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Richmond Hill Moving on Weeks 6-10

Session 6 – Free Machine Embroidery & Physical Warm Up. The focus of this session was to complete some of the activities we started last week. This included finishing our circus stories and having a practice at creating paired still images whilst I took Florence and did a one to one session on the sewing…

MOVING ON at Naburn Court, sessions 1-5

Our first day back at Naburn after quite a while, and this time I’ll be working alongside Jim. Our group is made up of participants from Naburn Court and Crossgates Centre, all meeting at Naburn for our sessions. I was delighted to see that our group consists of almost all the same people as the…

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Moving On – Lilac

New artists, new art forms, new challenges…. This is the first year that Lilac will be working with sound and music. Georgie is the new artist and musician working alongside Milena, a visual artist, who has been coming from time to time to work with Lilac. The theme was an imaginary island but as soon…

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Richmond Hill Moving On: Weeks 1-5

Musarat, Maya and I have been working with the wonderful participants from Richmond Hill for the past 5 weeks, exploring the theme of circus and clowning. Our theme has been created based on the current exhibition at Cartwright Hall in Bradford, where a selection of circus inspired costumes and installations are on show. We are…

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Moving On at Morley

MOVING ON- Middleton and Morley Group. AKA: The Dream-catchers! What great memories we have made. I am writing this blog after a splendid performance by the Middleton and Morley group ‘The Dreamcatchers’ for Aspire cultural awareness day in Leeds Irish Centre. The atmosphere in the Irish Centre was amazing and many groups were there to…

Moving On – Bramley Fulfilling Lives, Weeks 5-10

        There is so much to reflect on over the past few weeks at Bramley Fulfilling Lives.  This is a really established centre since artists Ellie and Bryony had been there working their creative magic for the three years preceding.  I was new to come in to the project and I soon learnt…

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Moving On: Morley & Middleton Weeks 1-5

It is a cold morning, Michelle, Milena & Musarat, the 3 M’s arrive at Morley and it is a lovely big space just behind the library with lots of windows and natural sunlight coming through.  There are two Aspire groups that come together, Middleton & Morley –  a fairly big group.  Michelle has already worked…

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Moving On – Artlink Working Together

Develop as artists, increasing ownership of their work Recognise their abilities Increase decision-making Ask and answer questions Work in different spaces Visit cultural venues and reflect on those visits Represent the Moving On experience These were the specific aims we set when sitting down to plan this project with Moving On’s steering group of adults…

Ripon House

  Usually our blogs focus on the narrative of a project, what we did, what people learned.  This blog will do that too but in a slightly different way with photographs and a group poem. Life for women who have just left prison can be chaotic. They are passing from a time when all their…

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Moving On: Bramley Fulfilling Lives Weeks 1 – 4

  Introductions We began our project with a friendly greeting, an open introductory session with Bramley Fulfilling Lives. The adults were thrilled to begin with music, with various participants getting off their seats to have a dance! A few days later we also introduced ourselves to the wonderful year 6 children at Bramley Primary School….

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