Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Last week saw us embark on our first UPLIFT of the new season! We joined a group of freelance artists in their Pop up Art Station for their final day of a two week residency of the old HMV building in town Centre. Anyone in town last Thursday would've have seen two gorgeous characters sat on a bench outside the former record shop, made entirely of wire. This intrinsic work continued indoors with UPLIFTERS working with wire and willow to make sculptures which will find their home on the Transpennine Trail.
UPLIFTERS then took a break from making to hand out beautiful fresh flowers around the town centre in an effort to spread the joy, it went down a blooming treat!
If you'd like to get involved with the UPLIFT programme, give our team a call on 01226 320100 (ext 104) and we'll send you out the UPLIFT pack and wall planner.
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
As we prepare to kick-start the creativity with the next UPLIFT Calendar we look back on past events and hear what impact UPLIFT made on those who attended.Our very first UPLIFT began all the way back in May 2012, with a poetry workshop led by local poet, Andrew McMillan. Here’s what some participants had to say:
“Absolutely fantastic afternoon, I didn't know poetry could be so enjoyable & fun. Can't wait for next session. Thanks to the wonderful facilitator for helping us create magic.”
“My day began with my mood a little low, I received a call to say things were happening at the gallery and this call has made my day so enjoyable. I am so grateful for all the people that help me feel much brighter and I feel I have so many caring people. Thank you so much.”
UPLIFTS come in many shapes and sizes. In September 2012, UPLLIFTERS joined us for ‘In This Moment’ A residential at Northern College, a weekend of art, photography & relaxation. This is what they thought:
“Participating has made me feel amazing, refreshed and
inspired. I feel inspired to learn, improve and embrace my recovery through
learning new skills. Wonderful people, great accommodation and nice food. Well
worth being here and participating.”
“It has helped me with my confidence; it's been a
really good weekend. I was stressed when I came and went home chilled."
“Participating made me feel wanted. I felt relaxed;
there was no pressure to do things. I want to join in more Uplifts and
socialise with people from uplift.”
“It's hard to put into words, last night I was so chilled out. Sat around the camp fire thinking, I've never been happier. It was awesome. Made me more confident meeting new people. Now I know how to get there I'll be back to Cawthorne. Thank you, it's made me feel part of something - involved. I don't want it to end.”