Press Release


Event Title:          opening of The CREATE Centre, where we CONNECT

Event Date:         8.9.19

Event Start Time:              10.30am

The CREATE Community Arts Centre, 8-10 Market St, Denton. M34 2XW

Contact Name:  Sam Cooke

Contact Email:

Contact Tel:        07737178899

Photo opportunity:     The Centre will be officially opened by Celebrity Cherylee Houston, a British actress. She grew up in Morecambe, Lancashire. She is currently playing Izzy Armstrong in Coronation Street, a role she has portrayed since April 2010.

And The Civic Mayor of Tameside (Cllr Leigh Drennan). Cllr Denise Ward. Cllr Vinnie Richie.


The CREATE Centre, where we CONNECT opening 8th September 2019! An accessible, adaptable community arts organisation for everyone, based in the heart of Cheshire / Manchester on great transport routes and with lots of side-street parking. Activities, groups and events offered by the Tameside Arts ltd team and independent artists and facilitators. From Art to Zumba, and everything in between. For children, adults, older people, families and people with additional needs. The centre boasts a drama/dance/music space with a PA system, lighting, sound, a cinema screen, instruments, costumes, props and a mirrored wall , a sensory suite with interactive lighting and stimulating visual and textured resources, an art zone, including 2D and 3D art and craft resources, a learning zone with books, communication tools and interactive life skills resources, a community cafe and arts supplies shop providing refreshments whilst offering adaptable training, volunteer and workplace opportunities.

A vast scope of fun, interactive, specialized, entertaining activities are on offer. Drumming, poetry, drama, dance, music, film, art and craft to name a few. UV raves, birthday parties, gigs, music lessons, afternoon teas, line-dancing, script writing, weaving, graffiti, after-school clubs. The list is endless! The centre will be open for room hire to groups and individuals to facilitate activities. It is fully accessible, including a lift, disabled toilet and child/adult changing room.

Tameside Arts Ltd was founded in 2005 and is a not for profit, user-led social enterprise. We began with a small grant to establish the company and then were successful in securing Learning Disability Development Funding to establish The Chatterbox Theatre Company, for adults with a Learning Disability which continues to this day. We then secured funding to establish Stage Stars Drama and dance group which also continues today. We were commissioned to devise and perform issue-based plays for Learning Disability Open-events and performed regularly for the general public, schools, colleges and day services. We set up a weekly disco which continues to this day. We slowly built a small team, and then 6 years ago, we were approached by Tameside Council and offered the opportunity to deliver day service provision. We began with 32 clients weekly. This has grown to over 90 clients weekly, and including the drama, dance and disco groups – we work with over 200 children and adults weekly. Along the way we were successful in securing other funding for particular projects, such as single Parents, Mental Health, youth, and lots more.

Arts Ltd ~ ‘CREATE CONNECT’ in Tameside and Beyond!

Tameside Arts Ltd is a not-for-profit arts organisation, which provides a wide range of creative opportunities for people in Tameside and its surrounding areas. Its ‘arts for all’ policy makes it a welcoming and inclusive group, with the key focus of providing an opportunity for anyone to take part in, lead and experience the arts in an equal and accessible way.

The Tameside Arts team have expertise in supporting people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health issues and also people on the Autistic Spectrum. The team are fully trained in various areas of arts delivery plus Health & Social Care ~ the majority of The Tameside Arts committee members have disabilities, so these members direct the work they do.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the Tameside Arts groups and take part in the activities which include a variety of social events, discos, karaoke, drama productions, arts awards, office skills and much more. Some of its groups, projects and events are delivered by ~ and intended for ~ people with a wide range of support needs, including children, adults and older people.

Tameside Arts provide one-to-one support and travel training and can offer placements for volunteers.

Come along and join in, or visit the website, facebook page or twitter:


Facebook: Tameside Arts Limited   

Twitter: @TamesideArts   

For more information, contact:

0161 368 3422


Note to Editors:

Formed in 2005, Tameside Arts Ltd is a user-led Social Enterprise company, with long standing experience of delivering innovative, high quality and creative services within Tameside and its surrounding areas. It was established as a result of a demand for creative arts services for adults with Learning Disabilities. Since that point the company has grown steadily adding new sessions and services to our now extensive portfolio It specialises in the supply of services to local authorities, community groups and individuals