The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre was a social club on a working class estate in North Manchester until it was left and neglected. We were established in 2011 and it is a family run Community Project.
Over the last 3 years we have totally refurbished three quarters of this building which was an eyesore. Our aim is to provide a local multi functional building that will bring the local Community together for all aspects of socialising activities and a safe haven for the youth of today. There is space for local bands to rehearse and local artists to exhibit their work, there is also a community cafe.
We have Drama Groups who also use the building to teach Drama to local children. We have Community Groups who have Mental Health issues that also use the facilities/Cafe on a weekly basis. We have held functions that have included, for residents and families, Halloween Parties, Christmas Pantomimes, Christmas Parties for children, Cabaret Nights, Art Exhibitions, Live Music, Comedy Nights, Psychic Nights, Christening Parties, Birthday Parties, and Family Fun Days and we also have Local Residents using the building/Café on a regular basis.
We have also just opened a 90 seater cinema (Moston Small Cinema) that is a volunteer-run independent screening space. The cinema was built by more than 60 volunteers over 12 weeks in 2012, with materials donated by organisations and businesses in the NW. The space features authentic cinema seating, blu-ray and digital playback, and a 5.1 sound system, as well as a licensed bar. The cinema is used for film screenings, theatre shows, conference events and parties for local residents and businesses.