Making Manchester


A multi-media performance exploring real-life stories of migration to the UK, as told by 60 pupils from Dean Trust Ardwick (DTA) secondary school in Manchester. Using live music, poetry and physical theatre, the work explores how these unique family histories, and communities' shared experiences of migration, are woven into the socio-cultural fabric of the city and its people. 

Supported by Arts Council England

For more details, please visit Olympias Music Foundation


Partner School: Dean Trust Ardwick

Director: Emma Doherty

Producer: Jo Yee Cheung

Poet:  Shamshad Khan

Composer: James Whittle

Electronic sound artist: Hayley Suviste

Musicians: Kabantu and Vonnegut Collective

Movement director: Tilda O'Grady

Actors: Dom Coffey, Mithun Gill, Sameena Hussain, Zoe Katsilerou

Videographer: Adam Blyth

Graphic Design: Max Thomas and Chia Chia Lee