Posted on 08/02/2018
Welcome To Brink Productions
Providing young people with opportunities to participate in creative projects & workshops
Having worked with Manchester and Trafford Youth Services Brink has a wealth of experience in delivering projects providing diversionary activity including DJ & MC workshops, vocal training, music production, recording, performance work, graphic design and video projects.Read More Donate to us
Who Are We?
13 years of projects and activities within Manchester City Council
MCC have commissioned Brink Productions on a number of occasions to deliver and support youth arts, music activity and also youth voice/forum engagement working with young people. They have worked alongside Brink Productions on a number of occasions, most notably on one of the councils biggest youth music shows events Urban Superstars 2003-06. This included running a series of city wide music workshops, competitions and headline events at Contact Theatre, The Bridgewater Hall, and Manchester Apollo attracting an audience of 3000 young people.
Posted on 11/10/2017
Terminology is an artist development project by Brink Productions Limited funded by the Arts Council. The project offers grass roots artists the opportunity to create and record original compositions, a live band performance, music licensing and distribution and artistic branding. Terminology Live
Posted on 23/04/2017
What is MCR Superstar’s?
Learn more about the MCR Superstar's events, the prizes won and the people who support the event.
Posted on 23/04/2017
Young Women’s Group
The programme was aimed at young women in the sale moor area. It was an open session aimed at issues that young women face such as sexual health, relationships, and issues with family or schooling.
Posted on 22/04/2017
Intense City Education
Brinks projects Impact on and contribute to reductions in the risk of exclusion by engaging young people proactively in the planning, design and delivery of activities and services according to their needs.
Posted on 13/03/2016
Tasmin – Running (MCR Superstars 2016 Winner)
Listen to the MCR Superstar 2016 winning song 'Running' by Tasmin now.
Posted on 27/10/2015
Monnay – Open Your Eyes (MCR Superstars 2015 Winner)
Listen to the MCR Superstar 2015 winning song 'Open Your Eyes' by Monnay now.
Posted on 14/04/2014
Monnay – When I Grow Up (MCR Superstars 2014 Winner)
Listen to the MCR Superstar 2014 winning song 'When I Grow Up' by 'Monnay' now.
Posted on 14/04/2014
MCR Superstars 2014 Finalists
Here we have our MCR Superstars '14 finalists with their finalised track entries. Give them a listen.
What Do Others Say About Brink Productions?
R. Ferguson, Lostock College Teacher
We have just completed the ‘Intensity’ project at Lostock College which has lasted roughly two terms. The students have really enjoyed the project and have been able to express their views and opinions which they would normally struggle to express in a normal classroom lesson. The students have learnt different skills for example spray painting and graffiti and they have been able to experience working as part of a team to finish the project. The students have discussed serious and dangerous topics through an informal setting, which I feel has increasing the learning of this group. The group struggle to stay focused on tasks but they have all enjoyed participating and have all completed something towards the book giving them a sense of achievement and belonging to the project. I would love if this project could run again next year, the progress made has been much more than just educational and students are proud of their work.
Terminology Live Great gig last night...still so much amazing music going on in Manchester.Big up to Lisa Ellis for organisng, all the artists and all those who helped to make it happen. Wouldn't normally single anyone out as everyone smashed it but a special mention to the Katana twins Millie and Hope who in my humble opinion have everything to be one of the biggest acts in the world. Off the scale. Check them out. Steve Rigby – Urban superstars , MCR Superstars ,Jah wobble
Lea Mullen I don’t say this lightly it was a joy to play with you guys Simon Moore, Luke Smith,Steve Rigby we all do lots of gigs and sessions everywhere but that was as good as anything I’ve ever done - love you guys ! I’m also lucky to have you all as friends - big up to lisa Ellis also for the heart and soul and total belief in every artist she puts forward all the band appreciates you and all your hard work x Lea Mullen – George Michael percussionist
So last night.. err a proper treat. #terminology now what i thought was going to be a little chat with some artists ended up being one of the best shows I've seen to date by local talent. Cherry on the cake was #katanas #ohmylife #neverhaveiseenover60yrsplusofrealnaturaltalent they both took the venue to church, with a baptism of pure fire, then bust out the doors shutting out the light after them. Clearly on the bucket list... well done to Lisa Ellis these chicas are off the dam scale.. x Julie Gordon - Vocalist Happy Mondays
Lisa Ellis I love this woman she is amazing thanks for everything, for all your help, helping young artists like myself from urban superstars and all the other projects you have done and let me be involved in thankyou. I am so grateful see you very soon 😚😚❤ Tasmin B - Artist
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Lisa Ellis “Brink “who has always supported me with my music since day one. So glad that you asked me to get involved in the Terminology project you have set up. As i have had a long break from music. Being involved in recording music has made me fall in love with music again. Mina Platnum - Award winning songwriter / vocalist
Brink productions have completed a project working with a group of Year 10 girls who have benefitted enormously. They have written a story about self esteem, bullying and how people judge appearances. They have covered issues from home and how these can impact on school life. They also discussed what constitutes a positive and a negative relationship. The young people were directed to resources to support them both inside and outside of school.
Shannon, Sale High Student
I enjoyed this session because I felt the staff were very supportive and helped to boost our self esteem
Charlotte, Sale High Student
We worked on our self esteem and made something that could help other people work on theirs
Sian, Sale High Student
I enjoyed it because I could express my feelings without being judged by other people