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First Cut Media – home page

  • Extensive archive of First Cut's materials from over 30 years

First Cut Media & Performing Arts Group is a training and production charity which has a long history of working with disadvantaged people in order to develop their expressive, creative and technical skills in television, video and drama production.
Over the years, our focus has been on the communities within Moss Side, Hulme and inner city Manchester, providing media opportunities through education and film production projects.

Life and Work of Nana Bonsu
Pan-African Congress 1945 Commemoration
Media Heritage Archive Project
Dance A Yard: Windrush 75
Black Women’s Activism
Life and Work of Whit Stennett
Education Of The Black Child
Training in Video and Digital Media
Windrush Then and Now


History of activism by Manchester Black Women

First Cut Media have led on the production of an incredible project 'Women Of The Soil' about the activism of ...

The Life and Work of Whit Stennett

First Cut Media and Performing Arts Presents an evening of Community Celebration. Appreciating the Life and Work of Whit Stennett ...

Web and social media training – make it work for your work!

Website Design and Social Media Training that will get your business, band, community, cause, or whatever you do out there ...

PAC45 Final Presentation with Film Screening, Discussion and Website Launch

The PAC45 Young Roots project was concluded with a final presentation of its work, which took place at Hideaway Youth ...

Garvey Got it Right

Marcus Garvey the visionary African is one of the greatest man amongst men who's action against Western aggression and racial ...

The father of African film Ousmane Sembene

I have always been fascinated by Ousmane Sembene, who was originally a writer but he decided to become a filmmaker ...

Black activist Inventor

I have never heard of a black activist inventor so the search I typed has discovered this man.this mans name ...

Rosa Parks – The Future

I dream for change. The future is change! The first time I heard of Rosa Parks was to research some ...

Remembering our Roots!

Strength Inspiring Determination Beautiful Unity Why do we need to remember our roots? I think we should remember our roots ...

Marcus Garvey: My Thoughts

History  Power strong  proud inspiring   why cant I remember what Marcus Garvey done? "Marcus Garvey prophesy say, Oh yeah Man ...


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