Our Community Engagement

Over the Summer, not only have Spin Arts produced and realised many fantastic performances, but we have also connected with Bradford’s communities and partners to lead a creative engagement programme and met lots of brilliant people along the way!

Together, Spin Arts team, Sarah Shead, Hadi Hedayati and Community Engagement Lead, Rosie Watt, have worked across Bradford to build meaningful connections, hear stories, and facilitate arts activities that are well suited to each individual partner allowing participants to feel safe and welcomed.

Lasting relationships we’ve built:
From Thornbury Centre to Better Start Bradford, Inspired Neighbourhoods and the Valley Project in Holmewood…we have connected with many supportive, friendly, community driven partners across Bradford who we are keen to continue to work with and facilitate more, much needed arts and creative activities for local people, families and children.

Big thanks to our talented arts and community practitioners involved:
Melissa Ryan-Thomas, Hala Sadaqat, Sandra Passirani, Richard O’Neill, Keira Martin, Sonia Sabri, Yuvel Soria, Bobak Walker, Louise Mc’Dowall, Ana Cabré, Mussarat Rahman, Carlos Pons Guerra, and Seeta Patel.

Activities we’ve arranged reaching groups inclusive of those from a variety of diverse identities:
Meditation sessions
Storytelling for children
Yoga and wellbeing classes
Disability accessible movement sessions
Move and play workshops for nursery groups
Dance in park sessions
Arts and craft
Colouring in
‘Dance in Envelopes Packs’ shared by Company of Others.

What do the people of Bradford want to see more of?
Sharing of different cultures, food, customs and dances
Fashion shows
Meditation and mental health support
Fun sensory activities for kids
Arts and crafts
Something funny!
Bollywood shows
Water fights in Bradford’s City Centre
Circus and spectacle
More horses and carts!
And of course Wheely Bin Monsters!

More to come from Spin Arts.