Monday, 28 October 2013

I don't know what you've been told, the UPLIFT Army's mighty bold!

Operation - National Museum's Conference!

Here at UPLIFT HQ we have joined forces with Pif Paf Theatre to develop the UPLIFT Army, our theatre troupe, tasked to invade the National Museum's conference in Liverpool in November.

Our troops have been working hard using their new found energy, inspiration and talents and incorporating movement, song, puppetry and prop and costume making to devise a piece which presents the work that UPLIFT has been doing with our neighbouring Museums and to ultimately spread the joy.

With a helping hand from our friends at Pif Paf Theatre the Army have built up the necessary toolkit to prepare them for our upcoming occupations in the Autumn! Watch this Space and join the well-being revolution!

Inspired by the unique and visually spectacular work that Pif - Paf create, check out their website:

Monday, 29 July 2013

Summer Mayhem!

We do FOLK: Recovery Through ART + Re:SOUND "chilling" at another hut on Scarborough Sea front, June 2013

Come and UPLIFT "FOLK" @ MADFEST, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Saturday 3/08/13, 11-5pm

The UPLIFTers and Creative Recovery have been busy the last few months, with UPLIFT Camps, wind-swept seaside adventures, taking over Barnsley Hospital and much more. Watch out for more pictures and updates to come!

This Saturday we are at MADFEST, bringing our own brand of creative fun to UPLIFT folk and share the craze! We will be bringin favourites from events so far such as screen-printing and acts such as Stan Skinny for some light, jaw-aching sillyness. This is part of a special UPLIFT programme created to see us all through the Summer months until we are up and hitting the streets in the Autumn with our UPLIFT Occupations. Watch this space!

Check for updates and more information at Creative Recovery facebook events page or simply click below.

UPLIFT Folk @ MADFEST, 3/08/13

If you want to check out the whole programme for MADFEST, have a look at MADFEST 2013

Sunday, 12 May 2013

ONwords+UPwords! New Writing Group begins this week!

UPLIFT and Signposts present

ONwords + UPwords

A writing group for people who love words and want to start writing for UPLIFT starts this Wednesday the 15th of May at The Civic, Hanson Street from 1-3pm.

The sessions will run: May 15th, 22nd and June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and July the 3rd.

For more information, please contact the group leader Sue Shaw (Signposts) 
or call Helen Boutle (UPLIFT) 07833936019

Thursday, 9 May 2013

A Cup O' Spring?!

Diane refreshing between dances! O la la!

Swingin' at The Spring Fling!

This May Day we welcomed in the Spring in true UPLIFT style with a good ol' shindig over at Carlton Parish Hall. Bringing old-timers and a new local crowd together fresh from the streets, we danced the hours away with the live ragtime and blues outfit 'Leeds City Stompers', created beautiful paper and willow flowers, decked the hall and slurped tea from posh china cups. 

For more pictures of our good ol' fashionned fun, check out Creative Recovery's Facebook page Creative Recovery- Uplift and ANO- Spring Capers

Monday, 15 April 2013

RE:SOUNDING success!

" The best Alternative Night Out yet!"

Last Friday, we took over The Legacy Centre in Barnsley for The ALTERNATIVE Slam event! We had great music from Aztec Dolls, Hayley Smith, Re:Sound and many honest and brave open mic spots from new and old faces alike. Jade's cakes also went down a storm and raised a few pennies for Creative Recovery.  Keep an eye on the UPLIFT Calendar for our next "night out".