A light installation at Rotherham Minster and a Panto in the Wild are the highlights of the Rotherham Together programme in December.
The events are part of the Rotherham Together programme which was launched in September and is aimed at bringing residents and communities together safely as people in the borough start to rebuild their confidence following months of uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rotherham Together includes everything from cultural events and installations such as talks, performances and screenings, some virtual, some in person, to a series of toolkits and guides to help us figure out our new normal together.
The focus is on three areas; joy, gratitude and hope and has been developed with a broad range of partners from across the borough including: Grimm and Co, Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance, Rotherham NHS Trust, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, Voluntary Action Rotherham and Wentworth Woodhouse.
Past events included the impressive land art at Clifton Park and the “Women of Hope” celebration.
This week a light installation on Rotherham Minster will represent: Joy – A Festive Celebration; Gratitude – Celebrating our wonderful communities and keyworkers over this difficult year; Hope – Remembrance and Hope for the future.
The display will be featured on 15th, 16th & 17th December on the RMBC Events Facebook page and watch again. From 4pm.
With no pantomime this year, Rotherham Theatres and partners have kept up the tradition by putting on a “Panto in the Wild” using social media to tell the story.
A spokesperson for Rotherham Theatres said: ” During the Summer we knew unfortunately there would be no pantomime this year, with that, the Rotherham Theatres team decided in the spirit of conservation to release your favourite pantomime characters back into the wild. In the months that prevailed we have followed their progress to see how they would settle into their new life out of the theatre and in the wider reaches of the town.
“We’ll share with you, just how they have got on and the new lives they have created for themselves. We hope that you will follow the ups and downs of their stories with us and let us know if you have managed to bump into any of them!”
A number of events with Father Christmas, festive storytime and active events in the borough’s parks are also planned. All the details can be found here.