What’s on Winter 2014

What’s On at ROAR?

For more information contact matt@rotherhamroar.org 01709835747

Every Week at ROAR Art Space:

 Crit Group

Crit group is now happening regularly on a Tuesday evening at ROAR Art Space.


Everyone is welcome and it is an opportunity to talk about your work and hear other peoples views and opinions in a supportive atmosphere.

For more information contact: ken@rotherhamroar.org


Digital Drop In

Every Friday morning 10am – 12noon at ROAR Art Space.

We can help you with anything digital from websites to image manipulation. There is no set agenda for the meetings you come with your digital needs and we will endeavour to help.

There is always tea and coffee and biscuits on special occasions.



A small group of artists meet on a Thursday night to access the darkroom.  If you would like to get involved or find out more please contact anna.kozak@hotmail.com.


Twice a month:

Project Project

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month 5pm – 7pm

Project Project is an ongoing, artistic, creative journey.

There is space, time, materials and resources.

Participants are encouraged to experiment, learn from each other, respond to each other and support each other.

Project Project is not leading to s specific event but there may be opportunities along the way to share with others.

In order to start a journey to other places you must first leave your shore.


Once a month:

Exhibitions in Buzz Gallery.

These exhibitions alternate between ROAR member solo shows and group shows.

February: Brian Morgan (solo show) – Chinese art , ink sketches, paintings and papercuts.

March: ‘AIR’ we are open to submissions of work in any media for this air themed exhibition.  To submit please email matt@rotherhamroar.org

April:Solo Show to be confirmed

May: ‘Growth’we are open to submissions of work in any media for this growth themed exhibition.  To submit please email matt@rotherhamroar.org

June: Nigel Senior (solo show)

July: ‘Line’ we are open to submissions of work in any media for this line themed exhibition.  To submit please email matt@rotherhamroar.org


ROAR Talks

Every second Wednesday of the month 4.30pm-5.30pm

More details coming very soon.



Every fourth Wednesday of the month (starting 26/02/14) 5pm – 7pm.

ROAR will be running a ceramics and pottery skill share session.

Open to all from beginner to professional.


Free Training Opportunity

As part of the Adult Social Care Scheme ROAR has organised some free training for artists creative practitioners, workshop leaders and arts volunteers.

The training will provide skills and awareness when working with adults in a care situation.

As part of the training there will be opportunities for participants to run paid workshops in adult care situations.

Booking is essential, to book a place email matt@rotherhamroar.org

 Tuesday 4th February 12-2pm Dark Horse

Dark Horse is a national touring theatre company which premieres new writing.  An ensemble of learning disabled actors feature in their productions and exceptional non learning disabled actors from the broader industry are also cast in their tours.  The work is both vitally physical and text based, features original composed music and is always visually impactful.

Dark Horse is also a leading vocational trainer of actors with learning disabilities and develops skills in preparation for work in the industry at the highest level.  A unique acting methodology offers all Dark Horse actors the opportunity to train viable for work in all performance media.



Thursday 13th February 1pm-3pm Autism Awareness.

More details to follow.



Other things:


A proposal for members exhibition.

Hoping to link membership together in a common purpose.

Sparked by an interest in how even the smallest of changes can drastically affect the whole.

Based around the Chinese Whispers idea.

Butterfly wings on one continent affect weather systems half a world away.

Where will an image end up when passed through a number of hands, each injecting their own slant or interpretation?

Each artist/member has their own way of looking at things, their own individual style, way of working, choice of medium.

ROAR are looking to celebrate and highlight this.

We propose to furnish one member with an image and invite them to make a piece of work in reaction to it.  They should then return the original piece to ROAR at Westgate and forward their own on to the next member in line who will repeat the process.  Names will be drawn from a hat to give the order of artists and each supplied with the next in line to pass their work onto.  All members are relatively local so that the reaction works are not even dictated by what will fit into a cardboard tube and pop in the post, there are ways around any logistical problems that may arise.

For more information and details contact: ken@rotherhamroar.org



All ROAR members will soon be invited to have a 10 min promotional video made by Sheffield Hallam University students.  These can then be used as promotional material for yourselves and the plan is to combined 3 at a time into several 30min tv programmes for SLTV. Watch this space for details.


Sculpture Swap

Sculpture Swap continues in Imperial Buildings. There have been some fascinating changes and we look forward to seeing more.  The rules are: take a sculpture, place a sculpture, photograph the new sculpture and send us the photo.


Gemma Nemer of The Button Tin has some new workshop dates. http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=501efb70323230a110fba9820&id=6930c06abd&e=11068906ea


Yvonne North Moorhouse is exhibiting at the Cooper Gallery, Barnsley until 1st March more details at www.pennineartists.co.uk


There are some mood boosting adult workshops at Aston Library

21st Jan Sithule Moyo-Drumming

28th Jan Nick Summerbell-Chinese Brush Painting

4th Feb Gemma Nemer-Arts

11th Feb Jennifer Booth-Digital Arts

18th & 25th Feb-Rob Ackerley Clay Sculpture.


On your screen in 2014

Sheffield Live! TV is set to launch in 2014, part of a new media service for Sheffield.

SLTV has been awarded the licence to operate the new local digital TV channel for Sheffield and will work in partnership with Sheffield Live! 93.2fm, the city’s community radio. Sheffield Live! will become the first cross platform local and community media service in the UK, available on radio, TV, web and mobile. The local TV channel will be broadcast on Freeview (Channel 8), Virgin cable and the Internet, carrying local news, music, arts, community affairs, sports and entertainment. The channel will encourage local talent and support local media producers.


Job Opportunity – SLTV Launch Manager

Sheffield Community Media, a new social enterprise, is seeking to recruit a Launch Manager to drive the creation of Sheffield Live TV, the new local digital TV channel for Sheffield.

The SLTV Launch Manager will be responsible for taking to launch the local digital TV channel for Sheffield including project management, fundraising, programme schedule, staff recruitment and launch promotion.

The (re-opened) deadline for applications is Thursday, 23 January 2014.

Further information including how to apply is available here:



Nick Summerbell is looking to start a Ukelele group.  If anyone is interested in joining please contact: nick@carvercreations.fsnet.co.uk



Come down and get involved in this spectacular boat exhibition and workshop. Myplace, St Ann’s Road, Rotherham Friday 24th January 10am-1pm | 2pm-5pm

The workshops will be based around the Holocaust and this year’s Holocaust Memorial day (27 January ). Open to the public on Friday 24 January

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