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A selection of blogs, articles and reviews, old and new, about our work.


 

 

The Bare Project has been running now for ten years, and I am delighted to have been part of it for the latest quarter of that. When I moved to Sheffield and very quickly went freelance I was terrified. Just moved to a new city, about to turn 30, and didn’t know anyone. I met Malaika by chance when we...

By Sally Proctor   As we draw ever closer towards the spring with unusually bright blue days and sunshiny skies, it brings with it both a time for reflection and pause. Last April saw me join the brilliant team at The Bare Project as the Community Producer on a (still mysterious to me) project called Hinterlands. At that point all I knew was...

We're looking for two artists to join our team for our Hinterlands project. Since 2019 The Bare Project have been gathering stories about humans of the Sheffield/Tinsley canal, as well as plant folklore from the real and magical plants which grow along its shores. We have been leading craft, storytelling, music, and animation workshops with young people; leading foraging walks...

The Kitchen Is Always the Heart is the name of the project created and delivered by The Bare Project, a theatre and interactive arts company as part of The People’s Palace Of Possibility. I  knew a little of The Bare Project before I started hanging around these guys as they brought their kitchen and collection of stories and ideas of a...

Back in the first lockdown of 2020, we adapted our project The People's Palace of Possibility to take the form of an interactive story of rebellion told through the post. Over six hundred people across the country took part - participants contributed their own thoughts, images and reimaginings of how things could be done differently. These contributions built the foundations...

It is snowy in Sheffield today, making everything very bright and clean-looking. It is crisp and cold. From my window I can see a man exercising in gloves and a hat in his back garden. I hope you managed to have a breather over Christmas and New Year. It has been hard to get into a spirit of a new...

by Jessica Mistry This was my first time being immersed in the world of theatre. It always seemed exciting and different, but I never had much understanding of what was involved creatively or how open it could be. Throughout this experience I have been exposed to the opportunity that comes with theatre, an understanding that there isn’t just one conventional form...

In November, The Bare Project hosted The People’s Palace of Possibility at the Gregson Centre in Lancaster as part of the Festival of Social Sciences with Lancaster University. The Palace focused specifically on the notion of ritual, stepping outside of everyday realities and creating visions for the future and welcoming a broad range of citizens including; artists, sociologists, local politicians,...

Schoolchildren have taken to the streets and Extinction Rebellion shut down four major thoroughfares of London for over a week in April. An urgent sense of the need for change has rippled through the political spectrum, and whilst the battle is certainly nowhere near won, perhaps it has, at least, begun....