Monday, 6 April 2015

your APRIL

Saturday 11th April : 'Not your usual walking group’
Set up by our UPLIFTer Jimmy, it’s a walking group with a difference. Join him for a short walk at Worsbrough Mill  to get started and finish with a cuppa to plan future jaunts. Meet at the Worsbrough Mill car park at 11.15am or travel with others from the Bus station at 11am. Call the office for more details.

Thursday 16th April, 2pm: UPLIFT Cuppa & Meet UP  @ The Cooper Art Gallery                
Curious about UPLIFT? Never been before and maybe nervous about coming along for the first time? Or simply want to find out more… this is for you!

Thursday 16th & 23rd April,  4-8pm : UPLIFT Wombwell Woods Workshops. Location: The Hut, Victoria Street, Barnsley

Join us for two workshops to prepare for our Wombwell Woods takeover.  We will be working on our special Shadow Puppet Theatre and making plans. Do what feels good for you; be it immersing yourself in storytelling and music or getting busy with making for this special weekend.

Come and play with our team of UPLIFT artists for a weekend of outdoor fun. Rediscover the historic woodland. Encounter it’s beasts and beauties, both real and imagined…with land art, shadow puppets, campfire crafts, storytelling and the creation of our own woodland soundtrack and evening forest theatre.

Saturday 25th April 
11-4pm: Drop-in activities for all ages, including making the homestead, woodland crafts and more…
4-6.30pm: UPLIFT Workshop- Forest Theatre Set-up
6.30-9pm: Forest Theatre Workshop and Sing-song around the fire

Sunday 26th April 
12-2pm: ‘Down to the Woods’ Bear Picnic with live latin band. Bring your own and join us for the first picnic of the year
12-4pm: ‘See things afresh’ with woodland walks, crafts, land art and forest homes and be part of the national bluebell survey

For more details about the Wombwell Woods UPLIFT Takeover, click on the main tab on the blog homepage. It includes info on travel and tips on how to prepare for a few days out in the great outdoors!

Remember, we also have weekly Live ARTS Cafes for you to come along to too.  We are kickstarting a Live ARTS Cafe Goldthorpe on Tuesday the 7th of April and our town centre Live ARTS Cafe starts back at the Digital Media Centre on Wednesday 22nd of April.

For more information on all things UPLIFT, please contact the office on (01226) 320147.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

UPLIFT is heading down to the woods....come join us! A Wombwell Wood Takeover, 25th and 26th of April

Come and play with our team of UPLIFT artists. Rediscover this historic woodland, encounter its' beasts and beauties; both real and imagined and create art and music inspired by these wonderful woods.

On Saturday the takeover begins at 11am. We invite all to help us to build our homestead for the weekend; gathering wood for our campfire and helping to create our forest theatre in the trees.  Campfire crafts include, making charcoal for drawing and casting metal trinkets from small woodland finds.  
Throughout the day we’ll prepare our shadow theatre, building woodland instruments and telling stories inspired as the woodland is starting to spring to life following a long winter sleep.  Create your own mini shadow theatre using reclaimed boxes, shadow puppets and lighting effects.
Into the woods we go with artist James Brunt to find the perfect place for land art, while Roseanna encourages you to ‘read the woodland’, unearthing its ancient past and the secret lives of it's Beasts and Beauties.
UPLIFTERS are invited for a special soiree before the Forest Theatre Workshop from 4-6.30pm where we will prepare the scene for the evening and enjoy some fire-side snacks! 

From 6.30pm we will settle in and take warmth by the fire for a special shadow puppet theatre show, campfire songs and magical storytelling moments. This is where we will remain until the day closes at around 9pm.
Sunday is planned to be very much a family affair with our special visitor "The Bear", and fabulous interactive live Latin band, hopefully bringing the sunshine! Join us from 12 noon and bring your own picnic, the first hopefully of many this year. Be part of The National Bluebell Survey; find them and then paint them in our woodland art studio.  With more land art, informative walks, stalls and a workshop making butterfly feeders there’s many ways to connect with and learn about this stunning woodland that's right on your doorstep.
For more details about the day, directions and what you may need to pack in your rucksack, check  out the full page on the header above
You can also call the Creative Recovery office on (01226) 320147 for more details about this event and the UPLIFT programme.
We will also be sharing ideas via the blog, Facebook and Twitter leading up to the event.