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17th April
13:00 to 14:30
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Itch That Scratch: Free workshop

17th April 13:00 to 14:30
Creative Scratch night at Contact theatre, all welcome to a free workshop!

Itch that Scratch is a brand new multi disciplinary feminist evening of creative works in progress hosted by Contact, Manchester.

Expect unfinished, unready, raw and exciting work from the artistic community of the North.



This time: afternoon workshop and evening performances, finishing off with a little snippet of standup!

Different event options available when booking.

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Between the Lines workshop with scholar and writer Mridula Sharma, Space 3

Join Mridula as she tests a new idea – using your own quick snap photography as raw material to write radical poetry..

‘I encourage participants to play with source material as an attempt to defy and interrupt what’s considered as ‘normative,’ and write radical poems and pieces around abolition.

By engaging with existing material (in print or digital format) and transforming it creatively; we undercut the authority of the written word, and used our own agency to make new interpretations and collages.’

‘I want to spend the first half of the session walking the audience through clicking photographs and the second half in helping them draw on their photographs to write poems.’

  • Workshop will last approximately 1 hour with an inbuilt break
  • Participants are advised to bring a smartphone or camera device, but if you don’t have one we will have a digital camera option for you.
  • The last half an hour of the session will be reserved for optional feedback and discussion.
  • Suitable for ages 18+
  • groups are welcome

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In A Nutshell...

  • Play... during a free workshop
  • Get creative... with photography and poetry
  • Learn... about creative practice
  • feedback... give your insight and ideas to an artist
  • Earn up to 10 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 13:00 to 14:30 on 17/04/24 - Contact Theatre, Oxford road
    Workshop at Contact Theatre
    Expect unfinished, unready, raw and exciting work from the artistic community of the North.