Matthew Bennett

Community Arts and Events Facilitator

I help co-ordinate ‘Re:Create – Mossley’ adult arts and crafts group at the Vale every Wednesday between 1-3pm (during school term time) We provide a range of creative and social activities for our attendees as well as participate in local community projects. We currently are running a series of workshop masterclasses teaching skills like ceramics or outdoor metal work and much more planned for 2018-19.

Personally I enjoy making things from mixed materials and found objects and have been inspired by the works of the artists team at Global Grooves. I look forward to bringing my own ideas to life and sharing them with the public both as static installation and promenade performance. My passion for low voltage tech has already proved useful with illuminating the carnival puppets and allowed me to improve on my soldering skills and lighting design.

I also DJ at all manner of events from house parties to festivals and have an extensive collection of global beats, electronica and great party music. My dj rig is compact, low voltage and connected to the cloud via wifi. I can do most types of events, curated playlists and set up and deliver live stream content. Most of all i enjoying producing a good show with lots smiling faces and thechance for others to take part, who knows where this process will take us next. I’m just happy to be here.