A note from Sharon Gill, CEO.
Welcome to our very first Roaring Times. The team have been, and continue to be, very busy supporting our artists in their practice while seeking and generating creative opportunities to get involved with. Some of our recent creative activity is reviewed here.
The less visible aspect to our work happens in the often unglamorous world of meetings. We have been working with partners on the Culture Board to help develop a Cultural Strategy for Rotherham which is currently out for consultation. Part of that strategy includes the Cultural Education Partnership, renamed by our young people as the Embassy for Re-imaging Rotherham, which comes with its own manifesto.
ROAR are also helping steer the WE Great Place project, and are designing and delivering the artistic development element of this 3 year destination scheme. We are running a series of informal meetings of creative minds this year with a view to a more structured programme in year 2.
The Diversity Festival in the Rotherham Show remains a priority for us, ensuring Rotherham enjoys the broadest possible range of home grown artistic talent.
Taking part is an essential aspect of the creative experience, and we have been fortunate this winter to help in community participation and engagement through making, for both the Reclaim the Night event, organised by the Louder Together group, and the Festival of Angels, run by REMA.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of what happens here at ROAR, we hope you enjoy our missive!
Until 2019- Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.