See what’s been happening at the Cathedral Archer Project.
Last week the photography group, with their tutor Mark took a trip to Mam Tor in the Peak District.
Despite the weather being a little windy the sun was shining and the group made it to the top and saw amazing views of the Peaks.
Our weekly photography group takes regular trips round Sheffield city centre and local parks to capture different sides to Sheffield. Some of the groups work has featured in exhibitions such as the Street View Project.
Activities like these build skills and confidence but are also fun and social!
We did it!
Tim, our CEO, Jade and Ruby from the marketing team and 10 of our fantastic supporters ran the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday.
It was tough for TeamCAP and the hills were relentless but the sun was shining and the support was amazing so got our team through!
Tim was especially pleased as he managed to run the 13.1 miles in an impressive 2 hours and 11 minutes.
Thank you to everyone who ran, sponsored or supported our team, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Can you help us?
Lynne, one of our long-standing volunteers who has been giving up her time and helping at the project for over 8 years is in need of a wheelchair. She struggles to walk but wants to continue to help as it is a great opportunity for her to get out of the house and make a difference in her local community.
Do you know someone who could help us and donate a wheelchair for Lynne to improve her quality of life?
Please get in touch with Jade on 0114 321 2318 if you can help.
A regular donation of £5 can be the start to help someone out of homelessness. £5 could pay for breakfast for someone and then from there they have access to all the other services we provide from medical care, clothing, showers and time with our project workers.
We asked some of our current regular givers why they give to us regularly and here is why:
'Every day I walk passed people asking for money by the train station, near the winter gardens and so on. I want to do something more constructive than just giving them loose change to spend who knows how, so looked for a local charity who worked with homeless people'
'I have a small but lovely bungalow and I give in appreciation of this. Also I think everyone has a right to a home of their own, regular giving helps Archer Project to plan their future budget'
'It’s easy to forget to donate and so doing it by direct debit makes sure I maintain my support for the project'
If you could help us in a small way by donating on a regular basis, you can make sure we can plan for the future and be there for whoever needs us, for as long as it takes.
Please visit our website to download a form. http://ow.ly/ZB9lE
An exhibition titled 'Beyond Street View' has been created by our photography group and will offer visitors unfamiliar perspectives on Sheffield’s people, buildings, streets and open spaces.
'Beyond Street View', a creative arts project led by national education charity The Open College of the Arts (OCA), was commissioned earlier this year as part of the city’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words.
This culmination of the five month project was an exhibition where the work went on display in Bank Street Gallery near the city centre and further images were uploaded to streetviewuk.me, the Street View blog.
The aim of 'Beyond Street View' was to give our users experience as creative artists in interpreting a brief, creating work and putting on a public exhibition.
This is what they said about the project: “It’s nice to be recognised” “I’ve never done anything like this” “I now spend my money on photography not booze”
The images included in the exhibition and online gallery appear as they were, with no adjustment or embellishment other than the removal of dust and hairs from the negatives.
The exhibition is currently on a national tour and is currently at Edge Hill University.
Edge Hill University is hosting the exhibition as part of the 2016 Festival of Ideas. This year’s theme for the Festival is Imagining Better – envisioning ways for communities, arts and healthcare to develop and flourish, even in times of austerity and inequality.
Sheffield-based photographer Mark Harvey, a Cathedral Archer Project volunteer who worked on the project said these images give an insight into the contradictory nature of urban life.
“What we started to see when the Cathedral Archer Project clients came in every Monday to share their work were the completely differing views and experiences they have of day-to-day life in Sheffield.
“One person’s images would depict the city as a place of beauty, hope and family. Others showed the struggles of homeless life with scenes of ‘sleeping rough’, substance abuse and make-shift homes.
“Overwhelmingly, the photographers who contributed to the Street View project are excited to share their work and the meaning behind it with anyone who wants to listen,” Mark said.
You can see more from the Mark and those involved in the project here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF9dL3KOwq8