- CEO of Made By Mortals I recently went to an event called Beautiful Care. Beautiful Care invited different stories of care into the Whitworth Art gallery in Manchester. The event included an original performance …

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Not another Co-production Festival, Tuesday 5th July 2022

Hidden Live at Not Another Co-production Festival!

Back in May, we debuted our show of Hidden LIVE at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. The show was a co-production with Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester. Where young people with lived experience of mental health issues were recruited to inform and co-create this performance. The show encourages audience members to walk …

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Dementia Action Week at Made By Mortals

Dementia Action Week takes place from 16-22 May 2022 and is Alzheimer’s Society’s longest-running awareness campaign. The aim is to encourage people to ‘act on dementia’, which is something we at Made By Mortals feel really passionate about. In January, we came together with Together Dementia Support for a couple of development sessions with people …

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International Women’s Day 2022:  #BreakTheBias

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Groups come together worldwide on March 8th each year to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. This year’s IWD theme is #BreakTheBias where we imagine a world free of stereotypes, bias and discrimination, and where …

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Hidden - Made by Mortals

Announcing a new mental health workshop with young people

We’re delighted to announce that we are working in partnership with the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC), The University of Manchester, as part of our Hidden series. This brand new episode will focus on mental health, as we work with a diverse group of young people with lived experience.    Our programme ‘Hidden’ is about challenging …

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Bringing People's Experience to Life - Made by Mortals

Download our Round Table discussion: The challenges and benefits of innovating within healthcare research

In November, Made by Mortals brought together a brilliant panel of academics, researchers and the participatory arts community to open up a discussion about how together we can innovate more within healthcare research.  The event was called Bringing People’s Experience to Life and we were joined by delegates from all over the North West and …

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Armchair Adventures for Black History Month

Diversity: What I have learnt about being an accomplice and not just an ally

By Paul Hine, director of Made By Mortals   I came across the concept of accomplice rather than just ally recently as part of some inclusivity training I did at the Clore leadership course I am on. I immediately took the concept onboard. For me, it denotes action and not just support. Abi: The first …

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