Creative Lives On Air are delighted to be working in partnership with BBC Radio Sheffield. John Offord has joined us to support community engagement across the Place Where We Belong initiative and Jennifer Vernon Edwards is shining a light on grassroot creative activity across the region. 


Art for Wellbeing

I've never done any art before. I came here and started painting and I just loved it!

- participant in the Art for Wellbeing group

Ahead of the 2021 World Mental Health Day, Jennifer visited the Art for Wellbeing group to discover some of the members' stories. She also chatted with Ali Bird the local therapeutic artist who runs the group. The audio piece below was aired on 13 October during the Mid Morning show on BBC Radio Sheffield hosted by Paulette Edwards. Take a listen!



Creative Lives On Air - Art for Wellbeing group interview on BBC Radio Sheffield




A Place Where We Belong

BBC Radio Sheffield is shining the spotlight on “a place where you belong” across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.

Taken from Sheffield musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the song “Out Of The Darkness (A Place Where We Belong)” is a celebration of community, freedom of expression and belonging. Learn more via BBC.

Get involved

As part of this project, we are inviting anyone living in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire to join a series of creative workshops taking place between 24 October and 13 November. Get ready to have some fun and gain new skills. To book your place, email: [email protected] and put the title of the workshop in the heading which you want to book onto. Please also include your name and phone number. 

  • Free Fashion taster workshop (2 hours) at Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4QZ on 9th November, 2021 from 5-7pm
    Taking the theme of belonging, this is your chance to create something spectacular, such as a colourful hat inspired by the hit film, “Everybody's Talking About Jamie” with facilitators, Adam Galliford and Michael Brown from ArtWorks South Yorkshire, a non for profit creative arts organisation. No experience required!

  • Free Dance taster workshop (2 hours) at Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4QZ on the 24th October, 2021 from 1-3pm.
    Learn basic dance moves based on specific film scenes from, “Everybody's Talking About Jamie” with dancer & choreographer, Devon Nathaniel. No experience required!

  • Free Spoken word taster workshop (2 hours) x 2 at Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4QZ on the 1st & 13th November, 2021 from 1-3pm
    Taking the theme of belonging from the hit film “Everybody's Talking About Jamie”, this is your chance to develop your very own spoken word and storytelling skills in this free taster workshop with BBC Radio presenter and Spoken word poet, Sile Sibanda. No experience required!

  • Free Drama & Creative Writing taster workshop (2 hours) at Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4QZ on the 6th November from 1-3pm
    Do you love where you live? Have you got a story to share about your sense of belonging to South Yorkshire? Taking the theme of belonging from the hit film “Everybody's Talking About Jamie”, this is your chance to develop your creative writing and drama skills in this free taster workshop with playwright Simon Marshall. No experience required!
All the workshops are delivered in partnership with BBC Radio Sheffield and will be held at https://www.theatredeli.co.uk/sheffield

Take a listen 

Listen to find out more about this opportunity from Creative Lives Producer, John Offord, on air during Toby Foster's Breakfast show on BBC Radio Sheffield.


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