Today, world-renowned boxing trainer, Joe Gallagher, has unveiled his plans to launch The Joe Gallagher Academy at the start of the 2018/19 academic year. Manchester-born Joe Gallagher’s stable of boxers cover the North West, and include household names such as fellow Mancunian Anthony Crolla and Tasha Jonas, who also attended the press conference to announce… Read more »
Those of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter will have been keeping up with the construction of our new Allotment Project over the last few weeks. For anybody who doesn’t follow us on social media (trust me, you’re missing out!), we have transformed an underused area outside The Factory into a small allotment… Read more »
Last Saturday, 20 of our young people traveled to The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton to compete in the President’s Cup, an annual competition for all of OnSide’s youth zones in the country. Team FYZ had a big day ahead of them – they left Harpurhey at 8am and did not return until after 8pm!… Read more »
We’re delighted to announce that our Young Leader and member, Hallie-Codie Lusty, has won the ‘Inspiring Young Woman’ award at the 26th annual ‘Inspiring Women Awards’! Hallie-Codie, who is currently at college studying fashion and textiles, says “I never thought something like this would happen to me. The Factory Youth Zone offers endless opportunities and after… Read more »
Back in March, we shared the amazing news that Alec Mudimu – whose journey at FYZ took him from Factory Member, to Volunteer, and now Staff Member – had received an international call-up to go and play for Zimbabwe’s international football team. On his return back to Manchester, and back to work at The Factory,… Read more »
We’re all incredibly excited for Onside’s President’s Cup 2018, where youth zones from all across the country compete for fame and glory (and hopefully some bragging rights)! Check out our music video for the President’s Cup, featuring the long-awaited debut of the Factory Fox (he was sleeping in a stock cupboard for a few years). Watch… Read more »
The Factory Brew’s Theme Nights return with a patriotic bang with an exclusive “Best of British” menu at Thursday 10th May’s Junior Session. We’ve got a whole slew of British classics, including Jumbo Sausage Rolls, Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pud Wraps, Vimto Jelly and Chicken Tikka Masala (there’s nothing more British than that)! Check out… Read more »
There will be no Junior Session on Thursday, 3rd May 2018, due to The Factory Youth Zone being used as a polling station for the local elections. Sorry for any inconvenience! If you have registered, please remember to vote!
The Factory Youth Zone will be CLOSED this Sunday (29/04/2018) as the Factory Sunday group will be going cycling off-site. Hope you all have a great weekend!
Two weeks ago, Young Leaders Jake and Jak started training to become Community Reporters and have filmed a documentary about the impact The Factory Youth Zone has had in Harpurhey over the last 6 years since we opened. FYZ regulars can expect to see a few familiar faces sharing their experiences of working in North… Read more »