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Cartwheel is 30, save the date!

That's right! Thirty years celebrating communities and people through creativity. Where does the time go?

Cartwheel Arts was founded in 1984 and since then we have worked tirelessly to help people engage in new experiences in the Arts and to explore and develop their talents through participatory events and activities. 

Save the date! We will be celebrating with an afternoon and evening of discussions, workshops and entertainment on Wednesday 19th November at Heywood Civic Centre.

You can download the invitation here, which has a summary of the programme and the booking form here.











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Cartwheel Arts promotes social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects.

We use a wide range of media to initiate, and respond to, project opportunities in Rochdale and surrounding areas, as well as promoting the development of the arts and examples of good practice across the North West.
















Cartwheel Arts' All Well and Good project has been Highly Commended as part as the Art, Mental Health & Wellbeing Award by the National Positive Practice Awards.

See Kerry Bertram our Art for Wellbeing Project Coordinator holding the nomination. We are so proud!


We are looking into the future with excitement and a collection of new projects so keep up to date through Facebook, twitter or sign for our newsletter here sending an email with subject 'sign me up for newsletter' or follow the stories, exploits, experiences and heroic adventures as a Cartwheel Arts intern by following Ashleigh Chaffey's blog

First Aid training only £15 including lunch!

Monday 10th November at Heywood Sports Village. Details here

New issue of Scribble out now!

The new edition of Scribble, the Invention issue, is out now and available inyour local library if you live in Rochadle, Bury, Oldhgam, Bolton, Wigan or Blackburn. The online edition can viewed at or downloaded on our website here

Art for Wellbeing

Wellbeing Dominos is a project to develop and trial a 'wellbeing game' and run a training programme for community groups supporting peoples wellbeing through creative engagement. We are working with Lighthouse Project and Crimble Croft Community Centre on this project.

Purani Yaadein/ Old Memories is a creative support project for people with dementia and their families and carers.  This is a collaborative project with BME Health Matters.

More information and lovely pictures on our blog

Art & Soul begin a busy exhibition period.  The group sculpture, Columns of Reflection, is now on permanent display at Springhill Hospice. Their exhibition Festivals is at Heywood Sports Village.

Art & Soul are an art group for adults living or working in Rochdale Borough who have experienced mental health issues. For more information about the group please contact

Kerry on 01706 361300 or

Another Darnhill Festival Success!

This year’s theme was the Festival of Invention inspired by the European Year of the Brain. The festival was a huge success, enjoyed by all.

We would like to thank the Darnhill Festival Association, all the volunteers, stallholders, artists, local businesses, the schools that took part, and the fabulous community for all their involvement. We are already looking forward to next year!   Find out more about the festival here.

Look at this year's photos on Flickr

We recently completed another fabulous project with Barnardo'sYoung Persons' Forum. Read all about it here.

We have lots of beautiful publications available for you to download, including all the back issues of Scribble magazine. Some books and magazines are out of stock, but others are available by post -  let us know if you want a print copy.



Like what we do?

You can now donate by

text to Cartwheel Arts! Simply text CART22 followed by the amount that you would like to donate (so text CART22 £2 if you want to donate £2)

to 70070.
All of the money that you donate will come straight to Cartwheel, so that we can carry on doing all the fabulous things we do!



















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