February 6, 2015 News

The Rio Ferdinand Foundation announces new partnership project with Contact Theatre

PhotographyWe have partnered up to kickstart an all-girls photography and arts leadership project in Eccles, Salford.

We are very excited to be working alongside Contact, a fantastic arts and theatre venue in the heart of Manchester. Working together, our vision and hopes for the future are to inspire a world where young people are empowered by creativity, finding their power through creative expression and social activities, becoming leaders in their communities.

404 Not Found The programme starts with a photography course which enables young women to learn the basic skills and techniques of digital photography.

Its a great opportunity for young women int he area to develop new skills, make diverse friends and most importantly to have fun!

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The photography workshops will take place within Eccles Youth Centre, running every Thursday from the 19th of February until the 19th of March 2015 from 5pm-6:30pm.Photography flyer1

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To celebrate the work and achievements of the course participants, the images will then be exhibited within Eccles Community Art Gallery from Saturday the 21st of March 2015, for one month.

Participants will also get the opportunity to help design and deliver a second youth arts project around April/May 2015 (times & dates are yet to be confirmed) and the final event will be showcased within Contact theatre.

This opportunity is part of an AGMA programme to enable young people from accross Greater Manchester to access the arts, and engage with the city’s arts venues. We believe in the power of the arts for young peoples personal and social development, so are very proud to be co-delivering this project to the Young Women of Eccles.

This opportunity also aims to enable new young people to access our IMG_0008Leadership Programme, by gaining new skills and getting used to running projects of their own.

Our Leadership Programme supports young people to kickstart their own youth projects. So if you have a creative idea for an arts/sports/media event or project to be held within your community, then we can provide the necessary training and support you need to get it up and running successfully.

If you require any further information in20140827_115327 regards to the photography project, our Leadership Programme or any other enquiry then please get in touch via email on or alternatively our contact number is 077894386401.

This partnership wouldn’t have been possible without support from AGMA and The Big Lottery.