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.
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.
STORIES OF SHEFFIELD'S GREAT FLOOD
Now until Spring 2021
We're looking for residents who are willing to take part in a documentary about the devastation of the Sheffield floods.
Sheffield Flood Telling Stories Project for the Sheffield Lakelands Project will feature stories about that fateful day on 11 March 1864 when Dale Dyke Dam breached.
The documentary will also include stories of more recent floods in the north-east of the city where our reservoirs reside.