Friday, 21 February 2014

Let the Occupation commence!

Today saw our first day of Occupation Goldthorpe and we’re off to a flyer!

Made to feel right at home at the Salvation Army we met lots of lovely locals over cups of tea and homemade scones! Creativity is in abundance in this community and residents got crafty making UPLIFT parcels ready to give out and put a smile on someone’s face. The chilled out atmosphere was made complete with live music from Paul Newman, who even managed to get the café joining in with a group singalong!

Meanwhile further into the village, Helen was hard at work getting the ‘Arty Pop up Shop’ ready for creative business, and we have to say she’s doing a fine job! The old insurance company has certainly had the UPLIFT makeover, which now sees the windows painted in bright colours and causes a definite double take from passers-by! Based next to the Yorkshire bank on Doncaster Road the UPLIFT team will be there from next Monday 24th Feb – Wednesday 26th Feb, hosting drop in art workshops. If you’re at a loose end over the half term and fancy a free and fun activity with the kids, come and join us for a spot of bunting making, screen printing and scene paining. We hope to see you there!

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