Look out for circus troops, brass bands, bhangra dancers and more popping up in a street near you this month.
The Rotherham Together Programme is aiming to bring a spark of joy to people’s lives during these uncertain times.
Artists will be popping up in high streets, cul-de-sacs, outside care homes and maybe even up your street bringing little sparks of joy to your day.
Cllr Sarah Allen, Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Cleaner, Greener Communities said: “With the uncertainty about COVID-19, the colder weather and darker nights, people across Rotherham may be finding it tough at the moment.
“We hope that these performances can provide a light in the darkness and help raise a smile in such testing times.”
Residents are encouraged to get in touch with the RMBC Events page on Facebook and tell the team where they would like them to visit.
Rotherham Libraries are also offering access to e-books (including graphic novels), e-audio books, e-newspapers and e-magazines all for free to help keep people entertained throughout lockdown.
People are encouraged to go to www.rotherham.gov.uk/libraries to find out how they can access almost 6,000 adult and children’s titles, 2,000 talking books, 75 magazine titles and a wide range of national and international newspapers.
And if you need some inspiration for home learning then Rotherham Creative Learning is committed to providing a high quality family learning provision for families and communities across the borough.
The programme is varied and interactive and allows adults and children of all ages, to engage creatively.
The website is packed with free downloadable activity sheets and links to many other websites for you to explore. Visit www.rotherhamclc.org.uk for information on all the opportunities available.
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.
A number of other projects are currently running throughout the borough and more information on Rotherham Together can be found by visiting: www.rotherham.gov.uk/rotherham-together