Dream Time Creative is a social enterprise company (CIC) that works with both public and private funding organisations.

Our philosophy is to empower through creativity.

Established in 2016 by a group of women who have been delivering creative courses to women with mental health issues in Wakefield and  who specialise in empowering the woman’s voice, our aim is to enable those who participate in our courses to embrace their creativity and give them confidence to engage with and participate in the wider community

Partners and grants from Creative Minds, Wakefield Council, SWYFT, Well Women Centre, People’s Postcode Lottery, Women’s Voters Centenary, City of Sanctuary and Beam, Dream Time Creative is also an Open Awards Centre and delivers a Level 2 Creative Peer to Peer course designed to further empower the creative voice.

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Sarah Leah Cobham has 22 years teaching English and Drama in local schools and has run Dream Time Baby Massage Ltd for 21 years.  Prior to setting up Dream Time Creative in 2017, she was the writer in residence and creative facilitator at The Well Women Centre. Founder of the Women’s Voices Ring Out Spoken word movement in 2012 and co founder of the Truth Be Told Spoken Word in 2018, Sarah’s vision for empowering and enabling the women of Wakefield through community engagement projects has led to projects being delivered across Wakefield and Five towns. DTC is an Open Awards Centre and delivers qualifications to participants to enable them to go on and empower other women.  As the force behind the Forgotten Women of Wakefield Project, Sarah has pledged Blue Plaque parity by 2028 for Wakefield.



Shannon Sophia Wishon is an artist, illustrator, & self taught herbalist. She has worked at Wakefield’s Well Women Centre for ten years; now Coordinator of Groups and Courses and tutor. Shannon writes and delivers bespoke creative, psycho educational, CPD and Open Awards workshops and courses.


Photo for DTC DTC staff writer and graphic designer

Steve Williams is an author, poet, designer and illustrator who believes that creativity and compassion go hand-in-hand with improving community well-being and helping to uplift underprivileged groups within society. Steve is the current President of Wakefield’s Black Horse Poets and Wakefield Word. He is proud to support DTC in its mission to uncover the Forgotten Women of Wakefield.


Forgotten Women of Wakefield Research Team (Volunteers)

Helga Fox

Hannah Casey

Lorraine Simpson

Nicky Harley

Halima Mayat


DTC Volunteers

Jane McGill


Mission Statement

Dream Time Creative Mission Statement

  • DTC will develop and deliver innovative wellbeing programmes for the people of Wakefield and the Five Towns, with creative practice at the heart of all we do.
  • DTC will offer transformative creative projects for communities and individuals: these will enable people to reclaim their confidence, build their self-esteem, grow their resilience and stay well.
  • DTC will empower all who access our projects, leading to personal, collective and economic benefits, not just for individuals, but also for families and communities.
  • Through creative community engagement, DTC will support people in their journey from difficult or challenging situations to new horizons, where they can rediscover and celebrate who they are.
  • DTC will provide exceptional creative experiences, which improve people’s sense of purpose, social skills, life chances and happiness.


July ARTWALK 25th 2018

BBB Art Walk July 25 2018

Dream Time Creative’s first exhibition about some of our

Forgotten Women from Wakefield.

FWW Logo Amended

Pop Up Banners full of information
Broad Sheets on each woman linked to the Blue Plaque Scheme
Information Files packed full of extra detail
FWW themed Sash and Badge Making
Spoken Word Pieces in Response to each woman

FWW Baroness Bacon represented by Steve Williams
FWW Florence Beaumont represented by Sarah Cobham
FWW Edith Mackie represented by Nicky Harley
FWW Louisa Fennell represented by Helga Fox
FWW Margaret & Ellen Gissing represented by Lorraine Simpson

Sash Making with Joy Bruce
Badge Making with Shannon Wishon
Spoken Word from FWW participants
Strawberry Cake & Tea from Brews Bites and Books



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“Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our website address is: http://www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk




Creative Minds is all about the use of creative approaches and activities in healthcare; increasing self-esteem, providing a sense of purpose, developing social skills, helping community integration and improving quality of life. We develop community partnerships to not only co-fund but also co-deliver projects for local people.

Beam_Logo_RGB (1)Beam is the trading name of Public Arts, an arts charity and limited company.

 Word Life is a literature organisation based in Yorkshire dedicated to showcasing exciting new writing.
The Archive Service is…Preserving the past, serving the present, protecting the future
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Vision: To change lives through learning

Mission: To support educational achievement for all learners

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme will be funding our Forgotten Women of Wakefield Project!
The Well Women Centre offers women-only services delivered either from our main centre at Trinity Church Gate or within one of our designated outreach venues within the district.

South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust- SWYFT NHS


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The Art House, Wakefield



The Soroptimists, Wakefield








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