Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Your June : Dates for the Diary!

Summer is approaching and the calendar is getting full! See our listings of events below designed for you and your family for an uplifting June!


Tuesday 2nd June - Live ARTS Cafe, Goldthorpe @ The Salvation Army, 4-7pm


Wednesday 3rd & Friday 5th June - PROTEST Poster Screenprinting Workshop @ The Civic Gallery, 10 - 4pm.

Be part of making and designing our very own protest posters working with artist Helen Boutle. Relax and explore the gallery taking inspiration from the exhibition, 'A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution,' which is on tour from the Victoria and Albert Museum and presents a century of posters agitating for political change.

Wednesday 3rd June - Live ARTS Cafe, Town Centre @ Digital Media Centre, 5.30 - 8pm


Monday 8th June - Wednesday 10th - 'BE THE CHANGE' UPLIFT Residential at Northern College

Take time out and relax in the wonderful setting of Northern College. Unearth it's treasures and discover it's political roots, gathering inspiration and seeding the ideas for our very own revolution. Develop skills in writing to activate social change exploring group and personal manifestos and the ways to voice and present them to the world. 
Includes free overnight accommodation, breakfast and evening meals.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL  - Call the office on 01226 320147.

Wednesday 10th June - Live ARTS Cafe, Town Centre @ Digital Media Centre, 5.30 - 8pm


Saturday 13th June - 'Not Your Usual Walking Group!' head to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 11am.


Tuesday 16th June - Live ARTS Cafe, Goldthorpe @ The Salvation Army, 4-7pm


Wednesday 17th June - LIVE ARTS CAFE, Town Centre @ Digital Media Centre, 5.30 - 8pm


Saturday 20th June - LIVE IN BARNSLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL! 

Creative Recovery Alternative Piano Stage, outside the Town Hall, 12-4pm.
Come sing, play and promote UPLIFT!


Tuesday 30th June - Live ARTS Cafe, Goldthrope @ The Salvation Army, 4-7pm. 


For more details or to book on the residential at Northern College please contact us in the office on (01226) 320147 or email us on wearecreativerecovery@gmail.com.  

The Brilliant Bizarre!


The brilliant and bizarre UPLIFT Workshops @ Experience Barnsley


Explore the brilliant and bizarre! Creating the curious workshops.

Taking inspiration from the exhibition and the wonderful objects on display, join artist Lee Sass in the learning lab to make wonderful curiosities for your own temporary 'brilliant and bizarre' mini exhibition.

Friday 29th May: 10am - 12 midday & 1pm - 3pm

Saturday 30th May: 10am - 12 midday & 1pm - 3pm


Free activity, no need to book, families welcome!



Monday, 6 April 2015




your APRIL
DATES FOR THE DIARY!


Saturday 11th April : 'Not your usual walking group’
Set up by our UPLIFTer Jimmy, it’s a walking group with a difference. Join him for a short walk at Worsbrough Mill  to get started and finish with a cuppa to plan future jaunts. Meet at the Worsbrough Mill car park at 11.15am or travel with others from the Bus station at 11am. Call the office for more details.

Thursday 16th April, 2pm: UPLIFT Cuppa & Meet UP  @ The Cooper Art Gallery                
Curious about UPLIFT? Never been before and maybe nervous about coming along for the first time? Or simply want to find out more… this is for you!

Thursday 16th & 23rd April,  4-8pm : UPLIFT Wombwell Woods Workshops. Location: The Hut, Victoria Street, Barnsley

Join us for two workshops to prepare for our Wombwell Woods takeover.  We will be working on our special Shadow Puppet Theatre and making plans. Do what feels good for you; be it immersing yourself in storytelling and music or getting busy with making for this special weekend.

WOMBWELL WOODS UPLIFT TAKEOVER
Come and play with our team of UPLIFT artists for a weekend of outdoor fun. Rediscover the historic woodland. Encounter it’s beasts and beauties, both real and imagined…with land art, shadow puppets, campfire crafts, storytelling and the creation of our own woodland soundtrack and evening forest theatre.

Saturday 25th April 
11-4pm: Drop-in activities for all ages, including making the homestead, woodland crafts and more…
4-6.30pm: UPLIFT Workshop- Forest Theatre Set-up
6.30-9pm: Forest Theatre Workshop and Sing-song around the fire

Sunday 26th April 
12-2pm: ‘Down to the Woods’ Bear Picnic with live latin band. Bring your own and join us for the first picnic of the year
12-4pm: ‘See things afresh’ with woodland walks, crafts, land art and forest homes and be part of the national bluebell survey

For more details about the Wombwell Woods UPLIFT Takeover, click on the main tab on the blog homepage. It includes info on travel and tips on how to prepare for a few days out in the great outdoors!

Remember, we also have weekly Live ARTS Cafes for you to come along to too.  We are kickstarting a Live ARTS Cafe Goldthorpe on Tuesday the 7th of April and our town centre Live ARTS Cafe starts back at the Digital Media Centre on Wednesday 22nd of April.

For more information on all things UPLIFT, please contact the office on (01226) 320147.


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

UPLIFT is heading down to the woods....come join us! A Wombwell Wood Takeover, 25th and 26th of April


Come and play with our team of UPLIFT artists. Rediscover this historic woodland, encounter its' beasts and beauties; both real and imagined and create art and music inspired by these wonderful woods.

On Saturday the takeover begins at 11am. We invite all to help us to build our homestead for the weekend; gathering wood for our campfire and helping to create our forest theatre in the trees.  Campfire crafts include, making charcoal for drawing and casting metal trinkets from small woodland finds.  
Throughout the day we’ll prepare our shadow theatre, building woodland instruments and telling stories inspired as the woodland is starting to spring to life following a long winter sleep.  Create your own mini shadow theatre using reclaimed boxes, shadow puppets and lighting effects.
Into the woods we go with artist James Brunt to find the perfect place for land art, while Roseanna encourages you to ‘read the woodland’, unearthing its ancient past and the secret lives of it's Beasts and Beauties.
UPLIFTERS are invited for a special soiree before the Forest Theatre Workshop from 4-6.30pm where we will prepare the scene for the evening and enjoy some fire-side snacks! 

From 6.30pm we will settle in and take warmth by the fire for a special shadow puppet theatre show, campfire songs and magical storytelling moments. This is where we will remain until the day closes at around 9pm.
Sunday is planned to be very much a family affair with our special visitor "The Bear", and fabulous interactive live Latin band, hopefully bringing the sunshine! Join us from 12 noon and bring your own picnic, the first hopefully of many this year. Be part of The National Bluebell Survey; find them and then paint them in our woodland art studio.  With more land art, informative walks, stalls and a workshop making butterfly feeders there’s many ways to connect with and learn about this stunning woodland that's right on your doorstep.
For more details about the day, directions and what you may need to pack in your rucksack, check  out the full page on the header above upliftbarnsley.blogspot.co.uk/p/uplift-wombwell-woods.html
You can also call the Creative Recovery office on (01226) 320147 for more details about this event and the UPLIFT programme.
We will also be sharing ideas via the blog, Facebook and Twitter leading up to the event. 



Thursday, 15 January 2015

An UPLIFTING Year!


ART STATION - April 2014
SACHA FERRIER: WORKSHOP WITH THE ARTIST - April 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                     

As we look towards a new year we reflect on 2014 and all the colourful, creative, fabulous fun we had. Enjoy a year of UPLIFT in pictures!


BLOOM! - April 2014
 

ALTERNATIVE NITE AT THE MUSEUM - May 2014
STREET PIANO - May 2014
CURI-HISTORIES - May 2014
 

MAYORS PARADE - June 2014
OO LA LA - June 2014

 

 
 
 



UPLIFT SHINDIG - June 2014

WORSBROUGH MILL 'BUG OFF' CAMP - June 2014
WETLANDS WOLLOW - July 2014
 
FEAST - October 2014
ALTERNATIVE NITE AT EXPERIENCE BARNSLEY -October 2014




LIVE ARTS CAFE BONFIRE SPECIAL - November 2014
100 FOR 100 - October 2014
 
O CHOCOLAT! - November 2014

CREATIVE RECOVERY CHARITY LAUNCH - November 2014

LIVE ARTS CAFE 80'S NIGHT - December 2014
FESTIVE TREE DRESSING - December 2014

 
 
 
 


THE GATHERING - December 2014

Monday, 12 January 2015

Creative Recovery Charity Launch

 

It was truly an UPLIFTING 2014 made all the more special with the launch of Creative Recovery as a registered charity. As we closed the year we marked this with a presentation of the work we have achieved so far. Here’s a few snapshots from our day at the Town Hall Council Chambers.

We hear from participants what Creative Recovery has done for them and their families.
Courageous and honest. Participants speak about their own experiences with their mental health and wellbeing.


A big thanks to everyone who attended and supported the day. We leave you with the Creative Recovery Manifesto poem created and recorded by participants which opened the event.
 
We are Creative Recovery
We are the starting of lives, the opening of doors, the enveloping of wings and the soaring high
We are the letting down of guards, the acceptance of a family, a safe place to explore me
 
We are Creative Recovery
We are the lost and found
We are the knowing that there’s not just one way to be, that I matter
 
We are Creative Recovery
We are fresh ideas
We are colour and sound
We are the completion of projects and the realisation that it’s possible in your own life too
We are the building of confidence, the opening up, never feeling more alive
 
We are Creative Recovery
We are the expression of thought, and understanding the chaos inside
We are NOT dwelling on our illnesses
We are learning how to live again
 
We are Creative Recovery
We are trail blazing, filling the gap
We are the cultural shift, reimagining the future and rewriting the script
We are new perspectives, challenging the same old
We are changing the way YOU think
 
We are Creative Recovery
We are the reason to get going and keep going
The joyful charge into tomorrow,
We are anti-sorrow, lighting up the town.
We are the knowing.  The dreaming.  The belief that it’s all possible.