Following the continued development of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, and in line with government advice, Printworks will be closed to the public until further notice. The health of our tenants, centre teams and visitors is paramount and we are working hard to ensure people are being supported wherever possible. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please follow the latest advice from the NHS in relation to the virus.


Humans of Manchester

Manchester is lucky enough to have one of the most diverse communities in the world, and every individual has a unique story to tell. So let’s tell it!

We’ve launched Humans of Manchester to stay connected with others, give you a platform to spread positive messages to others in Manchester, as well as the chance to win £200 Printworks gift vouchers for when our doors reopen.

Get involved!

Make your photo / video using the questions in the red box, upload it and spread the word by nominating a friend!

Why not check out our top tips below on how to make your photo / video the best it can possibly be?

  1. Tell us your name and where you live?
  2. What do you love about Manchester?
  3. What do you miss about Manchester in the lockdown?
  4. What is the first thing you will do in Manchester when the lockdown is over?

Share your photo / video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #humansofmcr and don’t forget to tag us at @mcrprintworks

Our top tips

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1. Film your video landscape

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2. Ensure your head and
shoulders are in the frame

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3. Position yourself facing light,
rather than sitting in front of it

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4. Make sure there’s no
background noise

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5. Tidy away any unwanted
items from view

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6. Don’t be afraid to use a
backdrop in your home that
showcases your personality

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7. Videos should be no longer
than 1 minute

Struggling with lockdown?

Social distancing doesn’t mean psychological distancing. If you need to open up about difficult feelings, please contact the following organisations:

Mind Manchester / Mental health support

Samaritans / Emotional support

AgeUK / Support for older people

Booth Centre / Homeless support

Forever Manchester / Community support

The Christie / Cancer support