At Partisan, we received the news of Texture’s closure with great sadness. Texture has been a pillar of alternative nightlife in Manchester over the last two years. As one of the only venues committed to accessibility, this is a great loss for our night time culture. Texture’s specialism in audiovisual equipment, as well sound, have…Read More Open Letter to Texture
Ahead of our party taking place in a few days, we chatted to rising star Chekov (aka Laurence) about his musical background & future, his links to member-led venues and why he’s excited to be joining us to be seeing in the New Year with us. Very kindly, Chekov has recorded a mix especially for…Read More Chekov NYE Warm-Up Mix and Interview
All photos credit Sandy RushtonRead More Partisan Open Weekend #1
Tomorrow (Friday) is the start of our big Open Weekend! We look forward to seeing your lovely faces. Here’s a round up of links to information you may need. All information | Facebook event | Buy tickets! | PDF tabletime and programme | Full programme information | Accessibility and Childcare | Accountability | Our preview podcast…Read More POW #1 is here!
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. Now we need your help to get established and stay open. There are…Read More A Permanent Space and POW! (Partisan Open Weekend)
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…Read More New Year, New Horizons
Over the last six months Partisan Collective has carved out a much-needed independent space for grassroots community action, DIY art and culture in Manchester. We met in the backroom of a pub on a wet Saturday in February but by May, fundraising gigs and parties in support of Partisan were popping up around the city and…Read More Partisan Collective: The First Six Months
Last Friday saw the launch of Partisan’s first stand-alone exhibition and it was swell to see so many faces there! The fantastic and incredibly lovely Hilary O’Mahony took residency in the fourth floor space from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July with her thought-provoking exhibition whatever it amounts to’ Made in response to an overwhelmingly large…Read More Launch Party: whatever it amounts to
When you’re involved with any kind of grassroots campaign or community group, it can be hard to find the time and space to reflect on how much you’ve achieved. We’re constantly looking ahead. When’s the next meeting? The next fundraiser? The next deadline? But reflection is such a valuable tool. Looking back at successes and achievements…Read More Taking a Moment to Reflect
If you couldn’t make it on the day, you can now watch the amazing panel discussion which took place during our Cities of Hope launch event in May. Queer(ing) politics: what role for art and culture? was a panel discussion between Ray Filar, Marilyn Misandry and Jess Bradley, led by Greg Thorpe, speaking about the…Read More Queer(ing) politics: what role for art and culture?