Immerse yourself in this interactive poetry workshop. No prior experience necessary and all you need is a pen, some paper and your imagination.
Artist Jordanna will guide you through a mini stream of consciousness writing exercises. The theme will be the events of 2020 and you'll have the opportunity to express your thoughts, opinions and points of view.
Jordanna will help you to extract phrases, words and sentences to compose your poem. Finally, time can be spent editing and then sharing.
This workshop is open to those aged 18 and above.
21 THINGS TO DO IN DARNALL
Now until Spring 2021
21 things to do in Darnall will feature places that you can enjoy and things you can do right on your doorstep - from local walks and places to visit, to interesting things to see and do. It'll include videos, photos and stories that will inspire others to discover and explore Darnall.
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.
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.
Nexus and Connections, by Ignite Imaginations artist, Kate Sully
Kate worked in collaboration with over 50s in the Woodhouse Community and the High Five Social Group (part of our Start-Up initiative) to gather their thoughts and feelings around the pandemic and lockdown. Kate has then transformed these conversations into two stunning paintings which tell the story and create a legacy for not only those personally involved by for the wider community.
WE ARE FULL OF BUTTERFLIES TODAY
Now to forever (we hope)
Sharrow Community Forum
See Ignite Imaginations artist Liz von Graevenitz's stunning mural at Sharrow Community Forum.
Part of our Art At The Heart project and kindly supported using public funding by the National Lottery Through Arts Council England.
Arts and Cultural Ambassadors
Creativity is about finding new ways of solving problems and approaching situations. It’s not restricted to artists, musicians or writers; it is a useful skill for everyone.
We know that it can be hard to express your creativity. We know that you may not feel creative sometimes but want to develop your skills and future opportunities. We know that getting creative during a pandemic is pretty tricky.
That’s why we’ve designed our Arts and Culture Ambassadors programme. It’s for young people just like you.