25 January 2017 – Sculpture of Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL at Manchester Town Hall

Join us on Wednesday 25 January at 2pm as the Lord Mayor unveils Karen Lyons’ portrait sculpture of Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL  at Manchester Town Hall,  a historical moment as the first female sculpture to be permanently displayed in the building.

Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL, Karen Lyons 2015      Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL, Karen Lyons 2015

Erinma Bell co-founded the Community Alliance for Renewal, Inner South Manchester Area (CARISMA) to offer life chances for young people by giving them positive alternatives to street and gun crime. She was awarded an MBE for voluntary services to the community in 2008 and she has been made a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester in 2011.

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ART – CULTURE – ACTIVISM – PEACE

Friday 7 October 2016, 10.00am – 4.00pm

GUNS TO GOODS is hosting a one-day seminar and conversation about the role of the arts and cultural activism in promoting social cohesion and peace.

Collected stories from activists, artists and others about non-violent resolution in the face of conflict, confrontation and injustices within contemporary society. 

This event is free to attend, booking required.  

Eventbrite - Art Culture Activism Peace

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Erinma Bell Sculpture Unveiling

Tuesday 8 March 2016, 6.30pm

Fittingly taking place on International Women’s Day, the unveiling of the portrait bust of Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL as sculpted by artist Karen Lyons takes place at Manchester Cathedral and will see the artist talk about her motives and inspiration, Erinma Bell share her thoughts about her current and future work, Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd and Chief Constable Ian Hopkins discuss the importance of celebrating activism within Greater Manchester’s communities.

Admission is free.

Click here to find out more about the sculpture.