A Permanent Space and POW! (Partisan Open Weekend)

Thanks to all who have supported us over the past year and a half, we have secured a permanent venue in the city centre. We are hugely grateful to all who have input through our crowdfunder, events and contributing to the collective.

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Now we need your help to get established and stay open. There are a few ways that you can help.

1) Become a member, from as little as £1 a month. Members are vital to us staying open, and as a member you can help to create and shape Partisan.

2) Come and help construct the space: no experience necessary! We just need lots of people and enthusiasm. Pop down to 19 Cheetham Hill Road any day between 10am and 8pm for the next month, or text 07713644068.

3) Help organise our Partisan Open Weekend! If you are a musician, artist, performer, exhibitor, presenter, or marketer: we need your help to put on our first three-day ‘festival in a building’ fundraising event.

In order to raise the funds to create accessible access for the building, we are holding a series of Partisan Open Weekends. The first is on 28/29/30th July. The following POWs will be the first weekends of September, October and November.

If you’d like to get involved, get in touch with us at info@partisancollective.net or on one of our social media accounts.

New Year, New Horizons

Hello and Happy New Year from all of us at Partisan Collective!

We just wanted to post a (very belated – sincere apologies) piece to say another HUGE thank you to all who donated to our crowdfunder and to say that we’re super chuffed we hit our target. Donations have still been coming in and without everybody’s recognition we couldn’t have succeeded, so sincere thanks from all of us. In addition, it is well worth congratulating the Real Junk Food Project who kept absolutely smashing their own crowdfunding targets and ended up raising a whopping £39,155! Solidarity!

So, we took a bit of a back seat over Christmas and everyone enjoyed a well-deserved break but since the start of January we have been busying away, setting our sights on a brand new space to continue nurturing DIY, cultural and grassroots community groups. All we can say is WATCH THIS SPACE as we are (hopefully!) so close to securing somewhere very soon. In the meantime, we are going to get back into the swing of putting on some great events, whether that’s putting on a night of live music, hosting poetry events, panel discussions or just putting on a huge party to ensure Partisan stays alive and kicking – keep your eyes and ears peeled. We’re kicking off with a gig at The Old Abbey Taphouse on February 14th (yes, that’s right) with Holiday and Mercury Tales heading the line-up, plus one more act to be announced soon!

On the flipside, if your community group, co-operative or personal endeavour has any meetings, projects or events you’d like support with, just reach out and we will help shout about them.

Another piece of exciting news is that we will be starting a monthly podcast! Our first is to be recorded and released early-mid February. It aims to focus on Partisan’s core areas and values: DIY culture, arts and community projects, as well as providing a platform to discuss all of these subjects and more. The first one will be more of an introductory piece about these values, alongside exactly what we, our user groups and our fellow community do to support independent, DIY and grassroots ventures. Keep your ears out in February and learn how to join the debate in our first podcast.

Until then, keep a check on our social media sites for pending events and goings on!