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We Create launches two new projects

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We Create Launches Creative Rambles & the Art Allotment

We Create is a partnership project between Cast, darts and Heritage Doncaster and is funded by Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group.

Activity is designed for all adults – particularly those feeling isolated or lonely, or who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

 

Creative Rambles

Renowned poet and broadcaster, Ian McMillan, will lead a series of 6 Creative Rambles around historically significant sites in Mexborough. Joined by Mexborough and District Heritage Society, the group will learn fascinating facts about the local area and take inspiration for their own creative responses. Sessions will be fun, socially distanced, safe and rambly. Sites are step free but some have some uneven ground. There will not be a great deal of walking and there is some public seating available.

There are toilets at the station but not at the other sites.

Book a place with amy@wearedarts.org.uk 11am – 12 noon from 22 July onwards at Ferry Boat Inn and the Parish Church, Mexborough Train Station and Castle Hill Park.

 

Art Allotment

We Create has joined forces with Flourish for at their new allotment site in Conisbrough. Although it’s late in the season, there will be plenty of opportunities to do some planting of seeds and plants, whilst responding creatively with musicians Gary Hammond (ex-Beautiful South) and Luke Carver Goss. Expect music, art and more – these sessions will be socially distanced, friendly and there’s absolutely no experience necessary to join in.

Book a place with amy@wearedarts.org.uk 1.30-3pm on Thursdays from 22 July.

 

Project Manager, Cara McAleese said:

“The pandemic has had a huge impact on communities and people are feeling really isolated and lonely. These sessions will be a fun, friendly and welcoming way of connecting with others, feeling inspired and being creative with some incredible artists. We are hoping to provide regular creative sessions indoors from September so do get in touch if you are interested in finding out more.”

 

For more information about any of these opportunities, and to get involved, please contact amy@wearedarts.org.uk or phone 01302 341662.

 

Information about darts 

darts’ mission is to create art with people in Doncaster to improve life, learning and health.  

Our objectives focus on key areas - with:  

- schools  

- children & young people living with disability  

- vulnerable children & young people  

- adults experiencing mental health issues  

- those with long-term health conditions, particularly dementia 

 

Our home, The Point, is a friendly place, open to all. We offer a safe space to try different, sometimes challenging, and often transformative creative activities. With almost 30 years’ experience, we know that taking part in creative activity helps people fulfil their potential by making positive changes. www.thepoint.org.uk 

 

Information about Cast 

Cast in Doncaster opened its doors in 2013 and has since played host to internationally acclaimed touring companies, co-produced work and the very best in local talent.   

 

The state-of-the-art 620-seat theatre presents a thriving programme of entertainment all year long, including music, dance, children's shows, comedy and drama. As well as the main auditorium, the Second Space within the venue can accommodate up to 200 spectators and features small-scale touring works.   

 

Cast is a charity that aims to enable local people to access the arts through a varied programme, participation activities, and local and national partnerships.  

 

Information about Heritage Doncaster 

Heritage Doncaster, previously known as Doncaster Heritage Services, is a Doncaster Council service formed in 2014.   

 

It comprises three accredited museums – Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Cusworth Hall and Park, and the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum, as well as Doncaster Archives and Doncaster Local Studies Library.    

 

In addition, Heritage Doncaster provides the Museum Education Service and several grant-funded projects. Running alongside this work is the development and opening of a brand-new building housing the Library, Museum and Art Gallery.  

 

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