Wednesday, 28 May 2014

More snaps have been unearthed from our 'Curi-Histories' workshop at Experience Barnsley - and we must say we're loving this mixed media curiosity!

There'll be more making next THURSDAY 5TH JUNE, as we look to ready the troops for the Lord Mayor's Parade! We'll be creating characters and  making costumes and props for our very special performance!

Then for something a little different, UPLIFT are heading back to Goldthorpe for a good 'ol Shindig! SATURDAY 7TH JUNE at the Salvation Army Hall, you'll find us having a bit of a knees up as we look to catch up with the people we met back in February during our Occupation of the area and connect with even more lovely people!

For more information call the team on 01226 320100 (ext 104)!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Experience UPLIFT at Experience Barnsley!

A big thank you goes out to our friends at Experience Barnsley for welcoming us for a number of UPLIFT events throughout the week!

We kicked off our collaboration on Friday night with “An Alternative Nite Out at the Museum”! UPLIFTERS saw the museum like never before with a curious evening takeover which featured a special Quizarama from UPLIFT’s favourite funny man, Stan Skinny, and live music from Barnsley based folk & roll band ‘Parable’ certainly got party started! An open mic session as well plenty of retro sweets made for a brilliant ‘Alternative Nite Out’ without the headache!
We were back at the Museum only a few days later with “Curi-Histories”. This special 2 day workshop began behind the scenes in the archive creating new stories for the bizarre & curious objects that were unearthed. Focusing on making, imaging and retelling history, UPLIFTERS had a wonderful couple of days working with artist Lee Sass, using mixed media to create their own curiosities to be placed in the Museum!


Thursday, 8 May 2014

UPLIFT Your May!

To coincide with Mental Health Week, 12th - 18th May, check out all the UPLIFT events happening in one jam packed month!

A Town Centre Singalong!

We were delighted to see so many of you in Town on Saturday for our ‘Peace of Mind Walk’ and a tickle of the ivories on the Street Piano!

UPLIFTERS saw the town afresh as they embarked on a ‘Sonic UPLIFT!’ Donning an MP3, UPIFTERS took a short walk around town to the poetic soundtrack, ‘Like Walking in the Dark’ by the Baggage Handlers for an intimate sound journey.  Returning to the street piano they were greeted to a less than intimate rendition of “Don’t stop Believing” from locals keen on a town centre singalong!
Fancy a tinkle, a song and other creative treats! Intrigued? Join the Street Piano on it’s next outing on Saturday 17th May by the Fountains outside Experience Barnsley!
In the meantime we have lots of UPLIFT events coming your way!