Alec Mudimu on Zimbabwe Football Debut

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 »

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The Road to the President’s Cup 2018

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 »

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The Factory Brew – The Best of British

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 »

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NO JUNIOR SESSION – 3rd May

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! 

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Factory CLOSED this Sunday (29th April)

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!

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Community Reporters: The Yellow Block of Harpurhey

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 »

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Eggucating Manchester

It only takes a couple of chickens to send the whole Youth Zone a bit giddy – this week we were pleased for Eggucation to visit the Juniors with a couple of hens. Eggucation work to provide an engaging experience for schools to learn about how to care for eggs and the chicks that eventually… Read more »

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Police Minister Visits FYZ

The Factory Youth Zone was pleased to host a visit yesterday morning by Police Minister, Nick Hurd MP. This was part of the launch of the Government’s ‘Serious Violence Strategy’. Nick Hurd MP saw our work with young people as preventative measures for them becoming involved in escalating violent behaviour and child criminal exploitation. Nick heard… Read more »

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Eggs-tra Easter Eggs from Autizma and Wood Street Mission

Big thanks to Autizma and Wood Street Mission, who have kindly donated an elevator full of eggs-tra chocolate eggs they had left over from Easter Sunday. I’m sure our young people are egg-cited to get their hands on them!  Autizma is an independent organisation dedicated to improving the lives of those with autism. Wood Street Mission are focussed on alleviating the… Read more »

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