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.
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.
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.
DTC Commissioned Artists
Amy Charles & Genevieve Walsh
Forgotten Women of Wakefield Research
Team Coordinator- Helga Fox