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Stretford Arts Collective is a small group of Artists working in a shared studio space in Stretford Public Hall. The Artists together have a broad range of skills and mediums in which they work.

Together our aim is to inject our creative ideas and passion into Stretford and the local surrounding areas for the benefit of the local community. Starting in 2016 we aim to provide a broad range of drop in workshops, events and other exciting opportunities for all ages with in the community.

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Lisa Heanley is the brains behind starting the Collective: 

Although studying Illustration for her degree she also completed an MA in Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts Canterbury in 2006. She then embarked on a career in teaching art at secondary and further education level. Since leaving the teaching profession in 2014 she has volunteered to bring back Stretford Public Hall to its rightful owners, the public.

Her passion behind the Friends of Stretford Public Hall project was to bring an element of art and culture in to the community. The development of the shared artists studio at the hall was designed to create a base for a Stretford arts collective, SAC. The collective will be open to any local creative wanting to bring an element of their skills to the hall and share with the community. Education still plays a large part in Lisa’s vision for the collective and hopes to see many exciting workshops, exhibitions and cultural events in the future.