Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Delightful Downton Indeed!

A wonderful day was had by all at the Delightful Downton Picnic at Cannon Hall. 

Last Sunday Barnsley turned out in their masses armed with picnics and blankets to enjoy a day in the sunshine, roaring 20's style! 

Whether it was chilling out in our artist area to do a spot of sketching, or taking part in our Sports master's Tug of War, or perhaps you got to take tea with Lady Viola and Lady Meredith, it was great to see so many at the beautiful Georgian Country House in honour of the current Downton Abbey Costume Exhibition, Downton! From Evening Gowns to Aprons!.

Don't miss your chance to see 21 of the original Costumes from the hit series which are on display until 6th September. 

It's safe to say this roaring 20's themed day was a roaring success!


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Delightful Downton Picnic in the Park

Cannon Hall’s largest ever picnic in the park will be taking place on Sunday 2nd August, from 11am to 3pm and UPLIFT will be there!

Join us for music, storytelling, art and all round general fun and games as we celebrate the latest exhibition, which displays 21 original costumes from the hit television series Downton Abbey!

Join our Lady of the Manor for high tea on the lawn, our Sports Master for an egg and spoon race or help our cook with her many chores!

With free entry into the house, see the exquisite costumes from the hit show, then park up on your picnic rug immerse yourself in all things Downton! 

It's sure to be a fun filled day for all the family!

Summer so Far!

Well it's been a busy old' Summer with lots of creative happenings in some of our favourite spots!

Inspired by the question: What would you say if the world was listening?
UPLIFTERS engaged in a number of activities designed to give us all a boost through being creative whilst exploring issues that are real to us.

Here's a few snapshots of our Summer so far!

Taking Inspiration from the exhibition, 'A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution' at the Civic Gallery, UPLIFTERS enjoyed a screen printing workshop, designing and making their very own protest posters. The result of which was the brilliant design for our Protest Podium promo!

Next up it was a trip to the beautiful Northern College for our 'Be the Change' Residential. Inspired by it's political roots, this two day programme looked at what makes a great speech and developing the confidence to find our voice. With UPLIFTERS taking to the Roman Temple on our final night to make their voices heard!

Full of ideas and material for personal manifestoes it was time to pen to paper with a special 2 day writing workshop, 'Words are Power!' with poet, James Nash, in preparation for our Podium Protest!

And then, a day to be heard, to stand up and be counted!

The UPLIFT Podium Protest saw people from all walks of life share their experiences and vision for a better world. Chilling on Mandela Gardens with our homemade revolution snacks, and getting involved in the Protest Street art wall, it was a day for speakers, poets and musicians, one and all to engage in positive social activism! And what a fab day it was!


Thursday, 25 June 2015

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


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!