SUNDAY 1st MARCH from 2 pm to 4 pm (doors open at 1.30 pm)
In the UK, we send 350,000 tonnes of wearable clothes to landfill every year. That's enough to fill over 450 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Join us on Sunday March 1st when we'll be saying frock off to binning old clothes, and hello to swapping them! Bring your old clothes, take away some lovely different ones.
How does it work? It's simple. You bring some old clothes that you don't want any more, and you take away some clothes that you do want. You can bring as much or as little as you choose.
Clothes can be dropped off at Stretford Public Hall during the week before the swap. Dropping off in advance gives us more time to sort the clothes but you can also just bring your old clothes with you on the day.
What we will be swapping: good quality mens, womens and childrens clothes, plus accessories.
Items should be clean and in good condition and ideally labelled with the size of the item.
Extra hangers would be greatly appreciated.
Please contact us if you have any questions here.
To mark International Women's Day, Stretford Public Hall are screening We Are Not Princesses, a moving documentary which tells the story of empowerment through art. This documentary follows a group of Syrian women living as refugees in Beirut, who come together to tell their stories of love, loss, pain and hope through the ancient Greek play, Antigone. With intimate footage and stunning animation, this film focuses on the strong, resilient, and often hilarious Syrian women who are moving forward in spite of the ever-worsening situation back home.
Please register your place online and Pay What You Can on the door.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Film starts 8.00pm.
Running time: 1h 14mins
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles
The screening is a collaboration between the Muslim Arts and Culture Festival MACFEST, Journeys Festival International, and Screen32, Stretford's community cinema. Supported by Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.
The Village Nursery brings you a Sensory Stay and Play
With a Sleep Talk by expert Katie- Jane Crosbie
Model and materials provided, including tea and coffee. Feel free to bring your own materials if you wish to. This event is open to residents of Stretford and the surrounding areas. The event will be run by two SAC resident artists including Lisa Heanley, a professional portrait artist. They will be there to guide any beginners through the basics and be on hand for help and advice.
Over 18s Only
Back by public demand Pink Purse brings you a night of LGBTQ cabaret. From retro to right now and cool to quirky, acts promise to entertain all genders, ages (over 18) and sexualities.
Suggested donation on the door £5 - £10, free entry for over 50s
BSL signers and wheelchair accessible. Bar available.
Note - your Eventbrite ticket reserves your entry until 8pm on the night when acts start. After this time we reserve the right to cancel your reservation and offer tickets to others if anyone is waiting for tickets on the door.
Back to the Civic Presents: Kamal Arafa
Friday 27th March
On the Door tickets: £8/£6
Manchester based singer/songwriter, Kamal Arafa made five solo albums before forming ‘The Moonlight Band’ in 2007. The band gained popularity in and around Manchester and eventually played a slot on Glastonbury’s Avalon stage in 2011. The band split shortly after this. Kamal continued to write on his own until 2012 when he teamed up with three friends to record a Christmas song, “It’s Christmas Time Again,” a project affectionately referred to as, “the winter project”. The band continued to write and perform together as, ‘Winter Project,’ even recording a version of Kamal’s, “Longford Park”. After two years of gigging in Manchester, the band went their separate ways and Kamal returned to his solo work.
Kamal finished work on his latest album, “Forever Deformed By Love,” at the end of 2019. It was released in early January of this year. On the 27th March, Kamal will perform the whole album live, with a full band, including long time collaborators, Alan Lowles and Rachel Ward.
Soaring and effortless; Kamal’s heart warming and sometimes bizarre tales envelope your soul. He possesses worldliness and a wry songwriting style that is both thoughtful and tender. Think Rufus Wainwright meets Devendra Banhart.
Supported by Hugo Kensdale
Macclesfield based singer songwriter Hugo Kensdale writes alt folk/pop/rock melody driven songs. He performs mostly solo, sometimes full band. After several years gigging around the UK, including support slots for Steve Craddock (Paul Weller/Ocean Colour Scene), Turin Brakes and a two month residency at the Barbican centre in London, Hugo now spends much of his time on the road playing shows between Germany (and other EU countries) and the UK travelling, writing and recording in his self built camper van, Ivan.INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/hugokensdale/?hl=en