Early residential courses

Our early courses began before we had our own building so we hired other residential centres and began to live our dream. Our first three residential courses were:

1 ‘Sharing Dreams’ weekend course held on 2nd August 1977 at Northern College in Barnsley.
We ran workshops in photography, poetry, life stories, what matters to you? Art, sing out, ‘handicapped awareness’, black writers, young writers, women writers.

Here is a copy of our original leaflet:

Sharing Dreams leaflet

We produced our first course publication and sold copies £3 each to help us with our fundraising:

sharing dreams magazine

Here are some photos taken during the course:

2. ‘As we see ourselves’ held on 17th to 19th November 1989 at Glenmoor Centre, Ilkley.
We ran workshops in magazine making, computers, photography, video, life stories, began to plan our wall hanging and organised a Circle Dancing workshop for disabled and ‘able-bodied’ people. Click below to watch a short video of Peter Goode welcoming people to the course:


We found our report about the weekend including a flyer, course information sheet and a programme of events:

As We See Ourselves

3. ‘One World to Share’ held on DATE at Hazelwood Castle, Leeds was our one and only 5 day residential course

Here are some photos taken during the weekend:

Here is an extract of video film taken to record the weekend and be used during outreach visits:

Here is a copy of the course report:
One World to Share