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Ignite Imaginations is working in collaboration with Compassionate Sheffield who

are working with communities to make Sheffield a more compassionate city. 

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We all celebrate and remember life in different ways.

Ignite Imaginations and Compassionate Sheffield wanted to create a project that explored how Sheffield and its many communities marked life’s major events including the end of life. We recognised there are personal and communal rituals, ceremonies and traditions that we wanted to learn about.

Through funding from Compassionate Sheffield and Hospice UK, Ignite Imaginations were able to work with 5 community groups across the city, exploring these life events; sharing stories and emotions whilst getting creative along the way. Our professional artists and workshop assistants worked with the groups to use their imaginations and creative skills to explore the themes across 5 workshops. The artwork displayed at the community art exhibition is their way of communicating to you how they celebrate the full Circle of Life.

Circle of Life Exhibition

From: Wednesday 7th June, 3pm

Until: Tuesday 13th June, 3pm

At: The Moor Market, Sheffield, S1 4PF

(The Moor Market is open 9-5 Mon to Sat, closed Sunday 11th June)










For this project, we’re working with some recruited Workshop Facilitators, as well as our established artist pool. We appreciate that gaining experience facilitating workshops can be difficult, as well as taking the plunge to be self-employed or even saying one is an artist. So for this project we invited applications from individuals no matter what stage of their career- and we are pleased to offer a personalised support journey including mentoring from Ignite Imaginations staff and artists and paid additional training throughout.

Community Groups: 

Firvale Community Hub


Roshni Asian Womens Resource Centre

Family Voice

Darnall Well Being



Compassionate Sheffield

Collaborative Conversations 

Wednesday 7th (from 3pm) to Wednesday 13th June (until 3pm) 

The Moor Market, find us in units 68/70 (by the cafe area)


Get your voice heard and make a difference to Sheffield and its future.


Join us through self guided and artist led activities to explore what a caring and creative Sheffield should look like. 


First 100 people taking part will receive a free tea and coffee at the Market

Collaborative Conversations is a project funded by Sheffield City Council and delivered by Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS).


Collaborative Conversations is just one of the projects running alongside other events and opportunities, to collectively inform the City Goals (



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"I have so much respect for Ignite Imaginations. They keep art alive and kicking in the communities in our city of Sheffield. I always feel they treat their amazing artists with respect, personally and financially. Feel so lucky to work with them from time to time." Kate, Ignite Imaginations Artist

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