Garden party to celebrate the Live Arts cafe Anniversary


People in and around Barnsley are attending a special Garden Party at Moorland Court, 33 Gawber Road, Barnsley on Wednesday 29th June to celebrate the Live Art Cafes’ first birthday.

The Live Arts Café is run by Action Space Mobile, a Barnsley-based community arts organisation, in partnership with the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the local provider of NHS community and mental health services.

The café hosts a weekly cabaret-style social and creative evening for people who have experience of mental health issues and their families and friends; giving them the opportunity to build new friendships and learn new creative skills.

The garden party will be an opportunity to showcase the talents of participants and offer a taster of what people can expect from the weekly Live Arts Café cabaret.

The party will be opened by the Trust’s chief executive Steven Michael at 2pm and guests will be able to enjoy an exhibition, as well as live music, poetry, circus skills, a drumming workshop and a barbeque through the day until 7pm.

Speaking about the event the Trust’s head of inclusion Phil Walters said, "The Trust is committed to working with partners and finding creative approaches to provide local people with things they have told us helps them maintain their wellbeing. The cafe not only gives people a chance to be creative but also an opportunity to meet new people and get involved locally."

Everyone who has used the service was invited to celebrate the birthday and to find out more about the Live Arts Café, which takes place every Wednesday at Moorland Court.

If you’d like to find out more about Live Arts Café contact Helen Boutle on 07833 936 019 or email

Garden party to celebrate the Live Arts cafe Anniversary

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