Highlights from the Dearne Community Arts Festival 2017
The Dearne Community Arts Festival is the culmination of eight months’ hard work! A group of interested local residents and representatives from local community groups met back in January 2017 to discuss the idea of a local arts’ festival to champion creativity and celebrate the talent in the community. The consensus was that such an event would be a tonic to the area and will hopefully become part of our annual local calendar.
Thanks go to all who took part in these events, especially the artists who graciously gave up their time and talents at no cost to us to provide us with opportunities to find out about new means of creativity, to the local press who supported us by publicising the events so widely and most of all to YOU, the residents, who have shown everyone that creativity and community spirit are alive and well in this area!
This event was made possible by the dedication of Julie Turner from the Goldthorpe Pentecostal Church who has worked tirelessly with so many different organisations and Big Local really appreciate all she has done in bringing this superb festival to Golthorpe. Due to the success of the Festival planning will be going ahead to see if it can be put on again next year.
Some of the wonderful organisations and people that supported this event were;
- The Dearne Playhouse and its’ staff and volunteers, especially Julie Medlam
- The Dearne Area Team especially Ann Toy and Stella Burton
- The wonderful Alison Sykes and her volunteers from The Salvation Army
- hOurbank with special thanks to Gill Richmond Burns
- Our Shed Creative Recovery
- The Snap Tin Cafe
- Be Well Barnsley
- Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir
- Dearne Valley Camera Club
- Big Local Thurnscoe
- The very talented Dave Doyle and Krissy Moore from Rotherhop