Green & Growing

Green & Growing

Project overview

In the Green and Growing Programme as we work together with community partners and individuals to raise awareness about the climate emergency and make a positive impact on the environment.

People tell us that green spaces and being in nature is one of the best things about life in Rotherham and they want to get outside and get creative in those sites.  

Rotherham boasts a rural landscape covering over 70% of its area, featuring acclaimed destinations like the 80-hectare Clifton Park and Green Flay-awarded sites such as Ulley, Greasbrough, and Rother Valley. Additionally, picturesque open water sites like Manvers and Thrybergh offer unique experiences. The region also has remarkable heritage sites such as Waterloo Kiln, Clifton Museum, Wentworth Woodhouse, Keppel’s Column, and Boston Castle, nestled amidst both formal and informal gardens.  

The River Don, once pivotal to the industrial growth of Sheffield and Rotherham, meanders through the heart of Rotherham, serving as a sanctuary for diverse wildlife including otters, fish and birds.  

Parks, playing fields, and village greens serve as vibrant hubs for creative expression, hosting a variety of events ranging from impromptu performances to theatre productions, workshops, and festivals. 

In this Green and Growing Programme FLUX Rotherham will be working with a wide range of community partners and individuals to focus on raising awareness of the climate emergency and activating positive change for the environment.   

We will connect into Rotherham’s green and blue social prescribing network to join up opportunities around creating and siting arts in outdoor places, encouraging more varied and active use of Rotherham’s rich and plentiful green spaces.

Within Green and Growing we’re planning a range of projects, including: 

Creative Walks 

Over the next 12 months in partnership with the RMBC Rangers team, community walk leaders and a variety of artists we’ll host a series of special creative walks and outdoor events including:  

Urban Sketching in Rotherham Town centre with Lynne Chapman, Outdoor jewellery making with Laura Baxter at Ravenfield Ponds/Firsby Reservoir, and a family day of natural dying and printing with Kayleigh Davis at Thrybergh country parks with additional woodland crafts with the rangers 

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