Paws, Claws, Tales & Roars: The Next Generation Art Competition

One of Brian Wildsmith's artworks that depicts two owls next each other.

Fusion is delighted to announce Paws, Claws, Tales & Roars: The Next Generation Art Competition – a brilliant competition for schools in partnership with Barnsley Museums. The competition will celebrate creativity in schools across Barnsley and showcase pupil’s own masterpieces with selected artworks forming part of ‘Paws, Claws, Tales & Roars The Art of Brian […]

Creative Fundraising Training Session – October 2023

Lisa Jagger, facilitator of the Creative Fundraising Training Session.

Thank you to Lisa Jagger from Straight Forward Funding for delivering a fantastic Creative Fundraising session to ten schools in Barnsley. The interactive online session covered: Preparing the first draft of an application form, which they now have the opportunity to use (should they wish to apply for that particular funding). Participants were also provided […]

Light and Soul Exhibition

Light and Soul. Early impressions of the French Landscape. 24th June - 7th October. Free admission, donations welcome.

Check out the new exhibition at The Cooper Gallery, Light and Soul, inspired by ancient forests and valleys, as well as the shifting light over rivers and seas. The exhibition brings together 17 exceptional artists, including Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes, Camille Corot, Rosa Bonheur and Eugène Boudin. Light and Soul focuses on these 19th century landscape […]

Concerteenies joins the Fusion Partnership

One of Concerteenies' many musical events and activities.

We are delighted to announce that Concerteenies has joined as one of Fusion’s new partners, using their knowledge and expertise, to produce musical events and activities for young children and communities in Sheffield and beyond. Concerteenies is an award-winning producer of concerts, creative music projects, and online events in early years settings (nurseries, schools, childminders), […]

Creativity Champions

Fun and family friendly activities at The Cooper Gallery.

We’re currently looking for a Creativity Champion from within each school as a point of contact for Fusion. The role can be undertaken by any member of teaching staff within the school (including teaching assistants and HLTAs) or anyone from within the leadership team. It just needs to be someone who is passionate about the […]

International Women’s Day

Notes made in the International Womens Day event at Barnsley Metrodome.

Fusion were delighted to have a stall at the recent event for young women at Barnsley Metrodome to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event brought together young people from six secondary schools across the borough for a day of inspiring and thought-provoking workshops to celebrate women’s achievements and reinforce a commitment to women’s equality.

Volunteering Futures

Volunteering at Worsbrough Mill.

Volunteering Futures is a project currently being delivered by Barnsley Museums, via funding through Arts Council England. Volunteering Futures is about finding out what people want and need when it comes to volunteering. Based out of Worsbrough Mill, we want to encourage everyone to volunteer and experience the many benefits this can bring, including improved […]

Light and Soul: Art Competition for Schools 2023

A painting named '‘Á Carriere St Denis’, part of collection at The Cooper Gallery.

Light and Soul: Art Competition for Schools, offers pupils the chance to have their work exhibited in the Sadler Room at The Cooper Gallery in the summer of 2023. The display will be part of ‘Light and Soul; Early Impressions of the French landscape’, a major exhibition of beautiful paintings and drawings from The Cooper Gallery […]

Amazelab joins the Fusion Family

Director of Amazelab, Leonie Briggs, receiving an award at the STEM Inspiration Awards in London.

We are delighted to introduce Amazelab as one of Fusion’s new partners, using their knowledge, innovation, and enthusiasm to help inspire young people in STEM and realise their potential.  Amazelab have been recognised for their creativity and innovation, as director of Amazelab, Leonie Briggs, was awarded as an Outstanding New STEM Ambassador in the STEM […]

Network Meeting

Fusion's latest network meeting.

February’s Network Meeting was an inspiring gathering of 50 of Fusion’s brilliant cultural partners, schools, and colleagues who work with children and young people. The group will come together at Barnsley College to share priorities for the Festival of Joy (Monday 5 June to Friday 21 July). It was wonderful to connect in person and […]

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