We're collecting stories and anecdotes from the community about their COVID experiences, thoughts and feelings. These feelings and words will be transformed into four community art installations that will remain as a legacy of these unprecedented times. The pieces will transform a small corner of each community with a chance to reflect, a place to have hope and somewhere to smile.
We're working alongside the over 50's across the city to co-design, co-produce and co-deliver a relevant and meaningful Christmas Meal experience event that connects people over 50 to their community and the city.
This project is supported by partnerships developed with the Age Better in Sheffield core team, other ABiS Delivery Partners and community partners and venues.
With 17 creative partners, 4 schools and 37 ambassadors this programme aims to give young people a real insight into the career opportunities in the sector, build their creative and interpersonal skills and connect them to the world of work. The programme intends to inspire and galvanise the next generation of artists, producers, coordinators and CEOs.
Adopt a Care Home
We are working in four care homes with four different primary schools and nurseries on this inter generational project. Adopt a care home aims to reduce isolation and loneliness by connecting participants through creative activities. We have been dancing, singing and doing artwork in the sessions. The project will be continuing into the Autumn term.
We are a city of makers; we have invented, discovered and pioneered. We start new trends and change perspectives. Sparks seeks to embed active ageing into the mindset of Sheffield so when it comes to planning events, leisure activities and programming, everyone’s needs, abilities and dreams are considered. We aim to engage people over 50 in curating and producing a local and city-wide programme of events from club nights to touring theatre productions; to create a central voice that informs our large city festivals and events how to celebrate and engage our older population.
Start Up is an opportunity for local people aged 50 and over to start something new or develop something they are already involved in. From a gardening group, knitting club or a music night in the local library we want to support older people to create and develop groups, events or activities.
Sheffield Culture Consortium and Tickets for Good are working with Darnall communities to develop ideas for a programme of work to celebrate the diversity of local communities through creative and cultural activity.
We are working locally to find out what creative and cultural activities people in Darnall currently enjoy and what else they would like experience.