Sunday, 16 February 2014

UPLIFT OCCUPATION Number 1 ... Get ready for a BOOST Goldthorpe!!

As the Winter months drone on The UPLIFT team have been busy preparing creative events designed to beat the blues and give the people of Barnsley a boost! First stop, Goldthorpe!
This month the UPLIFT team will be hitting the road and setting up camp in Goldthorpe, looking to work with the local community . The occupation kicks off on Monday 24th February where residents are invited to the UPLIFT ‘ Arty Pop Up Shop’ situated on Doncaster Road, next to Yorkshire Bank.  Throughout the week locals can get involved in various art workshops trying their hand at bunting making, scene painting & screen printing.  Those who prefer the written form can pop along to the creative writing workshop on Wed 26th at 1pm. The Pop up Shop will act as a hub where people can share their ideas for the area on the ‘Picture This’ wall and there’ll be an opportunity to meet the Big Local Project leader on Friday 27th February. And do keep your eyes peeled for the UPLIFT Army! Dressed in colourful army inspired costume, they’ll be taking to the streets to spread the UPLIFT message.
The creativity continues into the weekend where alongside the UPLIFT team, Director and storyteller, Eve Robertson presents 'Diggin' Up Black Gold'. This is a collection of local memoires from the miners strike of 84/85. The stories focus on the solidarity and the spirit of the community.  It is a day of celebration, acknowledging the strength and personal achievement during the dispute, reflecting on positives and reinvigorating pride through Food, stories,music, poetry and art activities. In support of this event the UPLIFT team will be at the Union Jack Club on Saturday the 1st March with art workshops, open mic and live music, featuring The Bar Stewards of Val Doonican
For more information please contact Helen Boutle on 078 3393 6019

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