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Alchemy Arts

Alchemy Arts is a media and arts organisation that specialises in using drama and other art forms to create space for seldom heard voices. We specialise in delivering services within local communities helping to build skills, friendships and an environment for individuals to thrive.

Our sessions are creative, interactive and are influenced by the teachings of Augusto Boal and Paulo Freire, focussing on liberation, empowerment and anti oppressive practice. We work creatively to develop positive communication skills and explore issues around self-respect. Sessions actively promote self-awareness, self-confidence and participation.

Alchemy Arts also specialises in working with young Muslims, exploring identity, culture, politics of difference within communities and promoting community cohesion. In addition to Drama, Alchemy Arts also offers Dance, Media and Music sessions to engage participants enabling them to make positive transformational change. Alchemy Arts recognises that not all groups are the same. We work flexibly and ensure that sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the groups involved.

Monday - 10am - 1pm – Get Me Work Ready

BME NEET Community Ages 16 – 25

Education, Employment & Training - 8 week program building the skills needed to empower individuals to become economically independent.

Our project Workshops will incorporate,

  1. Aspirations – Vision, Skills Set, Career Planning – Self Discovery
  2. Writing A Good CV & Applying for Work
  3. Presentation Skills, Confidence & Resilience
  4. Interview Techniques - Role Play
  5. Dress Code
  6. Negotiation Skills
  7. Time Keeping, Communication Skills, Team Work
  8. Budgeting – Financial Management

Tuesday - 10am - 1pm - Dementia Awareness

BME Elderly Community & Carers

 Our Five Key "My Memory Cloud" Outcomes

  1. Challenging Negative Stereotypes of Dementia, Attitudes & Behaviours.
  2. Supporting people living with Dementia to maintain their independence for as long as possible.
  3. Raising awareness of Dementia in the BME Community.
  4. Create a safe space living with Dementia, their friends & carers to increase empathy, understanding& communication.
  5. Develop a Resource Pack for BME Communities in their own community languages. 

 Wednesday - 10am - 1pm - Music & Mindfulness/Alchemy Community Radio/Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodys 

BME Community Ages 16 – 25

Weekly radio material created by local residents in an improvised way on a specific subject that is uploaded each week maximum 5 mins edited music added with a vision of making their own community drama. This wil also act as a vehicle to inform and promote local community, council events, suport local businesses and local groups. Building support for Black and Minority who have been effected by mental health conditions providing support and guidence to look at alterative methods to dealing with Mental Health.


Her Say Project - - 1pm - 3pm

Female Counselling, Advice Support & Guidence Especially for South Asian Women, Islamic Counselling 

Thursday - 10am - 1pm - All Equal All Different

Exploring Identity,citizenship & belonging, empowerment, building resilience, self-esteem, self-worth & Confidence, tackling hate crime against all discriminated groups and the reporting of crime against religion, disability, sexuality and race

Friday - 6pm - 9pm - Friday Night Film Project: Be Who You Want To Be

Boost - Confidence, Self Esteem & Assertiveness

An Innovative Film/Media Project For 11-25 Year Olds That Allows Young People To Create A Product From What Effects Them In Society And Life        

  • Short Film
  • Resource Pack
  • Workshops
  • Online Product (Themed Episodes)

Masculinity Project - What is A Man?  With the use of Critical Dialogue and Forum Theatre, explore with participants the concept of ‘Male Identity’, masculinity and the role of a man, and see whether their views, opinions and interpretations differ from those of the previous generation.

To look at the term ‘Male’ historically and explore the concept of ‘The Modern Man’ Create space for participants to discuss critically issues relating to the topic and in doing so enable them to become more aware of the factors influencing their construct on the concept of ‘Man’. The project will cover topics ranging from Relationships, Men in popular culture Mental Health to Domestic Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation. The project will challenge ideas, foster debate and encourage participants to develop skills in critical discourse and rational thinking. We aim to work with participants in facilitating a short drama piece which will reflect their learning 

Who to contact

07939 461045

Where to go

Name of Venue
Ground Floor
Venue Address
West, Oakland House
Old Trafford
M16 0PQ
Venue Notes

‘Reach Out So We Reach You’

At Alchemy Arts we work with many partners across the North West and so don’t believe in having one main venue. We are a mobile arts organisation, that personally visit our community or organise specific venues depending on the community we are working with. We find this is much better for our clients so they can explore different areas and get the feel of Alchemy being a fun, safe and educational environment.

Say Hello...

If you would like to get in touch Don't Hesitate To Drop Us An Email Or Call Us On The Telephone.


When is it on?

Days & Times
Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm

Who is it for?

11 - 25
Supporting People With
Learning disability
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Substance misuse

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

Please contact us or vist our website to find out about our current events

Cost Information
Costs vary depending on particular sessions. Please contact us to find out.

How accessible is this service?

Wheelchair Access
Interpretation available
Further Details

We are committed to offering services fairly to all people, ensuring that anyone in contact with Alchemy Arts Ltd is treated with respect, promoting equality of opportunity for all persons and promoting a good and harmonious working environment.

Last updated date:
26 October 2016


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