Creative Community Project

The Creative Community Project

TripleC’s motto is “never leave anyone behind” which is why we are launching a weekly creative community project to give an opportunity for the DDN community to come together, create, explore new experiences and meet new friends.

Starting in October, TripleC is running free weekly in-person workshops in central Manchester designed to help you explore how to channel and showcase your lived experience through various creative avenues.

Hosted by writer Cathy Crabb & facilitated by members of the TripleC team. These workshops are for all experience levels, and the relaxed and structured setting is perfect for learning new skills and meeting people.

A Messsage from Cathy

Hi, I’m Cathy Crabb and will be running the sessions on Fridays.

I’ve been working with TripleC for a few years now, running creative writing sessions online.

I have written plays, screenplays, stories, songs, poetry and articles. I love helping people create their own stories, in any way they want to.

I particularly enjoy meeting new people, and giving them the time and space to escape their normal routine and dive into their imagination.

For the sessions

The whole idea will be to build a little community in the city centre who would like to escape for a while, meet new people, and do a bit of creating.

There will be biscuits, so don’t worry about that.

Also, there will always be friendly faces you’ll know from TripleC.

And sometimes there will be brilliant guests who may be artists, actors, musicians.

You don’t need to bring anything, just yourself and we hope to see you every week.

The Dates

First sessions:

Friday 27th October - Friday 15th December
Time: 10:30am - 1pm

Join Sessions here October 27th - December 15th

Then Christmas break

December 22nd - January 5th


Friday 12th January - Friday 23rd February
Time: 10:30am - 1pm

Join Sessions here January 12th - February 23rd

The Venue


The Creative Community Project will take place at 53two, an accessible theatre in the heart of central Manchester.

Close to Deansgate train station & tram stop and a 15 minute walk from Piccadilly bus station. Situated just off Deansgate, round the corner from The Hilton, Beetham Tower.

For more details about the venue see the link below:

This Is 53two


We aim to make these sessions as accessible as possible. Please let us know any access requirements before attending. For example, if you are a BSL user, we will provide a BSL interpreter for the sessions.

If you have any questions or for more information, please email us at [email protected]

This project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.