Monday, 10 November 2014

The Great Outdoors

Not to be put off by the turning weather, it's been a cracking couple of weeks of UPLIFTS as we've wrapped up warm and embraced the beautiful outdoors. 

UPLIFTERS got a close up of the nature that inhabits RSPB Old Moor with a photography walk around the beautiful surroundings. With moth chasing, swan seeing and wild flower photography UPLIFTERS enjoyed an afternoon at one with nature.

"Photographing nature, looking closer at detail, viewing things differently."

For our next UPLIFT we had to look a little further afield - to the galaxy and beyond! As we took a trip to Hoober Observatory to go Stargazing with the Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society. The knowledge and passion of the astronomers was infectious and the unusual setting made for a unique and adventurous UPLIFT and a new and different experience for all!

"I've never been to a place like this before and didn't even know it existed. It was fascinating!"

"Space is big. So hugely mindbogglingly big that Earth can appear isolated within our Universe. But a visit to the Observatory reminded me that one should not have to feel isolated here on Earth."

Then it was the turn of the Live Arts Café to host their Bonfire Special!  The evening was a mix of  traditional favourites with pie and peas and toffee apples with the some UPLIFT creative flair thrown in for good measure. UPLIFTERS created an installation of light words to decorate the garden and there was seasonal cheer with songs around the bonfire!